Loch Lomond Brewery beer named Champion Beer of Scotland at the Scottish Real Ale Festival

One of Loch Lomond Brewery's most popular beers has won the top prize on the opening day of The CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) Scottish Real Ale Festival 2017 in Edinburgh.

Published 7th Jul 2017
Updated 31 st Oct 2023

The brewery’s most decorated beer and winner of a number of SIBA and CAMRA awards, Silkie Stout is a 5% rich chocolate, coffee and orange stout named after the creature of mythical Scottish folklore.

After winning champion Stout of Scotland in 2016, Loch Lomond returned to the Scottish Real Ale Festival to be crowned Champion Beer of Scotland Award 2017.

The competition is held on the opening day of the three day festival running from the 6th to the 8th July at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh.

Sarah Bellis, CAMRA's director for Scotland and Northern Ireland says: "Congratulations to Loch Lomond brewery for winning the Champion Beer of Scotland award for its Silkie Stout,which is one of the highest beer accolades in Scotland. The judges were particularly impressed with the balanced flavours of chocolate and coffee and its drinkability.

"It truly is a beer for any occasion."

Fiona Maceachern, managing director at Loch Lomond brewery says: “We are over the moon to win the Champion Beer of Scotland award!

"The Silkie Stout is one of our originals and has been a great beer for us; it has just gone from strength to strength and consistently does us proud in competition throughout the UK”.

Loch Lomond Brewery, founded in 2011 by Fiona and Euan MacEachern takes inspiration from the iconic and spectacular beauty that is Loch Lomond, the UK's largest expanse of fresh water.

Fiona added: "In just six years the brewery has went from strength to strength, from signing big trade deals with the likes of Marks & Spencer to exporting products throughout Europe to winning Champion Cask Beer of Britain in 2016 for Southern Summit.

"This is yet another great achievement in Loch Lomond Brewery’s journey and long may the success continue!"

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