The Australian competition is one of the world's largest beer brands comparisons. This year attracted 1140 entries from 215 breweries. In the Lager Packaged category, a bronze medal was given to Radegast Premium beer. In the Low Alcohol Packaged category, Radegast Birell was also awarded bronze.
Radegast brewery manager Ivo Kaňák said this about the success in the prestigious competition: “The awards certainly also make all the Radegast beer fans happy. It shows that in Moravia, we brew a great beer that is enjoyed even far beyond our country's border.”
The Australian International Beer Awards are organized by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria located in Melbourne, Australia, in cooperation with the University of Ballarat. The panel of judges consists of more than 30 experts.
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- With total sales of more than 10.7 million hectoliters in 2008, and with exports to more than 50 countries worldwide, Plzeňský Prazdroj, a. s., is the leading beer producer in Czechia and the largest exporter of Czech beer. Plzeňský Prazdroj's main brands in the Czech Republic are Pilsner Urquell, Gambrinus, Radegast, Velkopopovický Kozel and non-alcoholic Radegast Birell.
- Plzeňský Prazdroj produces beer in three breweries in the Czech Republic – in the Plzeň brewery, the Radegast brewery and the Velké Popovice brewery. There are 13 commercial distribution centers ensuring supply in respective regions of the republic.
- The Plzeňský Prazdroj company fully understands its responsibility towards the environment and has accepted the policy of environment protection as one of its business principles. It engages especially in care for water resources, industrial waters cleaning, minimization of CO2 and other emissions, recycling, energy savings and increasing efficiency of transport.
- Plzeňský Prazdroj, a. s., is a member of SABMiller plc, the second largest global brewing company worldwide with brewing interests or distribution agreements in over 60 countries across six continents. Pilsner Urquell is the international flagship of the portfolio of SABMiller brands.