Batemans, the family brewer based in Lincolnshire, received the award for ‘Beer of the Festival’ at the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival organised by the Greater Manchester branches of CAMRA, for its new Mocha Amaretto beer, from the Bohemian Brews range.
The award was presented to Stuart Bateman, Managing Director of the brewery, by Graham Donning, the organiser of the festival, at a special ceremony held at The Gateway in Didsbury, Manchester.
The ‘Beer of the Festival’ was voted for by customers at the festival, and the Batemans Mocha Amaretto proved so popular that it completely sold out on the second day of the event. The Mocha Amaretto beer has an ABV of 6.5%, and is available in 330ml bottles, and by cask for a limited period. A dark beer which undergoes extended maturation to ensure its quality; it is the perfect blend of coffee, almond and chocolate, with an appetising coffee aroma and a delicious, sweet taste.
Mocha Amaretto is part of the new range of Bohemian Brews, which was launched by Batemans to coincide with its 140th Anniversary. These craft beers are infused with exciting and original flavours, with four different options; Mocha Amaretto, Hazelnut Brownie, Orange Barley and Mocha. They have been created for both beer enthusiasts, and newcomers who want to try something different, with a flavour to suit every palate.
Graham Donning comments: “Our festival was a huge success this year, with over 10,000 attendees, and more than 40,000 pints of beer, cider and perry consumed over the four days, making this achievement one for Batemans to be very proud of, particularly as it sold out so quickly but was still able to gain enough votes to win. There was a real buzz around the Mocha Amaretto beer at the festival, and it is a very deserving winner.”
Stuart Bateman adds: “We’re thrilled to have received this award for one of our new Bohemian Brews, which were specially created as part of our anniversary celebrations. We love to experiment with different flavours for our brews, and believe they are a great way to encourage a new audience to enjoy our beers.”