Clout Stout wins Champion Beer
21st September,2013 Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show (SRBS)
Last night at Sydney Showground Stadium Nail Brewing Australia’s “Clout Stout” won champion bottled beer and was the only gold medal from over 150 beers and ciders.
Clout Stout is a specialty batched brewed once a year to celebrate Nail Brewing being a year older. Clout Stout 2010 was originally brewed to celebrate Nail Brewing’s 10th birthday. The winning Clout Stout 2012 is a limited release of 800 number bottles.
Clout Stout 2012 is an 11% Russian Imperial Stout. Only 800 numbered bottles were brewed. Russian Imperial Stout was originally brewed with high alcohol so they could be shipped from England to Russia. Clout Stout is a black beer with extremely rich malt flavour and aroma, balanced by assertive hop character and fruity esters. A luxurious smooth full body provides a mouth coating experience with each sip. It comes in a 750ml bottle that is best shared for special occasions.
Brewer John Stallwood says, he is very proud to win at such tough awards. The SRBS is known to be very hard to win gold. Nail has been entering SRBS since it started in 2007 and Nail Stout has been lucky to win golds in 2008 and 2010. It’s a very tough awards and many great beers only get silver and bronze. Believe in a dream and one day the dream may believe in you.
Clout Stout is presently available in selected leading beer bottle shops in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne, including Dan Murphy’s, Cellarbrations and Liquor Barons. A boxed 750ml bottle of Clout Stout retails for about $70-$80.
Clout Stout has also won gold at the Australian International Beer Awards in 2012 and 2013 and best Stout at the Adelaide Royal Beer Show 2012.
Nail Brewing started in 2000 but operations stopped in 2004 when John received a brain injury from a one punch assault. Nail beers are presently brewed at Nails brewery in Bassendean, Western Australia. The new Bassendean warehouse started in June last year. The warehouse is not open to the public and concentrates on wholesale beers Nail Ale, Nail Stout and Golden Nail. Nail also brews development batches at Edith Cowan University in Joondalup. Nail Brewing’s Nail Ale, Nail Stout, Dunn Brown all picked up Bronze medals.
Nail Brewing Australia is 100% Australian owned by the Stallwood Family of Kinross, Perth, Western Australia.
Nail Brewing made international news in 2010 when a fund raising (Sea Shepherd Society) bottle of Antarctic Nail Ale sold for $1850 (the most expensive beer in the world).
Friday 20 September, 2013
Western Australia champions the best bottled beer at Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show
The Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show has uncovered Australia’s Champion Bottled Beer with the honour going to Western Australia’s Nail Brewing Australia. The Bassendean-based brewer won the title for their Clout Stout – a brew that is renowned for its full-bodied flavour and smooth finish.
The RAS has been judging Beer as part of the Summer Fine Food Show since the Sydney Royal Beer Competition was established in 2007; however 2013 marked a momentous occasion in the competition’s history as it is now a standalone event due to its increasing popularity.
The increase in popularity saw 149 entries put under the judging microscope, with 108 beers and 41ciders – the first time cider had been included in the Show. Classes judged included Golden Lagers, Dark Lagers, Pale and Golden Ales, Amber and Dark Ales, Stouts and Porters, Wheat Beers, Strong Beers, Reduced Alcohol Beer, Cider, Perry and Speciality Beer.
71 medals were presented – a statistic that highlights the overall high standard of beer and cider throughout Australia.
There were a number of high achieving exhibitors who won a swag of medals including; Redoak from Cammeray in NSW who took home 11 medals – four silver and seven bronze, and Matilda Bay Brewing Company from Port Melbourne in Victoria who won 13 medals – four Silver and nine Bronze.
Respected industry expert, Ian Kingham took on the role of Chief Judge in the absence of Neal Cameron who was unable to attend due to illness. Mr Kingham said that the judging process in Sydney is the toughest in the country, with a Gold medal highly sought after by all exhibitors.
“Overall, I was really pleased with the standard of entries received across the competition with a high number of medals awarded. The beer entries were of a consistently good standard and I was very encouraged by the cider entries considering that the industry is still very young in Australia,” Mr Kingham said.
“I think we will continue to see improvement in the standard of cider entries given this was its first year of judging. As the industry continues to grow, I am very confident that the caliber of entries and the number of medals awarded will grow significantly.”
For a more comprehensive list of results by postcode, exhibitor name or award from the Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show, visit http://www.myras.com.au/res/results/FFResults.aspx?Type=20
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