Red Rye Beer Awards


At the World Beer Awards 2017, the international and highly respected judging panel identified the best beers from each country across 72 styles.

With over 1900 beers from more than 36 countries entered into this year’s awards, judge’s blind tasted and scored the entries over two rounds to determine the best.

In the United Kingdom category, top honours went to Red Rye 4.7%, a ruby red, a fruity ale which picked up both United Kingdom’s Best Rye Beer and then went on to win the World’s Best Rye Beer repeating its success from 2015. Further success came from our crafty ale range with Playing Hooky 4.7%, a pale, amber, malty biscuit brew picking up Bronze in the United Kingdom, Pale Ale category.

Old Hooky 4.6%, 40 years young this year, was voted United Kingdom’s Best English Brown Ale showing that there is still a place and recognition for a full-bodied, classic real ale in an ever increasingly craft market

List of beers and awards

  • World’s Best Rye Beer –Red Rye
  • United Kingdom’s Best Rye Beer – Red Rye
  • United Kingdom’s Best English Brown Ale – Old Hooky
  • United Kingdom – Pale Ale Bronze Medal – Playing Hooky

All of the award-winning beers are available year-round in 500ml and 330ml bottles direct from the brewery and online.