Judges at the International Brewing Awards 2013 have honoured nearly 100 beers after a three-day judging session in Burton-upon-Trent.
The competition attracted more than 1,000 entries with beers and ciders from 45 different countries.
Presenting medals to the award-winners, chair of judges Bill Taylor, chief brewer at leading Australian food & drink business Lion Co, said, “We are delighted with this year’s awards. The number and diversity of entries demonstrate the support for the competition from all parts of the global brewing community, as does the willingness of the 40 expert brewers and cider makers to give up their time to judge.
“This competition, judged by professional brewers, dates back over 120 years. In 2011 we brought the awards back to the UK and were overwhelmed by the industry’s response. This year, we have built on that success and consolidated our position as the competition that best represents the very best beers from the entire global brewing industry.”
While the medal winners have already been announced, the 11 overall championship winners – nine beers and two ciders – will be unveiled at an awards luncheon at London Guildhall on 24 April.
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