Beer manufacturer James Squire’s Jack of Spades Porter has won recently a Gold Award in the Brown Porter Category at the World Beer Cup Awards, an international competition that attracts more than 8,000 entries from over 2,515 breweries in 66 countries.
“To be named the best porter at the World Beer Cup Awards demonstrates what an exceptional team of brewers we have here in Camperdown. We not only introduce a range of limited edition releases throughout the year, but we also consistently brew our favourites that are loved by beer drinkers right across the country and now – around the world. This porter recipe was originally created almost 20 years ago by Robert Freshwater and has not changed to this day. Great effort by our Brewers to brew a great beer,” Haydon Morgan, head brewer at Malt Shovel said.
James Squire said in a statement the bi-annual competition conducted by The Brewers Association is one of the most respected beer competitions in the world, showcasing the breadth of the global brewing community and was held in Nashville, Tennessee.
Brewed at Malt Shovel Brewery in Camperdown, Jack of Spades is a more delicate stout
than other varietals, delivering a dark porter with rich black colour and hints of malt chocolate
and roasted coffee.
During the competition, which was the largest to date spanning three days, an elite panel of
295 judges from 33 countries judged beers during six sessions, with 72 per cent of entries
coming from outside of the United States.
James Squire also announced it is set to release perhaps its most rare and special
beer to date – a resurrection of the world’s oldest surviving beer, ‘The Wreck – Preservation
Ale’. The beer, which is also a Porter, has been crafted using 220-year-old yeast discovered in
the depths of Australia’s oldest merchant shipwreck – Sydney Cove – in the waters
surrounding Tasmania’s Preservation Island.
Produced as a very special limited edition run, The Wreck – Preservation Ale will be officially launched at renowned Craft Beer Festival – GABS Melbourne from 18 – 20 May with limited beer at the event.