Some news from SIBA:
Monty’s Brewery Is Firmly On The Map at the SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) Wales and West competition at Ludlow Castle on 6th May 2011, Monty’s Brewery, of Powys in Mid Wales, walked away with a hoard of 5 awards.
‘Ding Dong’, which is the brewery’s Christmas beer, won Bronze in the bottled golden beer category,
‘Mischief’, which is a fabulous golden bitter’ won Bronze in the strong bitter category.
‘Sunshine’, which is the first recipe that Monty’s Brewery made, won Silver in the Best Bitters category.
‘Midnight’ won GOLD in the Porters, strong milds, old ales and stouts category.
All GOLD winners from each category then went on to be judged for Champion Beer of the competition, where Monty’s ‘Midnight’ won Silver.
These are not the first awards for Monty’s ‘Midnight’, which is a dark, smooth stout packed with rich dark flavours. In 2009 it won Silver in the Stout and Porter category at the Winter Beer of Wales competition and in 2010 it won Bronze at the Wales True Taste Awards in the Beer, Cider and Perry under 10 per cent category.
This young brewery is now firmly on the map and is receiving orders for beer from all over the UK. Enquiries for visits and tastings at their pub, the ‘Sportsman’ in Newtown, are at an all time high, as are orders for home delivery of bottled beers.
Monty’s owner and head brewer Pam Honeyman is one of only a handful of female brewers in the UK. She said:
“The team have always strived to create quality real ales that are consistently full of flavour and these awards will be proudly displayed. Our thanks go out to SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) for organising a fantastic event, the people at Ludlow Castle who provided the perfect back drop for the festival, all the judges that voted for our beers and to all our customers for supporting us throughout the last two years.”
Article taken from Welsh Country