Quantock Brewery and Wye Valley Brewery have taken home Overall Champion Gold in the Cask and Keg Awards at the SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2020.

Eight Arch Brewing Co has been named the best bottled or canned beer.

Judged by brewers and industry experts and organised by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) at their flagship BeerX UK event in Liverpool, the awards include categories in cask, craft keg, bottle and can.

The Overall Champion Cask beer is Quantock Brewery's 5.1 per cent ABV 'Titanium' – an aromatic 'West Coast' style American IPA with citrus, pine and tropical fruit notes.

In the craft keg competition Wye Valley brewery won the Overall Gold with their 4.5 per cent '1985' lager, which combines British and European hops in a German Kolsch-style beer. 

In the can and bottle competition it was Eigth Arch Brewing Co's 4.2 per cent 'Square Logic' pale ale which combines 'fruit-filled' hops and huge drinkability. 

The SIBA Independent Beer Awards at BeerX UK are the trade association's National finals. It means brewers earn a place in the final if they first win at their regional competition. It means these awards are – the 'best of the best' when it comes to British independent craft beer.

SIBA Competitions Chair Guy Sheppard, a brewer himself at Exe Valley in the South West, congratulated the winners on their huge achievement.

He said: "The SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2020 were our biggest ever, and with an incredibly high standard of beer across the board. These three beers are the very best of the best in the UK and the brewers should be hugely proud of their achievement.

"Huge congratulations to them and the rest of the winners across the competition!"