Great Taste Awards

In 2015 only 14 Scottish beers were awarded the distinguished Great Taste stars. We brew six of them.

Great taste 2* Tornado
Great Taste 1* Blonde
Wolf of Glen Moray

SIBA – Society of Independent Brewers

Windswept Brewing APA Craft Ale Winner SIBA_Wolf copy SIBA National Champion 2014 Bronzie Speciality Beers Silver Bottled Porters Milds Old Ales & Stouts Silver weizen SIBA gold for Windswept Craft Brewery
APA Wolf APA Weizen The Wolf of
Glen Moray

What is SIBA?

CAMRA – Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale Award 2015 Champion Beer of Scotland 2015, in the Old Ale/Strong Mild category: Wolf
2014 Beer of the Festival for CAMRA Aberdeen & North East Beer Festival: Weizen

What is CAMRA?

Business Awards

Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards Moray Chamber of Commerce
HIE food and drink winner 2015Best Drink – The Core Range (Blonde, APA, Wolf, Weizen, Tornado, Typhoon and The Wolf of Glen Moray)
Best New Product – The Wolf of Glen Moray
Overall Excellence
Moray Chamber of Commerce Award WinnerWindsweptBrewing2014 Most Promising Enterprise

Consumer Reviews

rb_best white Best New Brewery in Scotland 2013

About SIBA

Formed in 1980, the Society of Independent Brewers ( is now one of the most authoritative and respected bodies in the brewing industry, representing quality independent breweries across the UK.

Each SIBA region holds an annual beer competition at the end of the year to which members are invited to submit entries. The winners of the regional finals are then entered into the national final the following March. Judging is carried out as a blind tasting by industry professionals; brewers, tasters, journalists, resellers, etc. (Al and Nige have both been invited to judge at SIBA competitions).

So you can see, gaining a SIBA award is the very highest recognition from our brewing peers.


Where SIBA represents the industry, the Campaign for Real Ale ( represents the consumers. For over forty years, CAMRA has operated in Britain as an independent, voluntary organisation promoting real ale and pubs, and campaigning for consumer rights.

CAMRA members are passionate about real ale and craft brewing. As with SIBA, annual blind tasting competitions determine Scottish Champion Beers and Champion Beer of Britain.

Our local CAMRA group is Aberdeen, Grampian and Northern Isles. Their annual beer festival is a great place to try some of the finest ales from our region and beyond. All festival goers are asked to vote for their favourite beer. Windswept is always a firm favourite! In 2015 we were honoured to be chosen as the featured brewery.