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27th September 2016

Impressive medal haul for Charles Wells beers at World Beer Awards


Charles Wells has secured six medals, including two country winners, for its Wells, Young’s and Charlie Wells brands at this year’s World Beer Awards, further establishing the high-quality and popularity of beers brewed by the UK’s largest family brewer.


While each medal proves that Charles Wells beers remain world class in the quality, taste and style, the best news from the awards is that Charlie Wells Dry Hopped Lager, only launched in 2015, and Banana Bread Beer have been selected as the best in the UK in their respective categories.


The full medal tally for Charles Wells is as follows:


German-style Pale Lager

  • Charlie Wells Dry Hopped Lager – Country Winner


Fruit & Vegetable:

  • Wells Banana Bread Beer – Country Winner


Flavoured Beer (Chocolate & Coffee):

  • Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale – Gold Medal



  • Charlie Wells Triple Hopped IPA – Silver Medal


Bitter 4-5%

  • Courage Director’s – Silver Medal


Flavoured Beer (Chocolate & Coffee):

  • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout – Silver Medal


Head Brewer at Charles Wells, Karl Ottomar, says these medals prove how much passion goes into every pint of beer brewed at Charles Wells: “Every cask, keg, bottle and can of beer that leaves the brewery at Charles Wells has been crafted through the passion of our whole brewing team, and refined with hundreds of quality checks to ensure that each sip of our beer is of the highest standard in taste and quality. We’re delighted that this hard work and love of beer has been recognised by this well-respected and stringent blind taste test, which has reaffirmed what we already know – Charles Wells brews great beer!”


The World Beer Awards has expert judges from each country under the guidance of the International Chairman, Adrian Tierney-Jones. Further information about the awards can be found at: and further information about beers brewed by Charles Wells’s can be found at:




Note to editors:


  • Images attached are of Banana Bread Beer and Charlie Wells Triple Hopped IPA bottles, packaging and bar shots.


For further information, please contact:                 Paul Hutchinson, Charles Wells

Tel:  01234 279234 or 07970 117923


About Charles Wells:

  • A proud family brewer since 1876, Charles Wells pours 140 years of expertise, the finest ingredients and time honoured techniques into carefully crafting favourite beers from the famous Courage, Bombardier, Young’s and McEwan’s ranges.  The same blend of passion and expertise conjures up new and exciting beers for drinkers such as Young’s London Stout and Charlie Wells Dry Hopped Lager.
  • The company’s reputation for quality and service are effective in forging collaborative partnerships with major international brands such as Estrella Damm, Erdinger and Kirin Ichiban in the UK.
  • Charles Wells also works with partners across the UK to bring communities more than 180 fantastic brewery pubs and several great managed houses under the Apostrophe Pubs and Pizza, Pots & Pints divisions.





Paul Hutchinson

External Communications Executive

Charles Wells
T: 01234 279234

M: 07970 117923

Ext: 2234