Whitewater Brewery Picks up the silver at the International Beer Challenge 2011
Whitewater are celebrating again after been awarded a silver medal for Copperhead at the International Beer Challenge 2011 which took place in London last month.
A host of beer aficionados, drinks journalists and other category experts judged this year’s International Beer Challenge. A total of 25 gold medals, 64 silvers and 127 bronzes were awarded to a diverse array of beers from around the world. Seven tables of five to six judges blind tasted around 60 beers and scored them according to appearance, aroma and taste. Each panel discussed the results and debated whether the beers were of a standard worthy of a medal.
Tim Hampson, chairman of the British Guild of Beer Writers, praised the diversity of beers he judged on the day. He said: “Overall, I thought the standard
of entries was very high, reflecting the huge variety of beers which consumers can choose between. Long gone are the days when retailers only thought about stocking a continental lager, a British ale and an Irish stout. The market is now much more diverse and exciting. The spectrum of beer styles,
tastes, flavours, colours and strengths make it a highly attractive and dynamic sector. “For a beer to stand out in a series of blind
tastings it has to be very, very good.”