Round Corner Brewing has claimed two gold medals at the World Beer Awards. The Melton Mowbray brewery also picked up four additional medals.

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Round Corner lead brewer Lara Lopes and head brewer and co-founder Colin Paige

Zomba, a hazy lavender witbier, was named country winner for the UK in the wheat beer/Belgian-style witbier category. It pours with a thick, pillowy foam, with juicy fruit aromas of Skittles and Turkish Delight, roses, orange peel, and lime from the coriander seeds. It has a gentle lavender addition.

The other gold medal was for Donkey Jacket in the UK milkshake IPA/New England IPA category. The NEIPA pours hazy and pale, and is loaded with Mosaic, Crystal, and Citra Hops. Tropical aromas are front and centre.

Silver medals were presented for Frisby Lager and Follow The Green Line, a limited release Kiwi pale ale. Bronze medals went to the current reigning International Beer Awards world champion, Steeplechase Pale Ale, and the Irish Stout, Reverend Hooker.

The awards were collected on behalf of the Round Corner team by head brewer and co-founder Colin Paige, and lead brewer Lara Lopes.

Colin said: “With every beer we produce we believe it’s the best it can be and that’s something we hold strong in our beliefs. So, when it’s judged that we’ve made the UK’s best wheat beer and also won gold in the best New England IPA category, it shows we’re on the right track.

Gold medal winners: Donkey Jacket (left) and Zomba

“Lara and I were invited to take part as judges for these incredible awards and got to judge some incredible beers from around the world. Like any awards we weren’t judging our own beers, so had the opportunity to taste some incredible beer and meet some wonderful people.

“Our day’s now been made even better as we leave with two golds, two silvers, and two bronze medals. It’s something as a team that tells us we’re doing a great job and inspires us to continue to strive for perfection in everything we create.”

Co-founder Combie Cryan added: “Our brewing team are constantly looking to create some of the best beers in the world, and they’ve done just that again. It’s another proud moment for the team and we’ll be smiling about this for a long time.

“However, we won’t stop there as we’re always looking for the next world beater and strive to make more uncommonly good beer.”

• To find out more about these award winners and the full Round Corner range, click here.