Williams Bros has been named brewery of the year at the Scottish Beer Awards (SBA), as well as picking up a number of medals for individual beers from its range.
With more than 30 years of brewing experience, Williams Bros has been at the heart of the Scottish Craft Beer scene through its many incarnations, offering contract brewing and packing facilities to many of the established and up-and-coming businesses across the land.
“The SBA is a great night out for the industry, where we can all meet up and celebrate the fruits of our labour,” said Scott Williams, managing director and founder of the brewery.
“It’s an honour to win brewery of the year in a room with so many of our colleagues and friends, and we’d like to thank our whole team for their hard work and dedication over the years.”
Beyond the main prize, Williams Bros also took gold in the lager and IPA categories, the most popular beer styles in the UK. These were judged blind by a panel of experts.
“It really means a lot to see Caesar Augustus, one of our long-standing and established beers, get such recognition in the classic lager category,” said Chris Williams, nephew of Scott, who works closely alongside him to drive the business forward.
“We’re blown away that Tin Man, a relatively new beer to our range, beat off strong competition to take gold in the IPA category. The fact that both these beers are widely available on draft in the on-trade and in 500ml tall boy cans in the off-trade means that most people should be able to try them and see what they think for themselves.”
It’s going to continue to be a hugely significant year for Williams Bros, as it gears up to celebrate 30 years of Froach Heather Ale.