Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 10°C

ESTD 1874 Search

WIN A NEW HYUNDAI i10 - See the EADT on June 8 for full details

Southwold: Adnams’ first lager wins gold in International Beer Challenge

11:28 18 August 2014

Fergus Fitzgerald, head brewer at Adnams,  launching the company

Fergus Fitzgerald, head brewer at Adnams, launching the company's Jack Brand Dry Hopped lager in 2013.

Archant

Southwold-based brewer Adnams has won a gold medal at the 2014 International Beer Challenge (IBC) for its first ever lager.

shares

Adnams’ Dry Hopped Lager, launched last year as part of the company’s Jack Brand craft beer range, is brewed using Pilsner malt, as is traditional in lager-style beers, but then “dry hopped” − the addition of hops after the boiling process − with the Australian variety Galaxy to provide maximum aroma.

Emma Hibbert, head of corporate affairs at Adnams, which is a member of the EADT/EDP Top 100 listing of the 100 largest companies in Suffolk and Norfolk, said: “Everyone at Adnams is incredibly thrilled to have received this award and so honoured that the IBC’s prestigious panel of experts has acknowledged our Dry Hopped Lager at this year’s awards.

“Though it is our first lager, we have put years of brewing experience into the recipe, to create a bold, bright and exceptionally tasty beer. To have only launched Dry Hopped Lager and the Jack Brand range a year ago, and to get this sort of international recognition already, is really exciting.”

Adnams also won IBC silver medals for its Ghost Ship and Broadside ales and bronze medals for its Innovation and Sole Bay beers in the tasting section of the awards, plus a design and packaging gold award for the presentation of its Mosaic Pale Ale which, like its Dry Hopped Lager and Innovation, is also part of the Jack Brand range.

The IBC involves beers being judged by an expert panel for appearance, aroma, taste and finish. Winners in the seven different categories, and an overall champion, will be announced next month.

Jeff Evans, chairman of the IBC judges, said: “The IBC is not an easy competition in which to win a medal of any colour. Our judges are among the most demanding around, all of them experts from across the brewing industry.

“They don’t give medals away cheaply and so bronze and silver medals in the IBC, I believe, are worth much more than golds in other competitions.

“Of course, the very best beers are awarded gold medals and this year only 30 gold medals were awarded, which underlines the rigorousness of the judging.”

: : The second release of Adnams’ Single Malt Whisky No 1 is now available from the company’s shops, and online.

Last December’s inaugural release sold out quickly and the second release, which has undergone the same three-year maturation process in new French oak barrels, is also expected to prove popular.

The first release of Single Malt received a silver medal at the International Wine & Spirit Competition and a bronze medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Adnams Triple Grain Whisky No 2 is also still available.

shares

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Sarah Howard, president of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, and Mark Pendlington, chairman of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, at the celebration marking the first year of work by the New Anglia Growth Hub.

Supporters and staff from the New Anglia Growth Hub today celebrated its first year of work.

B&Q parent Kingfisher said it was ploughing on with a shake-up plan

B&Q parent Kingfisher said today it was ploughing on with a shake-up plan “at pace” as it reported a first quarter slide in sales at the DIY chain.

The new Escape lounge at Stansted Airport.

A new business lounge at Stansted Airport has been used by more than 9,000 visitors in its first month.

Rooney Anand, chief executive of Greene King.

Proposals from pubs and brewing company Greene King designed to address concerns over its agreed acquisition of the Spirit Pub Company look set to be backed by the UK’s competition authority.

Angus Berry, energy manager at Thames Water, and Richard Robey, sales and marketing director at Haven Power.

Haven Power, the specialist supplier of electricity to UK businesses, has signed a deal with Thames Water worth more than £500million over the next five years.

Retail sales are

Retail sales are “bounding ahead” as falling prices and a boost to consumer spending power is giving retailers the most upbeat outlook for 27 years, according to new figures.

A Ryanair passenger plane after take off from Stansted Airport.

Budget airline Ryanair saw profits growth take off last year as a revamp designed to improve its image and attract business customers sent earnings soaring by 66%.

The New Anglia Growth Hub team, including its business growth advisers who offer free support to businesses in Suffolk and Norfolk.

New Anglia Growth Hub has beaten its target of providing support for 3,000 businesses in its first year.

Andrew Rowe, managing director of Concertus.

Andrew Rowe, managing director at Ipswich based Concertus Design & Property Consultants, has been appointed as finance director for SPACES, the new society that has been formed from a merger between SCALA (Society for Construction and Architecture in Local Authorities) and SCEME (Society of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers serving Local Government).

Greene King apprentice Tamara-Leigh Kirkham.

Greene King has been named VQ Large Employer of the Year for 2015, in recognition of its support for members of its workforce undertaking vocational qualifications (VQs).

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages