Back in the dark distant past of January 2016, Darwin
Brewery were delighted to hear that we had won Gold in the Barley Wines and Strong
Old Ales category at the CAMRA Winter Beer Festival in Manchester. The winning
beer was our 8.3% barley wine, Extinction Ale.
Unfortunately, due to timing issues and schedule clashes, no
one from the brewery was able to make it down to receive the award at the
festival; a kind
Sunderland and South Tyneside CAMRA representative accepted on
Fast forward to Thursday6
th October 2016 and
schedules will synchronise on the opening night of the 8
Sunderland and South Tyneside CAMRA Octoberfest – what a bit of luck! After
nine months, head brewer Tori Thomson will finally accept the award personally
and put it in pride of place on the mantelpiece – or bar in our case!
We would like to thank CAMRA for recognising Extinction in
their awards; with special thanks to the representatives at Sunderland and
South Tyneside CAMRA for their ongoing efforts to finally get the award to its
Extinction Ale story can be found in the Historic Beers
section of the website – we encourage you to have a look, it’s a good read!