It's been a great week here at Tyne Bank, and we can proudly announce that Silver Dollar has been awarded 3 gold stars at the Great Taste Awards.
Our highly popular 4.9% American pale ale, which is a gold award winner in it's keg format, has been given the highest accolade awarded by Great Taste, who have been described as "the Oscars of the food world". Products were tasted by over 400 judges between April and July, and out of over 10,000 products entered only 153 were awarded 3 gold stars, and only 6 of those were bottled beers! We are over the moon.
On top of Silver Dollar's success, our Cherry Stout also picked up 1 gold star in the closely fought competition. It's really nice to see our tasty beers being nationally recognised for their quality.
As if all these gold stars weren't enough, our Mocha Milk Stout was awarded 'best in show' at the Newcastle Gateshead EAT! Festival 'Food Heroes Market' last weekend. We held a stall by Grey's Monument along with many of the best producers from the North East all weekend, selling bottles, gift packs and our hand printed tote bags. On Sunday, 60 products from across the market were tasted by a panel of judges, and our 6% milk stout using Pumphreys coffee, cocoa and vanilla was awarded a best in show rosette, along with a handful of other products including sausages, a pie and chocolate.
A big thanks to both EAT! and Great Taste for these awards, and thanks to everyone who bought beer from the stall at the weekend.