Melle, 29 May 2017 – Lyon is sometimes called the world capital of taste and it doesn't come as a surprise that the city hosts one of the world's most reknowned competitions for wines and beers: the Concours International de Lyon. Brewery Huyghe won a silver medal with La Guillotine. But Delirium Tremens scored even better: at the Meiningers International Craft Beer Award the beer won gold in the category Tripel (Belgian Style) and in Australia it won a silver medal in the category Best Specialty Beer. This brings the total medals won this year at an astonishing 10, which is already equaling the record amount of last year.
The Concours International de Lyon has built up a solid reputation, which is also prove by the participation figures: the jury blind tasted no less than 6550 (!!) samples, coming from 36 countries. Whoever wins a medal here, can say he belongs to the best in the world. And Brewery Huyghe is deligthed to be part of that exclusive club: in the category 'Haute Fermentation – Ale/Blonde Forte' La Guillotine won the silver medal.
And for the second year in a row Delirium Tremens won the golden medal at the Meiningers International Craft Beer Award. But that's not all: at the Australian International Beer Awards also went home with the silver medal in the category Best Specialty Beer. We can clearly label the beer as a 'medal glutton'. Delirium Tremens, together with La Guillotine and Averbode abbey beer, is one of the key brands of the brewery and it is certainly not the first time that the beer with the pink elephant wins prizes. Alain De Laet, CEO of the brewery, is a happy man: “Delirium Tremens is one of our key brands – if not the most important one – and we are delighted that this beer was rewarded by the professional jury. The Delirium beers continue to grow – both nationally and internationally – as demonstrated by the figures: in 2016 the Delirium beers grew by 12% and we have not yet reached our limits."
Thanks to these three extra medals Huyghe now has already won 10 medals, which equals the total amount won over the entire year 2016. Nevertheless, Alain De Laet's ambitions reach further: “75% of our turnover already comes from export and we want to increase this even more. We can do that by trying to reach new markets or by growing in the markets we are already present. And that list is quite impressive: we now export to no less than 94 countries."Overview