BRÚ Head Brewer, Francesco Sottomano, expresses how important the wins are for the brewery (and he couldn’t be happier):
‘Winning these five medals at the International Beer Challenge has put huge smiles on all of our faces here at BRÚ, especially after all the hard work that we put into developing these new recipes, trying to improve the products batch-by-batch and sourcing the best ingredients we can. These are very simple, but honest words: we are extremely happy that our BRÚ IPA, Lager, Tutti Frutti, Cheep Flirt and Legna Dearg won such amazing awards and we are now ready to face all the new and exciting chapters ahead. We will continue working hard to brew even better beers.’
And he describes the development of Legna Dearg:
‘Brewing trophy-winning Legna Dearg was a ‘craicing’ experience. Shane from DOT Brew is the pioneer of beer barrel aging in Ireland and when we mixed and matched ideas and the possibility of getting freshly emptied Amarone barrels, the recipe came to us straight away and then it was only a matter of waiting, waiting and waiting for the beer to slowly age in those oak barrels…And now here we are, a very limited edition of such a speciality beer! I couldn’t be more excited about how it’s been received and, on top of that, winning a gold medal at the International Beer Challenge is just the right reward for an exceptional beer like Legna Dearg.’
BRÚ Director, James Dunne says:
‘We’re delighted that the IPA has won Silver. This is the recognition we hoped for to mark our superior IPA, which allows the beautiful Strata hop to shine through. The trophy win is also a great achievement for the brewery and a really good reflection of the collaboration between BRÚ and DOT. We have a brilliant team and all their effort and hard work deserves these brilliant results.’
A big thank you to our brewers, who always go above and beyond to create and deliver the best brews to our customers.
Are you excited to try our award-winning beers? They are available on our BRÚ webhop and in good bottle shops in Dublin.
IBC 2020 medals awarded to BRÚ Brewery in full:
Gold – Legna Dearg in the Speciality Beer category
Silver – BRÚ IPA in the Ales category
Bronze – Cheep Flirt Session IPA in the Ales category
Bronze – Tutti Frutti Tropical Pale Ale in the Flavoured Beers category
Bronze – BRÚ Lager in the Speciality Beers (gluten-free) category