Australian beer takes out major British award

Posted by Daniel Palmer on 1st December 2008

Barons Brewing Company has taken out the top prize at the popular JD Wetherspoon International Beer Festival.

JD Wetherspoon is one of the UK’s largest pub operators and more than 8,500 of their consumers participated in the judging of 50 beers, with Barons Black Wattle Original Ale coming out on top. Barons was the first Australian beer to be part of the festival and was among four overseas beers invited to participate. The potential for international brewers to appeal to the tastes of UK consumers was highlighted by the fact that the four international beers finished in the top six.

The award was presented at the conclusion of a two-and-a-half week festival, which offered the 50 beers on tap at 717 Wetherspoon pubs around the UK.