Independent craft brewery 71 Brewing, established in Dundee in 2016, is celebrating being awarded four golds at the Scottish Beer Awards.
The awards went to Cloud Fall, in pale ale category, Haze Halo, in best juicy or hazy beer, Heavy Lifting 80, in best British style, and Blackcurrant Apple Crumble, in best fruited sour beer.
Two of the award-winning beers — Cloud Fall and Haze Halo — are part of the brewery’s core line-up. Heavy Lifting, to be re-released in December, is a special, and Blackcurrant Apple Crumble is part of the Fruition Seasonal Sours summer range.
Cloud Fall (4.5% ABV) is a take on an American pale ale, golden in colour, with flavours of tropical stonefruits, citrus, and fresh pine. Haze Halo (5% ABV) is a hazy IPA with tropical fruit aromas and a rich, smooth mouthfeel.
71 Brewing has gone from strength to strength since being founded by entrepreneur Duncan Alexander in 2016. It was the city’s first active brewery for more than half a decade.
“We’re delighted to win four gold awards at the Scottish Beer Awards,” said Duncan. “It’s a real recognition of the quality of our beers by expert tasters at the highest level.
“It’s a testament too, to our incredibly talented brewing team for creating beers which meet the highest standards in quality, appearance, and flavour.”