Five gold medals for Greene King and Belhaven beers in Monde Selection 2017

Greene King's Beer Cafe in Bury St Edmunds

Greene King's Beer Cafe in Bury St Edmunds - Credit: Archant

The beers receiving the top accolade, produced at the Greene King brewery in Bury St Edmunds and by Belhaven in Dunbar, Scotland, which is also part of the group, include Old Crafty Hen, Mighty Moose IPA, Intergalactic Dry Hop Lager, Twisted Thistle IPA and the recently launch Twisted Grapefruit IPA.

Old Crafty Hen from Greene King

Old Crafty Hen from Greene King - Credit: Archant

Richard Maisonpierre, quality manager at Greene King, said: “We’re proud of the calibre of our products and of our reputation for brewing beers that drinkers and customers can trust.

“We’re delighted that our commitment has been recognised in this year’s Monde Selection and gold medals across the board show that whether we’re brewing the nation’s favourite beers or crafting new ones, quality is paramount in our breweries every step of the way.”

The Craft Academy, a brewing venture led by apprentices and supported by Greene King, also achieved a gold medal for its black IPA, Bittersweet.

The Monde Selection is held annually by the International Quality Institute and every product entered is evaluated by an independent panel of experts across a range of measures, from taste to labelling to innovation.