Last weekend, at the Brussels Beer Challenge, an international jury of 60 specialists tasted no less than 730 beers from all over the world. Last year Delirium Tremens won a bronze medal and this year the beer of the pink elephant does even better: it won a silver medal in the category Pale & Amber Ale: Blonde/Golden. Again a wonderful result for the brewer from Melle.
Although this was only the third edition of the Brussels Beer Challenge, the competition can already count on broad, international recognition. The number of participating beers continues to grow: last year 592 beers were entered in the competition, this year no less than 730 beers competed with one another. Not surprisingly, the Belgian beers were also well represented: 79 Belgian brewers participated, ranging from the large, international concerns tot the small, artisan breweries. Also brewery Huyghe – who has won several international awards the past months – entered a couple of beers in the competition.
The jury – consisting out of 60 (inter)national specialised journalists and beer writers, beer sommeliers and importers – submitted all beers to a critical analysis and blind tasting session. After 3 days of weighing and discussing the time had come on Sunday 2 November to hand out the medals. And brewery Huyghe is delighted to have won another medal: Delirium Tremens won a silver medal in the category Pale & Amber Ale: Blonde/Golden.
After Brussels Beer Challenge brewery Huyghe can now boast an (intermediate) total of 10 medals in 2014. Alain De Laet, CEO of brewery Huyghe, reacts: "It is clear that 2014 will again be a 'grand cru' – year for us. Despite the economic uncertain situation, our turnover continues to grow and moreover, our beers continue to win prizes. Which proves once more that our brewing masters and our team are world class."