Adelaide Hills craft brewer Prancing Pony has picked up two medals at this year’s International Beer Challenge (IBC) in London. The popular South Australian microbrewery won gold for its India Red Ale and silver for its Black Ale at the global challenge.
The IBC attracts entries from more than 30 countries around the world. The judging panel consists of the United Kingdom’s top retailers, importers, publicans, brewers, writers and flavour analysts.
“The recognition this gives us on the world stage is in ‘money you can’t buy’ territory,” said Prancing Pony CEO Corinna Steeb.
“Not only does it put the brewery on the map, it also showcases the Adelaide Hills, South Australia and even Australia as a big player in the beer industry.”
All Gold winners go into the mix for the Best in Class Trophy and Supreme Champion beer, which will be announced at a ceremony in London on Friday, 5 September.
“To walk away with two medals from an international beer competition after having been in this industry for such a short period of time is simply awesome and shows that small breweries can compete with the best (and much bigger breweries) from around the world,” Corinna said.
You can sample these and other award winning beers at the impressive Prancing Pony brew-shed, which also serves a small bites, regional platters, burgers and more substantial meals featuring fresh local ingredients.
Where: Prancing Pony, 42 Mount Barker Road, Totness