Saltaire Brewery Blog

Gold! For Kala Black IPA

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

We’ve won our fourth consecutive gold medal at the International Brewing Awards 2017 with our kegged version of Kala Black IPA 6.2% ABV!


No small achievement considering there were 1200 entries from across the world, and only one beer can take the top spot in each category. Known as the ‘Oscars’ of the brewing industry, the prestigious competition has taken place since 1886.


Managing Director, Ewen said: “We are over the moon that one of our beers has done it again! The competition is only held every two years and to receive four consecutive gold medals is a huge endorsement of   our brew team. We are very proud to add Kala Black to our other winners, Triple Chocoholic, which has won twice and Saltaire Gold. This is particularly pleasing because Kala Black is a team favourite, and its recognition as a great beer is now firmly sealed.”


A kegged beer, Kala Black IPA, 6.2% ABV won the Gold medal in the Dark Beer 5.8% – 6.9% ABV category. It’s a beer with fresh citrus hope aromas and roasted malt notes, and it managed to beat the Boston Beer Company’s Nitro Stout into second place.

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Kala Black IPA keg won another award – Silver Award in the Champion Keg Premium Strong Beers category – at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) National Independent Beer Awards announced on Friday 17 March at the SIBA Beer X event in Sheffield.



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