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Sharp’s Brewery is celebrating after picking up five honours at the annual International Wine and Spirits Competition Beer Awards.

Both Doom Bar and Sea Fury were named a 4-star beer, while Atlantic, Sharp’s Pilsner and Chalky’s Bite achieved 3-star status.

The industry awards, which were launched in 2016, are organised by the IWSC group. Headed by Simon Jackson, former chief executive of The Institute of Brewing and Distilling, the judging panel was formed of a mix of expert brewers, beer sommeliers and beer writers from across the globe.

The Beer Awards’ aim is to highlight exceptional beers within the industry, and to act as a credible point of difference within a crowded marketplace. Through recognising the UK’s leading brews, the organisers seek to influence purchasing decisions in both the on- and off-trade, to help consumers enjoy the best products on offer within the category.

James Nicholls, senior brand manager at Sharp’s Brewery, said: “To be recognised at this year’s Beer Awards is a fantastic achievement for the Sharp’s team, and testament to the all of the hard work that goes into making our beers. These awards are judged by some of the beer industry’s leading experts, so to have their endorsement on five of our core beers is really exciting.”

The award recognition is the latest in a string of success for Sharp’s Brewery, who recently picked up five awards at the 2017 International Beer Challenge and a further five medals at the World Beer Awards. As well as a 4 star rating in the Beer Awards, Sharp’s flagship beer, Doom Bar, was also recently named favourite cask ale at Inapub’s People Choice Awards 2017, and best drink in the Food Reader Awards.

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