Beer ‘Oscar’ for Brewster’s of Grantham

Brewster's Brewery's award-winning Hophead.
Brewster's Brewery's award-winning Hophead.

A brewery in Grantham has picked up an ‘Oscar’ at the International Brewing Awards.

Sara Barton, of Brewster’s Brewery, is celebrating Hophead’s gold medal win at the event in Burton on Trent, known as the ‘Oscars’ of the industry.

Around 1,000 entries from 50 countries were judged by brewers from around the world across a number of different categories. Hophead was placed first in the Class 1 category for cask ale 2.9% - 3.8% ABV.

Sara said: “Recognition at the International Brewing Awards is a massive boost for Brewster’s Brewery. As a gold medal winner we’ve been chosen as one of the best cask ales in the world by other brewers. We believe that we’ve earned our place on the bar as a top-quality British brewery, consistently brewing great-tasting and innovative beers.”

Hophead was born in 1999 and is now the brewery’s best-selling beer. In fact, it is brewed at least once a week to keep up with demand, said Sara.

The judges at the International Brewing Awards praised Hophead’s “refreshing hop notes”. The beer is now in the running, alongside three other class winners, for the International Cask Conditioned Beer Competition Trophy which will be announced on April 29.