Kereru takes home gold … and silver … and bronze
The annual Brewers Guild awards are a really big deal in the local beer world, and Kereru Brewing Company (who we represent in the upper North Island) proved their prime place in the industry at this year’s event, taking home a total tally of nine medals, including a gold for their At-At Imperial Pilsner.
There was a 28% increase in overall entries in 2015 – 858 beers up from 670 – but only about half of these received recognition at the awards night at Sky City in Auckland.
In addition to the gold (for a ‘world-class’ beer), Kereru’s medal tally also included three silvers (awarded to ‘excellent’ beers) and five bronzes (for ‘fine examples’). The full list of their winners was:
Gold (Specialty, Experimental, Aged, Barrel, Wood-Aged): At-At Imperial Pilsner
Silver (Flavoured & Aged): Imperial Nibs
Silver (Flavoured & Aged): Come Bye
Silver (Flavoured & Aged): For Great Justice
Bronze (Flavoured & Aged): For Even Greater Justice
Bronze (British Ale): Maunga Taonga
Bronze (British Ale): Old Red Oak Ale
Bronze (European Ale): Karengose
Bronze (Stout & Porter): Moonless Stout
Competition manager Craig Bowen put out the challenge to breweries, both new and established alike, to ‘not just make good beer but strive to make great beer’. We can vouch for the fact that our friends at Kereru are already doing that.
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