Salford-based Hydes Brewery has picked up three major awards at the North West Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) Beer Awards.
In the cask pale ale category, Hydes’ flagship cask ale, Lowry, was awarded gold. Brewed when Hydes relocated to its new brewery in 2012, Lowry is a 4.7% ABV golden ale, a tribute to the genius of world renowned local artist LS Lowry. The use of pale ale malts with Citra and Chinook hops combines bitterness with citrus fruit and tropical flavours.
Dark Ruby won bronze in the cask session dark beer category. A very dark ruby red beer, this 3.5% ABV brew harks back to the traditional dark ales of yesteryear. On the palate there’s a roasted sweetness, with added caramel to provide a toffee finish and a dark red colour.
Bronze was also awarded to Hopster Blonde in the cask session pale ale category. The newest addition to Hydes’ core range of beers, it’s a zesty blonde-coloured modern beer, initially based on the steampunk movement which, like Hydes, combines the traditional and the contemporary. At 3.8% ABV, ingredients include malt, wheat, and flaked rice, with plenty of Citra hops for a zingy, citrus hit.
Managing director of Hydes Brewery, Adam Mayers, said: “We’re very proud to have picked up three awards for our ales and to receive such prestigious recognition from SIBA. All three are part of our core range of beers, which all received new pumpclip designs as part of a brand refresh in 2021.
“After two years of challenging trading across the brewing industry, it is testament to the hard work and commitment of the talented Hydes brewing team to achieve such outstanding accolades for our beers.”