Island Hopping: Orkney cask ale named best in Scotland

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Island Hopping beer made by Orkney-based Swannay Brewery has been named the best cask beer in Scotland by The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA).

The 3.9% ABV “hoppy session beer” was declared the overall cask beer champion at SIBA’s Independent Beer Awards held at Drygate Brewery in Glasgow.

This is the second year the beer praised for its “showcase of citrussy hops of New Zealand and North America” has won the title.

Brewer Butch Lynch accepted the award, saying, “It’s amazing to win, especially for such a small brewery.”

Swannay Brewery’s Lewis Hill later added, “We’re delighted to take back this title after it went to another brewery in 2015. This latest haul of awards takes our total to nearly 120 (national & international awards) in our 10 year history.”

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