Canterbury Brewers based here at the Foundry Brew pub are celebrating after winning a gold award at the SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) south east cask beer competition. This award follows on from winning silver at the SIBA national awards earlier in the year. The gold award was for our speciality beer Itzamna which is 9.6% chocolate vanilla porter brewed with organic cacao nibs and Madagascan vanilla pods. Itzamna is named after the Mayan god who gave his people the cocoa plant. This was closely followed by Red Rye wining The best Kent Beer at the Kent Beer Festival for a second year running.
Jon Mills of Canterbury Brewers said it was great for the only brewery within the City walls of Canterbury to win our first gold medal and to win best Kent beer at the Kent Beer festival for a second year running is a massive achievement. We are constantly producing high quality craft beers and It’s good to be judged against your peers and that this award was recognition for all the passion and hard work of the brewers and staff at Canterbury Brewers.
Canterbury Brewers is a craft Microbrewery which has been producing great beer for just five years and after winning various national and regional awards this is the first time that we have won a Gold Award. Itzamna can be found here at The Foundry Brew pub where it is brewed