International Beer Challenge 2013 Winners Published
For 17 years the International Beer Challenge has rewarded and promoted excellent beers.
The whole rainbow of beer complexity enters the IBC, with entries received from no fewer than 30 countries, including acknowledged brewing heartlands and representations from advancing beer countries.
Judges include some of the shrewdest beer judges in the land – retailers, importers, publicans, brewers, writers and flavour analysts. Add in some highly experienced judges from continental Europe to make sure we have an even better spread of tasting experience.
Judges study each beer in turn, considering the appearance, the aroma, the taste and the finish, before discussing their findings with other table members and reaching a consensus on which medal to award. The level of knowledge and experience of the judges is striking and, for a beer to achieve any kind of medal from such exacting critics is a real achievement.
Here are the 2013 International Beer Challenge trophy winners:
|Supreme Champion||Redoak Special Reserve|
|Supreme Champion Design & Packaging||Sharp’s Connoisseurs Choice|
|Best Ale above 5%||Hawthorn Australian IPA|
|Best Ale up to 5%||Salopian Oracle|
|Best Fruit Beer||Marks & Spencer Belgian Cherry Wheat Beer|
|Best Lager above 5%||Samuel Adams Double Bock|
|Best Lager up to 5%||Baltika Yarpivo Two Hops|
|Best Speciality Beer||Redoak Special Reserve|
|Best Stout or Porter||Harveys Imperial Extra Double Stout|
|Best Wheat Beer||Baltika No. 8 Wheat|
|Best NABLAB||Kross 2,4|
|Best New Design & Packaging||Septem ACE|
|Best Established Design & Packaging||Sharp’s Quadrupel Ale|
|Best Design & Packaging Range||Sharp’s Connoisseurs Choice|
For Gold, Silver and Bronze winners – check out their website: http://www.internationalbeerchallenge.com/2013-winners/