Oakham Ales’ Juta Hydzik and Matthew Ashford celebrates Green Devil’s gold in the SIBA Independent Beer Awards

Oakham Ales staff and drinkers have been celebrating after the Cambridgeshire brewery’s Green Devil IPA won international and national honours.

The beer, which is 6% ABV and available in keg, cask and bottle, picked up prizes at the International Brewing Awards and the SIBA Independent Beer Awards.

At the International Brewing Awards, it scooped a bronze medal in the cask class 4 (4.9% to 6.9% ABV) competition, while there was gold in the cask IPA category (5.5% to 6.4% ABV) at the SIBA event, as well as bronze in that organisation’s Eastern regional keg class.

Brewed since 2013, Green Devil combines tropical and citrus hop flavours for a crisp, refreshing taste, and had already built up an impressive list of awards over the years before last week’s triple triumph.

Oakham Ales managing director, Adrian Posnett, said: “Green Devil is always a popular favourite with our consumers all year round, and a beer that we’re very proud of having produced, so to see it honoured like this in the face of such stiff international and national competition is absolutely brilliant news.

“We have a very loyal existing fanbase, but we’re always keen to add new members to it, so for Oakham Ales to receive such publicity and recognition from our fellow professionals three times in one week is great. We hope this will lead to a lot of new fans for Green Devil, and also introduce people to the many other award-winning beers we produce.”

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