Shepherd Neame is celebrating success at the World Beer Awards, with medals for Bear Island Triple Hopped Lager and Noughty Bear, and India Pale Ale.
Bear Island Triple Hopped Lager (4.6% ABV) scooped gold in the hoppy pilsner category. Launched in 2017, the lager is crafted using a trio of distinctive hops, with Challenger from the UK, Saaz from the Czech Republic, and US Mosaic, bringing punchy, tropical, hop-forward flavours and aromas.
Noughty Bear 0.5% IPA received a bronze award in the IPA category. Combining four hop varieties, it has 70 calories and less than 1g of sugar per 330ml bottle. Launched in 2021, it is the first low-alcohol brew from Shepherd Neame.
There was a silver award for India Pale Ale (6.1% ABV) in the English style category. It delivers potent bitterness balanced with generous amounts of pale ale malt to deliver a deep golden ale, with spiced fruit notes.
Director of brewing, Mike Unsworth, said: “We are delighted to have achieved these results at the World Beer Awards, particularly the medals for our Bear Island range.
“To receive such prestigious awards for our beers highlights the excellent skill of our teams, particularly brewing, production, quality control, and bottling. These awards also showcase the breadth the beers that we offer, demonstrating the very best in British brewing.”