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Sunday 8 December 2019

YellowBelly win Beer of the Year

Nicky Lambert of YellowBelly Beer
Nicky Lambert of YellowBelly Beer

YellowBelly Beer scooped a major endorsement after being named 'Beer of the Year' for 2019.

The Wexford company's 'Citra Pale Ale' was chosen from entries from all over the country by Ireland's Independent consumer group for craft beer Beoir. Fans of the brew have been quick to join in the celebrations, raising a pint to the Wexford based brewery across social media.

Beoir's primary goal is supporting and raising awareness of Ireland's native independent microbreweries and this is the competition's eighth consecutive year, with the best beers being voted on by members from Ireland and abroad.

Speaking on the win, Nicky Lambert, Managing Director of YellowBelly Beer, said: 'I am delighted and proud. This is a testament to the hard work of the entire YellowBelly family. In just three and a half years, we have evolved from a tiny brewery in the basement of a pub, to an award-winning brewery with national distribution in Ireland and also distribution across eight export markets in Europe. Beoir, and its members, have supported us from the very beginning and we can't thank them enough.'

Citra Pale Ale is YellowBelly's number one seller across Ireland and Europe and the crew were delighted to see some acknowledgement for its success.

Wexford People