Craft Beer Award- The Results!

The final vital stage of our Craft Beer Award, the all important beer tasting, took place on Saturday 22nd July. The judging panel consisted of members of the Society’s Save Our Pubs team, along with CAMRA’s central southern director, Carl Griffin.

The intrepid judges bravely tasted no less than 15 different beers provided by our shortlisted local breweries. The tasting process was carried out with the utmost rigour.

The beer tasting was naturally the most important part of the journey to seek out the best brewery in the Chilterns. Now that the scores for all criteria have been calibrated, we are delighted to announce that the winner for the North Chilterns and overall winning company is Tring Brewery. Their Pale Four was very popular with the judges. The Central Chilterns champion is Chiltern Brewery whose highest rated ale was John Hampden Golden Harvest . Our Southern Chilterns winner is Rebellion Brewery of Marlow. The tasters very much appreciated Rebellion’s Zebedee beer.

Lovibonds of Henley and Malt The Brewery of Prestwood both achieved Highly Commended status for the quality of their beers.

The presentation to these fantastic five Chiltern breweries will take place in October. Look out for full details of the Craft Beer Award in the winter issue of Chiltern magazine.

The Craft Beer Award is kindly sponsored by NFU Mutual.