Melle, 12 August 2016 – Brewery Huyghe from Melle continues to win prizes at international beer competitions. Delirium Tremens won a gold medal, and Averbode abbey beer and La Guillotine both won a bronze medal at the International Beer Challenge (IBC) in London.
For more than 20 years the International Beer Challenge is regarded as one of the world's most renowned beer competitions and each year breweries anxiously await the jury's verdict. Brewery Huyghe is not only a loyal participant in these competitions; the brewer from Melle also is a constant winner. Last year the brewery won 3 medals and that is also the case this year: Delirium Tremens won a gold medal and Averbode abbey beer and La Guillotine each were awarded bronze.
Earlier this year the brewery already won 6 medals at 2 different beer competitions. By adding the 3 from the IBC, the brewery now already has a total of 9 medals won, and we are only halfway the year. Alain De Laet, CEO of the brewery is a happy man: "Despite the global competition, we are still doing fine although we are only a small family brewery. Our turnover increased by 11 % last year – to a total of 29.1 million Euro and the 3 beers that won medals at the IBC – Delirium Tremens, Averbode Abbey Beer and La Guillotine – each contributed to the successful year results. Their turnover increased respectively by 23%, 21% and 22%. And thanks to the medals the beers receive some extra attention, which is obviously always positive. "Overview