The 3 Brewers of St Albans were presented with their Gold award for winning the best Champion Strong Bitter of East Anglia. This had been judged during 2016 featuring at a number of beer festivals where the judging of beers in each category took place.
Mark, of the 3 Brewers was pleasantly surprised to find out their Special English Ale had come tops in the strong bitter category. There are around 140 breweries in the East Anglian region featuring some heavy weights in Essex with Maldon and over in Suffolk with the likes of Greene King, Adnams, Green Triangle and Cyclops to mention a few. To beat so many superb breweries in the region is a very significant milestone for the brewery and shows that Locale in South Hertfordshire is getting recognition.
Their Special English Ale (4.8%) is a robust and full bodied Premium Ale. Made with chocolate malt to give it a deep copper colour and the finest English hops give the ale a hint of red berries. It is well-balanced ale, smooth and moreish.
The next stage and final part of the competition is to be at the GBBF held in Olympia in the first week of August.