Old Sawley Brewing’s plum crumble porter, Plummeth the Hour, was voted Beer of the Festival at the Ashbourne Beer and Cider Festival this weekend.
Plummeth the Hour has been breaking hearts and taking names since Old Sawley Brewing first developed the recipe in January for a Brew Experience Day with the Needle and Pin in Loughborough. In July, the dark beer bagged the brewery its first award at the SIBA Midlands Independent Beer Awards in Nottingham. It won silver for the mid to dark speciality beers.
Head Brewer Roo Stone said, “We’ve also enjoyed reading everyone’s glowing reviews on Untappd. Plummeth the Hour has an average score of 4.01 out of 5 – our highest ranking beer on the social app. Some customers have been incredibly complimentary, particularly in comparison to the well known plum porter from a much larger brewery. Clearly the crumble element makes all the difference to the drinking experience!
“It is particularly nice to hear that the good people of Ashbourne CAMRA and the attendees at their Beer and Cider Festival elected our beer as best in show. We were selected for Beer of the Festival from a tough field of 40 beers, many of them brewed by our good friends in neighbouring breweries. Being chosen by public vote is particularly sweet as it is brewing beer that people really enjoy drinking that is our main motivation!”
The Old Sawley Brewing Co is a microbrewery in Sawley, on the borders of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The 10 BBL set up has been in operation since 2013 when the brewhouse was built on the grounds of The White Lion pub. The brewery team focus on producing a high quality range of core beers as well as occasional experimental collaborative brews.
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