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Bishops Finger, Shepherd Neame’s Kentish strong ale, has won a bronze award at the International Beer Challenge 2011, organised by leading drinks trade title Off Licence News.
Shepherd Neame’s oldest beer brand, Bishops Finger, was blind-tasted by judges amid fierce competition from around the world.
Shepherd Neame production and distribution director Tom Falcon said: “Its rich colour and complex flavours give Bishops Finger a distinctive taste, one which ale connoisseurs instantly recognise. We are pleased that it has made such an impression alongside so many other fine beers and that its quality shone through.
“The award follows Shepherd Neame’s prestigious win earlier this year when we picked up one gold and two silver medals at the Brewing Industry International Awards for Japanese lager Asahi, Chinese beer Sun Lik and Whitstable Bay organic ale respectively.”
Recently voted Best Beer at the Hong Kong International Beer Awards and a former silver medal-winner in the Daily Telegraph Taste of Britain Awards, Bishops Finger holds EU Protected Geographical Indication, which recognises its unique provenance.
Bishops Finger is available as a cask ale (5% abv) and in bottles (5.4% abv).
Its brewing is governed by a strict charter which states it can only be brewed on a Friday using 100% natural ingredients, Kentish hops and barley, as well as mineral water drawn from the artesian well deep beneath the brewery.