Richard Adamson and the team at Young Henrys are celebrating a huge win, following the announcement the Young Henrys Real Ale has won the Gold Medal for best overall beer at the highly prestigious JD Wetherspoons’ Spring 2014 Real Ale Festival in the UK.

The Real Ale was also judged to be best in class, by a panel of experts that included members of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), respected UK brewers and suppliers, and representatives of JD Wetherspoons, a British pub chain with more than 900 outlets.

The team describes the Real Ale as “a modern twist on the English Best Bitter made with new varietal Australian hops. As you’d want from the style, it’s a fairly low alcohol beer at 4 per cent ABV, with fairly low carbonation and a long, smooth bitterness. That bitterness comes from the all‐Australian hops – Galaxy, Stella and Topaz – which also add a bit of a citrus kick. The beer is served as both standard tap pour and traditional hand pump.

The Young Henrys Real Ale is now pouring throughout the JD Wetherspoons network of pubs, and is available on tap at selected venues around Sydney, and behind the bar at the Young Henrys brewery in Newtown.

For more information, check out the Young Henrys website.

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