Winners at the SIBA Wales & West Independent Beer Awards

May 14, 2024by Liz0

We took home 10 awards at the SIBA Wales & West Independent Beer Awards, which took place at Ludlow’s Spring Fair at Ludlow Castle on the 9th May.

Richard said “It’s fantastic to win so many awards out of the large number of beers entered into the competition and we’re really looking forward to going to the national awards with the Keg Border Bitter and Black Tiger. It’s been an exciting year so far with the opening of our new bar in Whitchurch and now these awards.

Border Bitter won gold in Keg British ales (up to 6.4%abv) Black Tiger a Black IPA won Gold in Specialty IPA category. Old Magic dark mild and Green One in cask both won a silver award. Nectaron and Hoppy Jester in cask won Bronze. Nectaron in keg won Silver and Dr G won Bronze. Finally, Eyton Gold in bottle won Bronze.

“The SIBA Independent Beer Awards seek to highlight the very best beers in the Uk in a huge range of styles, strengths and flavours, from traditional bitters and stouts to modern hazy IPAs, Pale Ales and a variety of specialty and international styles. Judged by beer experts, experienced beer judges, and fellow brewers from other regions – they are seen very much as the ‘brewers’ choice awards’ in the UK and I’d like to congratulate all of today’s winners for taking home a medal against tough competition.” Neil Walker, SIBA Head of Comms & Marketing

The SIBA Wales & West Independent Beer Awards judge a huge range of beers across a number of styles in separate cask, keg, and bottle and can competitions. Winners from the regional awards will move forwards to the National Finals in March 2025. That means that Black Tiger and Border Bitter will go to the final competition at Beer X in Liverpool.

John, Richard and Joel James MS

 To find out more about SIBA’s Independent Beer Awards visit

Full list of awards received at the 2024 competition are;


Bottle & Can Specialty IPA (up to 6.4%abv)  Black Tiger     GOLD

Bottle & Can British ales (up to 6.4% abv)     Eyton gold       BRONZE


Keg British Ales (up to 6.4% abv)                  Border Bitter    GOLD

Keg IPA (5.6% to 7.4% abv)                           Nectaron         SILVER

Keg Session Pale Ale (up to 4.4%)                Dr G.               BRONZE

OVERALL KEG WINNER                              Border Bitter    BRONZE


Cask session dark beers (up to 4.4%)           Old Magic        SILVER

Cask session pale ale (up to 4.4%)                Green One      SILVER

Cask pale ale (4.4% to 5.5%)                         Hoppy Jester   BRONZE

Cask IPA (5.6% & over)                                  Nectaron         BRONZE


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