Fuller’s Brewery has won the Time Out Magazine Trophy for the Best British Style Ale for their 1845 Celebration Strong Ale at the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) on Thursday the 21st of May at the Melbourne Showgrounds, Victoria.
The awards is the largest annual competition of its kind in the world, judging both draught and packaged beer. Renowned for showcasing the highest quality beer and for celebrating brewing excellence in Australia and around the world.
Along with the Best British Ale Trophy, Fuller’s ‘1845’ also received a gold medal in its class. The ‘1845’ was specially commissioned in 1995 to celebrate 150 years of the Fuller, Smith and Turner partnership. It is a live, bottle-conditioned beer, skilfully brewed to mature over time. Fittingly, this award coincides with the 170th Anniversary of the partnership.
The ABIA is conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria and attracted a record number of entries with more than 1,700 submissions from 344 exhibitors, across 35 countries received. The wide variety of beer styles were assessed by an expert industry panel of 58 judges from around the world over three days.
Head Judge Warren Pawsey was overwhelmed with the quality of entrants in 2015, which has improved year-on-year.
“We have been extremely impressed by the high quality product coming through, and 2015’s pool of entrants has not disappointed.”