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Double for Monty’s Brewery on Great British Food Awards

Russ Honeyman from Monty’s Brewery with the two beers shortlisted by the Great British Food Awards.

Two beers brewed by a Mid Wales brewery are through to the final of this year’s prestigious Great British Food Awards.

Montgomery-based Monty’s Brewery is chuffed to have two of the seven drinks shortlisted in the Beer/Cider and Lager category. The award winners will be announced on October 29.

The final judging is being carried by an esteemed panel of celebrity chefs, Michelin-starred restaurateurs, popular food critics, influencers, buyers and food writers, all known for their love and knowledge of British food and produce.

Russ Honeyman, Monty’s Brewery’s commercial director, said: “It has been a very tough time recently for the brewing industry, but it is important to keep entering competitions and strive for these awards.

“When your product is judged against others and you are being awarded for it, you know you are on the right track. It is the first time we have entered the Great British Food Awards and so getting recognised by this calibre of judges is very humbling.”

The brewery’s two shortlisted beers are Monty’s Dark Secret, a 5.6% gluten free oatmeal stout, packed with coffee and chocolate flavours and Monty’s Magnitude, an 8.0% Barley Wine rich with warming alcohol and malty notes.