NZPA has won another medal, this time with a Taste Cumbria Gold Award.
It was one of 40 Gold’s given to producers in Cumbria as part of the 2013 Cumbria Life Food & Drink Awards. Around 200 products, across 7 categories (meat, dairy, bread, desserts, condiments, beer & miscellaneous) were judged by a panel in November, with the ‘beer’ category taking 9 Gold awards.
NZPA was described by the judges as “a pale ale abundantly hopped with exotically fruity New Zealand hops”. This is the latest in a string of awards for NZPA, last year it won a Gold medal in the CAMRA Cumbrian Beer of the Year awards and previous to that a Bronze medal at the Brewers Society North region competition 2011. “We’re delighted that judges have recognised the quality of New Zealand’s hops and the skills of our brewing team” said New Zealander, Matt Clarke, Head Brewer.