Quantock Brewery, founded in 2007 by Cheryl Ford and Rob Rainey, has picked up three major medals at the 2022 World Beer Awards.
Members of the Quantock team celebrate their World Beer Award medals
Titanium won overall for UK-based IPA American style, and We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat was the overall UK winner for New England IPA style. The brewery’s biggest selling and flagship beer, QPA, took home a gold medal in the American pale ale category.
Titanium was crafted by co-founder and technical director Rob Rainey, who has spent the last 15 years perfecting his lifelong passion. He said: “It’s great that myself and the team have been recognised for the passion and work we have been putting into creating our best beers, not only in Somerset but now the UK as well.”
We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat was inspired by the brewery’s requirement to expand due to a surge in demand over the previous two years. Inevitably, the famous line by Robert Shaw from the original Jaws film became the natural name for the new beer.
The brewery received new investment earlier this year and a new 20-barrel brewhouse has been installed, allowing the brewery to expand production to meet the growing demand and secure its future.
Quantock Brewery co-founder and managing director Cheryl Ford said: “It’s another proud moment for our team to win these medals in this year’s World Beer Awards, especially in such heavily contested categories. As the beer markets have evolved so have we. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of what we create.
“As a team, we love beer in all its forms, commit ourselves to continually improving our skills and equipment to constantly evolve and make our beer the best it can be.”
The two UK category winners will now go forward to the global competition, where they will compete to become the best IPA American style and best New England IPA in the world. The results will be announced on 25th August.