Long Man Brewery celebrates unprecedented award success at the World Beer Awards 2016
Long Man Brewery today announced that it has achieved a ground breaking FOUR major awards at this year’s World Beer Awards, this includes two of its flagship brands winning best in the UK in their respective categories. The hoppy and robust Long Man, American Pale Ale and the Sussex mainstay Long Man, Best Bitter, beat off the competition to win the best UK beer in the Pale Ale and the Bitters up to 4% categories respectively.
The other winning beers were Long Man, Long Blonde which achieved a creditable Silver Medal in the heavily subscribed Golden Ales category and the popular winter seasonal Long Man, Old Man, also a Silver Medallist in the Olds and Milds category.
Jamie Simm, Head Brewer at Long Man Brewery said “We are immeasurably proud of the four awards we have achieved at this year’s World Beer Awards and it’s a great reward for the hard work that the production team put into creating consistently good beer. We’re not trying to re-invent the wheel when it comes to brewing, we are simply trying to create quality beers that we and other people like to drink.”
Long Man beers crafted in a flint barn in the heart of the South Downs National Park use Barley grown on the surrounding farm land, water is drawn from a bore hole on site and electricity generated by a bank of solar panels. Environmental sustainability is at the heart of the Long Man ethos and waste products such as water and spent grain are re-used, composted or fed to livestock.
Duncan Ellis, Director of Long Man Brewery and 3rd generation farmer at Church Farm said “We believe that by looking after the land around us and sourcing everything we can from within the vicinity of our brewery, we can produce the very finest of Sussex ales as well as giving back to the land and community that we rely on to sustain our business.”
The latest four accolades takes the awards won by the Long Man Brewery in 2016 to eight, totalling seventeen since the brewery’s inception in March 2012.