The finalists in the seventh annual Scottish Beer Awards have been announced, with 33 breweries and 201 beers — all brewed in Scotland — progressing to the finals.
Some 286 beers were tasted blind by 26 judges in Edinburgh last week. The competition judges beers brewed only in Scotland and according to their beer style, with marks awarded for quality, appearance, and flavour.
The awards also include a business competition, which is judged by ten experts drawn from the world of brewing business.
Winners will be announced next month at an event presented by comedian and broadcaster Des Clarke. This year there will be a new format, with the introduction of beer bars and street food stalls. Tables can be booked here.
The Scottish Beer Awards are sponsored by Aldi. Finalists can be viewed here.