Gold and sil­ver awards for Far­sons Clas­sic Brews in Brus­sels Beer Chal­lenge

Malta Independent - - BUSINESS -

This year’s edi­tion of the Brus­sels Beer Chal­lenge has just awarded gold and sil­ver re­spec­tively to Far­sons Dou­ble Red Strong Ale and Far­sons Blue La­bel Orig­i­nal Am­ber Ale. The beers, re­cently launched un­der the Far­sons Clas­sic Brews range ear­lier this year, are brewed by Si­monds Far­sons Cisk plc.

Far­sons Dou­ble Red has been awarded gold in the Pale & Am­ber Ale: Strong/Ex­tra Spe­cial Bit­ter cat­e­gory while Far­sons Blue La­bel Ale has been awarded sil­ver in the Pale & Am­ber Ale: Best Bit­ter cat­e­gory.

Present at the awards cer­e­mony held in Brus­sels yes­ter­day, 21st Novem­ber, Eu­ge­nio Caru­ana, Head of Pro­duc­tion at the Far­sons Brew­ery, com­mented, “These awards are a sig­nif­i­cant achieve­ment and ev­i­dence of our brew­ers’ ded­i­ca­tion to ex­cel­lence in qual­ity and un­wa­ver­ing ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment. We are ex­tremely proud of this re­sult, and our brew­ing tra­di­tion and her­itage.”

The re­vamped and ex­tended Far­sons Clas­sic Brews range, harps back to the Far­sons Brew­ery's ori­gins in the 1920s. The range in­cludes an en­hanced Far­sons Blue La­bel Orig­i­nal Am­ber Ale, an am­ber coloured, top-fer­mented ale, hopped and mixed with a spe­cial type of mild malt that gives the richly coloured ale a unique, smooth and mild taste, to­gether with two new ad­di­tions, Far­sons In­dia Pale Ale, a bit­ter ale brewed with high qual­ity malt and tra­di­tional English hops, and Far­sons Dou­ble Red Strong Ale, an all malt and full bod­ied strong ale with a deep ruby color and a pleas­ant hoppy bit­ter­ness, bal­anced out by a malty and fruity sweet­ness.

The Brus­sels Beer Chal­lenge is a global beer com­pe­ti­tion held in Bel­gium that pro­vides a unique op­por­tu­nity for beer pro­duc­ers across the globe to com­pete with the best in­ter­na­tional brew­ers. It was launched on the ini­tia­tive of Brus­se­li­cious as part of the Gourmet Food Year in Brus­sels in 2012 and is a point of ref­er­ence for beer en­thu­si­asts and ex­perts.

The fifth edi­tion of the Brus­sels Beer Chal­lenge took place be­tween the 3rd and 6th Novem­ber in Brus­sels, Bel­gium. Through­out these three days a tast­ing panel of 75 in­ter­na­tional renowned beer con­nois­seurs tasted 1,100 beers from all over the world. The par­tic­i­pat­ing beers are di­vided into cat­e­gories based on ori­gin, type and style and then eval­u­ated. At the end of the three tast­ing days, the best beers in each cat­e­gory are awarded a gold, sil­ver or bronze award.

left, Eu­ge­nio Caru­ana, Head of Pro­duc­tion at the Far­sons Brew­ery, with Thomas Costeno­ble, Di­rec­tor of the Con­cours Mon­dial de Brux­elles.

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