Southern Highlands Brewing has won a Gold medal at the 2020 London Beer Competition (LBC) for its Goodfather beer.
The beer was one of the highest scoring in the competition, attracting 92 points from the judges. It also won Best in Show By Country.
“It’s a pretty cool feeling knowing we’re making beers that people really want to buy and enjoy,” the brewery said.
“We love what we do, and we love that others do too. We always knew our Goodfather was the goods, proud to see it take the throne winning Best in Show By Country.”
LBC noted: “This Porter is short and dark, but never underestimate the understated. It is very handsome. Let the colour lead you into the forest of dark chocolate and burnt toffee imbued in the roast malt.”
The LBC is a beer competition with a bit of a difference. Back for a third time, beers entered at LBC are judged on their quality and taste, but also value for money and packaging design to reflect how consumers pick and choose a beer they’ve never tried before.
The judges were selected from all sides of the industry – writing, brewing, trading, beer sommeliers, marketing and educators.
Truman’s Roller IPA won 2020 Beer of the Year at the London Beer Competition. It got the top score for quality, value and package.
Brewed with hops from the US and Australia, its described as having “huge aromas of citrus and stone fruits, piney underfloor, dark malt body and a bitter-sweet grapefruit finish”. One of the greatest names in British brewing, Truman’s has been a part of London life for almost 350 years.