Raising a glass to 50 years of protecting the Chiltern Hills

.From left, Cllr Ian Reay, Head Brewer Tom Jenkinson, Les Mosco Trustee of The Chiltern Society and Brewery Director George Jenkinson
.From left, Cllr Ian Reay, Head Brewer Tom Jenkinson, Les Mosco Trustee of The Chiltern Society and Brewery Director George Jenkinson

The Chiltern Brewery has launched a special draught ale to celebrate 50 years of helping to protect the tranquil landscape of the beautiful Chiltern Hills.

The brewery was invited by the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and The Chiltern Society to brew the special beer for the landmark anniversaries of the two organisations.

The resulting brew, named Chiltern Double Fifty by resident Larry Griffiths in a free naming competition, is described as “an autumn dark amber ale 4.2% vol with complex and rich smooth roast malt and citrus aromas”.

It was launched in the Gatehouse Chamber at The King’s Head, Aylesbury, last Tuesday.

Chiltern Double Fifty will be widely available in local pubs as well as the Chiltern Brewery Shop at Terrick, and 5p from every pint sold will be donated to the societies.

Head brewer Tom Jenkinson said: “We want these fantastic organisations to be around for as long as possible to help protect our wonderful rural landscape.

“Working and living in the Chiltern Hills is a very important part of the brewery and those who work here. It is this foundational aspect which lends its style and character to our beers as well as being a huge inspiration for us.

“It’s great as well to be able to give something in return.”