Cape Brewing Company wins six Golds at National Beer Trophy
This is the second time the brewery, which produces CBC and Striped Horse craft beer products, has taken gold at the awards.
Setting the bar a few good notches higher in 2016, CBC has secured the most golds of all competing breweries in South Africa.
Altogether 105 craft brews from 37 producers were tasted blind and rated by a Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) accredited panel. Six of the 19 gold medals awarded were given to the following products in the CBC stable:
- CBC Amber Weiss: Wheat Beer category, highest score, Trophy
- CBC Imperial IPA: Hoppy Beer category, highest score, Amorim Trophy
- CBC Lager: Lager category, Gold Medal
- CBC Pilsner: Lager category, Gold Medal
- Striped Horse Pale Ale: Light Beer category, Gold Medal
- Striped Horse Pilsner: Light Beer category, highest score, Belgian Beer Company Trophy
“The brewing team is delighted with the outcome of the awards”, says CBC brewmaster, Wolfgang Koedel. “The achievements are great industry benchmarks and stand testimony to the products’ fast-growing appeal.”
“We are immensely grateful for our supporters’ loyalty to the brand,” adds CBC operations manager, Andy Kung. “Consumers’ freedom of choice is important and it’s great that their feedback is helping us continue to set exceptional standards.”
The CBC team believes that creating truly exceptional beer is a refined art, and brewing is celebrated as a lifestyle at the establishment – from the malting, milling, mashing and lautering, to the boiling, fermenting, conditioning and filtering. Their passion for all things beer-related is evident not only in their wide range of quality products but also in their detailed and animated tutored tastings and brewery tours.
The CBC range including the CBC Amber Weiss, Imperial IPA, Lager and Pilsner as well as the Striped Horse Pale Ale and Pilsner are available from major retailers and liquor stores nationwide.