BOOM time for Little Valley Brewery

Cragg Vale-based Little Valley Brewery has been named a winner at the prestigious BOOM awards in London.

Thursday, 2nd June 2016, 10:40 am
Updated Thursday, 2nd June 2016, 12:08 pm

The BOOM (Best of Organic Market) awards celebrate the best innovative and great tasting organic products and Little Valley’s Vanilla Porter was selected the winner of the Beer category.

An independent panel of well-known experts, including chefs, restaurateurs, food writers and specialists, judged the products over several days.

Sue Cooper, co-owner of Little Valley Brewery, said: “To be celebrated and recognised as a winner at the BOOM awards is a huge achievement for Little Valley Brewery, we couldn’t be happier.

“Winning this specialist award is a huge success and further supports the continued hard work and investment which we put into brewing our beers.

“We use traditional techniques to create original beers and pride ourselves on our organic beer selection which includes the Vanilla Porter.”

Little Valley Brewery’s Vanilla Porter has an ABV of 4.5 per cent and is a rich and lightly roasted dark coloured ale with hints of vanilla and liquorice, using real vanilla pods and ground vanilla.

This year, the awards included categories for everything from cheese and dairy to cafés, restaurants and street food, with almost 500 entries across all categories.

Anna Jones, BOOM ambassador, said: “I believe that food and drink should be joyful, and good organic produce is at the centre of this joy. There has been a real shift towards people wanting to know the origins of what they’re eating and drinking – from where it was grown to who planted the seeds – organic produce has these values at its core. I am excited to celebrate individuals and businesses that are giving us brilliant choices.”