More international awards from prestigious European beer competitions have been announced for Farsons’ beers.
One of the world’s most prestigious beer competitions, The International Beer Challenge (IBC) 2021 has awarded several beers in the Farsons Brewery beer portfolio in the latest competition that was judged last September in the UK. No less than four brews within the Farsons portfolio were awarded in this competition.
Silver was awarded to Cisk Export – an excellent quality 5% ABV premium lager, which is brewed primarily for the export market. Farsons Green Hop IPA, the latest addition to the Farsons Classic Brews portfolio, was also awarded Silver. This is the first award for the newly launched beer.
Bronze was awarded to Cisk Excel – Malta’s first low-carbohydrate beer with the original Cisk Lager taste and the same alcohol level but with half the carbs, and also to Cisk Strong – an outstanding 9% ABV premium lager.
The IBC rewards and promotes excellent beers from around the globe, acknowledges the skill of the brewer and is an
internationally recognised symbol of quality. Beers were tasted from across the world, spanning traditional brewing nations like the UK, Germany, Belgium and the USA, as well as exciting emerging markets in South America and Asia.
The judging panel on the IBC includes retailers, importers, publicans, brewers, writers and flavour analysts. The judging process is rigorous, unrivalled and the approach is much respected among the panel of judges. This year judges awarded 74 gold medals, 188 silvers and 224 bronzes.
Additionally, Cisk Excel was also awarded a Silver medal in this year’s edition of the Brussels Beer Competition.
The Brussels Beer Challenge, the first professional beer competition in Belgium, was created by Becomev (Beer Communications & Events) under the leadership of Luc De Raedemaeker and Thomas Costenoble in 2012 in response to the growing interest in beer culture. The competition offers a unique opportunity for brewers from across the globe to compete with the finest Belgian beers and its aim is to offer consumers a quality seal awarded by industry members, to promote quality beers and encourage healthy competition within the industry.
Nearly 1,800 beers from 35 different countries were judged at the end of October by a panel of international beer
These awards follow last week’s announcement of the Gold medal awarded to Cisk 0.0, alcohol-free lager, in the Non
& Low Alcohol Beer – Class 1 category at the International Brewing and Cider Awards 2021, held in Burton-upon-
Trent in the UK, also known as the ‘oscars’ of the brewing industry. Moreover, Cisk 0.0 was also named overall Trophy winner of the Gold winners of the three classes of the same category, that included zero alcohol, low alcohol and ultra-low alcohol.
Cisk Strong, a 9% ABV Premium Lager, was awarded a Bronze medal in the Strong Beer – Class 1 – Lager category
in the same competition.
“This year’s awards come after a particularly challenging year for our industry worldwide. They are a tribute to a skilled
and experienced brewing team whose dedication to the craft of brewing is unrivalled. We are extremely proud of these
results, our beers and their rich heritage and tradition,” said Eugenio Caruana, Chief Operations Officer.