Round Corner Brewing has returned from the International Beer Challenge with two of the highest accolades available, and another six medals.
This year marked the first time the Melton Mowbray-based brewery had entered the International Beer Challenge, following huge success at other international beer awards over the past few years.
The two most prestigious awards the brewery picked up were the Glenn Payne Rising Star Award and the trophy for best lager up to 5% ABV, for black lager Gunmetal.
Completing Round Corner’s medal haul were gold awards for 10 Hours in LA (Pacific pale ale) and Frisby (lager), and bronzes for Follow the Green Line (New Zealand pale ale), Drivers (hazy Vermont session IPA), and Jandals and Togs (gluten-free super session pale ale).
“We’re delighted to receive these incredible awards and further international recognition of the quality beer we produce here at Round Corner Brewing,” said brewery co-founder and brewing director, Colin Paige.
“Gunmetal black lager was the second beer we ever brewed at Round Corner Brewing, in November 2018, and the first brew scored our very first international gold medal in early 2019 at the International Brewing Awards, so it has held a special place in our hearts since.
“At the brewery, we are delighted with how this beer always performs to such a high and consistent standard. It’s an unfamiliar style to many in the UK, but Gunmetal black lager is the defining English black lager.
“To also be awarded the Glen Payne Rising Star Award is humbling, and it signifies how hard our brewers have worked to get great flavour and quality across our whole portfolio of beers. And with an additional five of our beers receiving an award, it really signifies this.”
Co-founder and chief executive, Combie Cryan, added: “What an incredible achievement. We’re blown away by this news and the addition of these outstanding awards to our already prestigious 2023 collection…
“We’ll be celebrating this awesome success with the team, and raising a glass of Gunmetal together.”