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2017 Finalists

The finalists in the 2017 Scottish Beer Awards have been announced with 38 breweries and 147 beers progressing in the national competition.

 

The awards cover both taste and business performance and were judged on the 31st May by a highly experienced judging panel consisting of some of Scotland’s foremost brewing and beer experts.

Best Amber Dark Ale

Best Amber Dark Ale

 

 

 

 

 

  • Red Rye Barneys Beer
  • 5AM Saint BrewDog
  • Wildcat Cairngorm Brewery
  • Red Rocker Cromarty Brewing
  • Maverick Fyne Ales
  • I&G Maple & Thistle 150 Innis & Gunn Brewing Company
  • Lochness Loch Ness Brewery
  • Dark Island Orkney Brewery 
  • Embra Stewart Brewing
  • St. Giles Stewart Brewing
  • Ferry Witches The Ferry Brewery
  • Pavlov’s Dog Williams Bros. Brewing Co.
Best Amplified Beer

Best Amplified Beer

 

 

 

 

 

  • Migrator Black Isle Brewing Co.
  • Rock Liquor Eden Mill
  • Mill & Hills Fyne Ales
  • Dark Island Reserve Orkney Brewery 
  • Skull Splitter Orkney Brewery 
  • Problem Solved Stewart Brewing
  • In The Dark We Live – Dark Fruits Tempest Brewing Co.
  • Marmalade on Rye Tempest Brewing Co.
  • Double Shuck Tempest Brewing Co.
  • The Alligator Man Tempest Brewing Co.
Best Barrel Aged

Best Barrel Aged

 

 

 

 

 

  • Speyside Oak Aged Blonde Belhaven Brewery 
  • Barrel-aged Oatmeal Stout Islay Edition Black Isle Brewing Co.
  • Barrel-aged Oatmeal Stout Morangie Edition Black Isle Brewing Co. 
  • 1488 Premium Whisky Beer Black Wolf Brewery
  • Anniversary Cromarty Brewing
  • Chilli and Ginger Porter Eden Mill
  • I&G Rum Finish Innis & Gunn Brewing Company 
  • I&G Original Innis & Gunn Brewing Company
  • I&G Irish Whiskey Finish Innis & Gunn Brewing Company
  • Whisky Oak Tennent Caledonian Breweries 
  • Caledonia Hop Scotch Tennent Caledonian Breweries
  • Loony Brew The Ferry Brewery
Best British Style Ale

Best British Style Ale

 

 

 

 

 

  • Scottish Ale Belhaven Brewery
  • 80 Shilling Belhaven Brewery 
  • Nessie’s Monster Mash Cairngorm Brewery 
  • Edinburgh Castle Caledonian 
  • Highlander Fyne Ales
  • Lia Fail Inveralmond Brewery 
  • Hardtack Jaw Brew 
  • Red MacGregor Orkney Brewery 
  • Puffin Ale Orkney Brewery
  • David’s Not So Bitter Spey Valley Brewery
  • Ferry Crossing The Ferry Brewery
  • 40/-FINE The Ferry Brewery
Best Fruit Forward

Best Fruit Forward

 

 

 

 

 

  • Twisted Grapefruit IPA Belhaven Brewery 
  • 23 Trees Black Isle Brewing Co. 
  • Elvis Juice BrewDog
  • Spruced Up Cromarty Brewing 
  • Disco Forklift Truck Drygate Brewing Company 
  • Big Raspberry Dog Chew Fallen Brewing 
  • Cranachan Killer Fierce Beer
  • Kindered Kunindra Fierce Beer
  • The Witch Fyne Ales 
  • The Merchant Fyne Ales 
  • I&G Raspberry Saison Innis & Gunn Brewing Company 
  • Fraoch Williams Bros. Brewing Co. 
Best IPA

Best IPA

 

 

 

 

 

  • Volcano IPA Barneys Beer 
  • Twisted Thistle IPA Belhaven Brewery 
  • Lawless Village IPA Bellfield Brewery 
  • Jack Hammer BrewDog 
  • Punk IPA BrewDog 
  • Whiteout Cromarty Brewing 
  • Seven Peaks Drygate Brewing Company 
  • Local Motive Fallen Brewing 
  • Night Shift Fierce Beer 
  • Innis & Gunn IPA Innis & Gunn Brewing Company
  • Drop Jaw Brew 
  • Out of range Loch Lomond Brewery
  • Townhead Park Brew 
  • Stillman’s IPA Spey Valley Brewery 
  • Yippie IPA St Andrews Brewing Company 
  • Ka Pai Stewart Brewing
  • Tempest IPA Tempest Brewing Co.
  • Brave New World Tempest Brewing Co.
  • Tennents Export IPA Tennent Caledonian Breweries
  • Ishmael Up Front Brewing 
Best Lager or Pilsner

Best Lager or Pilsner

 

 

 

 

 

  • Intergalactic Lager Belhaven Brewery 
  • Craft Pilsner Belhaven Brewery 
  • Coulls Black Wolf Brewery 
  • Clean Water Lager Brewgooder 
  • Cairngorm Gold Cairngorm Brewery 
  • Kool Runnings Cromarty Brewing 
  • Arctic Swell Cromarty Brewing 
  • Chimera Drygate Brewing Company
  • Paolozzi Edinburgh Beer Factory
  • New World Odyssey Fallen Brewing 
  • Larger Keith Keith Brewery
  • Saaziness Loch Ness Brewery
  • Orkney Gold Orkney Brewery 
  • Killer Steam Out of Town
  • Franz Stewart Brewing
  • Modern Helles Tempest Brewing Co 
  • Kalamansi IPL Up Front Brewing / Alechemy Brewing 
  • Caesar Augustus Williams Bros. Brewing Co. 
Best Pale Ale

