At the European Beer Star – competition, which already took place for the 12th time this year – Averbode Abbey Beer has won a bronze medal in the category Belgian-Style Saison. Earlier this year Averbode Abbey beer also won bronze at the World Beer Awards and at the International Beer Challenge competition. It looks like the in 2014 launched beer is becoming the new showpiece of the brewer from Melle.
Although Delirium Tremens remains the most important beer of the brewery, Averbode Abbey Beer also has gained a lot of beer fans in no time. The beer that was only launched in 2014 continues to grow, both on the local Belgian market – no evidence in an oversaturated beer market – and abroad. Averbode Abbey Beer is now already available in 25 countries and continues to score very well at international beer competitions. This year alone, the beer already won 3 medals: a bronze medal at the World Beer Awards and at the International Beer Challenge and now another one is added: bronze again, this time at the European Beer Star, in the category Belgian-Style Saison.
This brings the total amount of medals this year at 5 for Brewery Huyghe. "Although winning medals is not a goal for us, at the same time it is an indication for us that we are doing well and that we brew tasteful and qualitative beers, which are appreciated all over the world," explains Alain De Laet, CEO of the brewery. "For us the main goal still is becoming the greenest brewer of the country, and with the recent investments that we have done and the ones we are still planning – for a total amount of 3.5 million Euro - I am convinced that we are getting closer to our goal."Overview