Leading Scottish craft brewer, Stewart Brewing, is celebrating after winning a top prize at the Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards last night. The brewer’s popular beer Radical Road fought off tough competition to win the Brewing award, which was introduced for the first time this year and is sponsored by Heriot Watt University.
The awards ceremony, which took place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 18 May, recognised businesses and individuals in Scotland who are leading the way with innovation, enterprise and quality. There was a record number of 820 guests in attendance with a grand total of over 270 entries across all the award categories.
Jo Stewart, Stewart Brewing co-founder, commented: “It’s such an honour to be recognised at this prestigious level so we’re incredibly proud, especially when the competition was so strong. It’s been a huge team effort to get us to where we are today and it feels great to know all our hard work has paid off. Thanks so much to our customers and to Scotland Food and Drink for their continued support.”
Radical Road pours golden with long lasting white foam. The nose is bursting with American hops; tonnes of pine, grapefruit and citrus combine to make a tantalising hop cocktail. The taste is medium bodied with long lasting smooth bitterness and alcohol kick. Waves of hop come from the triple hop brewing technique which gives a complex flavour profile.
Radical Road is available in the Stewart Brewing brewery shop in Loanhead and the new Stewart’s Dockside Tap shop in Leith, as well as in select Edinburgh pubs and bars.
The brewer also recently announced that four of their popular beers – Black IPA, Embra, Ka Pai and St. Giles – are now available to buy in Majestic Wine stores across Scotland.
The Stewart Brewing brewery is located at Bilston Glen Industrial Estate, 26a Dryden Rd, Loanhead.