Winner 'Bitter & Twisted'

Harviestoun Brewery beer judged best in Scotland

Nov 7, 2002 - "Bitter & Twisted" from Harviestoun Brewery in Clackmannanshire today was judged to be the best beer in Scotland at the Aberdeen & North East Beer Festival in McClymont Hall. It also won this prestigious award in 1999.


The beer is described in the 2003 edition of the Campaign for Real Ale's "Good Beer Guide" as, "A refreshingly hoppy beer with fruit throughout. A bitter-sweet taste with a long dry, bitter finish. A golden session beer. The beer is 3.8% ABV."

The Orkney Brewery took the silver and bronze awards with Dark Island and Red MacGregor.

"I'm delighted to have won this award and I regard it as a seal of quality from CAMRA for Bitter & Twisted," said Harviestoun owner Ken Brooker. "The Harviestoun Brewery would not be where it is today without the support of CAMRA."

"Congratulations to Harviestoun on winning the 7th Champion Beer of Scotland Award. It's been a great year for Scottish brewing with Caledonian Deuchars IPA winning the Champion Beer of Britain Award in August," said Colin Valentine of CAMRA's National Executive. "Scottish brewers are leading the way with distinctive and flavoursome beers brewed using the finest, often local ingredients."

The Aberdeen & North East Beer Festival this week features the Scottish launch of CAMRA's Ask if it's Cask campaign featuring a modern version of Ninkasi, the 4000 year old Goddess of Beer.

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