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Maltese beers win four international awards

Maltese beers win four international awards

One of the world’s most prestigious beer competitions, the International Beer Challenge (IBC) 2021, has awarded four local Farsons Brewery beers in their latest competition.

Here’s the run-through of awards:

Cisk Export – a 5% ABV premium lager, which is brewed mainly for the export market was awarded a silver. Farsons Green Hop IPA, the latest addition to the company’s portfolio was also awarded silver. Cisk Excel – Malta’s first low-carbohydrate beer with the same alcohol level and taste as Cisk Lager but with half the carbs, was awarded a bronze, as well as Cisk Strong, a 9% ABV premium lager.

cisk export

Green hop IPA

Cisk excel

What is the International Beer Challenge?

The IBC rewards and promotes excellent beers from around the world, acknowledges the skill of the brewer and is an internationally recognised symbol of quality. Beers are tasted from traditional brewing nations such as Belgium, Germany, the UK and the UK, as well as emerging markets in Asia and South America.

The judging panel, on the other hand, includes importers, retailers, publicans, writers, flavour analysts and even brewers. This year’s judges awarded 74 gold medals, 188 silvers and 224 bronzes.

More wins at the Brussels Beer Competition

In addition, Cisk Excel was also awarded a silver medal in this year’s edition of the Brussels Beer Competition. The competition was the first professional beer contest in Belgium and was created by Beer Communications and Events, under the leadership of Luc De Raedemaeker and Thomas Costenoble in 2012, in response to growing interest in beer culture.

The competition aims to offer consumers a quality seal awarded by industry members, to promote quality beers and encourage healthy competition within the industry. Nearly 1,800 beers from 35 different countries were judged at the end of October by a panel of international beer professionals.

Even more win at the International Brewing and Cider Awards

cisk strong

Cisk 0.0

These awards come a week after Cisk 0.0 being awarded a gold medal in the Non and Low Alcohol Beer Class – Class 1 category at the International Brewing and Cider Awards 2021. The awards were held in Burton-upon-Trent in the UK, and are also known as the Oscars of the brewing industry.

Not to mention that Cisk 0.0 was also named overall trophy winner of the gold winners of the three classes of the same category – zero alcohol, low alcohol and ultra-low alcohol. Cisk Strong, on the other hand, was awarded a bronze medal in the Strong Beer – Class 1 – Lager category in the same competition.

“This year’s awards come after a particularly challenging year for our industry worldwide. They are a tribute to a skilled and experienced brewing team whose dedication to the craft of brewing is unrivalled. We are extremely proud of these results, our beers and their rich heritage and tradition,” said Eugenio Caruana, COO of Farsons.