Fresh from being named Champion Large Brewer at the Craft Beer Awards, Two Birds’ Sunset Ale has won Best Beer in the 2015 Wetherspoons Real Ale Festival, beating 49 other beers from the UK and around the world.
The Wetherspoon’s Real Ale Festival is the world’s biggest real ale festival, running for 17 days from 16th Oct to 1st Nov in the UK, with each beer being brewed locally, after being chosen as the best of the best from previous Wetherspoons Festivals.
For this year’s festival, Two Birds brewed its Sunset Ale at Everards Brewery in Leicester. The Red Ale features rich, round, toffee-like malt characters and a combination of Australian and American hops, which contribute a light grapefruit and citrus note.
Wetherspoon’s marketing manager Rob Davies said: “Two Birds Sunset Ale received the accolade of champion beer, as it was considered by a number of the judges to be the beer they would most like to drink again, due its beautifully balanced, distinctive flavour.”
Collaboration beer launching Friday
Also this month, Two Birds is launching Single Hop Pale Ale, a collaboration with the bar teams from three ALH venues: 33 Degrees / New Brighton Hotel, Kirribilli Hotel and Young & Jackson.
Galaxy hops were chosen to star in the brew, which the bar team wanted to be the ultimate summer session ale.
The beer officially launches at 33 Degrees in Manly this Friday November 6. There will be five Two Birds beers on tap, all of which will be $6 all night and $10 burgers and tasting paddles available, with a Two Birds’ bar shout from 6pm.
Full event details are available here.
The Single Hop Pale Ale will also be available from November 6 at Young & Jackson (VIC), The Two Birds Brewery and Tasting Room (VIC) and Kirribilli Hotel (NSW).