Fyne Ales is a prize winner again, scooping two top awards for Jarl at this year’s Great British Beer Festival. The blonde session ale won the award for champion golden ale and went on to collect a bronze medal in the overall champion beer of Britain contest, the first time a Scottish brewery has been placed in the competition since 2005.
Fyne Ales managing director, Jamie Delap, said: “We are delighted to announce that Jarl has [won] bronze in the overall champion beer of Britain competition. Winning the champion golden ale category is also a fantastic achievement for the brewery. To win both of these competitions is testament to Jarl’s popularity and great taste.”
It has been a massively successful summer for Fyne Ales and Jarl, with the beer also being crowned champion beer of Scotland at the Scottish Real Ale Festival in July. A strong haul at this year’s International Beer challenge, with two silver and five bronze medals, including a packaging award for Sublime Stout, has capped off a fantastic summer for Fyne Ales.
The recent awards, coupled with television appearances, have raised the national profile of the beer and seen an increase in demand throughout the country. With the brewery planning a significant expansion in the next 12 months, with new jobs, it bodes well for the future of the Argyll based business.
Jarl is a 3.8% ABV hoppy blonde session ale which is packed full of the hop Citra, giving the beer a fruity aroma and a strong citrus flavour. The brewery first brewed the beer as a special for its annual festival, Fyne Fest, which is held at the brewery each year. The beer was so popular that it was quickly taken on as a permanent and has become the top selling beer in its range.
This blog post is no originally by Wobbly Wallet but appeared on Beer Today http://beertoday.co.uk/fyne-ales-awards-0813/