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.