100 year old Manchester beer Sixex beats newcomers to win top award
It has been brewed to an unchanged recipe for over 100 years.
Yet the ultra-traditional Sixex beer is still beating off newcomers to win a top award.
The bottled beer, first produced by iconic Manchester brewery Joseph Holt in 1901, has just been crowned with a gold award by the British Bottlers’ Institute.
Made with rich crystal and black malts, the Sixex bottled beer is a longstanding staple among the beers and lagers produced by Joseph Holt. As such the beer plays a key part in the brewery’s 170-year history.
Phil Parkinson, head brewer for Joseph Holt, says he is delighted that Sixex had won a gold award and that such recognition should act as a reminder to brewers not to tamper with a winning formula.
“We want to supply top quality ale at affordable prices. Of course we do recognise there is a thirst for new types of beer. Equally you have to know when you have an outstanding product which continues to prove hugely popular with customers.”
Added Phil Parkinson: “Everything about Sixex shouts tradition – right down to the label which depicts drinkers from bygone times. We hope that Sixex, like all the beers we produce, continues to go from strength to strength.”