Launceston's Taverner's Brewery has tapped into further success with their newest craft beer, the Manuka Imperial Stout.
The drop, launched this year, was the recipient of the only gold medal awarded to a Tasmanian brewer at the recent Independent Beer Awards.
Hobart's Moo Brew took out overall Tasmanian champion with three silver medals awarded to their product.
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Brewer Tim Penton said he was delighted with the achievement.
"It's really special, there's not much else you can get higher than the gold medal," he said.
"It's quite a big achievement for such a small little brewery with such a specialist type of beer."
Mr Penton described the beer as "very strong and rich" with different types of malt.
"The challenge with this is that manuka honey has quite a strong flavour," he said.
"Manuka is such an iconic honey, I really wanted to come up with a beer because it is so robust.
"It was meant to be a limited release, but it is definitely staying now."
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