The British brewing industry has cause for celebration this week following the announcement of this year’s World Beer Cup® winners, which saw an outstanding six UK breweries take home an award, including two awards for London’s Camden Town Brewery. Described as ‘the most prestigious beer competition in the world’, the bi-annual awards see brewers from across the globe battle it out for the title of best beer across 101 categories.
Camden Town Brewery’s Gentleman’s Wit – a refreshing twist on a traditional Belgian white beer – was awarded Gold in the Belgian-Style Witbier category, which represents the brewery’s first ever Gold at the World Beer Cup®.
Known for its love of lager, the brewery also picked up Silver for its Camden Pils Lager in the Other International-Style Lager category. This fresh, hoppy beer is Camden’s unfiltered take on a pilsner, with piney, aromatic American hops.
This year’s event saw 8,324 beers from 66 countries vying for the prestigious accolades. The strong presence of UK breweries at the international awards is showing no signs of slowing, with the tally of 2018 awards for UK brewers totalling seven wins. Camden Town Brewery took home two of the seven awards and was the only UK brewer to win in more than one category.
The two awards follow a long line of award wins for Camden Town Brewery, including three recent accolades at the bartender-nominated Class Bar Awards 2018. In these, Gentleman’s Wit was awarded second place for Best Beer, missing out on the top spot to Camden’s very own limited edition barrel aged Pilsner called ‘Beer 2017’, which was also crowned Supreme Champion across all drinks categories.
Jasper Cuppaidge, Founder of Camden Town Brewery, commented: “We’re excited to bring home our first gold and another silver for the trophy cabinet. For us it’s always been about doing it for great beer or not at all – and we’re so glad the experts agree. The success of UK breweries at this year’s World Beer Cup has been phenomenal!”