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Brewery scoops three gold stars

Created on 02/08/2018 @ 13:20
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A north Powys brewery has won three coveted awards at a prestigious food event.

Monty’s Brewery, based in Montgomery, has won three Great Taste Gold Stars.

In 2017 Monty’s won three Gold Stars for its gluten-free oatmeal stout Dark Secret in beer and cider section and yet again it received the same accolade for 2018 this time in gluten-free. 

It was the only star winner in the whole of the gluten-free category.

Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink.

It has been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world. So to win three gold stars two years running is exceptional.

In 2018 over 500 judges, including specially trained food writers inputting judges’ comments, came together at 65 judging days from March through to early July.

Judging took place at Guild HQ in Dorset and at the Guild’s permanent office, event and judging venue close to Borough Market, London. The judges, from all corners of the food world, blind-taste in teams of 3 or 4 ensuring a balance of expertise, age and gender.

Russ Honeyman commercial director at Monty’s Brewery said: "We are ecstatic about this, when we won last year with Dark Secret we thought it was incredible, and knowing how strong the competition is we thought we wouldn’t do that again, but here we are, unbelievable, this time in the gluten-free category. 

"It has certainly opened a few doors for us in the last year, now we shall have to see what it brings us this year. I know we have an order for going out to Finland, and after Taste of London in Regent’s park and the Royal Welsh more people throughout Wales and the UK will be aware of us too.

"It was great that Masquerade got one star also, our other gluten-free beer.”

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