Great Taste Award Gold Stars for The Chiltern Brewery
The Chiltern Brewery has won Gold Stars for TWO of their products: bottled Lord-Lieutenant’s Porter 6.0% vol and Hop Pickled Onions. This follows the highly successful media launch of their special limited edition commemorative beer to mark the centenary of WW1, Flanders Pale Ale 6.2% vol, in late July. Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers in the country. When a product wears the little gold and black Great Taste logo it carries a badge of honour.
Lord-Lieutenant’s Porter is a deluxe 330 ml bottle conditioned porter launched originally to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the brewery in 2000. Brewed with carefully balanced proportions of dark malts including chocolate malt, it is very smooth and rich, having a smoky flavour: a ruby coloured porter with a generous charge of Fuggles and Goldings hops.
The Hop Pickled Onions available in 220g jars are spicy and crunchy: a delicious accompaniment and a guaranteed breath of fresh air at picnics, with Ploughman’s lunches or for barbecues.
Both products are previous award winners.
Built on an old working farm in the heart of the Chilterns, the ethos at The Chiltern Brewery is to produce natural, wholesome beers using the best class A malt and hops sourced in England. Their brewing process mirrors age-old methods and the beers are brewed with skill, passion, and integrity. The Chiltern Brewery is proud to support British farmers and all their ingredients are of good provenance.
“What a fantastic month” said Head Brewer Tom Jenkinson. “We really respect Great Taste and to win two awards like this is fabulous. Everyone at the brewery is thrilled.”
Great Taste is all about taste, not packaging or marketing. This year over 400 experts, including food critics, top chefs, cookery writers, farmers, food critics, retailers, restaurateurs and journalists tested 10,000 products. Presented with no wrappings, jars or marks, they taste, confer and re-taste before making a decision on whether a product should be a winner. In total more than 12 judges will have tasted and commented on each product.
The ‘Lieutenancy’ is one of the most ancient Offices in England dating from 1535 in Buckinghamshire and this beer was launched by Sir Nigel Mobbs, Lord Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire, who charged the coppers with choice hops.
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