Windswept Brewing Co and Cairngorm Brewery were celebrating after winning big at the prestigious awards, which are run by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA).
This year's event, which was held at Arran View Brewery in Dreghorn, saw the entrants judged in a blind tasting by brewers and beer experts.
Windswept Brewing Co in Lossiemouth took home the overall Gold in the cask beer competition with Wolf – a dark and strong Scottish ale named after the Wolf of Badennoch, infamous for burning down Elgin cathedral in 1390.
Nigel Tiddy, managing director of Windswept, said: “We’re overjoyed to win this prestigious award for our Wolf beer at the Scottish independent beer awards. It’s great to get this recognition and see our beers doing so well and it’s great for the guys who brew our beer to such a high quality and consistency.
"Being awarded the overall champion shows we are doing the right thing and providing a quality product that people enjoy drinking.”
Cairngorm Brewery based in Aviemore took the competition by storm with seven awards including the overall Gold in the Bottle and Can competition with Black Gold – a stout with a smooth sweetness and a dry finish.
David Dingwall, head of sales at Cairngorm Brewery accepted the award, stated: “We are over the moon to receive this coveted award for Black Gold and see our beers receive seven awards at the SIBA Scotland Independent Beer Awards. At Cairngorm Brewery our fantastic team works hard to produce high quality beers and we are thrilled to see our beers recognised in this way.”
SIBA’s Competitions Chairman Guy Sheppard was on hand to present the awards and had this to say on the quality of entries this year, he said: “All the beers entered into the Scottish independent beer awards this year were of immense quality and there was tough competition for the top awards.
"Congratulations to all our winners and in particular Windswept and Cairngorm who managed to take Gold.”