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Great Newsome Brewery is among the Great Taste winners of 2019 | Great Newsome Brewery


Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food and drink awards, has announced its stars of 2019. Out of 12,772 products sent in from over 100 different countries, Great Newsome Brewery was awarded a 1-star Great Taste award, which means judges dubbed it a food that delivers fantastic flavour for its Liquorice Lads Stout and Winter Warmth. The judges said about the Liquorice Lads Stout, ” Great dark colour, big root flavour, slightly aniseedy. Great nose, and the flavour length is interesting”. For the Winter Warmth they remarked, “The flavour delivered some really interesting spice notes, with some orange peel, bitterness from the hops and a good balance from the sweetness. Good over all depth of flavour and an enjoyable beer.”

Judged by over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs, buyers, retailers and producers, as well as a whole host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. As well as a badge of honour, the unmistakeable black and gold Great Taste label is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product, which has been discovered through hours and hours of blind tasting by hundreds of judges.

Matthew Hodgson Director, explains:”The Great Taste Awards hold a huge amount of credibility for us as we realise how stiff the competition is. For us winning Great Taste Awards helps us gain recognition with many of our customers who look for the gold stars as a mark of quality. Both beers deserved the award and for the Winter Warmth it is its first, however for the Liquorice Lads Stout this is yet another for this great beer”.

 Their were 12,772 entries into Great Taste this year and of those products, 208 have been awarded a 3-star, 1,326 received a 2-star and 3,409 were awarded a 1-star accolade. The panel of judges this year included; cook, writer and champion of sustainable food, Melissa Hemsley, Kenny Tutt, MasterChef 2018 champion, author, Olia Hercules, chef and food writer, Gill Meller, Kavi Thakar from Dishoom, food writer and stylist, Georgina Hayden and author and chef, Zoe Adjonyoh, as well as food buyers from Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, Sourced Market and Partridges. These esteemed palates have together tasted and re-judged the 3-star winners to finally agree on the Golden Fork Trophy winners and the Great Taste 2019 Supreme Champion.

Both these award winning beers are available to buy online here.

World Beer Awards double win read here.

Great Newsome triumphs in 2018 Great Taste Awards – click here.

Winter Warmth 1 Gold Star Winner