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4th May 2023

Brewery claims seven medals at 2023 European Beer Challenge

Round Corner Brewing Wins Double Gold For Steeplechase Pale Ale

MELTON MOWBRAY, 3rd May 2023.

Round Corner Brewing have today claimed an impressive seven medals at the 2023 European Beer Challenge in London, with its Steeplechase Pale Ale picking up a double gold in the American Style Pale Ale category.

Held annually in London, the Melton Mowbray brewery entered seven of its beers into the awards, showcasing the wide range of styles and quality they have on offer. And it was testament to the breweries’ pursuit of perfection that all seven beers medaled.

The most prestigious medal the brewery claimed was with its already highly awarded Steeplechase Pale Ale. Winning double gold in the American Style Pale Ale category, this now sits alongside its World’s Best Ale & Gold medal at the 2021 International Brewing Awards.

Alongside this impressive double gold, another four Round Corner Brewing beers claimed gold medals. With Drovers Hazy Vermont Session IPA, Gunmetal Black Lager, Hopping Spree West Coast IPA and Mainland New Zealand Pilsner all bringing home a notable gold medal each in their respective categories.

However, medals didn’t stop there for the brewery with a silver medal awarded to Frisby Lager and a bronze medal going to the brand-new 2023 Market Edition beer Saint Cloud Belgian Style Witbier.

With the European Beer Challenge operated by the largest beverage awards organisation in the world and judged by Europe’s leading beer buyers, it offers brands and producers the opportunity to showcase their products to key influencers in the beer market.

For Round Corner Brewing this achievement continues an already strong start to the year, with plenty more exciting moments on the horizon for the brewery. Starting with BrewLDN craft beer festival this weekend, where all seven of the awarded beers will be pouring at some point over Friday and Saturday.

Round Corner Brewing’s Head Brewer and Co-Founder, Colin Paige said: “We’re delighted to win seven medals at this year’s European Beer Challenge. For us this reinforces what we already knew, that we have a phenomenal brewing team who make exceptional beers.

“As soon as the news came in, I let the whole team know how proud of them I am, with this achievement being no small feat. It’s the ultimate validation for us to win at these awards, where we’re up against some incredible breweries from all over Europe.

“For Steeplechase to win a double gold, it backs up the already impressive awards it has to its name, such as Champion Ale at the International Brewing Awards, where we were the first brewery outside of America to win the award in 17 years.

“With each beer being judged blindly, seven medals is a phenomenal haul, with it being all about the quality of the liquid. This is something we should pat ourselves on the back for and celebrate over a beer this evening. It really validates all the hard work the team put in day in, day out.”

Round Corner Brewing’s CEO and Co-Founder, Combie Cryan said: “What an incredible achievement by the whole team to win a medal for every beer entered into the European Beer Challenge.

“Winning any medal at an awards of this caliber is a huge achievement, but to win one double gold, four golds, one silver and one bronze, it’s just exceptional work and really shows that we do believe craft beer is about the relentless pursuit of perfection.

“For these awards you can only enter small pack product, so no keg product is allowed, and for all four of our canned Core Range beers to win a medal showcases why we have them available all year round. Also, our Market Editions winning helps support these successful beers. For us Saint Cloud winning a bronze medal after its first-ever brew is incredible and we knew how much customers enjoyed this beer, so it helps validate this.

“Now for us it’s about celebrating this achievement and continuing to improve and make uncommonly good beer. Our next stop is BrewLDN this weekend where we can’t wait to share our beer with more people.”


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.


Round Corner Brewing

Steve Nash – Marketing Manager

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