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29th April 2013

Gold comes home to Wales at the Brewing ‘Oscars’

Two young Welsh brewers have brought home the top brewing honours at the
International Brewing awards, otherwise known as the brewing industry

Voted top organic brewers in the world, for their Evan-Evans Organic Gold,
James Buckley and Sajan Muthanna were identified as two of the top brewers
at the International Brewing Awards 2013.

Bill Taylor, Head of the International Judging panel, said:
“There were almost 1,000 beers in the competition from all over the world
and to win a medal is to be recognised as being at the pinnacle of brewing

“This is a competition judged by brewers from all over the world and
provides a platform for top brewers to showcase their brewing excellence and

James Buckley, 24, and Sajan Muthanna, 26, are brewers at Evan-Evans
Brewery, in Llandeilo, South Wales.
James is the seventh generation of Wales’s oldest brewing family, the
Buckley family, who have brewed in Wales since 1767.
Sajan Muthanna, a native of Bangalore, joined Evan-Evans having graduated
from the international brewing and distilling university, Herriot Watt in
Simon Buckley, chief Executive of Evan-Evans, said:
“Those that doubt that the brewing and pub industry has a future should look
at these two young men, who so early in their brewing careers have achieved
the ultimate achievement of a gold medal at the Brewing ‘Oscars’.
“This is a very proud moment for us as a brewery, a family, and for Wales.
“With beers entered from brewers all over the world, this is an incredible
achievement for James and Sajan. The gold medal was won through hard work,
dedication and attention to detail. The beer was an example of the very best
of British brewing.”
James Buckley said:
“It is a great honour to win this award and we go home to Wales with a sense
of great achievement, pride, and a gold medal to share with our team back at
the brewery.
“This award was a team effort. Organic Gold is a new style of beer brewed
using the finest organic raw materials. We are now proud to say it is the
finest organic beer in the world.”
Evan-Evans is a specialist brewer, based in Llandeilo. The company has a
group of award-winning pubs. The Buckley family have brewed beer in Wales
since 1767 and are one of the oldest brewing families in the UK, still
Press release issued by Robert Lloyd on behalf of Simon Buckley.
Contact: Robert Lloyd, 84 New Road, Llanelli, SA15 3DT, telephone 01554
757600 or 07777 683637 (mobile). Email: Simon
Buckley: 01558824455 Photograph from the awards to follow.

Robert Lloyd
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