Hawkshead Brewery got international recognition, on Friday, with a silver medal in the Brewing Industry International Awards, 2011, known as the Brewing Oscars.
The brewery’s latest cask beer, Windermere Pale, won silver in its category (cask ale below 3.8%abv.)
There were 800 entries from 30 countries in the competition, which is 125 years old, and is held to have the most professional judging panel of any – the judges, from all over the world, must be working brewers.
It was held at the National Brewing Centre, Burton on Trent, on Friday.
Hawkshead’s Alex Brodie said: “These are the beer Oscars. To be among the medals here is to be in some very good and very experienced company -- renowned breweries from the UK, USA, Belgium. This is a big boost for our young brewery.”
Another Hawkshead beer, “Brodie’s Prime,” has won the CAMRA North West regional final of its category to go through to next year’s national final, with a chance to be Champion Winter Beer of Britain.