CALLING ALL BREWERS! Enter your Best Bitter for Free in the Great British Food Farm Produce Awards!
If you haven’t yet filled in the entry form, there’s still time to enter your bottled best bitter to Great British Food magazine’s first ever Farm Produce Awards.
The event will provide a fantastic platform for the skilled, passionate – and often unsung – artisans behind the nation’s finest speciality food and drink, and unlike many other awards schemes, ours are completely free to enter! All companies need to do is fill in our entry form by June 13th (available at greatbritishfoodmagazine.com/producerawards) then send two judging samples into our Essex-based office by June 26th.
Brewed in the UK, the beer should be golden to copper in colour with a light body. Carbonation and alcohol should be low. Hop bitterness should be moderate to assertive with a fruitiness in the aroma and flavour. The use of British-grown hops and barley is a definite bonus.
There are 14 categories in all, focusing on these much-loved British foods:
1. BEST BITTER (BOTTLED)
2. FRUIT YOGHURT
3. TRADITIONAL PORK SAUSAGES
4. RIBEYE STEAK
5. TRADITIONAL PORK PIE
6. MATURE CHEDDAR
7. SWEET FRUIT JAM & CONSERVES
8. FRUIT & VEG BOX
10. ARTISAN LOAF
11. SPONGE CAKE
13. COOKING OIL
14. SMOKED FISH
Products will be blind-tasted and judged by a panel of experienced food journalists, who will award marks for quality of ingredients and flavour, appearance, presentation, provenance and traceability.
There will also be a separate reader-voted category, the GBF Farm Hero Award, which will reward bigger, better-known national food brands more readily available from retailers, but which also meet the criteria above. Readers will be invited to pick one overall winner from a shortlist of producers spanning all categories, or nominate their own.
Winners will be announced in our September issue via a big spread, with beautiful photography and lots of info about the company. We’ll also be sending out promotional material (bespoke logos, template press releases etc.) to allow winners to promote the win as much as possible.