Wales was represented in the competition with Monty’s Brewery finalists for Champion Beer of Britain 2016 competition.
The Campaign For Real Ale award of Champion Bottled Beer of Britain is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards available to British Brewers. To make it as a finalist each beer goes through a careful, almost year long process of tastings and expert examinations. Monty’s Brewery is proud to be one of the fifteen finalists in 2016 with their 3.6% golden honey ale called Monty’s Hilltop, and the only Welsh brewery represented.
Monty’s is an award winning brewery based near Montgomery, Powys, in the heart of Mid-Wales. Founded in 2009 by Pam and Russ Honeyman, the brewery has gained National and International awards and a reputation for brewing great beers.
When the news broke that Monty’s Hilltop was a finalist for CAMRA’s 2016’s Champion Bottled Beer of Britain, the team at the brewery were over the moon. Hilltop was first recognised on the BBC show Countryfile back in 2015 which was the start of its national recognition.
Monty’s Hilltop is produced with the addition of Hilltop Honey, another success story for Powys. Hilltop was founded in 2011 by Scott Davies who now sells his raw honey to deli’s, shops and supermarkets across Britain as well as to Monty’s Brewery!
Head Brewster, Pam Honeyman said, “The addition of honey to our beer isn’t intended to make the beer sweet but rather to give the beer a smooth edge with a subtle honey flavour on the finish.”
For more information on where you can try Monty’s Hilltop – finalist CAMRA Champion Bottled Beer of Britain 2016 visit the brewery visitor centre at The Cottage, Montgomery; the brewery website www.montysbrewery.co.uk or call 01686 668933.