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Gloucester Brewery raises a glass to a gold award

By The Citizen  |  Posted: May 16, 2014

Bev Booth and Tom Fletcher of Gloucester Brewery

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STAFF at Gloucester Brewery are raising a glass after their most recent beer won a prestigious gold award.

The Galaxy craft beer received a gold medal for best strong bitter from SIBA - the Society of Independent Brewers.

More than 180 casks entered the SIBA Wales and West Region Beer Festival in Ludlow.

Jared Brown, owner of Gloucester Brewery, said: 'We are really pleased to win such a prestigious award against so many other breweries that we respect in the industry.

“If people haven't tried our beers yet then local pubs that stock them include Fosters on the Docks, The Old Bell, and The Fountain Inn.

“Awards are brilliant and its great that we are being recognised but the best bit is brewing great beer and our regular customers coming back saying that they love what we are doing.”

Gloucester Brewery says it experiments with different combinations of hops to produce modern, distinctive and innovative ales, many of which will be available at the festival, including its new craft beer Galaxy.

The brewery was started in 2011 and is based in a converted stable at Gloucester Docks.

The festival took place at Ludlow Castle from May 9 to May 11 and ran alongside the Ludlow Food Spring Festival.

A total of 186 beers were showcased from more than 50 independent brewers across the Wales and West region.

Visitors enjoyed great beers while listening to live music.

All of the ales were entered into the SIBA Wales & West Beer Competition.

The judging took place on Friday, May 9, and the winners were announced on the same day.

Last year Gloucester Brewery’s Dockside Dark beer won gold in the Bottled Porters, Milds, Old Ales and Stouts category.

In 2012, it won bronze and silver respectively for its Gloucester Gold and Mariner bottled beers.

For more information about the brewery see ww.gloucesterbrewery.co.uk

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