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26th April 2018

Greene King’s Vintage Heritage Fine Ale receives best beer shortlisting at Monde Awards

Greene King’s Vintage Heritage Fine Ale receives best beer shortlisting at Monde Awards

Greene King’s limited edition Vintage Heritage Fine Ale has been shortlisted for the Prize of the Jury 2018 at the Monde 2018 World Quality Selections.

The Greene King beer which received the highest honour, a Grand Gold Quality Award is one of five products nominated for the top award from a line-up of five hundred and ten products submitted.

The 6.5% abv beer was launched in January this year as a limited edition bottle conditioned ale having been lovingly created using East Anglian Chevallier malted barley long thought to have been extinct. Five preserved Chevallier seeds were discovered, re-sown and crops harvested to create the volume required to replicate a traditional Greene King real ale from the 1800s.

The Prize of the Jury award is awarded to one product in the Beers, Waters and Soft Drinks category for its outstanding qualities for taste, flavour, innovation and originality.  In addition to the nomination, Greene king has been awarded the Crystal Prestige Trophy, recognising ten consecutive years of Monde Selections award winning beers.

Sister brewery, Scotland’s Belhaven Brewery also won a gold award for its innovative craft beer, Twisted Mango IPA, whilst Craft Academy’s Big Bang, brewed from Greene King’s development brewery by apprentices, won silver.

The awards will be presented at the Monde Selections Annual Awards on Friday 24 May in Valencia.

Speaking on behalf of Greene King, Clive Chesser, managing director said: “We are delighted to receive this recognition for Vintage Heritage Fine Ale from Monde Selections. As brewers since 1799, we are fortunate to have a wonderfully rich heritage of brewing know-how and recipes to draw upon for inspiration to create new, innovative and interesting beers.  The awards for Belhaven’s Twisted Mango IPA and Craft Academy’s Big Bang, both craft beers, shows we place quality at for the very forefront of our brewing process, whether a tradition ale or a modern craft beer.”

Vintage Fine Ale Tasting Notes. A rich, flavoursome beer, enhanced by biscuity notes from Amber malt with a hint of caramel. Classic English late hopping varieties Fuggle, Bramling Cross and Goldings add soft fruits, floral and spicy notes to create this rich, complex and full-bodied Vintage Fine Ale.


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Caption: Greene King Head Brewer, Craig Bennett with Vintage Heritage Fine Ale

About Greene King:

  • Greene King was founded in 1799 and is headquartered in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. It currently employs 43,000 people across its main trading businesses; Pub Company, Pub Partners and Brewing & Brands.
  • It operates 2,900 pubs, restaurants and hotels across England, Wales and Scotland, of which c. 1,700 are retail pubs, restaurants and hotels, and 1,200 are tenanted, leased and franchised pubs. Its leading retail brands include Hungry Horse, Farmhouse Inns, Chef & Brewer, Flaming Grill and the Greene King Local Pubs estate.
  • Greene King also brews quality ale brands from its Bury St. Edmunds and Dunbar breweries, and is the UK’s leading cask ale brewer and premium ale brewer with brands such as Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen, Abbot Ale and Belhaven Best.