Mean Sardine elected best portuguese brewer for the third time


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Mean Sardine was elected for the third time the best beer in Portugal by RateBeer, an international platform dedicated to the evaluation of craft beers by connoisseurs from all over the world.

Ericeira’s microbrewery was once again awarded in one of the most important world rankings dedicated to the evaluation of beers, producers and bars in the world.

Among more than 33000 craft brewers competing at RateBeer Best 2019, Mean Sardine won the Best Brewer Award in Portugal based on 4.2 million consumer ratings that, once again, attested to the quality of their craft production.

7 #RatebeerBest awards in less than 7 years of activity

“We are delighted with this recognition, mainly because it’s a prize attributed directly by consumers who test our beers all over the world, every day”, said Marcos Praça, spokesman for the brand, not hiding the “enormous pride” but also the “great responsibility” brought by this title.

On the Mean Sardine Facebook page, we can read the following reaction to this distinction: “Honored to be named once again as the best brewer in Portugal by RateBeer. With this, they are 7 #RatebeerBest prizes in less than 7 years of activity. A sign that, despite all the obstacles, good beers come out of here.”

This is the third time that Mean Sardine has been recognized with an award of this importance, once again showing the consistency of the work that it’s been developing since the foundation, in 2013. In 2014 and 2016, it had been distinguished as Best Beer in Portugal (Top Brewer), as well as two of its beers, Amura (in 2014) and Voragem (in 2015 and 2018), also deserving the Top Beer award.

Joe Tucker, founder of RateBeer, explained that “Best Beer awards are given to less than a third of 1% of eligible brewers and 2019 has been our most competitive year so far. It is a deserved honour and we couldn’t be more proud to recognize these brewers for their achievements”.

In the year that celebrates the 20th edition of the competition, the platform evaluated more than 4.2 million classifications from its international community, examining more than 640 thousand beers from more than 33 thousand brewers from all over the world.

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