BEER LOVERS RAISE A GLASS TO AMBER
Otter Amber, one of the 278 Westcountry beers on offer at the annual Tuckers Maltings Beer Festival, Newton Abbot, won Silver in the ‘Bitters and Pale Ales' class less than a month after being unveiled during National Cask Ale week.
Now in its 17th year, and organised by SIBA (the Society of Independent Brewers), judges at the three day festival inspected each of the beers for clarity, colour and flavour before announcing the winners of the nine different categories. The ‘Bitters and Pale Ales' class contained over 100 entries from across Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire with Otter Amber surprising everyone in this, its debut competition.
Tuckers Maltings is one of only a handful of floor Maltings that produces malt in the traditional way and is the only traditional Maltings in England open to the public for guided tours. They supply over 30 breweries in the West Country with quality malt made from the best Quality Assured malting barley grown in the South and West of England. For more information please visit: www.tuckersmaltings.co.uk
The picture shows Patrick and Julian Grocock, Chief Executive of SIBA