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Elgood’s Scoops Awards at SIBA East

Elgood’s QE Cherry Wheat beer has scooped overall gold in the bottled & canned beer competition at the 2018 SIBA East Independent Beer Awards.

The awards, run by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), were held at Elgood’s before this years’ beer festival opening, and are judged by brewers and beer experts.

Elgood’s head brewer Alan Pateman, said: “This award is recognition of the hard work that has gone into developing our new-style beers which come from a completely new style of brewing.”

“Our unique, spontaneously fermented sour beers and fruited wheat beers are a new thing for many British drinkers but our Cherry wheat is sweeter and fruity and proving really popular thanks to its approachable, full fruity flavour.”

The finals of SIBA will be held in Liverpool next year. See the full article by John Elworthy in the Wisbech Standard.

Guy Shephed of SIBA (second left) with head brewer Alan Pateman, Nigel Elgood (right) chairman and Belinda Sutton, managing director of Elgood’s. Photograph courtesy of Wisbech Standard.

The competition, in which four other Elgood’s products also won awards, took place immediately before the opening of the three-day Elgood’s beer festival.  The “not for profit” festival featured over 150 beers from independent craft breweries and was attended by around 1,000 visitors.  There was live music each night from local bands “Toadfish Bone”, “The Cherry Reds”, “Bewildered” and “The Rusty Relics”.

All proceeds from the festival, after the deduction of overheads, will be presented to the following local Charities:

  • Suzanne’s Hedgehog Rescue
  • SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen & Families Association)
  • Mind Cambridgeshire, Peterborough & South Lincolnshire (CPSL)
  • East Anglia Air Ambulance
  • Meadowgate School
  • Addenbrookes Charitable Trust
Elgood’s Sour Beers now available through beermenow.co.uk

beer me now logoElgood’s are delighted to announce that our sour beers are now available on www.beermenow.co.uk.

Customers can now benefit from the brand new subscription service which showcases hand-picked beers from across the UK and Europe.

Find beermenow at their website or on social media @beermenowhq

Craft Fair visitors enjoy the sunshine!

Hundreds of visitors enjoyed a bright, sunny day in the Elgood’s Brewery Gardens on Sunday 2nd September.
The Craft & Plant Show was a great success, as of course were our award winnings ales. We are already looking forward to next year!

beautiful weather at the Elgood's brewery plant and craft show

Beautiful weather greeted visitors at the 2018 Summer Plant & Craft show

 

Father’s Day Jazz a roaring success

Despite the overcast and slightly cool weather, nearly 400 people gathered in Elgood’s Brewery Gardens to enjoy an afternoon of jazz organised by Dave & Sheila Dyer.

Music was provided by the Peter Rudeforth Jazz Band who played a wonderful selection of classic numbers with some stunning solos from the band members.  In between sets from the Jazz Band, the audience was treated to music from a Ukulele Band whose line-up included our very own Dave Dyer.

Visitors enjoyed their picnics, which looked delicious; the beer, which was (of course) excellent; and the bands, who were superb

A fantastic range of prizes had been donated for a raffle in support of Norfolk Hospice Tapping House, which raised £500 in total for this worthy cause.

Dave Sheila were delighted with the turn out and they expressed their thanks to everyone at Elgood’s who helped with the organisation and to Nigel & Anne Elgood for hosting the event.

ELGOOD’S COOLSHIP MANGO SOUR WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

Wisbech brewers Elgood & Sons were very proud to receive a Silver Medal for the latest addition to their range of sour beers, Coolship Mango Sour.  Judged by brewers and industry experts and organised by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) at their flagship BeerX event in Liverpool, the awards run across a huge range of beer style categories in cask, craft keg, bottle and can. Elgood’s Coolship Mango Sour was awarded Silver in the Speciality Light Beers category.

Elgood’s Head Brewer, Alan Pateman, who was a judge at the event, said, “We are very pleased indeed to receive yet another award for one of our Sour Beers.  As one of the first UK breweries to develop a Belgian-style, naturally fermented beer, we have been delighted with the continued success of these products in winning prestigious awards.  This is, of course, reflected in the popularity of the beers in the market place.”

Coolship Mango Sour takes its place alongside the rest of the Elgood’s range of award-winning ales and speciality beers.

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