The Chiltern Brewery is launching a limited edition ale — Pride of Bucks and Berks (4.2% ABV) — celebrating an award win.
Pride of… is a charity ale with every pint sold raising 5p for Horatio’s Garden — specifically a project to create and care for an accessible garden sanctuary in the spinal injuries unit at Stoke Mandeville hospital.
Dark amber with a smooth roast malt taste and a citrussy aroma, the ale uses class A Maris Otter, Crystal and roast barley malts combined with Goldings, Fuggles and Cascade hops to produce a classic English best bitter that matches beautifully with a Ploughman’s lunch, chicken, pork, salads and stews.
It is available to click and collect via www.chilternbrewery.co.uk and at the brewery shop in Terrick. It will also be on tap at many pubs in the area.
Brothers George and Tom Jenkinson and their Chiltern Brewery team were voted the Pride of Buckinghamshire and Berkshire Life last year at the annual Food and Drink Awards from a leading regional magazine. The award recognises individuals and businesses which actively and proudly promote the great local produce that Buckinghamshire and Berkshire have to offer, so the brothers decided to launch a beer in tribute.
Tom said: “To be voted pride of two counties that have such a fabulous food heritage is superb. We work hard to create great tasting new ales and think this is a cracker — and a fitting tribute. We are also very excited to be working with such a fabulous charity as Horatio’s Garden.”
The charity’s executive trustee and treasurer, Victoria Holton, added: “The funds raised will help to bring a beautiful garden sanctuary to patients with spinal cord injuries, and we’re hugely grateful to The Chiltern Brewery for supporting Horatio’s Garden at Stoke Mandeville.”