Alcohol-free beer from Bristol’s Butcombe brewery wins top prize in world awards
Butcombe’s alcohol-free Goram IPA Zero faced stiff competition at the blind tasting event
An alcohol-free beer made by Bristol’s Butcombe brewery has won a Gold Medal at the inaugural World Alcohol-Free Awards.
Hundreds of alcohol-free products, from wines, spirits and beers to teas and aperitivos, were put through their paces by panels of top tasters earlier this month.
Judges from the US and Europe flew in to join their counterparts in the UK to judge the first ever international drinks competition exclusively focusing on products with alcohol levels of 0.5% ABV or below.
Butcombe’s alcohol-free Goram IPA Zero faced stiff competition at the blind tasting event, with the awards receiving over 400 entries from 20 countries and judged by 28 eminent non-alcoholic specialist tasters from Europe, the US and the UK.
Marc McGuigan, Group MD, Brewing & Distribution, says: “2023 has been a great year already for our Goram IPA Zero with yet another trophy for the cabinet. Our brewing team consistently innovate and adapt, ensuring we have products that appeal to modern tastes and lifestyles that are authentic and taste great.”
Competition co-founder and director Chris Losh said: “The buy-in from the trade around the world has been incredible with the sheer number and variety of products being entered far exceeding our expectations for this first year of competition.”
Goram IPA Zero is available in Butcombe pubs across Bristol such as The Ostrich in Redcliffe, Whitmore Tap on Whiteladies Road and The Cottage on Spike Island.