A CORK micro-brewery is in the running for the World’s Best Beer Award after dominating the medals for Ireland's best beers in the initial round.
The Franciscan Well Brewery, on the North Mall, won two golds, a silver and three bronze medals, in the Country Winner round of the awards.
The brewery is now primed for next month’s crowning of the overall global winner.
Founder of Franciscan Well Brewery, Shane Long said he was delighted with the medals.
“To win six highly-respected awards, with two golds, acknowledges the hard work, and the process of trial and error, that goes into brewing great beers,” he said.
“This gives us strong encouragement to continue innovating as brewers and work on further exciting brews, and collaborations, in the near future.”
The brewery was awarded double gold for its Franciscan Well Jameson Stout and its Summer Saison, and won silver for Franciscan Well Jameson Pale Ale.
It picked up bronze medals for Franciscan Well Rebel Red, Franciscan Well Chieftain, and the wheat beer, Franciscan Well Hopenweisse.
These accolades add to 23 previous major awards, which were won in the past two years.
Meanwhile, breweries including Cornwall-based St Austell’s and St Andrew’s in Scotland were amongst the winners in the British category.
The World Beer awards were established in 2007.
It rewards exceptional beers from across the globe, with leading beer experts from Asia, Europe and the Americas electing the finest selection of brews.
The winner of the World's Best Beer Award will be announced on September 24.