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Shropshire-brewed ale dubbed 'exceptional' at major awards

Shropshire-based real ale manufacturer the Three Tuns Brewery has been named among the top food and drink producers globally this year after picking up a highly prized 3-star Great Taste Award for its stout.

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The Three Tuns Stout

More than 14,000 products were put through the competition’s rigorous blind judging process and the Three Tuns Brewery Stout ale was dubbed a “really exceptional beer” at the coveted food and drink awards.

Out of the thousands of entrants, just 248 were awarded a Great Taste 3-star Award.

The judges described the drink as “a lovely rich stout which is both ethereal and rich, delivering a voluptuous mouthfeel without feeling like a thick or heavy drink.

"The sweet nuttiness that comes through in the malt is well-developed, complex and lingering, but is balanced perfectly by the bitter backbone keeping everything in line.”

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Joshua Ferris, from the Three Tuns Brewery, at Bishop's Castle, said: “We are so proud to be adding the prestigious black and gold Great Taste 3-star badge of honour to our stout.

"Great Taste is the most recognised accolade for taste and quality in the food and drink industry, so it’s a huge moment for us and the whole team is thrilled with the result.”

All products in the line-up for judging were blind tasted. This year, judging took place over 89 days in Dorset and London, with a panel of more than 500 judges putting the products to the test.