Ilkley Brewery wins two gold stars at Guild of Fine Food’s Great Taste awards (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Ilkley Brewery wins two gold stars at Guild of Fine Food’s Great Taste awards
9:00am Monday 26th August 2013 in News
For the second year in a row, Ilkley Brewery has scooped two gold stars at the Guild of Fine Food’s Great Taste awards – this year for its best-selling bitter, Joshua Jane.
The beer, a rich 3.7 per cent traditional Yorkshire bitter, wowed judges at Great Taste, the world’s largest and most rigorous food awards scheme.
Of the 9,700 products submitted, only 33 per cent win awards. By winning two gold stars, Ilkley Brewery was in the top six per cent.
The judges commented: “Brilliant colour. A real punch of toasted coffee-like malt and earthy liquorice in the flavour. Sharp, pleasing bitterness. There is a real quality feel to this beer.”
Chris Ives, Ilkley Brewery’s managing director, said: “Over the last 10 months, Joshua Jane has become our best-selling Yorkshire bitter and has secured listings in Asda and Booths supermarkets.”