All in all, 1,613 beers from 42 countries competed for 156 medals in 52 categories. Most of the other Israeli craft breweries competed, but only Alexander took home medals.
|The two Gold Prize winners:|
Alexander Blonde (left) and Alexander Black.
The Alexander Blonde won first place in the English-Style Golden Ale (Summer Ale) category. Golden ale, or blonde ale, is a very light-colored and moderately alcoholic style, crisp tasting and well balanced between hops and malt. We mentioned this beer when we reviewed the Alexander Organic Blonde earlier this year (read it here). Alcohol by volume is 5.3%.
|Ori Sagi (second from left),|
accepting the Gold Prize in Nuremberg.
Ori Sagi, founder and owner of the Alexander Brewery told me that he's "proud and happy to make Israeli beer that stands in the same line with some of the best craft breweries in the world."
We all should be. Now go out and buy some Alexander beer. It isn't often you can find an international prize winner right here at home.