Ballarat is now home of the world’s top gluten-free beer after also claiming the title of Australia’s best beer earlier this year.
Announced earlier this month, the global awards celebrate the very best internationally-recognised beers.
O’Brien Beer describes its award-winning Belgian Ale as a “slightly sweet and warming ale” featuring “subtle spice, earth and fruit character with a dry finish.”
Belgian candi sugar is added to the brew’s sorghum and millet malts.
O’Brien Beer won six gold medals at the AIBA (including one for its Belgian Ale), along with two silver medals and five bronze.
Father-of-two John O’Brien founded the business 20 years ago after he was diagnosed with coeliac disease and told by his doctor he could no longer drink beer.
A limited release of O’Brien Beer’s Belgian Ale is available online at bit.ly/3Ap2zSc
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