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14th September 2022

Badger Beers Toasts World Beer Awards Success

Dorset family brewer Badger Beers is celebrating a new round of awards success, with three of its beers winning medals at the World Beer Awards (WBA) 2022.

The WBA judges recognised both established ales and recent innovation from Badger, reflecting the brewery’s strategy of offering high quality, premium beers with a broad consumer appeal.

Badger is also launching its award-winning Milk Made stout in keg this autumn, as well as bringing medal-winning cask conditioned winter ale Red Roaster back to its pubs as a seasonal cask beer.

WBA medals for Badger Beers went to:

  • Golden Glory, which appropriately won Gold in the Flavoured Beer, Fruit category. Golden Glory is a 4.5% ABV peach flavoured golden ale with refreshing fruity and flora notes. Available in 500ml bottles.
  • Milk Made, which won Silver in the  Flavoured Stout & Porter category. Launched in 2020 as part of Badger’s innovation programme. Milk Made is a 5.2% ABV stout with “udderly” delicious layers of chocolate, vanilla and coconut. Available in 500ml bottles and 440ml cans.
  • The Blandford Fly, awarded Bronze in the Flavoured Beer, Herb & Spice category. One of Badger’s best-known beers, The Blandford Fly is a 5.2% sweet and spicy golden ale with a refreshingly different ginger taste, offset with hints of sweet toffee. Available in 500ml bottles.

Giles Mountford, Drinks Marketing Manager at Badger Beers said: “We’re delighted with these latest accolades, which build on a series of awards for our beer range, notably in the International Brewing Awards 2021.

“We continue to develop new, contemporary, and innovative craft beers such a Milk Made, which complement our established strength as a brewer of fine traditional bottled and cask ales.

“Our brewing team has plenty more innovation in the pipeline, and so we’re looking forward to having to install an even bigger trophy cabinet in the brewery at Blandford St Mary in due course.”

Milk Made was one of two Badger beers which won gold medals at the International Brewing Awards, the world’s oldest beer competition, held every two years. In the same competition, announced last autumn, Red Roaster, a rich, 5% ABV dark winter ale, also took a Gold medal in the Cask Conditioned Beer 4.9%-6.9% ABV category, and Fursty Ferret won a Silver medal in the Cask Conditioned Beer 3.9%-4.3% ABV category.


Notes to editors

  • Badger Beers have been brewed in Blandford, Dorset since 1777 by independent regional family brewers, Hall & Woodhouse, who also own around 180 pubs across the south of England. The business is now under the stewardship of the seventh generation of the Woodhouse family.
  • The Badger range of characterful, award-winning beers have widespread, national distribution, with listings in all major supermarkets and in thousands of independent grocery and specialist drinks stores, as well as with leading wholesalers and cash & carry outlets.
  • The Badger portfolio includes established, well-known ales including Golden Champion, Fursty Ferret and Tangle Foot, which are among the UK’s Top 10 fastest-growing PBA (premium bottled ale) brands.
  • More recently, Hall & Woodhouse has embarked on an ambitious NPD programme, which, coupled with the expertise of their brewing team led by Master Brewer Toby Heasman, has resulted in new beers including Fropical Ferret, a fruity IPA; Twice Tangled, a double-hopped IPA; and Milk Maid, a milk stout with notes of chocolate, vanilla and coconut. A New England IPA, launched in autumn 2021, is the first beer in a new Small Batch Series from Hall & Woodhouse.
  • Badger Beers have won an impressive number of awards in UK and international beer competitions. In 2021 Golden Champion won a Silver medal in the World Beer Awards, while Fursty Ferret took Bronze in the same competition as well as in the Great Taste Awards. In the 20201 International Brewing Awards, Milk Made and cask ale Red Roaster took Gold medals, and a Silver went to Fursty Ferret.
  • Badger Beers are proud of their Dorset heritage. Support for the local community includes sponsorship of the Dorset Wildlife Trust, the county’s nature conservation charity.
  • Badger Beers was also a patron of the Royal British Legion’s Centenary in 2021 and is featured in its ‘Cooking with Heroes’ book.
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