The most renowned beer connoisseurs gathered in the Portuguese Estoril for the annual World Beer Challenge at the end of June. No less than 475 beers enrolled in this annual beer competition and in the meantime the jury members have made their decision. Just like last year brewery Huyghe won some prizes: there is a gold medal for La Guillotine in the category Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale, a silver medal for abbey beer Averbode in the category Belgian-Style Abbey Ale and another silver medal for Delirium Tremens in the category Belgian-Style Tripel. This brings the total of medals received this year to 9 for Brewery Huyghe.
Alain De Laet, CEO of the brewery, adds: "Since a couple of years we have put all our efforts on our strategic brands, being Delirium Tremens, La Guillotine and the recently launched abbey beer Averbode. That these brands continue to win prizes pleases me utterly and it also proves that we have made the right choice to emphasize on these beers. We are now already at 9 awards this year, but I am convinced that our trophee cabinet will grow even bigger this year."
Reasons to celebrate
Next to the medals won, the brewery has yet another reason to celebrate: the showpiece of the brewery – Delirium Tremens – is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Especially for the occasion the brewery has brewed a limited edition jubilee beer: Delirium Argentum, the name being a reference to the silver jubilee. Curious to see whether this 'Silver Beer' will honour its name with some medals too in the future…