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25th March 2024

Windsor and Eton Brewery Gains Global Recognition at Brewing Industry ‘Oscars’

Windsor and Eton Brewery has been awarded 3 Golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals at the International Brewing & Cider Awards 2024. A total “haul” of medals unbeaten by any other brewery.

Following three days of deliberation from an international panel of 38 judges from around the world, 115 medals were awarded to beers and ciders including winners from Cambodia, China, New Zealand, Japan, Czech Republic, Finland, Norway, Taiwan, Thailand, USA and the UK from beers supplied from all 5 continents.

For the first time in its 138-year history making it the oldest and most respected such competition in the world,

Manchester hosted the brewing industry ‘Oscars’ which date back to 1886 and have a rich history championing the world’s best brewers and cider-makers.

The awards for Windsor and Eton Brewery (WEBREW) were as follows:

  • Gold medal for “Capital” Lager in the draught Keg (2.9-4.7% ABV)
  • Bronze medal for “Shout” Session Pale ale in draught keg ( ABV)
  • Gold Medal for “Knight of the Garter” in cask conditioned (2.9-3.8% ABV)
  • Silver medal for “Father Thames” in cask conditioned (4.4 – 4.8% ABV)
  • Gold medal for “Diablo Rojo” Strong Belgian style Pale Ale (7-10%)

Paddy Johnson, Production Director said “it’s so pleasing to see our beers recognised yet again in such a prestigious competition and winning in this wide variety of classes is testament to the dedication and skill of our brewing team. We’re only a small brewery but this again shows that we match the best in the industry- both here in the UK and internationally, which our discerning customers appreciate so much. Times are tough in the industry and such endorsements of our quality therefore carry such weight”.

The International Brewing & Cider Awards relocated to Depot Mayfield in Manchester this year. The judging took place over three days between 19th – 21st March and provided an unparalleled opportunity for brewers to have their products evaluated by internationally acclaimed, commercially practicing international brewers, led by Chair of Beer Judging, Rob McCaig. “We’ve had such an outstanding line up of judges from all corners of the world, and they’ve all done a remarkable job tasting and evaluating some of the finest beers from around the globe.

The competition’s unique approach to the judging process sets it apart from other awards, which ensures each beer and cider is judged fairly and rigorously on its quality and commercial value. The 38 strong judging panel was chosen to reflect the current expertise in the tasting and commercial evaluation of beers and ciders going into the market and blind tasted hundreds of beers and ciders submitted by brewers and cidermakers from around the world. It is these values that has earnt it the reputation as the ‘Oscars of the brewing and cider world’.

All the gold, silver and bronze medal winners announced at Depot Mayfield, Manchester will collect their medals at an official Awards Ceremony on 1st May 2024 at The Guildhall in London, when 12 trophy winners will also be announced.

A full list of all 2024 medal winners can be found on The International Brewing & Cider Awards’ website:   



Press: Media enquiries for The International Brewing and Cider Awards: Umpf, on, 0800 4 10 20 10.

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