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Published: 07:40, 26 September 2019
| Updated: 09:40, 26 September 2019
Kent’s newest brewery, Ashford-based Curious Brewing, has been named UK Brewer of the Year at the International Beer Challenge 2019.
The brewer, which is owned by wine producer Chapel Down, beat off stiff competition to take home the award after being judged by a panel of 70 industry experts.
Earlier this month Curious Brewing also won Gold in the Lager Taste Category for its flagship premium lager Curious Brew at the World Beer Awards.
Gareth Bath, managing director of Curious Brewing, said, “This is unbelievable and amazing for us. We are currently a small player in the UK beer market, but we’ve now been judged to be the best brewer in the entire country. We’re thrilled.
“We’ve always believed our unique winemaker’s approach creates delicious, premium brews, but it’s something else to win an internationally recognised award to validate it. This is huge for us and I couldn’t be prouder of the talented team that we’ve built and who have helped bring this home.
Earlier this year Curious Brewery opened its state-of-the art, multi-million pound ‘cathedral of brewing’ in Ashford, and this year will also the rebranding of Curious Brewing’s core range of beer and cider, with new bottles launching this Autumn.
To tour the brewery or find out more go to curiousbrewery.com
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