Beechworth brewery Bridge Road Brewers dazzles in Sydney Royal Beer and Cider Show 2017

TOP DROP: Founders of Bridge Road Brewers Ben and Maria Kraus welcome their Beechworth team's success in the Sydney Royal Beer and Cider Show recently.
TOP DROP: Founders of Bridge Road Brewers Ben and Maria Kraus welcome their Beechworth team's success in the Sydney Royal Beer and Cider Show recently.

LITTLE Bling dazzled when it won gold at prestigious industry awards in Sydney.

The Bridge Road Brewers mid-strength beer also claimed best bottled beer at the Sydney Royal Beer and Cider Show.

The Beechworth brewery took out four of the eight gold medals in the contest.

Bridge Road Brewers founder Ben Kraus welcomed the acknowledgement of the brewers and packaging team.

“We pride ourselves on high standards and being a 100 per cent in-house operation, particularly at a time that many other beer brands are trending towards outsourcing production or multinational ownership,” he said.

“It is also a fantastic for our efforts in marketing our beers in the Sydney market.”

Crafty Pint editor James Smith said Bridge Road Brewers was one of the true innovators of the Australian beer industry.

“Whether it’s celebrating locally grown hop varieties and other High Country producers, forging relationships through beer with some of the best brewers in New Zealand, Europe and beyond or experimenting with oak, wine and bacteria, there’s little Ben and Maria Kraus and their team hasn’t done,” he said.

Bridge Road Brewers distributes products nationally and exports to Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and the US.

Of the brewery’s six entries it was awarded golds for Bling IPA, Robust Porter, Chevalier Saison and Little Bling. Beechworth Pale Ale gained a silver and Celtic Red Ale bronze. It also won best bottled beer of the show in 2016.