Credit: International Brewing & Cider Awards

A cider from Luxembourg has been named the best in the world at the bi-annual International Brewing & Cider Awards, widely known as the brewing industry's Oscars.  

Ramborn Cider from Luxembourg won The International Innovative Cider Award 2021 for its Ramborn Ice Perry. 

Brewers and cider-makers from 24 countries received accolades at the International Brewing & Cider Awards 2021.

126 medals and twelve trophies were awarded to beers and ciders from all over the world, including entrants from Australia, China, Japan, Luxembourg, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Nine beer trophy winners were announced, including winners from Japan and Malta. Tokyo-based Spring Valley Brewery's Juicy Hop won Speciality Beer, while Ise Kadoya Beer, also from Japan, won the Strong Beer award for its Nou ga Trokeru Ultra Heaven 3xIPA.

Judging took place from 16 to 18 November 2021 at the National Brewery Centre in Burton-upon-Trent, UK. Judges comprised working professionals in the brewing and cider making industries from across the globe, led by Chair of Beer Judging, Rob McCaig and Chair of Cider Judging, Gabe Cook.

Ruth Evans MBE, Director of the International Brewing & Cider Awards, said: "It's been an honour to recognise and celebrate the extraordinary beers and ciders that both brewers and cider-makers have worked so hard to produce during what has been such a difficult eighteen months for the industry".

Ms Evans continued: "I'd like to personally thank all the judges as well as all the brewers and cider-makers who entered their products and make this year's awards one to remember, and we're delighted to reward the best of them with the recognition they so truly deserve".

Gabe Cook, Chair of Cider Judging, commented: "To crown winning ciders from the likes of Canada, China, Luxembourg and Switzerland – nations not widely known for their cider production – shows how the category is increasing its international footprint and growing in popularity".

This year, new categories were announced to reflect key trends that have emerged in the beer and cider markets since the last event in 2019. In the beer competition, a new Zero Alcohol category was added to reflect the growth and interest in this market segment and in the cider competition a Rosé category has been added to reflect the growing trend for "pink" ciders.

A full list of all 2021 medal and trophy winners can be found on the International Brewing & Cider Awards' website:

The gold, silver and bronze winners will collect their medals and trophies at an awards luncheon to be held on 6 April 2022.