Bridge Road raids show vault
BEECHWORTH’S Bridge Road Brewers’ enterprise mounted a highly successful raid on the Sydney Royal Beer and Cider Show’s vault on Friday when it won half of the show’s gold medals for bottled beer.
The Kraus family business backed up its 2016 best beer win when its mid-strength alternative, ‘Little Bling’, not only won 2017 gold but was named best bottled beer in the show.
Maria and Ben Kraus entered six beers in the competition and gold medals were awarded to four – Bling IPA, Robust Porter, Chevalier Saison and Little Bling.
Their Beechworth Pale Ale won a silver medal and Celtic Red Ale a bronze medal.
“Such a result is really rewarding for the brewers and packaging team here in Beechworth,” Mr Kraus said.
“We pride ourselves on high standards and being a 100 per cent in-house operation, particularly at a time that many other beer brands are trending towards out-sourcing production or multinational ownership.
“It is also a fantastic for our efforts in marketing our beers in the Sydney market.”
Bridge Road Brewers employ more than 30 people and provide opportunity for growth and professional development.
The sparkling enterprise actively and financially supports community groups and festivals and generates strong visitor interest in its own range of events, such as Oktoberfest.
The brewery also distributes its Beechworth-branded products nationally, promoting both their beers and the High Country as a destination at events and venues almost every week of the year.
Export destinations for the Beechworth brand include Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and the United States.
Bridge Road Brewers plan to include their recent medal wins on upcoming packaging of their winning beers in order to leverage the most from their strong results.
TOP BREW: Maria and Ben Kraus reached the top of the trophy ladder for their sought-after beers at the Sydney Royal awards last week.