We won a GOLD MEDAL at the prestigious International Beer Challenge 2015 http://www.internationalbeerchallenge.com/ for our “Brighton Bier” 4% Pale Ale.
The Gold Medal winning signature pale ale, known simply as “BRIGHTON BIER”, is “an all-rounder pale, for any day and everybody”.
“BRIGHTON BIER” was blind tasted amongst over 630 beers from 30 countries, including Japan, South Africa and Brazil, at The International Beer Challenge 2015. In total 48 gold medal were awarded from the 630 beers, “Brighton Bier” was one of only 20 “Ales” to win gold. The beers were judged by UK beer experts including retailers, importers, publicans, brewers, writers and flavour analysts, as well as highly experienced judges from continental Europe to give a comprehensive spread of tasting experience.
Chairman of the judges Jeff Evans said: “This has been a bumper year for the IBC. Not only have the number of beers entered rocketed, so has the standard of the entries. Our outstanding judges have awarded more gold medals than ever, which is testimony to the quality of beers that are now available around the world: there has never been a better time to be a beer drinker. All our medal winners deserve recognition and success but those that have won gold medals show just what the art of the brewer is all about”.
The brewery began life in 2012 as a gypsy brewery at the Hand in Hand brewpub in Kemptown. From the outset the ambition has been to play a lead role in the revival of the city’s once proud and independent commercial brewing heritage, and put Brighton firmly back on the brewing map.
It's been an exciting journey from humble beginnings as gypsy brewers to a new brewery with 7,500-litre per week production capacity. A central location in Brighton has always been of paramount importance to us. Staying close to our brewing roots, but also maintaining the integrity of their brand as a brewery based in Brighton, producing great beer for the people of Brighton.
The expansion has enabled Brighton Bier to supply more venues locally and to start developing the brand around the country and overseas. As well as being available in Sussex and the South East, Brighton Bier is sold nationally through a network of distributors.
The gold medal winning signature “BRIGHTON BIER” (available in bottle and keg) and has also been registered with The Vegan Society as a beer that is suitable for vegans and vegetarians.