International Brewing and Cider Awards announce medal winners

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Beers and ciders from Northampton to New Zealand were recognised at the International Brewing Awards and International Cider Awards on Friday (13 February).

Bronze, silver and gold medal winners were announced after three days of judging at the National Brewery Centre in Burton-upon-Trent, where a panel of 43 judges assessed close to 1,000 beers and ciders submitted from 50 countries.

The winners came from 23 different countries and from a broad spectrum of producers from regional micro-brewers to multi-national companies, reflecting the recent boom in craft brewing and cider making.

View the full list of winners here​.

Chair of judges Bill Taylor said: “One of the strengths of the International Brewing Awards has always been its ability to accommodate a wide range of beer styles and this year we have seen even more diversity in the entries. The structure of the competition, with broad, style-based categories, means that there is a place for every beer and cider and all have an equal chance of winning a medal or even a trophy.

“The standard of entries this year was again extremely high and our judging panel put in long hours tasting and debating the merits of the beers and ciders, to arrive at a consensus on the 100+ medal winners.  Brewers and cider makers who entered this competition can be confident that their product received quality consideration from our judges.”

Cider entries doubled in number this year, endorsing the organisers’ decision to reintroduce ciders to the competition in 2013. The cider competition will be developed further for 2017, with input from several of the cider makers who judged this year.

The 10 overall Championship winners – nine beers and one cider – will be unveiled at an Awards lunch at London Guildhall on 29 April. 

The International Brewing Awards and International Cider Awards will run again in February 2017, with entries open from August 2016.

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