Necessary Evil Bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout, from Thornbridge Brewery, has been named best flavoured beer in the world at the World Beer Awards.
The 13% ABV imperial stout won the national qualifying round in the best wood-aged beer in the UK then progressed to winning best flavoured beer in the UK. Advancing to compete against all of the other national winners from around the
world it subsequently won the prestigious best in the world title.
Thornbridge Brewery chief executive, Simon Webster, said: “Necessary Evil is gradually becoming as iconic as Jaipur for us. The original Bourbon version has won so many national and international awards in recent years, and the latest variants, including cognac, triple sec, and Caribbean rum have also received multiple awards and high acclaim.
“This gives us the confidence to push on with the programme and invest in more exciting barrels from around the world to keep up with consumer demand.”
Thornbridge has two other new Necessary Evil variants which will be released later this year.