Monday, December 01, 2008

Australia has left Britain with yet another wound to lick, taking out an international gong for best beer.

Australia has left Britain with yet another wound to lick, taking out an international gong for best beer.

"This is just another example of something the Poms invented yet have lost to the Aussies," Barons Brewing managing director Scott Garnett said.

Barons Black Wattle Original Ale was voted the most popular beer out of 50 nominations at the JD Wetherspoon international beer festival in Britain last month.

A day later, the Wallabies savaged England 28-14 at Twickenham.

Barons Brewing was one or four international contenders in the competition which was run in 717 JD Wetherspoon pubs across Britain and voted on by 8,500 customers.

The brewer was invited to represent Australia after producing the first beer in the world made with native Australian spices.

"To win number one beer at such a huge festival is a great result for Barons and Australian beer," Mr Garnett said.

The success of the beer has drawn significant interest from British importers keen to distribute Barons beers across the country.

The winning pint is described as an amber ale flavoured with native Australian roasted wattle seed, bringing out a unique flavour reminiscent of hazelnut and mocha, and with an alcohol content of 5.8 per cent.

2 comments:

loobyloo said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmm,
doesnt say that jd weatherspoons is a poor exponent of fine ales, not beers, jd sell most fizzy stuff you can get cheaper in the local supermarket, for a better idea of the aussie beers pedigree against uk beers, it should be entered in a CAMRA competition
* I like aussie beers!!!!
http://www.camra.org.uk/

eamonn said...

pity your rugby players cant win though!!!!woooom hooooo!!!go on wales