The trophy cabinet is quickly filling at Quantock Brewery in Somerset, who recently took home two Silvers in the prestigious International Beer Challenge, as well as a Bronze in the separate World Beer Awards competition.
The microbrewery has had quite the year, as they also won Overall National Gold awards at the Society of Independent Brewer’s ‘Independent Beer Awards’ back in March, kicking off what has been a multi-award-winning year for the family-run Somerset brewery.
“We are over the moon to be receiving so many amazing awards for our beers, particularly our canned beer as it is a brand-new product for us but something that is proving extremely popular with our customers and it seems beer judges too!” Cheryl Ford, Quantock Brewery.
The brewery’s brand new cans of Titanium West Coast IPA and Quantock Pale Ale (QPA) each took home silver at The International Beer Challenge 2019, with QPA also taking home a Bronze at the World Beer Awards.
Quantock is a CAMRA and SIBA accredited 8-barrel microbrewery, producing 5 brews per week and over 2300 pints per brew, led by Rob, Cheryl and son Rhys who has joined the team as a trainee brewer. “We are very much a family-run brewery and make a variety of traditional and modern-styled beers, so we like to think we have something for everybody. Our modern, hoppy pale ales such as QPA and Titanium are proving a big hit with judges and beer drinkers this year and we couldn’t be more pleased with them. They have got huge citrussy hop aromas but are super-drinkable too, something we think is hugely important. We’re committed to quality and it’s amazing to see the beers we put so much love into being recognised by experts.” Cheryl Ford.
The brewery was set up in December 2007 in Wellington Somerset, and born out of the love of brewing by head brewer Rob Rainey, who purchased his first home brew kit from Boots but when this didn’t produce the quality of beer he wanted, Rob, a former nuclear engineer, built his own kit from scratch, and the rest is history. Rob’s philosophy is “to brew the highest quality ales using the best natural ingredients”. He wanted all the beers to be brewed entirely from the highest quality grain and whole hop cones, the only other ingredients being yeast and water. No chemicals or sugar are added to the beers to ensure flavour is pure.