Gloucestershire brewery wins first place at regional beer awards

One of Gloucestershire’s favourite breweries, DEYA Brewing Company, has won first place at the highly regarded SIBA Wales & West Independent Beer Awards 2022.

Already a favourite with beer lovers across Gloucestershire, Cheltenham’s DEYA Brewing Company has won first place at its first ever competition.

DEYA walked away with Overall Champion Gold, alongside Bewdley Brewery, at the prestigious SIBA Wales & West Independent Beer Awards 2022.

According to the judges, the win makes DEYA’s flagship Steady Rolling Man pale ale officially the best independent craft beer in a can or bottle in the Wales and west region.

Theo Freyne, founder and owner of DEYA Brewing Company, said: ‘We have never really entered awards before. This was pretty much the first time. We were really happy to come away with a win.

‘As a winner, we now go through to the national finals – so we are keeping our fingers crossed.’

DEYA not only brews its beers on-site at its Lansdown Industrial Estate base, where it will host the SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards on Wednesday 29 June 2022, it also has an impressive tap room which has become so popular, it has just opened a second bar opposite.

Buster Grant, SIBA’s national competitions committee chairman, said: ‘I could not think of a better representation of the wonderful breadth of traditional and modern beer styles we can now enjoy in the UK than to give the overall winners awards to a very traditional British bitter (Bewdley Brewery) and a modern, hop-forward American-style Pale Ale (DEYA).

‘Huge congratulations to both Bewdley and DEYA who each faced incredibly tough competition in the Cask and Bottle & Can Awards this year.’

By Andrew Merrell

Follow SoGlos on LinkedIn and sign-up to the weekly SoGlos business newsletter for the very latest Gloucestershire business news stories.

© SoGlos
Wednesday 18 May 2022

More news you might like...

Based just over the Gloucestershire border, BioPak is an environmental leader in making packaging that composts into soil rather than adding to landfill.

The UK packaging firm helping Gloucestershire’s businesses become more sustainable

BioPak, which supplies many firms in Gloucestershire, is on a mission to create sustainable packaging that puts the planet...

There were plenty of noteworthy moves in the Gloucestershire business community this June 2022.

Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: June 2022

From a major succession plan unveiled at a Gloucestershire law firm, a former boss of ASOS joining an online retail specialist...

Ultra Precision Control Systems still has its Gloucestershire base beside Manor by the Lake, the former home of county aerospace legend and owner of the company, Sir George Dowty.

£2 million investment by Ultra PCS lays foundation for 30 Gloucestershire jobs

One of Gloucestershire and the UK’s premier specialist aerospace and defence firms, with a history intertwined with the legendary...

From experience events and private dining to corporate team building and wellbeing activities, explore everything Willow Hill has to offer guests in 2022.

Willow Hill is open for glamping and camping bookings

Enjoy a special family-friendly glamping and camping experience at Willow Hill Farm in the Gloucestershire countryside, open...

Cheltenham tennis player Dan Evans will be back playing at Wimbledon 2022, this summer. © AELTC/Jon Super.

The Cheltenham tennis player you can watch at Wimbledon

Cheltenham’s Dan Evans will be playing at Wimbledon: The Championship in 2022 – and here’s when Gloucestershire tennis fans...

Don’t miss

Unmissable highlights