The Long Man Brewery is celebrating after winning a silver medal in a prestigious competition.
Last week the Long Blonde 3.8 per cent golden ale took home a silver medal in the International Beer Challenge, which is one of the beer industry’s most prestigious competitions.
More than 630 beers from 30 countries entered the competition, which was judged by UK beer experts including retailers, importers, publicans, brewers, writers and flavour analysts, as well as highly experienced judges from continental Europe to give a comprehensive spread of tasting experience.
The competition was not just limited to the UK, with brews entered from such far-flung places as Cambodia, Brazil, South Africa, USA and Japan.
Each was tasted blind by the expert panel and medals were awarded to the exceptional entries.
The Long Man Brewery uses its own barley grown on the Downs overlooking Eastbourne,
It’s an environmentally friendly brewery, using water from its borehole and electricity generated by solar power.
Stephen Lees, commercial director for the brewery, said, “We are fast becoming a favourite of the local ale drinkers and have done various local events including raising money for the Pier Benevolent Fund with our beer Craft Pier.”
Long Blonde or any of the brewery’s other beers will be on sale at The Plough and Harrow in Litlington, next to the brewery, for the three-day beer festival they are holding over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
The pub is easily accessible by car or a short five minute walk along the river bank from Alfriston.
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