It’s ‘ale’ in a great day’s work at the annual food and drink ‘Oscars’ for The Chiltern Brewery
Bottled beers from The Chiltern Brewery www.chilternbrewery.co.uk have won a total of 8 Gold Stars between them in an outstandingly successful year at the Great Taste Awards 2015, described by some as the Oscars of the food and drink world.
Three Hundreds Dark Old Ale 5.0% Vol. was the star of a packed show, winning a maximum 3 Gold Stars and narrowly taking the spotlight from Bodger’s Barley Wine 8.5% vol with 2 stars. Only 130 out of the 10,000 products entered are awarded 3 Gold Stars and just 597 attain 2 stars. A stellar supporting cast of Lord-Lieutenant’s Cream Porter 6.0% vol, Glad Tidings 4.6 vol and Battle of Britain Old Ale 5.0% vol won a highly creditable one Gold Star each.
The ‘star’ of the show
The Great Taste Awards, held each year, are organized by the Guild of Fine Food and are the acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink in the UK. The Great Taste logo on a product is intended to be a sign of trust and quality for the consumer. The products entered are judged on their taste alone and no other criteria.
This year over 400 judges came together at 49 judging days held from March to early July 2015. The judges from all corners of the food world, blind-tasted the food and drink products in teams of 4 or 5 ensuring a balance of expertise, age and gender.
From the very start the ethos at The Chiltern Brewery has been to brew natural, wholesome beers using 100% British ingredients – the best Class A malt and hops with great provenance and to mirror age old brewing methods. 35 years on, The Chiltern Brewery remains the oldest independent brewery in Buckinghamshire and the Chiltern Hills.
The extensive and varied range of bottled beers features fresh new vibrant branding by leading design agency Dirty Design in Bristol, capturing the spirit and flavour of the rural splendour of the Chiltern Hills.
The beers are available online www.chilternbrewery.co.uk or at various independent outlets and from the brewery shop in Terrick.