Beer packaging lauded in OLN challenge

18 August, 2011

Four beers have been awarded medals for design and packaging in this year’s International Beer Challenge, organised by Off Licence News.

The winning line-up was chosen from 48 international beers by a panel of expert judges.

The titles of Supreme Champion and Best Design & Packaging, New Beer were given to Vale Dry, from McLaren Vale in Australia.

Best Design & Packaging, Repackaged Beer went to HSD, from St Austell Brewery in Cornwall.

Best Design & Packaging, Established Beer was awarded to Cusqueña Premium from UCP Backus & Johnston in Peru.

The trophy winners and overall win- ner of the IBC will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on September 12.

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