A WIRRAL brewery toasted success after triumphing at a leading beer contest.
Peerless Brewing Company beat off tough competition and won four awards.
The Birkenhead-based microbrewers scooped the awards at the Society of Independent Brewers North Region Competition in Manchester.
They impressed judges with their newest addition All American IPA which claimed silver in the strong bitters section. ‘Storr’– named in tribute to Wirral’s Viking heritage – also collected silver in the bottled bitters category. Jinja Ninja took silver for bottled speciality beers and bronze in the speciality beers cask class – out of 265 cask and 122 bottled beers who entered.
The company brew ales and lagers by combining traditional techniques and fine ingredients with a modern tang.
Celebrating the win – just in time for the brewery's third birthday – was head brewer and MD Steve Briscoe.
He said: “This is more terrific recognition from the industry that we are brewing some of the very best ales in northern England.
“The competition was tough. These awards will give a big boost to our plans for growth with the launch of new marketing initiatives early next year. We have just had an excellent third year of trading and we will build on that.”
August saw a sales spike of 50% on the previous year. Peerless ales are supplied to pubs across the north west and nationally via wholesalers.