Greene King has taken gold for its beers at the prestigious 2019 Monde Selections Awards. Old Speckled Hen, Abbot Ale and Over Easy all picked up the top award in the Beers, Waters and Soft Drinks category. Meanwhile, sister brewery Belhaven Brewery, based in East Lothian also received gold for its Belhaven Black stout.
The awards are judged on five elements – taste, global judgment, visual effect, odour and packaging. Now its 58th year, Monde Selections are internationally recognised quality awards in which the beers are blind judged.
Speaking about the awards Matt Starbuck, managing director, Greene King Brewing & Brands said: “We are delighted that our beers continue to be recognised by experts as top in class for consistently great quality product and marketing. Our brewers are passionate that every beer that leaves our brewery is of the finest quality, whether a market leading brand or one of our newly developed beers. It is particularly thrilling to receive these awards this year as 2019 marks two significant milestones for the company – 300 years of brewing excellence at Belhaven in Dunbar and 220 years at Greene King in Bury St Edmunds.”
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About Greene King
- Greene King was founded in 1799 and is headquartered in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. It currently employs around 39,000 people across its main trading businesses; Pub Company, Pub Partners and Brewing & Brands.
- It operates c. 2,900 pubs, restaurants and hotels across England, Wales and Scotland, of which c.1,750 are retail pubs, restaurants and hotels, and c.1,150 are tenanted, leased and franchised pubs. Its leading retail brands and formats include Hungry Horse, Farmhouse Inns, Chef & Brewer and the Greene King Local Pubs estate.
- Greene King also brews quality ale brands from its Bury St. Edmunds and Dunbar breweries. Its industry leading portfolio includes Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen, Abbot Ale and Belhaven Best.