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Peerless Scoop Gold

November 4, 2014
Wirral’s Peerless Brewing Company has been hailed a top North West brewer in the region’s toughest beer challenge – giving a major boost to current expansion plans.
 
At the SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) North West Region Beer Competition in Bolton  the five year old Birkenhead brewery scooped an array of five accolades; two gold,  two silver and a bronze.  The fiercely fought event judged more than 300 entries from the region’s top breweries.
Peerless claimed gold for both the recently rolled out Knee Buckler IPA in the strong cask- bitters class and for speciality  cask ale Jinja Ninja, while silver awards went to new brew RIOT Stout  for premium strength cask ales and silver to Jinja Ninja in the speciality bottled category. RIOT Stout also picked up bronze for bottled porters and stouts. The two gold winners will now be judged at the annual SIBA National BeerX Competition held in Sheffield next March.
Knee Buckler (5.2%abv) is a deep golden cask-conditioned IPA (India Pale Ale) with a ‘zingy hop finish’. It is hopped with US Cascade, Columbus and Citra hops. Jinja Ninja is brewed with root ginger, chillies and lemons and has won several awards both in cask and bottle since it was launched only two years ago.  RIOT Stout (7.2%abv) is ‘Russian Imperial Oatmeal Treacle Stout’ ’brewed with lots of oats for a full body and with treacle providing some sweetness’.
The Pool Street brewery has enjoyed sales growth at 30 per cent year-on-year since start up and is now poised for a major investment that will double production capacity to 25 brewer’s barrels (5,760 pints) per brew.
Toasting the success, managing director Steve Briscoe said: “We have again received testimony from our peers that we are brewing some of the very best cask ale in the North West. This is terrific reassurance for the future as we are about to invest in a major expansion to further grow sales as cask ale becomes increasingly popular.”  
“Jinja Ninja already has a great track record of awards, but to see Knee Buckler and RIOT stout, both rolled out only this year, earn these top accolades is just fantastic.”
“The success is a real tribute to the energy and exceptional talents of our dedicated young brewing team, Mark Powell and Alex Morley, who have been inspired to create these award winning brews.”
Last year won four top SIBA awards and Peerless Pale (3.8%abv) was hailed as the champion standard bitter for the region.
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mzdave
November 13, 2014
tell your local weatherspoons to get this brewery`s beer.

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