Best Pale Ale

 

 

 

 

 

  • Good Ordinary Pale Barneys Beer
  • Coast to Coast Caledonian 
  • Happy Chappy Cromarty Brewing
  • Pale Cross Borders Brewing Company
  • Braw Cross Borders Brewing Company
  • APA Deeside Brewery
  • 19th Brew Eden Mill
  • Grapevine Fallen Brewing
  • Just The Ticket Fallen Brewing 
  • Jarl Fyne Ales
  • Spinnaker Jaw Brew 
  • Southern Summit Loch Lomond Brewery 
  • Loch, Stock and Barrel Loch Lomond Brewery
  • Corncrake Ale Orkney Brewery
  • Radical Road Stewart Brewing
  • Cascadian East Stewart Brewing 
  • Hollyrood Stewart Brewing 
  • Long White Cloud Tempest Brewing Co.
  • Ferry Fair The Ferry Brewery 
  • Birds & Bees Williams Bros. Brewing Co.
Best Porter

Best Porter

 

 

 

 

 

  • Capital Porter Barneys Beer
  • Ghost Town Cromarty Brewing
  • Porter Cross Borders Brewing Company
  • Rigor Portis Dead End Brew Machine
  • Blackhouse Fallen Brewing 
  • Café Racer Fierce Beer
  • Fathom Jaw Brew 
  • Glasgow Porter Out of Town 
  • Chai Porter St Andrews Brewing Company 
  • Red Eye Flight Tempest Brewing Co.
  • Thomas Miller The Ferry Brewery 
  • Midnight Sun Williams Bros. Brewing Co. 
Best Sours

Best Sours

 

 

 

 

 

  • Black Flag Brewing Gose Black Isle Brewing Co.
  • Tropical Tart Fierce Beer
  • Ich Bin Ein Berryliner Fyne Ales
  • They’re Coming to Get Rhu Barbara Stewart Brewing
  • Drop Kick Me Jesus Tempest Brewing Co
  • Mango Berlinner Tempest Brewing Co
  • Spring:Rhubarb & Citrus Sour Tempest, Pilot, Fallen & Cromarty Breweries
Best Stout

Best Stout

 

 

 

 

 

  • Jet Black Heart BrewDog
  • Black Gold Cairngorm Brewery
  • Orinoco Drygate Brewing Company
  • Chew ChewFallen Brewing
  • Stout Keith Keith Brewery
  • Silkie Stout Loch Lomond Brewery
  • Darkness Loch Ness Brewery 
  • Spiced Oot Spey Valley Brewery
  • Oatmeal Stout St Andrews Brewing Company 
  • Tennents Export Stout Tennent Caledonian Breweries Ltd
  • Ferry Stout The Ferry Brewery
  • Ahab Up Front Brewing
Beer of the Year

Beer of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

Winner to be announced on the night of the awards.

Scottish Brewery of the Year

Scottish Brewery of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

BrewDog

Fyne Ales

Innis & Gunn Brewing Company

Stewart Brewing

Tempest Brewing Co

 

Breakthrough Brewery

Breakthrough Brewery

 

 

 

 

 

Cross Borders Brewing Company

Dead End Brew Machine

Fierce Beer

The Ferry Brewery

Up Front Brewing

Beer Bar of the Year

Beer Bar of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

Black Isle Brewing Co.

Drygate Brewing Co.

Innis & Gunn Brewing Company

St Andrews Brewing Company

 

Beer Destination of the Year

Beer Destination of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

Black Isle Brewing Co.

Eden Mill

Fyne Ales

Stewart Brewing

Tennent’s Wellpark Brewery

The Orkney Brewery

Excellence in Marketing

Excellence in Marketing

 

 

 

 

 

Barneys Beer

Bellfield Brewery

Cross Borders Brewing Company

Fierce Beer

Innis & Gunn Brewing Company

Keith Brewery

Tennent Caledonian Breweries

 

Exporter of the Year

Exporter of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

Belhaven Brewery

Innis & Gunn Brewing Company

Tempest Brewing Co

Tennent Caledonian Breweries

 

Growth Business of the Year

Growth Business of the Year

 

 

 

 

Caledonian Brewing Company

Edinburgh Beer Factory

Keith Brewery

Spey Valley Brewery

Tempest Brewing Co

Innovation of the Year

Innovation of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

Bellfield Brewery

Brewgooder

Jaw Brew

Innis & Gunn Brewing Company

Out of Town Brewing

Tennent Caledonian Breweries

 

Master Brewer of the Year

Master Brewer of the Year

 

 

 

 

Innis & Gunn Brewing Company

Keith Brewery

Spey Valley Brewery

Stewart Brewing

Tennent Caledonian Breweries

Williams Bros. Brewing Co.

Product Development Team of the Year

Product Development Team of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

Dead End Brew Machine

Deeside Brewery

Fallen Brewing

Innis & Gunn Brewing Company

Loch Lomond Brewery

Stewart Brewing

Tempest Brewing Co