An ale created exclusively for Isle of Wight ferry company Wightlink by Island Brewery to celebrate the arrival of its new flagship Victoria of Wight has been named as one of the top beers in the country by organisers of the World Beer Awards.

Victoria of Wight Ale triumphed against stiff competition to be named ‘Country Winner’ in the ‘English Style’ Pale Ale category, which is a higher accolade than a ‘Gold’ award. The beer crafted by Island Brewery’s senior brewer Chris Coleman will now go on to be judged against other country winners at the World Beer Awards later this year.

Wightlink’s Head of Retail Simon Lewis says: “From the very first time we tasted it we knew we had created something very special for our customers. The team at Island Brewery worked really hard to create an ale with a light, crisp taste which blended citrus and malty flavours – something fit to celebrate the addition of a state-of-the-art hybrid-energy ferry to our fleet!”

Chris Mousley, Sales Director at Island Brewery, says: “We are extremely proud that Victoria of Wight will be representing the UK at the World Beer Awards, along with another of our ales, EarlsRDA. We really enjoyed working in partnership with Wightlink to create Victoria of Wight, which we know is proving popular with their customers.”

Victoria of Wight is a 3.8% light golden, easy drinking bottled ale. It is available to purchase onboard Wightlink’s fleet of ferries and also at Wightlink’s Camber Café in Portsmouth.

Picture caption: Chris Mousley from Island Brewery, John Nicolson from CAMRA IOW and Wightlink’s Simon Lewis

For more information, contact Karen Woods on 07775 694266 or karenwoods@wightlink.co.uk


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