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Sligo breweries scoop six awards at Dublin Craft Beer Cup

Two Sligo breweries, Lough Gill and White Hag, founded by the same brewer, have scooped an impressive six medals between them in the Dublin Craft Beer Cup.

The awards were made at the Alltech Craft Brewers Festival which took place from 23-25 February 2017 and features an impressive array of 400+ craft beers.

Lough Gill Brewery scored two silver medals for their Imperial Oatmeal Coffee Cream Stout and Mac Nutty.

The White Hag Brewery won a gold medal for the Black Boar Imperial Oatmeal Stout and bronze medals for three of their other beers – Bean Gulban Irish Heather Sour, Róc Modern Oils Lager and Meabh Rua Irish Bog Ale.

Keash native, James Ward founded both breweries and later sold the White Hag to a group of investors. See links below

Speaking at the event, James Ward said: “We are delighted to accept these awards. It’s a true testament to the high-quality brews brewed at Lough Gill Brewery.

Lough Gill Brewmaster Tony Wickham, who hails from the United States, said: “Having made the commitment to move to Ireland and working with James it's great to see our beers receiving high recognition in our early days.”

The Dublin Craft Beer Cup is a competition, which allow craft brewers to showcase their brews to have them rated, tasted and analysed by an expert, international panel of judges.

Award-winning brewers received prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals in eight different categories of beer, establishing the best examples of each. Entrants to the Dublin Craft Beer Cup are critiqued based on appearance, aroma, flavour, body, style and quality.

The Sligo Food Trail have offered their congratulations to both Lough Gill and The White Hag Breweries.

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