Gage Roads has had its best ever showing at the Sydney Royal Beer and Cider Competition, bagging a swathe of honours including Best in Show and Champion Draught Beer trophies for its limited release Red Rye IPA.

The Western Australian brewer’s haul included three bronze, and two silver medals for its core range of beers, and gold medals for its limited release Sea Devil Stout, Hefeweizen, and Red Rye IPA.

Gage Roads’ Chief Operating Officer and Head Brewer Aaron Heary was ecstatic with the result.

“This is a fantastic result and I’m extremely proud of the guys at the brewery and the team effort that led to this,” said Mr Heary.

“The Sydney Royal Beer and Cider Competition is one of the toughest in the country. This level of success is a ringing endorsement of the quality of beer we are producing.”

Gage Roads’ Red Rye IPA is an American-style beer, characterised by citrus hop flavour, rich maltiness, and a dry finish courtesy of the malted rye.

“Rye is commonly used in the production of whiskey, so it’s quite unique to use it in a beer,” said Gage Roads Brewing Manager Dirk Penny.

“It gives the beer a very dry character that you can’t typically achieve with malted barley. It’s fantastic.”

Gage Roads Red Rye IPA is available in extremely limited quantities at pubs and bars across the country.

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