Brewing International Awards finalists set

Young's of London earns four places in finals

Feb 14, 2000 - Young & Co. Brewery of London was the big winner when the finalists were revealed for the bi-annual Brewing Industry International Awards to be presented April 11 in London. Three finalists were announced in each of 20 categories.


Young's beers reached the finals in four categories in judging last week at Burton. The judges have already determined the ranking and champions but the decision won't be announced for two months. More than 500 guests and media are expected for the annual Luncheon of the Allied Brewery Traders' Association in London Guildhall. The awards date back to the 19th century and are among the most prestigious in the world.

Young's finished in the top three with its Chocolate Stout, its Oatmeal Stout, its kegged Bitter and its cask-conditioned Triple A.

Several breweries placed two beers in the finals, including Boston Beer Co. and Alaskan Brewing Co. from the United States. Boston Beer will be honored at the awards for its Samuel Adams Winter Lager and Oregon IPA, Alaskan for its Alaskan Smoked Porter and Alaskan Stout.

A complete list of the finalists is available at:

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