Beerblefish scoops industry praise for three of its beers, reports Olivia Devereux-Evans
An Edmonton craft beer company scooped three prestigious medals at a London competition, earning them high esteem in the beer industry.
Beerblefish Brewing Company, a family-run brewer based at Georgiou Business Park in Edmonton, won a gold and two silver medals at the fourth-annual London Beer Competition.
Run as a social enterprise, the brewer aims to employ ex-forces personnel and support educational charities alongside its mission to make great-tasting ale.
James Atherton, Beerblefish’s founder and managing director, said: “We’re thrilled that we’ve been awarded three medals in this edition of the London Beer Competition, particularly among such a variety of great beers from well-respected breweries across the globe.
“We’re proud to win these awards because it shows that we are making the types of beers that consumers want to buy and enjoy, and that the industry wants to list.”
The London Beer Competition event “recognises excellence, celebrating craft beers consumers want to buy”. It is organised by Beverage Trade Network, which helps put on events around the world. Judges awarded gold medals to just 15 of the featured beers in the competition, recognising the
very best craft beers.
One gold was given to Beerblefish’s 1820 Porter, which is based on a 19th century recipe. Silver medals also went to the Edmonton company’s Pan Galactic Pale Ale, made from galaxy hops, and Edmonton Best Bitter, a modern bitter.
Beers were judged on quality, value and packaging. Sid Patel, from event organiser Beverage Trade Network, said: “The craft beer revolution
has brought us many different styles, previously either unknown or re-found.
“Our judges have thoroughly enjoyed looking at and debating the many different entrants, looking at beers the way beer drinkers do. Yes, they professionally analyse the quality, but crucially make awards by adding
appearance and value for money into the mix.”
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