A microbrewery has picked up two awards at a prestigious event.

Loud Shirt Brewing Company, based in Brighton, won two honours at the Society of Independent Brewers beer awards.

The company’s flagship brew, Hazed and Confused, took gold in the bottle and can pale ale category for the South East region, being named best in category by the judging panel.

The brewery’s EXP experimental line also won a silver award for its EXP11.

Both beers have earned a place in the finals of the National Beer awards in Liverpool in March.

The Argus: Head brewer and co-owner Elias AsimakisHead brewer and co-owner Elias Asimakis (Image: Loud Shirt Brewing Co.)

Head brewer and co-owner Elias Asimakis began his career in craft beer in 2002 in New York City before taking over the original Loud Shirt brewery in 2021, rebuilding the brand and its brews from the ground up.

He said: “We’re delighted to receive these awards and the recognition for our passion and commitment to brewing remarkable craft beer.

“In just two years, the brewery has produced over 20 different beers, expanded trade across the UK and opened a taproom for craft lovers to enjoy our beers in a social setting.

“Despite this growth, we’ve remained passionate about the consistency of our products, both individually and across our range.

“We’re proud of our innovation and delighted to be recognised for this in a line-up of leading industry names, by whom we’re eternally inspired.”

Hazed and Confused was developed over the last eight years and is a fruity, full-bodied IPA, with American hops, tangerine, tropical fruit and stone fruit aromas.

EXP11 is the 11th in the company’s experimental line, with "a soft grain bill and sweet tropical notes and low bitterness".

The awards are judged by experts from across the UK, with beers marked against internationally recognised style guides, looking at appearance, aroma, flavour, aftertaste and saleability.

Loud Shirt Brewing Company, in Roedean Road, Brighton, has a core line of four beers, available in keg, cask and can.

The Loud Shirt Taproom allows consumers to experience its beers at the very best, mere metres from where they are brewed.