Monday, 20 October 2014

Worsthorne Brewery hook SIBA NW Gold Medal.

Burnley brewer, Worsthorne Brewing Company, is celebrating more success with their Old Trout Bitter.

After scooping 'Champion Beer' at the recent Burnley Beer Festival. They have now landed the gold medal at the prestigious SIBA regional beer competition.

The premium bitter category winner, will now go through to the national finals in 2015.

The chestnut coloured ale has a pleasant, malty aroma. It's lightly hopped, malty smooth, fruity and a tad sweet. With a  long, mild bitter aftertaste. A full flavoured 4.5% slurp - it's a delightful quaff.

Head brewer and owner, Mick Whittaker expressed surprise at the award. He said: " I had arrived a little late. It had been a tight schedule that afternoon. I walked in and they were just announcing the Premium Bitter category. I was flabbergasted, when it was announced. I was so pleased and honoured to receive such a prestigious award."

Old Trout has been a firm favourite in pubs and clubs in the region for some time now. Thankfully, it's a regular fixture at a couple of my favourite boozers, namely, the Hare and Hounds, Padiham and the Beer Shack in Burnley.

Well done to this six BBL operation. I'm sure more awards will be coming their way.