AUSTRALIA has left Britain with yet another wound to lick, taking out an international gong for best beer.
"This is just another example of something the Poms invented yet have lost to the Aussies,'' Barons Brewing managing director Scott Garnett said.
Barons Black Wattle Original Ale was voted the most popular beer out of 50 nominations at the JD Wetherspoon international beer festival in Britain last month.
A day later, the Wallabies savaged England 28-14 at Twickenham.
Barons Brewing was one or four international contenders in the competition which was run in 717 JD Wetherspoon pubs across Britain and voted on by 8500 customers.
The brewer was invited to represent Australia after producing the first beer in the world made with native Australian spices.
"To win number one beer at such a huge festival is a great result for Barons and Australian beer,'' Mr Garnett said.