World silver medal award for Wexford's Jack Doyle stout
JACK DOYLE'S BREWERY in Blackwater has won a silver medal for Ireland at the 2016 World Beer Awards for its Irish Stout.
Winners from across the globe were announced in Olympia London on August 11. The World Beer awards are generally recognised as the premier beer competition of the year, open to all licensed breweries from the small independent producers like Jack Doyle's right up to the large macro companies. The competition is completely independent and entries are judged by the top beer sommeliers from around the globe.
An idea of the quality of winners this year, these ranged from Weihenstephaner of Germany, the oldest brewery in the world established in 1040, household names like Heineken from Netherlands and Kronenbourg of France, through to what many would consider to be the world's best craft brewers like Sam Adams from USA.
Liam Doyle said: 'We have achieved international recognition before but to bring home a medal, a first for Wexford, from the World Beer Awards, surpasses anything we thought was possible when we started out brewing on our tiny kit in Blackwater in 2014.
'An added bonus was a personal congratulations from Jim Koch, CEO of Sam Adams producer Boston Beer Company.'