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24th August 2022

Somerset-based Quantock Brewery has picked up three major medals at the 2022 World Beer Awards.

The World Beer Awards are the global awards selecting the very best in all the international recognised styles. The annual competition promotes the world’s best beers to consumers and trade across the globe. World Beer Awards select the very best in all the international recognised styles such as IPA, New England IPA {NEIPA) and many others

Quantock Brewery was founded in 2007 by Cheryl Ford and Rob Rainey and specialises in producing small batch beers. It’s ‘Titanium’ beer won overall for UK-based IPA American Style, and ‘We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat’ was the overall UK winner for New England IPA style. The brewery’s biggest selling and flagship beer, ‘QPA’, took home a gold medal in the American Pale Ale category.

‘Titanium’ was crafted by co-founder and technical director Rob Rainey, who has spent the last 15 years perfecting his lifelong passion. He said: “It’s great that myself and the team have been recognised for the passion and work we have been putting into creating our best beers, not only in Somerset but now the UK as well.”

‘We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat’ was inspired by the brewery’s requirement to expand due to a surge in demand over the previous two years. Inevitably, the famous line by Robert Shaw from the original Jaws film became the natural name for the new beer. The brewery received new investment earlier this year and a new 20-barrel brewhouse has been installed, allowing the brewery to expand production to meet the growing demand and secure its future.

Co-founder and managing director, Cheryl Ford, said: “It’s another proud moment for our team to win these medals in this year’s World Beer Awards, especially in such heavily contested categories. “As the beer markets have evolved so have we; we are constantly pushing the boundaries of what we create.

“As a team we love beer in all its forms, commit ourselves to continually improving our skills and
equipment to constantly evolve and make our beer the best it can be.”

The two UK category winners will now go forward to the global competition, where they will compete to become the Best IPA American Style and New England IPA in the world. The results will be announced on August 25th.

Press release from Quantock Brewery.

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