Two Aussie beers – and one Kiwi brew – have taken out major trophies at the World Beer Awards in London.
Tinnies, Red Oak and Cassels Brewing Co are all celebrating big wins.
The global awards are presented by TheDrinksReport.com and select, reward and promote the world’s best drinks to consumers and trade across the globe.
The awards featured more than 3500 beers from 56 countries that were judged during a series of blind tastings.
Chair of the World Beer Awards Adrian Tierney-Jones said that the winners in the World Beer Awards show an exciting snapshot of some of the best beers being brewed across the globe today.
Tinnies Pale Ale, sold exclusively at Liquorland, First Choice Liquor Market and Vintage Cellars, was named as the World’s Best Pale Bitter 4.5% to 5.5%.
Additionally, its Tropical XPA was awarded Silver for World’s Best Can Design.
The judges noted: “Pronounced dry hopped aroma with tropical fruit notes coming through. Flavours with tropical notes throughout, hints of black currant and a well balanced hop bitterness. Longer finish.”
Coles Acting Chief Executive of Liquor, Cathi Scarce, said: “To have this recognition as the world’s best beer in its class is further evidence that we’re getting it right by working with the best brewers to bring fantastic new products to our customers,” she said.
Brick Lane brewer Kade Wilson added: “With Tinnies, Brick Lane worked side-by-side with our malt and hop partners, including a special trip to the annual Victorian Hop Harvest with the Liquorland team. We love that the attention to detail brought by both teams shines through in the final beer.”
Redoak scoops another international accolade
Redoak, a small independent Australian brewery, restaurant and bar, won World’s Best Flanders Red Ale with its Chateau Sour.
The brewery has been producing award winners for over 10 years under the watchful eye of head brewer David Hollyoak.
Regarding the Chateau Sour, judges said: “Dark brown in colour, slight haze. Sweet honey on the nose with some red fruit. Almond palate and nicely balanced between lactic and acidity. Rich in the back, with a tartness towards the end.”
Across the Tasman, World’s Best Milk Stout went to Cassels Brewing Co.
Judges said: “Sooth milk chocolate on the nose. Slight pear drop vanilla aroma as well. The body is smooth with rich dark malt flavours. Firm and well rounded. Good beer.”