The Porterhouse Brewing Company – Press Release 11th August 2011
Porterhouse Celebrates Fifteen Years of Brewing with another Gold Medal.
The Porterhouse Brewing Company, Ireland’s largest genuine Irish brewery is fifteen years old and to add to the celebrations they have been awarded a gold medal for their famous stout, Plain Porter. The award, which is much sought after by brewers worldwide, was bestowed upon the Porterhouse’s famous Plain Porter at the Brewing Industry International Awards, dubbed, “The Brewing Oscars” in a glitzy ceremony at London’s Guild Hall. It is the second time the Porterhouse has received this famous accolade. The first was in 1998 and again it was the Plain Porter that brought home the gold. The awards, with approximately eight hundred and fifty entries, are structured into nine categories with thirty-two classes and medals are extremely difficult to win.
The winning stout for dark beer category, Plain Porter has an ABV of 4.2% and possesses a complex malt bill amounting to an excess of five malt types and have created a modern tasting stout. While having a distinct roast malt character, it by no means overwhelms the drinker and coupled with the discerning use of hops the beer has a pleasant bitter quality. East Kent Goldings lend the beer a pleasant hop aroma.
The Brewing Industry International Awards has maintained the highest standards throughout its history, encouraging innovation and diversity in beer while rewarding the best beers in the world. Organised since 1886, it is the oldest and most truly international beer competition.
The competitions are focussed upon seeking excellence in brewing and rewarding it across all styles of commercially brewed beer. The winning beers are awarded medals from the world’s most professional tasting panel, comprised exclusively of experienced brewers. Commenting on the award, Masterbrewer at The Porterhouse said Peter Mosley said,
“We’re delighted to have won this award again and remain dedicated to brewing quality beer for our loyal customers. To win the award once is incredible, but to win it twice is unheard of. The judgesmust have realised, when you’re feeling tired and wan, a pint of plain is yer’ only man with due deference to Flan O’Brien.”
The celebrations continue within all the six Porterhouse bars in Wicklow, Dublin City Centre, Covent Garden London and the latest addition to their portfolio, The Fraunces Tavern on Pearl Street in New York’s Financial District. The watering hole, in which George Washington drank and is also the oldest tavern in Manhattan, was reopened in January of this year and is enjoying continued success. The tavern houses a restaurant, a bar, a whiskey bar, a library space and several spaces for private hire. A pint of the black stuff in Fraunces Tavern will set you back $8.