Wig & Pen blitzes Australian International Beer Awards

Canberra’s Wig and Pen Brewery once again punched above its weight at the 2011 Australian International Beer Awards, winning 12 medals from 12 entries.

Led by former Foster’s chief brewer, Peter Manders, several teams of local and international judges tasted 1,195 draft and packaged beers from 241 breweries in 34 countries.

With gold medals at a premium this year, the Wig and Pen was one of only five Australian brewers to succeed at this level – winning golds for Venom (a specialty hop season ale) and The Bald Headed Stagger, a barrel-aged Belgian-style strong ale, modelled on Duvel.

The Wig won silver medals for Kemberry, Big Brown Beaver, Lunch with the Monks, Staggered through the Tulips and Bob’s Armpit. And it won bronze medals for Kemberry, Cilly Saisson, Kiandra Gold, Phoenix Golden and The Judges are old Codgers. See the full results at www.beerawards.com

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