The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

New Zealand beers win medals in Kentucky

rsz_nln_enewsletter_-_23_july_-_kentucky_-_photo_invercargill_smokin_bishop-1New Zealand breweries picked up eight medals at the recent Alltech Commonwealth Craft Beer Cup at Lexington Kentucky.  One thousand beers from 30 countries were entered in the contest with 45 bronze, 36 silver and six gold medals were awarded.  For New Zealand to win eight medals (five bronze medals and three silver medals) against such fierce competition is a real achievement.

The Kiwi medal winners were:

Bronze: Invercargill Brewery Pitch Black Imperial Stout (a big, decadent, silky smooth, chocolaty stout)

Bronze: Invercargill Brewery Smokin’ Bishop (a unique manuka smoked beer with a combination of smoky and savoury which reminds some of bacon and mushrooms for breakfast)

Bronze: Moa Brewing Co Cherry Sour (a cheeky drop, sweet in the middle with a tart, sour finish – it will surprise many)

Bronze: Renaissance Elemental Porter (a rich, silken brew with notes of coffee, chocolate and nuts)

Bronze: Renaissance Brewing Tribute Barley Wine (an enormous old-school beer with hints of honey, toffee, leather and love)

Silver: Ben Middlemiss Brewing Hodgson IPA (brewed by a legend of New Zealand brewing, this IPA has notes of marmalade, grapefruit and late bitterness)

Silver: Moa Brewing Company Rum Barrel Quad 2012 (a huge Belgian style dark ale aged in dark rum barrels which produces a beer with juicy notes of raisin, chocolate and alcohol)

Silver: Schipper’s Maverick IPA (a fine example of New Zealand Pale Ale, this beer has notes of citrus, pine and spruce before a cleansing bitterness)

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