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Harvey's wins two golds at the BBI Drinks Competition 2019

Harvey’s are excited to reveal that they have been presented with a total of nine awards at this year’s British Bottler’s Institute (BBI) Competition 2019.  

The BBI Drinks Competition takes place every year in July and is the awarding body for two different categories; Ales, Lagers & Ciders and Water, Soft Drinks & Juices.

Harvey’s greatest achievements at the awards were for Lewes Castle Brown and Low Alcohol Best Bitter, both of which received gold medals. Lewes Castle appeared in the Stout, Porter or Dark Ale ABV 5.4% category, whilst Low Alcohol Best Bitter victoried in the Low Strength Ales ABV 0.5% or below category.

Harvey’s were awarded two golds, three silvers and four diplomas (bronze equivalent) in total for their brews. A fantastic achievement! 

See below for the list of all the winning beers and categories:

Name Category Award
Lewes Castle Brown Stout, Porter or Dark Ale abv 5.4% Gold
Low Alcohol Best Bitter Low Strength Ales abv 0.5% or below Gold
Ole Ale Ales, abv 1.5% - 3.9% Silver
1859 Porter Stout, Porter or Dark Ale, abv 4.0% - 5.4% Silver
Black Stout Stout, Porter or Dark Ale, abv 4.0% - 5.4% Silver
Tom Paine Ales, abv 5.0% - 5.9% Diploma
Star of Eastbourne Ales, abv 6.0% - 7.4% Diploma
Imperial Extra Double Stout Stout, Porter or Dark Ale, abv 7.5% or above Diploma
Low Alcohol Old Ale Low Strength Ales, abv 0.5% or below Diploma


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