Dunbar-based Belhaven Brewery has won two International Beer Challenge awards for its brews.
Belhaven Scottish Ale was awarded the Bronze Taste Award, while the Belhaven Craft Range picked up a Gold Design and Packaging Award. The wins follow the brewery’s Scottish Ale scooping silver at this year’s Scottish Beer Awards.
Steven Sturgeon, Head of Marketing at Belhaven, said: “The International Beer Challenge aims to reward and promote excellent beers from around the world. It’s an internationally recognised quality mark that directs consumers to the very best beers. Competition is stiff, so these awards are brilliant news for our customers and our people here at Belhaven.”
The brewery had further cause for celebration when it hit the top spot twice at The 2023 Icons of Beer Awards, winning Visitor Attraction of the Year for the second time in a row, while Fiona Matheson, Belhaven’s Brand Manager, was named Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year.
Commenting on her win, Fiona Matheson said: “I’m thrilled to be recognised by The Icons of Beer Awards and especially pleased that we’ve taken home Visitor Attraction of the Year for two consecutive years. Belhaven is the oldest working brewery in Scotland – it’s a very special place for our tours and events. And, of course, our beers are great!”
The award wins follow a busy year for Belhaven, which has also recently launched a fresh look and feel for its Scottish stout Belhaven Black and ale Belhaven Best, in addition to its sponsorship of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.