Beer & Cider, General

Gareth Bath Summer Blog | Aug 19

By Curious Brewery, August, 9 2019

What a tough few weeks. I’m sorry to our customers who have been impacted by our recent shortages. We’ve had an overwhelming response to our beer in recent months and we’ve been working hard to try to keep up with demand as we ramp things up at our new Ashford home. It’s been absolutely gutting to me not being able to meet all of our orders in full.

Availability is improving by the day and continues to be my top priority. In a few weeks time we’ll be in a much better position. Thank you so much for sticking with us. It’s incredibly humbling to see such loyalty to our beer and faith in the brand.

This week though we’ve had some great news!

We are always astounded by the feedback that we receive to our beers, even when tasted blind. This year we decided to put that to the test by putting ourselves up for review by a panel of industry judges and experts.
So we popped a few of our beers into two of the most influential and impartial beer awards – the International Beer Challenge (IBC) and the World Beer Awards (WBA) – the results of which were announced this week.

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INTERNATIONAL BEER CHALLENGE 2019
Over 900 beers from across the globe were judged this year and just 64 were awarded a Gold Medal. Two of which were awarded to Curious Brewing. They also awarded five Gold Medals for packaging, one of which was awarded to Curious Brewing:

Curiouser & Curiouser Chapter I: IBC Gold Medal
Curiouser & Curiouser Chapter II ‘Barrel Aged’: IBC Gold Medal
Curiouser & Curiouser Chapter III ‘The Arts’: IBC Design Gold Medal

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WORLD BEER AWARDS 2019
Widely considered to have one of the most demanding judging panels, the World Beer Awards have awarded us two Gold Medals:

Curious Brew: WBA Gold Medal
Curiouser & Curiouser Chapter II ‘Barrel Aged’: WBA UK Country Winner – Saison

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Thank you to our brilliant customers for your ongoing support.
Gareth Bath, MD