Above image: The Specific Gravity Beverage Co team. (Front row L-R) Kim Wong, Jane Wu, Lauren Wan, Ali Fry & (Back row L-R) Devin Otto Kimble, Michael Montisano.
Singapore brewery Specific Gravity Beverage Co, which launched recently at the end of 2020, has clinched four accolades at the annual Australian International Beer Awards. The awards presentation was held in Victoria on May 20 this year.
The largest annual beer competition in the world assessing both draught and packaged beers, it attracts around 2600 entries from over 400 breweries in 26 countries each year.
Specific Gravity, founded by craft beer industry veterans Devin Otto Kimble and Kim Wong, took home the Gold medal and trophy for Best Design – Outer Packaging for its Classic IPA, Craft Lager, and Wheat Beer 4 Packs.
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They also won the Bronze medals for Best Design – Label/Surface Design, for their Classic IPA in the category of British Style (Best Traditional IPA), and for their Wheat Beer in the category of German Style Hefe (Best Wheat Beer).
“We are thrilled to have been recognised by such a prominent organisation,” stated Kimble in a media release. “It really makes it worth all the hard work put in by our team to produce accessible, world-class craft beer from our home in Singapore.”
The brewery currently features four core beers in their range – Classic IPA, Craft Lager, German-style Wheat Beer and Golden Ale – with retail prices going as low as S$5.50-7 per can or bottle. Retail prices for Singapore-made craft beer typically hover around the S$10 mark.
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According to an earlier interview done with Spill, they’ve been able to keep prices affordable by gypsy brewing out of local facilities like Sunbird Brewing Company and Brewerkz, as well as in Cambodia.
“Our beers are made with the finest malts, real hops and live yeast,” states Wong, who is also the head brewer. “These are beers that are a bit bolder, a bit different, a bit more special, but they are also beers your uncle or auntie, old national service buddy and boss, will all enjoy.”