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Published on March 4, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

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Gateshead chosen for beer awards

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has chosen the Gateshead Beer and Music Festival as its host for the annual North East Independent Beer Awards.

The festival – May 3-5 at Gateshead Rugby Club in Low Fell – is celebrating its 10th birthday this year and will provide the venue for the judges to decide on the best beers and ales from the region. The North East champions in each category will join seven other regional champions from the UK in moving forward to the national awards, held at BeerX, the UK’s largest independent craft brewing trade show.

The awards represent the best beer from the UK’s independent brewers and are judged by fellow brewers and industry experts, making these awards the “brewers’ choice” awards in the UK.

Tom Tate, who chairs the Gateshead Beer and Music Festival organising committee, said:

“Hosting the awards is a fantastic way to mark our fantastic ten-year achievement and it means we’re guaranteed to have the best beers in the region on offer. We also think our music line-up is the best we’ve ever had, and with everything else our customers have come to expect, and we’re confident we’re putting on the best festival we’ve ever had.”


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