Coisbo Beer has won the 2015 Dublin Craft Beer Cup for its Russian-style Imperial Stout at the Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair held from the 27th to the 1st of March.
Coisbo's stout beat stiff competition of 469 beers from 24 different countries, giving the craft beer producers their second consecutive win. Judges praised the sherry-barrel matured beer for its soft chocolate and vanilla notes and a full-bodied flavour.
Coisbo's other beers also scored well, with the Four Russian Imperial Stout also taking a gold medal and their Manhattan Dawn taking silver. Other gold winners include Carlow Brewing Company's O'Hara's Barrel Aged Leann Folláin and another stout; Basalt Imperial Stout from Poch's Cervesa Artesana.
Rochdale Three Berry Cider from McCashin's Brewery won the Supreme Cider certificate, a recently added award to the Dublin Cup. Dan Kelly's Cider took two silver certificates for its Fiona's Fancy and self-titled brew, Dan Kelly's Cider. Coisbo, again, saw representation in this category by taking a silver certificate for its Apple Joy.
The full list of Gold Medal Winners are:
Coisbo Beer - Eleven Russian Imperial Stout
Ferme Brasserie de Bertinchamps S.A. - Bertinchamps BruneCsupor Házisörf?zde- Bunny HopBrau-Manufactur Allgaeu - Braukatz No 1 Pale AleCarlow Brewing Company - O'Hara's Barrel Aged Leann FolláinManor Brewing Company- MONT Distinction LagerBayreuther Bierbrauerei- Maisel's & Friends Chocolate BockCoisbo Beer - Four Russian Imperial StoutPoch's Cervesa Artesana - Basalt Imperial Stout
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