Prescott Brewery races to victory with Gold at SIBA National Beer Competition

We are delighted to announce that here at Prescott Ales we have won another prestigious brewing award; Gold at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) 2012 National Beer Competition, for our golden pale ale, Prescott Hill Climb.

Prescott Ales Hill Climb - winner of the 2012 SIBA National Beer Competition

SIBA Winner

In 2011 Prescott Hill Climb won the top award in the Standard Bitters (less than 4% ABV) category at the Wales and West Regional SIBA Competition, and so gained its place in the National Finals. It is here that it has now become the National Champion Standard Bitter for 2012.

This level of national recognition for such a brewery only established in 2009 is testament to the sheer hard work and brewing prowess of our Cheltenham-based team.

So what is the secret of our brewery’s success? Co-owner Graham Meader puts it down to persistence, passion and lots of enthusiasm:

“At Prescott Ales we are on a constant drive to produce beers of impeccable flavour and quality, using only the best ingredients. This national award is a fantastic recognition of our efforts and skill in producing the finest real ale for our customers”.

Maris Otter and wheat malts form the basis of this award-winning golden pale ale, while Cascade and Bobek hops provide attractive floral and citrus notes.

Prescott Ales can already be sampled in many real ale pubs in Gloucestershire and the surrounding counties. Now, as a direct result of this SIBA Gold Award, lucky beer drinkers throughout the UK are likely to have the chance to sample the delightfully-refreshing Prescott Hill climb from Cheltenham. As our Head Brewer, James Bubb said “I just hope we can keep up with demand!”

Hill Climb is one of our three ‘Core Ales’, to view the whole selection, as well as our special seasonal ales, please click here.