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21st November 2022

Sharp’s takes home five medals at the International Beer Challenge 2022

Sharp’s Brewery has racked up an impressive medal haul at the International Beer Challenge 2022 – following on from recent recognition at the World Beer awards earlier this year.

The Cornish brewer picked up a total of five medals, including a silver medal for Sharp’s Atlantic Pale Ale, highlighting its quality, and refreshing taste. 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.

Picking up another silver medal the limited-edition Sharp’s Camel Valley Pilsner – a lightly-hopped Pilsner, created through an exclusive collaboration with fellow North Cornish drinks producer, Camel Valley Vineyard – was also recognised.

Meanwhile, Sharp’s Offshore Pilsner, Doom Bar and Chalky’s Bite picked up bronze medals.

More than 500 beers from over 40 countries across the world were blind tasted by judging panels of publicans, brewers, retailers, and flavour analysts.

The five medals at the International Beer Challenge follow a number of other accolades achieved by Sharp’s in 2022 which include five accolades at two international beer awards – including a gold medal for Chalky’s Bite, a collaboration with chef Rick Stein at the prestigious World Beer Awards.

Marketing controller at Sharp’s Brewery, James Nicholls said: “Having so many of our beers recognised by the expert panel at the International Beer Challenge is testament to the passion and commitment of our team to produce some of the world’s best beer

“There are some phenomenal breweries competing in these awards so to be considered among the best is a real achievement.

“It’s been an incredibly successful year for Sharp’s Brewery so far, taking home ten awards across multiple internationally renowned events. The winning formula of a great range of unique beers coupled with our hardworking team is sure to deliver even more accolades in the future.”


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 beer brand *.

A testament to the quality of each drop of beer, Sharp’s has a tally of over 100 international brewing awards, including Country Winner for Chalky’s Bite plus bronze medals for Doom Bar, Atlantic and Offshore in the 2022 World Beer Awards. Atlantic was also recently awarded a bronze medal in the European Beer Star awards 2022. In 2021, Sharp’s Sea Fury won ‘World’s Best Pale Bitter’ in the World Beer Awards and Offshore Pilsner won Country Winner (lager category) with Wolf Rock and Sharp’s Camel Valley Pilsner both earning Silver medals, and Atlantic pale ale being awarded a Bronze. Sharp’s 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 went to Surfers Against Sewage, raising around £10k, and Sharp’s also supported Surfers Against Sewage’s Million Mile Beach Clean campaign in 2021 and 2022, helping to protect British coastlines from pollution, including plastic waste. Sharp’s recently supported Surf Life Saving Cornwall, donating £9k to provide essential first aid equipment at the volunteer run clubs around the Cornish coast.

*Off trade: UK’s Number 1 Amber Ale IRI, Grocery and Impulse, 52 weeks to 17th July 2021

On trade: UK’s Number 1 Cask Ale CGA Data P0 2021


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 four 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 and Ireland includes Aspall Cyder, Atlantic Pale Ale, Cobra, Madrí Excepcional, Pravha, Staropramen, Rekorderlig and Three Fold, alongside popular favourites Coors, Carling – the UK’s number one selling lager, and the UK’s number one selling cask ale – Doom Bar.

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