Award double for new brew

SUFFOLK brewer Greene King is celebrating a “Beer of the Month” double for its new golden beer, St Edmund, which was launched last autumn. The bottled version of the beer has been selected as Beer of the Month for February by both supermarket chain Morrisons and renowned beer writer Roger Protz.

SUFFOLK brewer Greene King is celebrating a “Beer of the Month” double for its new golden beer, St Edmund, which was launched last autumn.

The bottled version of the beer has been selected as Beer of the Month for February by both supermarket chain Morrisons and renowned beer writer Roger Protz on his www.beer-pages.com website.

St Edmund, which is specially brewed to be served cooler than usual for British-style beer, being piloted in selected pubs throughout the country and is available in 500ml bottles in Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury's and Waitrose.

It is being served in pubs via a novel “beer engine” which offers a choice between a head of loose bubbles, as favoured by drinkers in the south, or a tighter, creamy head as preferred in the north.

Justin Adams, managing director of Greene King Brewing Company, said: “We're thrilled that St Edmunds has received two Beer of the Month awards for February - it's a great accomplishment for a beer that's very new to the cask ale market.

“It's fantastic that both Roger Protz and Morrisons have given St Edmunds their stamp of approval and praised the beer for its taste and quality.”