Wainfleet based brewery Batemans has enjoyed a string of successes at key industry awards with its new beers, including the International Beer Challenge 2014 and the Beer Bottlers Institute competition, with Black Pepper Ale standing out as a real medal winner.
The summer highlight for Batemans has to be its victory at the Beer Bottlers Institute competition, where the brewer received gold for B Bock in the category for ales between 6pc and 7.4pc ABV, as well as silver for Black Pepper Ale in the packaging round.
Continuing this streak of success, at this year’s International Beer Challenge, Batemans achieved a silver award in the tasting round for the Orange Barley beer from the Bohemian Brews range, as well as bronze medals for B Bock and Black Pepper Ale. Furthermore, Black Pepper Ale got a bronze recognition in the design and packaging category.
As the icing on the cake, Batemans has also been named as a finalist in the Indie Beer Can Awards with its Orange Barley beer. The winners will be announced at the Indie Beer Can festival in September.
Managing director Stuart Bateman said: “We’re absolutely thrilled with the success of our latest beers, which were launched as part of our 140th Anniversary celebrations. They demonstrate the appetite the public and industry have for beers which offer something slightly different and experiment with more unusual flavours.
“Black Pepper Ale has proved particularly successful, which we think is due in part to the drinking experience it provides – the beer comes with a small sachet of ground black peppercorns, which are swirled into the beer and sprinkled on top. This creates a real sense of theatre and truly brings out the beer’s flavour.”