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Head Brewer, Matt Clarke holds aloft the Glasgow cup won by an English brewery for the first time in 24 years.

We broke the Scots stranglehold on Glasgow CAMRA’s annual beer of the year award, with our powerfully hopped NZPA.

“NZPA has been delighting Glasgow beer drinkers for the past year,” said Robin Jones, Glasgow CAMRA chairman. “It’s a delicious drop of hop heaven, a well-deserved winner of Glasgow beer of the year, 2012.”

Matt Clarke, a New Zealander, brewed NZPA to showcase the unique big flavoured hops of his homeland. “It’s a bit different,” he said. “It’s strong, really well hopped and is catching on. The Glasgow drinkers just seem to love it.”

Matt was presented with an engraved trophy and a certificate at JD Wetherspoon pub, The Counting House, in Glasgow.

NZPA – New Zealand Pale Ale is a highly hopped pale ale at 6% abv made using four New Zealand hops and one Kiwi brewer.


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