Harveys has had a brilliant run at this years International Beer Challenge, scooping three Golds, three Silvers and two Bronzes in this highly regarded annual event.
The beers in this competition are rigorously analysed by the Judges who are the most astute in the country.
Our three Golds were awarded for the Imperial Extra Double Stout, Old Ale and Prince of Denmark. Harveys was the only British brewer to receive three gold awards in this prestigious international competition.
The three Silvers were awarded for our Georgian Dragon, Lewes Castle and Tom Paine.
The two Bronzes were awarded for our Star of Eastbourne and Blue Label.
The International Beer Challenge is a major bottled beer competition and there were 430 international entries from 26 countries this year.
Press Release from Harveys Brewery:
Harveys, the Sussex Brewers, have scooped three gold medals in the 2012 International Beer Challenge – the only British brewery to do so, in the face of fierce international competition.
Their Imperial Extra Double Stout, Old Ale and Prince of Denmark Stout all received gold medals. The brewery additionally received three silver and two bronze medals. The competition attracted entries from 26 countries and was judged by a panel of international experts. A total of 30 gold medals were awarded and the winning beers now go head to head for the Championship Trophies, which will be announced in September.
Miles Jenner, Harvey’s Head Brewer, said “This is a tremendous achievement for our entire workforce. Although we look no further than satisfying our local market, it is good to know that we can compete on an international stage.”