It's gold all the way for Yellowbelly Beer

By David tucker

Published 18/06/2016 | 00:00

YellowBelly Beer's Danny Trappe accepting the award for Best Pale Ale in Ireland. Credit: Beoir
YellowBelly Beer's Danny Trappe accepting the award for Best Pale Ale in Ireland. Credit: Beoir

YellowBelly Beer, founded and based in Wexford town, snapped-up three gold medals and one silver medal last weekend at the Annual Irish Craft Beers Awards, Ireland's premiere beer judging competition.

Over a total of eight categories and 165 entries, YellowBelly Beer won out over some fantastic beers to be crowned champions in three categories, and to take home a top honour in the fourth.

The brewery received Best Pale Ale with their 'YellowBelly Pale Ale', Best Dark Ale for their 'Fierce Mild', and Best Speciality Beer with their 'Passionfruit Infused Lager'.

On top of this, Head Brewer Declan Nixon also won a Silver Medal in the Sour Beer Category with 'This Is Berlin,' brewed as part of his side project, Otterbank Brewing.

The Annual Irish Craft Beer Awards are staged annually by Beoir in conjunction with the Killarney Beer Festival. The competition is one of the largest of its kind in Ireland and is widely regarded throughout the Irish drinks industry.

'All of us at YellowBelly Beer are deeply honoured to win these awards, said Head Brewer, Declan Nixon.

'It's amazing to be chosen from so many other of the world class breweries that we have here in Ireland, and the icing on the cake is being crowned Ireland's Best Pale Ale.'

YellowBelly Beer was established in May 2015 beneath the busy Simon Lambert & Sons pub.

Since then, the team and brewery have had no choice but to expand considerably so as to meet increasing demands for their award-winning beers.

In 2016, they launched their beer nationally via distribution partner Fourcorners and are currently under way expanding the brewery with a brand-new facility on the outskirts of Wexford town.

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