At the fifth rendition of the National Beer Trophy, SAB beers held their own among some of the country’s finest brews.
For the third consecutive year, the People’s Choice Award went to Carling Black Label, while Castle Milk Stout was awarded a Gold Medal, and a Silver for Lion Lager as well as Newlands Spring Brewery, for the Jacobs Pale Ale.
Held at Beerhouse in Cape Town, 189 beers were assessed by a panel of Beer Judge Certification Program qualified judges.
A total of 17 gold medals were awarded and 45 silver medals, proving the quality of the South African beer industry. A special gold medal was awarded in partnership with Beerhouse for the Public's Choice award, allowing beer drinkers to vote for their favourite beer.
“Carling Black Label has a special place in the hearts of South African beer drinkers, and awards like this reaffirm that not only is it an international award-winning beer, it is also loved for its refreshing taste,” said Andrea Quaye, Vice President Marketing, SAB and AB InBev Africa. “Known colloquially as Zamalek, this beer has been quenching South Africans’ thirst for over 40 years. As one of the most awarded beers in the world, it has built a reputation which is hard to ignore.”