A small country brewery near the town of Myalup in the South West has just won 6 medals for their beers. The medals were awarded at the annual Perth Royal Beer Show Dinner at the Parmelia Hilton Hotel in Perth last Friday night.
Last Friday night, Andrew Harris Director and Brewer at the Old Coast Road Brewery, and his wife Ivanka attended the annual Perth Royal Beer Show Dinner held at the Parmelia Hilton Hotel. It is during the dinner that the results of the annual Sate beer awards are announced.
Mr Harris was pleasantly surprised to learn that out of his 9 beer entries into various categories, that 6 had won medals in their class. “Whilst the medals were all bronze, I was so surprised to learn of the number that had achieved this level” said Mr Harris. “I’m told that the judges were very tough this year, even tougher than at the International Awards” he added. “We are so proud that a small brewer like us has been able to improve our product to the point where we are in such high company”.
Mr Harris believes that the State awards will continue to grow in coming years and give small brewers like himself something to aspire to. “When you see your name listed next to the likes of Lion Nathan and Matilda Bay, it really gives you a buzz to know that you can achieve that level of product quality” he said.
Local brewer Andrew Harris from Old Coast Road Brewery took off a significant trophy at the 2011 Perth Royal Beer Show.
The award was presented at the Official Dinner held at the Mercure Hotel in Perth last Friday night. The award was for best Wheat beer and was among three other medals also won by Old Coast Rd Brewery on the night.
“I was absolutely stunned to win the trophy”, said brewer Andrew Harris. “In the three and a half years we have been open we have won quite a few medals, but this is definitely the most prestigious award we have ever taken out. When you beat an established brand like Redback in the State Awards, it’s great confidence boost for a microbrewery like ours. All of our four beers won medals so we know that we are brewing consistently top quality beer across our full range”, he said.
Mr Harris will aim to win more medals and trophies in the coming years in order to further the name of the brewery and establish themselves in the competitive beer market. Next year they will enter the International awards held in Melbourne.