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Updated: Oct 11, 2023

Lost and Grounded Brewers are thrilled to announce they claimed a gold award for their flagship beer “Keller Pils” in the 2023 World Beer Cup, the largest beer competition on the planet.

Awards were given in 103 beer-style categories during the World Beer Cup ceremony on 10th May 2023, at the Music City Center in Nashville, USA.

Lost and Grounded’s Keller Pils, a 4.8% unfiltered lager, took out the gold award in the Kellerbier/Zwickelbier beer-style category, competing against lagers from around the world. Their flagship lager is the inspiration behind the brewery and is brewed using traditional hop varieties, giving this beer its clean, lemony crisp character. Lost and Grounded Brewers is a Bristol-based brewery that specialises in fine lagers and specialty Belgian-style ales.

When asked about the award Alex Troncoso, Co-Founder at Lost and Grounded Brewers, commented, “We are absolutely buzzing to have won a gold award at this year’s World Beer Cup®. Keller Pils is the beer that started our journey in Bristol, and over the last six years we’ve stuck to our original vision. We are so proud of our entire team for gaining this recognition.”

World Beer Cup winners were selected by an international panel of 272 beer judges from 26 countries. Widely regarded as the “Olympics of Beer,” the 2023 World Beer Cup featured 10,213 entries from 2,376 breweries in 51 countries.

“The World Beer Cup brings together the finest brewers and beers from around the globe and celebrates creativity, craftsmanship, and passion for great beer,” said Chris Williams, World Beer Cup competition director. “Receiving a World Beer Cup award is a testament to quality and innovation, and we commend this year’s winners for setting the bar higher than ever.”

Presented by the Brewers Association, the World Beer Cup is held annually to celebrate the art and science of brewing by recognizing outstanding achievement. For additional information, visit the World Beer Cup website.

About Lost and Grounded Brewers

Lost and Grounded Brewers began in Bristol in July 2016. Known for their delicious flagship lager Keller Pils, they are now stocked amongst some of the most exciting venues in the country and beyond. Lost and Grounded operates a state-of-the-art Brewhouse, complete with a lactic acid propagation plant (traditional German method of adjusting acidity), producing beers with balance, nuance and depth of character. In addition to their delicious Keller Pils, their core range of beers include a wide breadth of styles including Belgian specialty ales.

The journey first began 25 years ago with Co-Founders Alex and Annie first brewing at home, and then travelling the world with Alex working for some of the best craft brewers across the globe such as Little Creatures Brewing and Camden Town Brewery. The name, Lost and Grounded Brewers, was coined by the co-founders when it was finally time to stop, make beautiful Bristol their home, grow an amazing business, giving them and their team careers and focus.

Whilst they love brewing beautiful beers it is their crew who are the superstars. With almost 40 team members onboard, Lost and Grounded Brewers advocate equality, further education, diversity, and have been a Living Wage Employer since inception. You can find Lost and Grounded Brewers at 91 Whitby Road BS4 4AR. The taproom is open each Friday and Saturday.

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