BentSpoke’s Barley Griffin was named the best of the best at the International Brewing and Cider Awards 2019, winning the Championship Trophy for Small Pack Ale.
“BentSpoke are truly honoured to be recognised as being at the top of its class at the oldest brewing awards in the world,” said head brewer Richard Watkins. “Winning an award like this is a testament to how committed the whole brew team are. Our team are obsessed with giving people the best brew – every single time.”
BentSpoke is the only Australian brewery to secure a championship trophy at the 2019 IBAs.
“The Championship Trophy winners’ announcement is the culmination of a lengthy judging process, where our panel of 50 industry professionals vote for those beers and ciders that they would be prepared to stake their future success on. Our Championship Trophy winners represent the crème de la crème of their respective categories,” said Ruth Evans MBE, Director of Brewing Technology Services who oversees the awards.
Founded in 1888, the awards aim to reward and recognise the innovation, attention to detail and hard work that goes into beer and cider production.
The Championship Trophy winners were announced on 1 May 2019 at a prestigious awards ceremony at the Guildhall, London.