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Powderkeg Brewery wins prestigious award.

The Beer Awards is a brand new beer competition run by the world’s leading experts in drinks competitions, IWSC Group. (International Wine & Spirit Competitions) 
With over 47 years’ experience in judging quality in alcoholic beverages, IWSC Group, along with a stellar line up of expert judges, has announced that Powderkeg's "Cut Loose" wins Best Lager !!

With the explosion of new breweries opening their doors all around the world, The Beer Awards’ aim is to highlight exceptional beers using The IWSC Group’s rigorous judging method in order to make consumer drinking choices that little bit easier.

What The Judges Said:

"This excellent example of the category delivers tonnes of flavour on the palate, with a beautifully fruity hoppy aroma. A classic German pilsner with a Motueka hop twist"

Needless to say, it’s a big award for a microbrewery tucked away in a corner of the Devon countryside.

Powderkeg is run by husband and wife team John and Jess Magill. John, who makes the beer, had this to say, “It’s really amazing. We’re overjoyed. Our intention has always been to make the best beer we can and it’s fantastic that has been recognised. But it does make me chuckle that a little Devon micro can be a world-beater when you simplify things down to just what is in the glass.”

Describing the brewery’s approach, John explained “Cut Loose is a classic full-flavoured German Pilsner in almost every way, but we add a new breed of hop called Motueka which infuses a subtle lemon and lime finish, before letting the beer mature for a full six weeks. That sums up what we are all about - progressive beers, great ingredients and not cutting corners – it’s a simple approach, but it’s surprisingly rare!”

Jess Magill went on to say, “We’re delighted to have put Devon beer on the international map. Our intention has always been to move Devon beer forwards - to shake things up, improve the quality and introduce new styles and flavours. We don’t have the budget, history or influence of other breweries, so we just let the beer do the talking - and people are clearly listening. Powderkeg is still very young and this award is just the beginning.”

Powderkeg only opened for business in the Summer of 2015, but already had plans in place to expand by the end of the year as a result of a successful start to life, having brewed over 200,000 pints in its first year of trading. 

Powderkeg beers are available to order online at beersbypost.com


Stephen Post
Stephen Post


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