Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 16°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Bury St Edmunds: Greene King celebrates bumper haul of 10 Monde Selection quality awards

06:00 25 April 2014

Chris Houlton, managing director of Greene King Brewing and Brands.

Chris Houlton, managing director of Greene King Brewing and Brands.

Archant

Pubs and brewing group Greene King is celebrating a haul of 10 awards for its beers in this year’s Monde Selection quality awards.

shares

Monde Selection, which is based in Belgium, tests consumer goods from around the world, awarding Bronze, Silver, Gold and Grand Gold quality labels to those rated most highly by its judges.

Bury St Edmunds-based Greene King has this year received eight Gold and two Silver labels for its ales, following on from its success last year when it won Gold for Greene King IPA Gold and a top Grand Gold award for Greene King IPA Reserve.

This year’s Gold label winners are Abbot Ale, Abbot Reserve, Old Golden Hen, St Edmunds, Strong Suffolk, Double Hop Monster, Yardbird and Belhaven Black, with Silver awards going to Noble and Belhaven Twisted Thistle.

The judging process involved “blind” tastings by a panel of more than 70 independent judges, ranging from brewing engineers to Michelin starred chefs.

Only products receiving an average score of at least 60% receive an award, with an average of 90% or more required for a Grand Gold label, 80% for a Gold, 70% for a Silver and 60% for a Bronze.

Winners are allowed to display the label on the packaging of the relevant product for a period of three years.

Chris Houlton, managing director of Greene King Brewing and Brands, said: “Once again, these awards clearly demonstrate our commitment to quality and the care and attention we put into crafting our beers.

“We are delighted that so many of our ales have won such high praise, including new launches from our new craft range such as Yardbird and Double Hop Monster. It also confirms the quality of our much loved beers such as Abbot Ale and Old Golden Hen.”

Greene King, a member of the EADT/EDP Top100 list of the 100 largest businesses in Suffolk and Norfolk, brews most of its beers in Bury but also has a second brewery at Dunbar in Scotland.

This year’s Monde Selection Awards will be presented during a ceremony in Bordeaux, France, on May 31.

shares

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Ashley Gogan, Bedford Lodge

A four-star hotel in Newmarket has appointed a new face to head up its conference and events service.

Sheepen Place office development scheme at night - artist's impression

Proposals have been submitted for two new office buildings planned for central Colchester.

Greene King chief executive Rooney Anand, left, shaking hands with Mike Tye, chief executive of the Spirit Pub Company, outside Spirit's headquarters in Burton uponTrent following the sale deal.

Jobs are at risk at Greene King following a major acquisition earlier this year.

EDF workers are unhappy over pay.

Hundreds of workers at energy giant EDF are to stage a 24-hour strike in a row over pay.

Amos Smith who is launching a new yoghurt called Mossy's from a secret family recipe.

A popular yogurt made to a secret family recipe has been revived by a young food entrepreneur.

Land next to Burger King is for sale

Tesco, Mothercare and Toys R Us could soon have a new neighbour at Copdock Mill

A city worker looks at a stock ticker screen at the London Stock Exchange in the City of London.

Volatile stock market conditions took their toll again today as the FTSE 100 Index plunged after sharp gains in the previous session.

The Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, John Longworth, has met with the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce in Ipswich to hear of their work delivering support to firms across the region.

The Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, John Longworth, met with the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce in Ipswich to hear of their work delivering support to firms across the region last week.

Sainsbury's supermarket was only one of Britain's big four supermarkets to grow sales in the last three months - but still saw its number two spot in the sector retaken by Asda.

Sainsbury’s was the only one of Britain’s big four supermarkets to grow sales in the last three months - but still saw its number two spot in the sector retaken by Asda, according to latest industry data.

Family law expert Georgina Hall, now a partner at Prettys

East Anglia law firm Prettys, which has offices in Ipswich and Chelmsford, has announced the promotion of family law expert Georgina Hall to partner, bringing the total number of partners in the firm to 10.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages