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Harveys achieve outstanding success at the British Bottlers’ Institute Competition 2013

Three Golds and Two silvers at the 2013 BBI Awards.
Three Golds and Two silvers at the 2013 BBI Awards.

Results of the British Bottlers’ Institute Competition, published today, saw Harveys Brewery sweep the board for the strongest and weakest categories of beer in the competition.

Harveys Christmas Ale was awarded Gold Medal in the strong beer category while their Elizabethan Ale was awarded the Silver Medal. In the low / non-alcohol beer category, Harveys Bill Brewer Low Alcohol Sussex Old Ale took the Gold Medal while their John Hop Low Alcohol Sussex Bitter had to be content with the Silver Medal. Star of Eastbourne was also awarded a Diploma in the ‘Ales, abv 6.0% – 7.4%’ category.

A unique achievement, for Harveys, was the success of ‘Bill’s Beer’. It won Gold Medal for the Best Lager with an abv 3.5%-4.2%. Miles Jenner, Head Brewer at Harveys, commented ;

Bill's Beer

“When Bill first approached us for a bespoke beer, he asked for a very light, soft beer that would suit anyone at any time. The brief was for a cross between an ale and a lager so we have clearly succeeded as regards the latter. It has been a runaway success and, following its appearance at their first store opposite the brewery in Lewes more than a decade ago, is now sold throughout their ever expanding chain of restaurants. It is an ideal accompaniment for any meal.”

For a full list of all the winners see the BBI website here.

3 thoughts on “Harveys achieve outstanding success at the British Bottlers’ Institute Competition 2013

  1. Harveys brew beers they should deservedly be proud of. With their success in our competition this year it only goes to proves the quality of their fantastic brews. Gaining a 5-medal sweep this year is a huge accomplishment, keep up the good work and congratulations on your achievement.

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