Rock-based Sharp’s Brewery has yet again put Cornwall on the international stage after a mighty five of its products earned recognition at the prestigious World Beer Awards. This includes Sharp’s Sea Fury winning the highest accolade of ‘World’s Best’ in the Pale Bitter category, as well as Country Winner. Sharp’s Offshore Pilsner also came away as a UK Winner in the Czech style pale lager category in what was a remarkable success for the North Cornwall based brewery.
The World Beer Awards is globally recognised, selecting the very best beers from thousands from all over the world and promoting these to consumers and trade across the globe.
Today named ‘World’s Best’, Sea Fury draws its inspiration from the stormy Atlantic seas that crash into the rugged Cornish coast during the long, dark winter. This exceptional beer was first brewed in 1996 to satisfy demand from local fishermen for a stronger ale to enjoy after long and perilous stints at sea. Today it is enjoyed by a much wider audience who enjoy its fruity, malty flavour.
Country Winner Offshore Pilsner, brewed on the rugged north coast of Cornwall, is inspired by those rare moments when the wind turns offshore and hardy surfers are able to catch the perfect wave. It features the perfect balance of continental hops and Czech yeast, giving it a clean, uniquely refreshing taste.
In addition, Wolf Rock and Sharp’s Camel Valley Pilsner both earned Silver medals, while Sharp’s Atlantic was awarded a Bronze. Wolf Rock has all the ingredients of a winner, with its full ripe sweetness and a roasted, berry fruit finish, it has already won numerous awards including the International Beer Challenge 2019.
As an exclusive collaboration with neighbouring Camel Valley Vineyard, Sharp’s Camel Valley Pilsner also won ‘World’s Best’ at the World Beer Awards’ 2019. The unique sparkling Pilsner offers a crisp, clean bitterness, with a fruity, citrus aroma that comes from the blend of hops. Brewed at Sharp’s, the finished product is then reseeded with Champagne yeast and bottled in traditional Champagne-style bottles at Camel Valley Vineyard a short distance away.
Marketing controller at Sharp’s Brewery, James Nicholls said, “Everyone at the brewery in Rock is delighted to have achieved such immense success on an international level at these awards. For Sea Fury to win ‘World’s Best Pale Bitter’ is just out of this world, we are so pleased. To have been judged by some of the best beer experts, and against some of the best beers in the world and won is testament to the quality of Sharp’s products and I would like to thank everyone involved in brewing our beers – I’ll be raising a glass to them tonight!”
All of these products are available now through Sharp’s Brewery’s online shop. To find out more about the brewery and its products, visit their website.