Kent’s Shepherd Neame has announced that it has picked up eight medals at the 2020 International Beer Challenge (IBC).

Gold medal winner 1698

In the flavoured beer category, a silver medal was awarded to New Dawn Citrus IPA, and in the stout/porter class Double Stout achieved a bronze medal. In the lagers category, Bear Island Triple Hopped Lager was awarded bronze, with Whitstable Bay Blonde Lager receiving a silver medal. In the individual product category, Bear Island East Coast Pale Ale was awarded a bronze medal.

In the ales category, Shepherd Neame was placed on all three levels, with its India Pale Ale picking up a bronze medal, Bishops Finger receiving silver, and its bottle conditioned ale 1698 winning gold in the ales category. This 6.5% ale was shortlisted against other category winners for the title of overall champion.

Sheoherd Neame head brewer, Mike Unsworth, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised with a selection of medals, including gold, at these prestigious awards, demonstrating our beers are amongst the finest in the world.

“Our team is passionate about beer, and committed to quality and innovation. After a challenging year, it is particularly special to have our work appreciated in this way.”

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