As mentioned in the Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival report the beer-of-the-festival winner was Windsor & Eton “Treetops” stout. The brewery’s mouth-watering description of Treetops is:
The first of 3 Jubilee beers, launched on 6th February – the anniversary of Princess Elizabeth’s accession to the throne – when she and the Duke of Edinburgh were staying at the Treetops safari lodge in Kenya. It’s a rich, intense Africa Export Stout brewed from a blend of British and African ingredients, including coffee and vanilla.
To celebrate Windsor & Eton Brewery’s success in winning the Hitchin 2012 beer-of-the-festival aware we have organised a presentation trip to the brewery. We intend to reach the brewery at around 12:30 on Saturday the 30th of June. All CAMRA members are welcome to come along to this event – but let us know you’re coming. Send your RSVP to our Social Secretary, Paul Beardsley, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Windsor & Eton Brewery is conveniently accessible by train and that’s how we intend to get there. We will be catching the 9:55 Letchworth (10.00 Hitchin, 10.06 Stevenage) and expect to arrive at Kings Cross at 10.31am. We will then be catching the 11:21 out of Paddington. If we miss the 11:21 train (arrives Windsor 12:03) we can catch the 11:50 which arrives 12.23pm.
In the meantime, how about a recipe?: Windsor & Eton “Treetops” Diamond Jubilee Stew – I put this recipe together to make use of some of the spare Treetops left over after the Hitchin festival. You can buy draught Treetops at the brewery for take-away – and by the time of our visit it should also be available in bottle.