Sweet surprise for local brewers

Sweet surprise for local brewers

Roleystone Brewing Co part owner Adam Casotti with their award winning brew. Photograph - Richard Polden.

A well-balanced semi-sweet cider made by locally grown apples and pears has stood out against strong competition in this year’s Perth Royal Cider Awards. 

Roleystone Brewing Co owners Adam Casotti and Ross Catalano submitted their newest drop into this year’s specialty and experimental category in the hope of backing up the success they had last year with their original flavour.

This year the pair scored a silver medal for their drop titled Gold N’ Pear, which they only started producing in May and pouring in July this year. 

Part owner Adam Casotti said they were ecstatic to discover their new flavour was a hit with the judges. 

“The awards have a lot of industry credibility and based on the results we have seen this year it just showed how critiqued and tough the judging is,” he said.

“Considering we are still new in the industry we are so proud that the two products we have produced have both taken out an award two years in a row. 

“To be able to take out two significant awards in two years of business and for both of our products is unreal and is a testament to our rigorous process we go through in defining our recipes.” 

The brew went up against other well-known cider companies such as Core Cider and Carmel Cider Company in the Perth Hills region.

The pair has recently decided to release their original flavour in cans and are working on some concepts for new flavours.