Four of the The Chiltern Brewery’s best-selling, multi award winning permanent bottled beer range have recently been certified as gluten free. Nothing has been taken in or left out - but the beers are now officially designated ‘free of gluten’.
The high-quality brewing process means that the recipes haven’t changed. The natural gluten from the barley and malts is broken down during the fermentation and filtration process.
This is great news for the 14.3 million Britons who bought or consumed Gluten Free products in 2016 and means that those who are intolerant to gluten or are seeking to reduce their intake can still enjoy this fabulous range of fine English ales – brewed for taste, quality and consistency. The number enjoying Gluten Free products in the UK is growing at about 13% a year.
“I can’t tell you how pleased we are with this new offering and to think that those intolerant to gluten can enjoy our great range of award-winning ales – in such a variety of styles too” said Tom Jenkinson, Head Brewer and Co-Director.
The attractively presented bottles have eye-catching labels that echo the rural surroundings of the Chiltern Hills local to the brewery. Names too reflect the local history and geography of the area. More good news - the bottles cover a wide range of ale styles from refreshing Monument Gold Pale Ale 3.8% 500ml teeming with English summer flavours of honeyed malts and aromatic hops, to 300’s Dark Old Ale 5.0% 500ml - malty and rich, made with Maris Otter and Crystal malts, and food matching beautifully with red meats and hearty stews.
The new Gluten Free range also includes John Hampden’s Golden Harvest Ale 4.8% 500 ml - creamy smooth and well balanced and great with seafood - and Battle of Britain Old Ale 5.0% 500ml. This is a complex beer with tastes of roast chestnuts and is a treat with strong gluten free cheeses.
The Chiltern Brewery are a second generation family business based in Terrick, near Wendover, Buckinghamshire and started brewing in 1980. George and Tom and their team take terrific inspiration from their beautiful rural surroundings and the geography and history of the county. A fox and beech tree feature on the company logo.
From inception the ethos at The Chiltern Brewery has been to brew natural, wholesome beers using 100% British ingredients - the best Class A malt and hops with great provenance and to mirror age old brewing methods. Thirty seven years on The Chiltern Brewery remains the oldest independent brewery in Buckinghamshire and the Chiltern Hills.
Please see the website for more details www.chilternbrewery.co.uk
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