Tally Ho! Wins Gold And Bronze Awards
8:17am 4th October 2013
Palmers Brewery's oldest and most historic ale "Tally Ho!" has won a brace of awards in the CAMRA Beer Of Britain championships.
The beer made in Bridport won Gold in the Old Ale and Strong Mild category and bronze in the Supreme Champion Class.
It was blind tasted against hundreds of other ales to come top of the region in its category.
Richard Gabe from the West Dorset CAMRA branch presented the awards to Palmers' Head Brewer Darren Batten and the two raised a celebratory toast in the Three Horseshoes in Burton Bradstock.
'It's very pleasing when you have so many new breweries and new beers being made that a traditional family brewer like Palmers with over 200 years of heritage can win such a prestigious award,' said Richard.
Brewer Darren Batten said: 'Tally Ho! is a real heritage ale made the traditional way as our grandfathers would have enjoyed it. These awards prove it's more than holding its own against modern beers.'
Palmers Brewery was founded in 1794 by Dorset rope and net makers, the Gundry family. In the late 19th century, two Palmer brothers - John Cleeves and Robert Henry - bought the operation and its pubs and gave it their names: JC & RH Palmer.
Today, their great grandsons John and Cleeves Palmer work in the company and Palmers Brewery remains among the best of small independent brewers.
The original Old Brewery - famous as the only thatched brewery in Britain - is where the beer is still brewed to traditional methods with the finest ingredients. Palmers' pubs include some of the best known and best loved in the South West.
You can see how Palmers' beer is brewed and taste the brewery's five fine ales on a tour of Palmers historic brewery buildings, contact Palmers Wine Store for bookings or visit the website at www.palmersbrewery.com