Evan-Evans top organic brewer in the world!Added 20 February 2013
Llandeilo based brewer Evan-Evans has been voted the top Organic Beer Brewer in the world at the BFBI International Brewing Awards 2013. The awards are often dubbed the brewing Oscars, and represent the Pinnacle of Brewing Excellence. Judged by 40 brewers from around the World, this is the ultimate brewing competition. Brewers judged by brewers.
Evan-Evans won the coveted Bronze medal in the Best Bitter category in 2011, but this year triumphed in the event winning the gold medal for organic beers.
No other welsh brewer won an award or medal.
Simon Buckley, Chief Executive of the Evan-Evans group, said:
'This is a special moment for us at Evan-Evans. The beer was brewed by my son James, with our technical Brewer Sajan taking responsibility for the QC and monitoring the fermentation.
This is a major achievement for our team here in Llandeilo. To be voted the Worlds number one organic brewer is something we are extremely proud of, and this shows that our brewing skills are some of the very best not only in Wales but across the world.
To win the bronze medal was a major achievement, but to win the Gold medal is the greatest recognition we could ask for. For my two young brewers, this shows that hard work, determination and skill delivers in the International awards arena. At 24 to be voted the top organic brewer in this way is an achievement for them both, and is justifiably something they should both be enormously proud of.
The dedication they have shown to the process, and their ability to brew Internationally award winning ales, has shown that Welsh Brewing is not only alive and well, but that the Buckley Family are now back in pre-eminent position as the most successful brewing family in Wales.
I am extremely proud of our achievement, and now look forward to the ceremony in April, when we will have the opportunity to fly the flag for Wales and celebrate our family brewing heritage.'
The international brewing awards were judged in Burton Upon Trent on Wednesday through to Friday last week, by a panel of 40 judges from around the world.
For more information contact either Simon Buckley on 01558 824455 or Rob Lloyd PR on the following
07777 683637 (m)
01554 7257600 (h)