For only the second time in the history of the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA), a Gold Medal has been awarded to a gluten free beer, this time to O’Brien Brown Ale.
The judging panel was headed by Warren Pawsey, Head Brewer at Little Creatures, Geelong.
The O’Brien Brown Ale, which won the Gold Medal in the Best Specialty Beer category, has been a regular award winner at the AIBAs since being released by O’Brien Beer in 2007, having won eight AIBA medals in total, but never a GOLD Medal.
O’Brien Brown Ale has a distinctive deep copper colour and fantastic dark ale maltiness reminiscent of European dark ales. A great accompaniment to those warm and hearty winter food dishes.