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Friday, 14 August 2015 00:00

Hooky Wins Big at World Beer Awards 2015

Hook Norton World Beer Awards 2015


The Country winners have been announced in the World Beer Awards and Hook Norton is extremely proud to announce that we have been recognised across the board for a range of beer styles with two best in class, two golds and two bronze medals in the United Kingdom country category.


The World Beer Awards are the global awards selecting the very best internationally recognised beer styles. This annual tasting selects, awards and promotes the 'World's Best Beers' to consumers and the trade throughout the world. Beers must be generally available and for sale in bottles or cans.


Hook Norton won 6 awards with top honours going to its crafty ale Red Rye, a product from its micro brewery and the stalwart Twelve Days. Both beers will now go forward to represent the UK in the final round of judging to determine the world's best beer.



  • United Kingdom's Best Rye Beer - Hook Norton Red Rye
  • United Kingdom's Best Strong Dark Beer - Hook Norton Twelve Days
  • United Kingdom - Mild Ale - Gold Medal - Hook Norton Mild
  • United Kingdom - Stout - Gold Medal - Hook Norton Double Stout
  • United Kingdom - Bitter up to 4% - Bronze Medal - Hook Norton Hooky
  • United Kingdom - Seasonal Pale Ale - Bronze Medal - Hook Norton First Light


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International Brewing Awards 2015


Hook Norton is delighted to announce that two of its famous beers have won medals at The International Brewing Awards 2015.


OLD HOOKY won a Silver Medal in its Class in the Bottled Ale competition while HOOKY won a GOLD Medal in its Class in the Bottled Ale competition, and now goes forward to the International Bottled Ale Championship Trophy competition.


These Awards have been running since 1886.  This year, over 30 judges from 16 different countries assessed nearly 1,000 beers over three days, to decide on the various winners.  The Competition is unique, in that all judges are practising, professional brewers. 


James Clarke, Managing Director (brewing) commented “We are all absolutely delighted to win these awards.  It is testament to our exacting standards and dedicated staff.  It also demonstrates that whilst a traditional brewer, we are at the forefront of quality brewing”.


For more information visit www.brewingawards.org.


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