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Melbourne Brewery Brick Lane Has Been Awarded the World's Best Porter at the World Beer Awards

The independent brewery picked up three awards, including Australia's best amber pale ale and Australia's best APA.
By Ben Hansen
September 10, 2021
By Ben Hansen
September 10, 2021

Independent Melbourne brewery Brick Lane Brewing Co has just taken out the award of World's Best Porter at the World Beer Awards for its Revolver Dark Hoppy Ale. The annual beer awards recognised the indie Aussie brewer in the Porter and Stout category of the 2021 Taste Awards, alongside other award-winners from a global showing from Serbia, Canada and the United Kingdom.

The dark ale beat out a range of porters from around the world to claim the prize of the world's best, with the silver medal going to The Flying Dutchman Nomad Brewing Company's 'Wake The Hell Up You Can Sleep In The Coffin' Hazelnut Cappuccino Porter from Belgium.

Brick Lane's award-winning brew is described as a midnight black beer with a velvety body and a bright hop aroma. "Revolver is a particular staff favourite and something we really look forward to brewing each winter. To have this recognised at the World Beer Awards is really something special," the brewery's head brewer Jon Seltin said.

Brick Lane's Jon Seltin and Paul Bowker

Each year the World Beer Awards hands out prizes to the best beers, ciders, wines and spirits in their categories, with beers from across the globe eligible for both taste and design awards. Brick Lane's One Love Pale Ale and Red Hoppy Ale were also recognised in this year's awards, winning Australia's Best American-Style Pale Ale and Australia's Best Amber Pale respectively.

The brewery, based in Dandenong South, was founded in 2018 by Paul Bowker and Andrew Scrimgeour with help from some recognisable names including NRL star Billy Slater, restaurateur Shane Delia and comedy stalwart Mick Molloy. The brewery has previously been recognised for several awards including four entries in last year's beloved GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers. Interestingly enough, the Revolver was not among the four brews voted into the list.

You can purchase Brick Lane's beers through its website and Craft Cartel or pick a six pack up from Dan Murphy's.

You can see the full list of winners at this year's World Beer Awards here.

Published on September 10, 2021 by Ben Hansen
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