Etyek Beer Manufactory's Princessin Edeck - Királyleányka Sparkling Ale won a silver medal while its Just for fun - Rye Double IPA (India Pale Ale) won a bronze medal among almost 700 products from more than 40 countries and at the 26th International Beer Challenge in London.
The Hungarian company, based in Etyek, just outside Budapest, competed against products from Germany, Belgium, Great Britain and the United States – the latter has been dominating the so-called krafts beer market (small-scale craft beer) over the last decade.
The Edeck series was launched back in 2019 with Etyeki Kúria, and the beer that has just won a silver medal was produced in collaboration with Nádas Borműhely [Nádas Wine Workshop], the company said.
The bronze-medal-winning unfiltered rye double IPA was described as being made perfect by four types of hops in addition to special malts.
The awards for the International Beer Challenge 2022 were presented at a gala ceremony in London at the weekend, the statement said.
Orsolya Radányi, head brewer and owner of the Etyek Beer Manufactory, told the Hungarian state news agency MTI that the family business was founded in 2015 and four people work at the Etyek site, where 12 different types of beer are produced.
She added that the company also enters international competitions to get known and thus to start exporting, as they would like to expand abroad in the future. The company is continuously developing with equity financing, for example, they bought an aluminum can filling machine in early 2022 to increase production.
According to the owner, their annual net turnover was around HUF 28 million in 2020, almost HUF 35 million in 2021 and will be approximately HUF 38 million in 2022.