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8th December 2021


Sharp’s Brewery’s Atlantic Pale Ale has picked up two accolades at the prestigious International Brewing Awards.

Sharp’s Atlantic Pale Ale was selected as winner in the Best Cask Ale category by a judging panel of professional brewers. It also picked up the bronze medal in the Best Bottled Ale category, recognising the ale’s quality across both formats.

Atlantic Pale Ale is inspired by the Atlantic Ocean, bringing together flavours of zesty American hops with a delicate sweetness to produce a truly unique, refreshing ale.

The International Brewing Awards is one of the oldest running brewing competitions in the world, dating back to 1886. The bi-annual competition is judged solely by expert brewers from across the globe.

Marketing controller at Sharp’s Brewery, James Nicholls said: “It’s fantastic for our Atlantic Pale Ale to be recognised by our fellow brewers with two such prestigious awards. We pride ourselves on quality and consistency across all packaging formats so to win in both cask and bottle is a huge achievement and testament to the skill and effort of our expert team of brewers.”

It rounds off a successful year for Sharp’s Atlantic Pale Ale, which was also awarded a silver medal at the International Beer Challenge and a bronze at the World Beer Awards.

Nicholls added: “Our Atlantic Pale Ale is earning more and more recognition for its quality and continues to go from strength to strength. We will continue to support the brand in the new year, and work with our customers to help them make the most of its growing popularity.”


About Sharp’s Brewery Ltd

Sharp’s Brewery is a modern brewer, based in Rock, Cornwall, which has grown rapidly since its foundation in 1994, increasing staff numbers in the last 10 years from 70 to 114.Sharp’s is the largest brewer of cask beer in the South West, and Doom Bar is probably the most successful cask beer of its generation and is currently the UK’s no.1 cask and premium bottled ale brand *.

A testament to the quality of each drop of beer, Sharp’s has a tally of over 100 international brewing awards, which in 2021 included Sea Fury winning the highest accolade of ‘World’s Best Pale Bitter’ in the World Beer Awards as well as Country Winner in the pale ale category. Sharp’s Offshore Pilsner also won Country Winner (lager category) and Wolf Rock and Sharp’s Camel Valley Pilsner both earned Silver medals, while Sharp’s Atlantic golden ale was awarded a Bronze. Sharp’s brand-new cider product, Cold River Cider also secured silver at the International Cider Challenge 2021. Sharp’s also won a total of six awards across three categories in the 2021 International Beer Challenge including gold in the International Cask Beer category for Atlantic Pale Ale.

During 2020, Sharp’s took home six medals at the World Beer Awards plus Gold for Atlantic in the European Beer Star. Doom Bar won gold in the Brussels Beer Challenge as well as being crowned Inapub People’s Choice Award for Favourite Cask Ale. 2019 saw Doom Bar win The Grocer’s Drinks Brand of the Year, five medals at the Drinks Business Awards, five medals at the International Beer Challenge, two medals at the World Beer Challenge and five titles at the esteemed World Beer Awards 2019, all against some very stiff competition.

Sharp’s Brewery is a proud supporter of grassroots rugby in Cornwall and sponsors a number of local clubs. In 2019, Sharp’s turned the tables on the music industry through ‘Keynvor’, a partnership with Mercury Music Prize nominee Nick Mulvey to produce the first playable vinyl made from recycled ocean plastic found on the Cornish coast. Proceeds from sales of the exclusive ‘Ocean Vinyl’ including digital streams continue to go to Surfers Against Sewage, raising around £10k to date. Sharp’s is an official partner of Surfers Against Sewage, supporting their Million Mile Beach Clean campaign in 2021 and helping to protect British coastlines from pollution, including plastic waste. Website:

Facebook page: @sharpsbreweryuk

Twitter: @SharpsBrewery

Instagram: @sharpsbrewery

About Molson Coors

For over two centuries Molson Coors has been brewing beverages that unite people for all of life’s moments. In the UK and Ireland we now have six breweries, with our UK home in the renowned brewing town, Burton-upon-Trent, and a nearly 300-year-old cider press in Suffolk.

Molson Coors produces some of the most beloved and iconic beer brands ever made. While the company’s history is rooted in beer, Molson Coors offers a modern portfolio that expands beyond the beer aisle. Our growing beverage portfolio in the UK & Ireland includes Pravha, Staropramen, Blue Moon, Offshore, Franciscan Well Chieftain IPA and Archway Lager, Rekorderlig, Aspall Cyder and Pip & Wild, alongside popular favourites Coors Light, Carling – the UK’s number one selling lager, and the UK’s number one selling cask ale – Doom Bar. Bodega Bay is Molson Coors’ first move into the hard seltzer category, and has 1 unit of alcohol per can.

Molson Coors Beverage Company is a publicly traded company that is traded on the New York and Canadian Stock Exchange (TAP). The company’s commitment to raising industry standards and leaving a positive imprint on our employees, consumers, communities and the environment is reflected in Our Beer Print and our 2025 sustainability targets. To learn more about Molson Coors Beverage Company, visit or on Twitter through @MolsonCoors

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