Top Out Brewery Wins 4 Awards at the Berlin International Beer Competition
Top Out Brewery, from the southside of Edinburgh, have just returned from Berlin with four awards from the 1st Annual Berlin International Beer Competition. Close to 100 beers competed with Top Out Brewery winning Gold medals with The Cone IPA and Smoked Porter. Simon Says-on won a bronze medal, with Top Out also winning the overall accolade of ‘Scotland Brewery of the Year’.
“We picked three interesting beers we thought would do well and then waited for the results,” says Head Brewer, Michael Hopert. “Three out of three beers won medals so we’re delighted.
“Our beers are inspired by brewers across the world and our German heritage, and our craft beers draw on German, Belgian, American and Scottish brewing traditions.”
Both Michael Hopert and co-owner Andi Scheib are German, so they are keen to export their uncompromising beers from Scotland to Germany. The competition helps beers break into the European Market as the beers are tasted by multiple trade buyers.
The Cone is an American-style IPA and takes its name from the hop plant. Their Smoked Porter is full flavoured and smooth, and, of course, combines notes from both German beech wood and Scottish peat smoke.
Simon Says-on is a pink Berry Saison fruit beer, brewed in collaboration with Simon Martin from Real Ale Craft Beer.
There’s more information about Top Out at http://topoutbrewery.com/
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