Local brewery wins record haul of medals

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May 23, 2017 by Kay Byrne

Delighted by success: Mumbles brewer Rob Turner.

Delighted by success: Mumbles brewer Rob Turner.

Mumbles Brewery is celebrating after a record breaking success at the Society of Independent Brewers awards recently.

Four Mumbles brews won a total of six medals at the SIBA Wales and West Independent Beer Awards held in Ludlow.

Their new Weisse beer won Gold in the cask speciality light beers category, and silver in the overall champion cask category. It also won silver in the small pack light beers section.

Murmelt, a real ale lager, was gold in the small pack lagers and pilsners. Malt Bitter was silver in the small pack mild and brown ales, and Oystermouth Stout was placed bronze in the cask dark beers.

Brewer Rob Turner said: “We are delighted and very proud of our success at the SIBA Wales & West Ludlow Festival, this shows great progression for the Mumbles Brewery since our move to new brewery premises in August 2015. We would like to thank all festival organisers and volunteers for putting on such a great festival.”

Rob’s brother and business partner Peter said: “We are delighted with the results, two other breweries achieved four awards each, so a great result for us.”

Mumbles Brewery Weisse beer.

Mumbles Brewery Weisse beer.

Three of the brewery’s newer beers had great success. Mumbles Weisse (5.8%) is a classic German style Wheat Beer made with German malts and hops. This naturally cloudy beer has spicy overtones and is full of and banana and apricot flavours.

Murmelt (4.2%) is a lager made with German Pilzen malt and Tettnang hops to provide a crisp refreshing real ale version of a German lager.

Malt Bitter (4.1%) is a traditional bronze coloured bitter that highlights the use of its malt mixture for flavour. Low in ABV, it is a good session beer.

The already award winning Oystermouth Stout added to its tally. This beer has a rich creamy head and dark roasted malt flavours, with the slightest hint of the sea as real oysters are added!

*Visitors will be able to try Mumbles Brewery beers at the Swansea Bay Beer & Cider Festival coming up at the Brangwyn Hall from 24-26 August.

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