A BEER brewed in East Lancashire has tickled the tastebuds of judges at a European competition.

Three B’s Brewery’s DoffCocker pale ale went head to head against thousands of other entrants from 39 countries at the European Beer Challenge 2022 before being awarded a gold medal.

The Darwen brewery said they were “over the moon” with the achievement.

They said: “We are absolutely over the moon to have won a Gold Medal for our DoffCocker at the European Beer Challenge 2022

“Thousands of samples from 39 countries fought head to head at The London County Hall and we came out on top.

“Beer is a passion of ours and always has been. It’s nice to know that our beer is appreciated by the people that know what they are talking about.

“Get the boiler on, we’re going to need more!”

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The European Beer Challenge is operated by the Largest Beverage Awards Organisation in the world including CWSA & Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards.

It is Judged by Europe’s Leading Beer Buyers and offers brands and producers the opportunity to showcase their products to key influencers in the Beer market.

The European Beer Challenge is held annually in London.

This strategic location puts the competition at the heart of the EU and UK which has seen an explosion of craft Breweries and continued growth in the Beer market.

The competition brings together Europe’s leading Beer Buyers and top Beers from across the globe.

During the European Beer Challenge judging session each product is subjected to a rigorous blind tasting process which allows newcomers to compete fairly against the world’s leading brands.

Entry to the European Beer Challenge is open to Brewers from anywhere in the world and it is not necessary to already have representation in the EU or UK in order to enter your products.