Raising a glass to Gage Roads

Its haul included a gold medal for its Pils 3.5, a mid-strength European-style lager.

Gage Roads also performed strongly in the Australian-style Pale Ale classification, claiming silver for its Breakwater Pale Ale (draught) and Single Fin Summer Ale (bottled).

In the Best British Style IPA category, Gage Roads again emerged with a silver medal for its Sleeping Giant IPA (bottled).

The brewery rounded out its best ever showing at the awards with bronze medals for its Small Batch Lager (bottled), Sleeping Giant IPA (draught), Atomic Pale Ale (bottled), Single Fin Summer Ale (draught), Breakwater Pale Ale (bottled) and Narrow Neck Session Ale (draught and bottled).

Gage Roads brewing manager Dirk Penny said the result reflected Gage Roads� attention to quality at all stages of the brewing process.

�We�re extremely proud to be recognised at an industry level for the quality of beer we�re producing,� he said.

�We�ve always placed an emphasis on brewing quality beers that really represent Fremantle and offer a uniquely West Australian taste.

�While awards of this nature are very welcome, for us the most important thing is to keep producing quality beers that people love.�

The 2015 AIBA is held by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria and is the largest beer competition in the Southern Hemisphere. This year it attracted a record number of entries, with more than 1700 submissions from 344 exhibitors across 35 countries.

Each entry was assessed by a panel of 58 expert judges from around the world over three days at Melbourne Showgrounds.