Luxembourg brewer wins ale award
(JB) A Luxembourg brewer has received positive recognition for his first beer after winning bronze in an international beer competition.
Capital City Brewing's Red Bridge amber ale was awarded by judges at the London 2015 International Beer Challenge in the ales category.
The tipple is among four designed by entrepreneur and Luxembourg resident Mark Hatherly.
“I'm gratified, that's for sure. It's very nice to have that in the pocket,” the brewer said, adding: “I knew that it was a good beer and people have been saying nothing but good things but I didn't expect this!”
The New Zealander, who has been homebrewing since he was a student, launched Capital City Brewing in Luxembourg this year.
He came up with four recipes, which he named after Luxembourg features and characters: the Red Bridge, an amber ale, Golden Lady, a pilsner, Satellite IPA, named after Luxembourg's satellite industry and Black Jack, a porter named after General Pershing, who led US troops into Luxembourg City in November 1918.
Presently only the Red Bridge is sold commercially in 10 bars in Luxembourg subject to availability.
Hatherly, who has lived in Luxembourg for the past 13 years, is currently seeking a permanent site to build a brewery.
In an earlier interview with wort.lu/en, he said he eventually hopes to sell the beer around the world.
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