Drinks Merchants

Helping UK Drinks Merchants Grow

Photo for: Are the Best International Beers on your shelves yet?

Award Winners

Are the Best International Beers on your shelves yet?

04/05/2023 London Beer Competitions 2023 winners are out - and it’s the only list you need to diversify for your outlet.

London is one of the most diverse cities in the world with lots of immigrants moving in from Europe, Asia, Africa and America. While Guinness and Brewdog are timeless English classics, it might be a good idea for supermarkets and retailers to stock up on beers from different nationalities to cater to their versatile audience.

Going through the world of beers, in all its styles can be an exhaustive task. That is where platforms like London Beer Competitions come in.  London Beer Competition is distinctive because it singles out and shines the spotlight on those beer brands that consumers want to buy and have a clear market value for trade buyers.  The competition believes that for any beer brand to earn its place on a retailer’s shelf or a restaurant’s beer list -  and then vitally stay there - they need to be marketable and consumer-driven along with serving up great quality, value and packaging.

The results are as follows :


98 points

Barrel-Aged Icebock by Pillars Brewery X ELLC

Barrel-Aged Icebock

Tasting Notes : 

Rich sherry and treacle aroma, sweet dark fruit flavors balanced by a complex dry finish

This beer also won Beer of the Year 2023. 


95 points

Delirium Christmas by Brouwerij L Huyghe

Delirium Christmas

Tasting Notes : 

Fruit cake and a hint of jam open up to toasted, caramel notes to taste and end in a clean, warming finish.

The beer also won Best Brewery of the Year 2023 and Best Beer of the Year by Value. 



94 points

Full Circle Brewing Peachy Vibes by Full Circle Brewing

Peachy Vibes

Tasting Notes 

Clean, refreshing peachy summer hit


94 points

Lucky Bastard Siciliano 17 by Czech Craft Beers, a.s.

Lucky Bastard Siciliano

Tasting Notes : 

Rich malty and sweet, with a dry hoppy finish


91 points

Artmonster - Itaewon Freedom by Artmonster Brewery


Tasting Notes : 

Nose of rich banana bread, and a juicy fruit palate with a bit of spice at the end.



90 points

Cartel Breaker by Barter

Cartel Breaker

Tasting Notes : 

The nose has a well-rounded tropical sweetness, balanced by some hoppiness. On the palate, it is clean and fresh.



90 points

San Miguel 0.0 Manzana by Mahou San Miguel

San Miguel 0.0 Manzana

Tasting Notes : 

Notes of peach dominate the nose and palate, with hints of sweetness from cherry, stone fruits and almonds

Non Alcoholic Beer 


90 points

Gerardus Dubbel by BV Gulpener Bierbrouwerij

Gerardus Dubbel

Tasting Notes : 

Nice notes of chocolate, plum, burnt oak and cinnamon on the nose. On the palate, it is incredibly well balanced, with burnt chocolate notes.

Header Image Source: Lucky Bastard SicilianoBarrel-Aged Icebock | Delirium Christmas

Next Event

St Mary's London, Wyndham Pl, London W1H 1PQ

London Wine Competition 2025

Register Now

St Mary's London, Wyndham Pl, London W1H 1PQ

London Beer Competition 2025

Register Now

St Mary's London, Wyndham Pl, London W1H 1PQ

London Spirits Competition 2025

Register Now

South San Francisco Conference Center, 255 South Airport Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA 94080, United States.

Bartender Spirits Awards 2025

Register Now


Read more