Northumberland brewery continue year of success with award at European competition

The Hexham brewery is going to need a bigger trophy cabinet!

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A Hexham brewery is building up an enviable reputation across the continent for its unique brews.

The Twice Brewed Brewing Company recently enjoyed local success at the SIBA North East Independent Beer Awards, which were held as part of the Gateshead Beer Festival.

Head Brewer Matthew Brown and his team brought home Gold and Silver awards for The Twice Brewed’s Consus Chocolate Stout at that event.

At the time, Matthew said: “As always, it was a pleasure to attend the Gateshead Beer Festival, and it’s always that bit nicer when you can bring an award or two home with you.

“This is the first win for our Consus Chocolate Stout, but I’m sure it won’t be the last. We look forward to taking it to next year’s SIBA Nationals and hope we can replicate the success we recently enjoyed with Coria.”

Now, the brewery will have to make more space in its trophy cabinet for a European award.

It’s been a year to remember for Matthew and the teamIt’s been a year to remember for Matthew and the team
It’s been a year to remember for Matthew and the team

The Twice Brewed's popular Czech Dark Lager, Juno Black bagged the Gold medal in the Czech/Bohemian Pilsner category at the European Beer Challenge.

The European Beer Challenge saw thousands of samples from breweries across 39 countries battle it out for glory with the winners being announced in London on May 9th.

Head Brewer at The Twice Brewed, Matthew Brown, said: “It’s a real honour to pick up another award at the European Beer Challenge, which recognises the best beers in the world.

The Juno Black brewThe Juno Black brew
The Juno Black brew

“As you would expect, it’s an incredibly competitive field so we’re thrilled to have brought a Gold medal home.”

It's a busy time for the brewery, who recently launched When In Rome - a heritage brew to coincide with the 1900th anniversary of Hadrian’s Wall celebrations.

The team was also one of the North East breweries that worked together to produce the anti-imperial stout Resist to raise money for the Red Cross working in Ukraine.