Press Release: Admiral’s Ale voted best bottled beer in the World

St Austell Brewery’s Admiral’s Ale has won the ultimate accolade after being voted the best packaged beer in the world.

Admiral’s Ale scooped the top award at the International Beer Challenge – held in association with Off Licence News – coming in at number one in their list of the ‘World’s 50 Best Beers’.

The event is the largest packaged beer competition in the world and saw UK brewing industry heavyweights including Fullers, Greene King and Shepherd Neame battling it out for the top spot.

Admiral’s Ale won its class and then went on to be named the overall Supreme Champion at the awards ceremony held in London.

Roger Ryman, St Austell Brewery Director of Brewing, said it was a fantastic result, adding: “It is a big thrill to have won such a top award and a great credit to the team for the way in which we are consistently producing top quality ales which are setting new standards in the brewing industry.”

The International Beer Challenge attracts international entries and is supported by some of the world’s biggest brewers. Beers are divided into 12 classes and rigorously judged and assessed on both taste and packaging by a panel of the industry’s leading beer experts.

The award is the latest for Admirals Ale which has previously won two Gold Awards in a row at the Taste of the West Awards.

Admiral’s Ale is a premium bottle conditioned ale originally brewed to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Nelson’s victory at Trafalgar in 1805. The beer is made from Cornish Gold Malt – a unique malt created for St Austell Brewery by Tuckers Maltings which is made using 100 per cent Cornish grown barley. Blended with both Styrian Golding and Cascade hops, the result is a deep bronze ale with a delicious rich biscuit flavour and a wonderful spicy aroma.

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