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8th August 2023

Brewery Claims Four Country Winners At 2023 World Beer Awards

Round Corner Brewing Claim An Impressive Eight Medals In London

MELTON MOWBRAY, 7th August 2023.

Round Corner Brewing have claimed an impressive four country winner medals at the 2023 World Beer Awards in London, along with an additional four beers picking up respective silver and bronze medals.

Held annually in London, the Melton Mowbray brewery has an impressive history at the World Beer Awards, claiming medals every year since 2020. However, for 2023 they have returned to the East Midlands with their most impressive accomplishment, four country winners and the most awarded UK brewery at the 2023 World Beer Awards.

The four beers which claimed the England Country Winner varied from lager to IPA, showing testament to the brewery’s impressive ability to brew a variety of beer styles to an award-winning standard. Alongside their Country Winner status, each of the four beers also claimed the gold medal in England too.

Winning the England Country Winner Lager Dark was Gunmetal. A black lager which is no stranger to big awards having previously won Gold at the 2023 European Beer Challenge, 2020 World Beer Awards and 2019 International Brewing Awards. Gunmetal is a beautiful-looking beer, dark brown in colour with deep garnet highlights and a crema-like foam.

Beneath The Streets, Keller Pils claimed England Country Winner Lager Zwickl / Pale Kellerbier. A Market Edition beer, the brewery’s limited edition range, was brewed for the first time in 2023. This beer has exceptional length, a rich bready malt canvas and lashings of New Zealand Pacifica hops.

Rounding off the lager winners for the brewery was Frisby, Lager. Awarded England Country Winner Lager Classic Pilsner. This lager contains the finest German pilsner malt and English wheat malt to forge a classically smooth lager beer. Claiming silver at the 2022 World Beer Awards and 2023 European Beer Challenge, it’s the highest accolade for this lager so far.

The fourth and final country medal winner went to 10 Hours In L.A., Pacific Pale Ale. This beer was awarded England Country Winner IPA Specialty. Changing its style and ABV for 2023, this is Round Corner Brewing’s vision of the perfect Pacific Pale Ale – deliciously soft with a restrained bitterness and luscious tropical fruit hop aroma.

Not to be dismissed, the brewery claimed an additional four medals. There were silver medals for Steeplechase, Pale Ale. A beer which has claimed a host of accolades, with Trophy for World’s Best Ale at the 2021 International Brewing Awards.

Bringing home the additional medals for the Melton Mowbray brewery were three bronzes, which went to Drovers Hazy Vermont Session IPA, Follow The Green Line New Zealand Pale Ale and Jandals & Togs Gluten Free Super Session Pale Ale.

The World Beer Awards are global awards selecting the very best in all the international recognised styles, awarding and promoting the world’s best beers to consumers and trade across the globe.

For Round Corner Brewing this achievement adds to a strong start to 2023, with plenty more exciting moments on the horizon for the brewery. The team will be attending the London Craft Beer Festival this weekend 11-12 August and will be pouring a new Market Edition release which is launching at the festival.

Round Corner Brewing’s Co-Founder & Brewing Director, Colin Paige said: “This makes all those early mornings and late finishes worthwhile, winning four country winners, more than any other brewery in the UK is truly humbling.

“We founded this brewery on one overarching philosophy that craft beer was all about the relentless pursuit of perfection, not about following fads. We are so happy that this philosophy, hard work, and dedication from our amazing brewing team has paid off.”

Round Corner Brewing’s CEO and Co-Founder, Combie Cryan said: “We’re delighted to be returning from London with not only with four country-winning beers, but to be the most awarded UK brewery at the World Beer Awards, that’s an incredible achievement.

“Here at the brewery, we see day in, day out the hard work all our brewers put into making the best possible version of every beer we brew. So, when we enter awards as prestigious as these and return with such an incredible amount, it’s a true testament to the whole team.

“We’ve had a wonderful start to 2023, not only with awards but by launching many new beers, hosting and attending excellent events and spreading our love of Round Corner Brewing beer wider than ever before. We’re excited to see what the rest of the year has to offer, and we’ll raise a glass to this success.”


Round Corner Brewing believes craft beer is all about the relentless pursuit of perfection and it’s this pursuit that drives the brewery to make Uncommonly Good Beer.

Founded in 2018 by Colin Paige and Combie Cryan, Round Corner Brewing have been awarded numerous gold, silver and bronze medals at some of the most prestigious awards in the world. These include The European Beer Challenge, International Brewing Awards and The World Beer Awards. Most notably Round Corner Brewing were awarded the World’s Best Ale & Gold medal at The 2021 International Brewing Awards for their Pale Ale, Steeplechase.


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