We are delighted to announce that we have won the gold award in the premium pale ale category at the SIBA North East Independent Beer Awards held at Gateshead Rugby Club on 03.05.19.
As the awards are judged mostly by brewers, industry experts and beer journalists the SIBA awards are seen as the prestigious brewers choice awards in the industry. Hopnicity will now go on to challenge for the national premium pale ale title at SIBA X in Liverpool next March.
Managing Director Paul Minnikin stated "We are delighted to win the big regional award and honoured to go on and represent the North East at SIBA X in March next year". "A big thank you to everyone involved in this success especially to our brilliant staff. The competition was very high so its humbling for Hopnicity to be picked ahead of beers from other fantastic North East breweries".
The success is our 2nd big win in under a month after Graphite Black IPA won the Dark IPA category at April's CAMRA Newcastle Beer Festival. Its been an incredible month for GNEB and we would like to thank all the pubs, restaurants and members of the public who have supported us on our journey to this point.