Top international award for Lord Lieutenant’s Porter
The Chiltern Brewery, the oldest independent brewery in Buckinghamshire and the Chilterns, has won yet another award for one of their beers. The bottled Lord Lieutenant’s Porter has won a bronze medal in the International Brewing Awards held in Burton on Trent. The awards, held on Friday 15th February and known as the ‘Beer Oscars’, are considered the pinnacle of brewing achievement. It is recognition by fellow professional brewers that a beer is an outstanding example of its style. Lord Lieutenant’s Porter won bronze in the Class 4 Dark Beers 5.8% to 6.9% ABV category.
The competitions were first run in 1886 and have been constantly developed to reflect the changing global market for beer.
We are absolutely delighted and feel very honoured to have won such a top award from fellow professionals. It is a wonderful recognition for all our hard work and commitment to producing wholesome natural beers of great integrity and quality with the finest Class A English malt and hops.”
Lord Lieutenant’s Porter is a de-luxe bottle conditioned porter originally launched to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the brewery and boasts carefully balanced proportions of dark malts with chocolate overtones. It is a very smooth beer, rich smoky and ruby coloured with a generous charge of Fuggles and Goldings hops that provide a wonderfully balanced aroma.
The Lieutenancy is one of the most ancient Offices in England dating from 1535 in Buckinghamshire.
The Chiltern Brewery
George and Tom Jenkinson are brothers and directors of this family run brewery, founded in 1980 by their father and mother, Richard and Lesley Jenkinson. They are celebrating their 33rd year of business and remain the oldest independent brewery in The Chiltern Hills and Buckinghamshire.
Built on an old working farm in the heart of the Chilterns, the emphasis has always been to produce natural, wholesome beers using the best, class A malt and hops sourced in England. The brewing process mirrors age-old methods and the beers are brewed with skill, passion and integrity. “We have always been proud to support British farmers and all of our ingredients have a good provenance” say George and Tom.
The brewery has grown steadily over the years with the dedicated help of other family members and a strong team. The brewery shop sells the full range of bottled and draught beers; plus locally made wines, ciders, condiments, cordials and a delicious range of products such as chocolate, fresh bread, fudge and fruit cake that are all made using the Brewery’s fine ales.