Champion trophies for the Ponies

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The Prancing Pony Brewery has picked up 4 Champion Trophies on Friday night at the Royal Adelaide Beer and Cider Awards including Champion Medium brewery. The brewery’s Indie Kid Pilsener took home Champion Pilsener, Best New Exhibit and Champion South Australian Beer.

The brewery is one of the most awarded Adelaide Hills Breweries and certainly no stranger to receiving medals and Trophies. In 2016, the brewery won a Supreme Champion Trophy for its India Red Ale in London and at the recent Australian International Beer Awards, the brewery was awarded a Gold medal for its 9 % Magic Carpet Midnight Ride Stout.

‘Friday night’s win was very special’, says Corinna Steeb, CEO and Co-Founder of the brewery. ‘ We received recognition for a beer style that is not easy to make in a smaller brewery set up, as you just can’t hide mistakes in that style of beer’.

‘Our Indie Kid Pilsener is super crisp and an easy drinking beer. A Pilsener is a beer style that can be enjoyed by beer geeks as well as by more traditional beer drinkers that want to explore the Craft beer space and it’s definitely a beer style enjoyed by wine makers, they tend to drink it to cleans their pallet.’

The Awards night was a nice break for the brew team. ‘We are a small team but we are totally in tune and we support each other’ says Frank Samson, Head brewer and Co-founder. More importantly, we challenge ourselves to make the best beers that we can. We focus on quality and consistency, and we appreciated input from everybody on the team to innovate and improve the way we work.

The next challenge for the brewery is to install a canning line. ‘We have been working on this project for a while and we are excited to add a canning line to our State-of-the-Art bottling line as this will make our brewery one of most flexible Craft Beer production site in the State and all right here in the Adelaide Hills.

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