Medals galore!

61 Deep, No. 1 Horninglow and Hobgoblin IPA are celebrating success at this year’s International Beer Challenge.

We’re always working hard to make sure we’re the ‘best for beer’, so it’s a proud moment when our beers are recognised by the industry for their taste and quality – and this is no exception!

In the ‘British-style Pale Ales and Bitters’ category 61 Deep clinched a silver medal and limited-edition brew No.1 Horninglow a bronze. Hobgoblin IPA is also a bronze medal winner in the ‘British Style IPA’ category.

61 Deep – named after the depth of the well at Marston’s Brewery – uses five American and Australian hops to give it a fresh, zesty aroma. Dive in and you’ll enjoy tropical fruits and citrus flavours.

The first of a series of beers available exclusively at Waitrose, premium IPA No. 1 Horninglow was brewed using the famous Burton Union system. Named after the original brewing location, it’s a bottle-conditioned beer, brimming with hops to lock in the flavour.

Hobgoblin IPA launched in 2017 and quickly became a firm favourite of beer lovers – it was even awarded ‘World Best IPA’ in 2018! Its combination of old and new world hop flavours and malty base make it a great session beer.

The International Beer Challenge promotes top-quality beers from across the globe. There are 72 different categories and entries come in from more than 30 different countries.

The judges – made up of industry experts– rigorously blind taste-test every beer before awarding bronze, silver and gold in each category. Beers are scored for aroma, appearance, taste and finish.

You can find out more about the International Beer Challenge and check out the full list of winners here.

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