The International Brewing Awards named their winners on Wednesday in a presentation at London’s Guildhall that saw nine beers and one cider walk away with top honours.

In front of more than 400 attendees Chair of judges Bill Taylor presented the trophies as well as the previously announced Bronze, Silver and Gold medals to the winners.

Taylor says that the IBA are about recognising excellence in brewing and cider-making.

“Close to 1,000 beers and ciders were sent into the competition in Burton-upon-Trent earlier this year,” he says. “So to be selected as one of just 10 Champions is a great accolade and one that today’s winners will surely be able to use to advantage in raising the profile of their beers and ciders.”

Brewers and cider-makers from 25 countries were included in the honours this year, countries picking up some metal this year included South Korea, Greece, Cambodia and Lithuania alongside more established brewing nations such as the USA, UK and Belgium.

The awrds were almost all awarded to American and UK-based breweries with the Swedish Åbro Bryggeri producing the only non-UK/US brew to pick up a trophy (Champion Smallpack Lager). A small number of Kiwi brews picked up medals, while no Australian beers or ciders won awards this year.

The International Brewing Awards 2015 will be held in Burton-upon-Trent in February 2015. Entries will open on 1st August 2014.

The International Brewing Awards Champions 2013

Champion Smallpack Lager

Bryggmästarens Premium Gold

AB Åbro Bryggeri, Sweden


Champion Smallpack Ale

Mirror Pond Pale Ale

Deschutes Brewery, USA


Champion Keg Ale

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, USA

Champion Keg Lager

Hells Lager

Camden Town Brewery, UK


Champion Non and Low Alcohol Beer

Northern Light

Daniel Thwaites, UK

Champion Dark Beer

Obsidian Stout

Deschutes Brewery, USA

Champion Strong Beer

Narwhal Imperial Stout

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, USA


Champion Speciality Beer

Samuel Adams Black & Brew

The Boston Beer Company, USA

Champion Cask Ale

Green Devil IPA

Oakham Ales, UK

Champion Cider

Thatchers Vintage Cider

Thatchers Cider Ltd, UK

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