First Chop wins awards for beers SYL & THE CHOP in October 2015

Here at First Chop brewery, we’ve won a couple of awards that we’re pretty chuffed about. The first one is for SYL, our black IPA, which has secured us a number of medals and prizes, the most recent being bronze in SIBA’s NW regional contest which was held in Bolton in October 2015. The second award was quite a treat too, with our bitter The Chop winning silver in the Bitter category at the prestigious 41st Sheffield Beer & Cider Festival.

For those who’d like to sample our latest award winners at home, order on line at, or pop into your local independent beer shop. If you’re in Manchester and fancy a pint, why not visit Mono, Strange Brew or Time and Place in Heaton Moor to names but a few of our favourite local bars. If you’re in the Ramsbottom area, check out our sister premises the Ramsbottom Tap (43 Bolton Street BL0 9HU) where there’s always a selection of our ales available on the 10keg and 5cask lines. It’s also an award winning cider house, with five real ciders always on tap.

Pic: The shiny new bar at our sister venue, The Ramsbottom Tap