01
OCT
2018

40% unhappy!

According to the Morning Advertiser, one of the pub industry’s oldest and most-respected magazines, in a recent study of 2,000 respondents commissioned by the St Austell brewery, 40% of pub users are unhappy about the cost of a pint. And in all probability, following the long dry hot weather seen this summer, things are only going to get worse.

Muntons, the Stowmarket based malt and malted ingredient manufacturer reports that the exceptional weather seen this year has had a profound effect on the malting barley crop. The UK cereal harvest saw severely stressed crops, affected through lack of rainfall, leaving farmers with lower than usual yields, particularly with late sown spring barley, leading to higher barley prices. Although Muntons are keen to assure brewers that there will be plenty of good quality malt available, this will inevitably translate into increased malt costs for brewers and inevitably even higher prices for beer at the pumps.

So, what can the average beer drinker do to alleviate the growing pressure on their wallet? There are three simple ways to reduce spending on the cost of beer. The first, whilst easy, may not be that attractive: drink less! Ok let’s discount that option, as moderation and health awareness are already key drivers ensuring that we drink responsibly. The second option? Drink cheaper beers. Rather than choose a top quality 5% ABV hand crafted ale served by your preferred friendly local publican, pop into a budget style pub and quaff a pint of more modest 3.5% abv draft ‘alco-fizz’ session ale. Not convinced? There is another, easier way…

There is a growing fascination with craft brewing, not just in the UK but the world over with consumers enjoying the hand-crafted nature of these fine ales made by enthusiastic and passionate craft brewers. The opportunity to enjoy the taste of regional beers, often created using a blend of ingredients, which deliver unique flavours designed to stimulate the palate, is being enjoyed by growing numbers of drinkers. Perhaps this goes some way to explain the seemly endless growth in both the number of craft breweries and craft beer aficionados. So why not join this fascinating trend and become your very own craft brewer. Make it yourself and the cost of a pint of fine hand-crafted ale plummets to a fraction of the price you currently pay at the bar.

You may of course worry about failure; that you will not have the necessary skills or the aptitude to become a real brewer. But things are far simpler than you might think. You can start out with the latest really simple craft beer at home system, a brew-in-bag product where you just add tap water to the bag, pour in the yeast, fit the pressure cap stand it in a cupboard and leave it to do its thing for three weeks. Then press the tap and freshly brewed craft ale comes pouring out for you and your friends to enjoy. In fact, up to 25 of your friends can enjoy a pint each from this brew-in-bag system – not bad for about a £1.00 per pint. And when you have finished just roll up the bag and throw it away. No sterilising, syphoning or mess.

The next stage, which will allow you much more scope to use your creative talents is to invest in a starter system to make your own craft beer at home using one of the many beer making kits available. All of the equipment required, which is completely reusable, will require a modest investment of less than £100 – not bad for a hobby which will keep you amused and provide a healthy supply of great beer on tap and certainly cheaper than taking up golf! The great thing here is that there is an incredible range of beer making kits available, so whether you fancy a strong Imperial stout, a refreshing golden ale or something a little more exotic such as a double fermented Belgian ale they are all readily available for your delectation. OK so you have to spend a little time making these beers, but the results are incredible, and a brew night is a great excuse to get your friends round to help with the process, the washing up and to help empty the barrel ready for your new brew.

Your next foray into the world of craft brewing is to move into ‘grain mashing.’ This is where you really learn the craft of brewing and it’s not for the faint hearted. Rather than using a kit, this time you make your beer the same way as professional brewers by starting with grain malt, hops, yeast and if you insist, adjuncts. You can shape and craft your beer exactly how you want, the world is your oyster and your creative juices can run as amuck as you like! You may even invent the world’s best beer – who knows. Have you ever wondered where all the new craft brewers out there have come from? The interesting thing is that many of the award-winning beers are brewed by master brewers who honed and perfected their craft in their kitchen. Could this be you one day?

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10
SEP
2018

Muntons have appointed Steve Miller as Production Director

The Stowmarket based malt and malted ingredients manufacturer, Muntons, has appointed Steve Miller to the position of Production Director.

With over thirty years’ experience in the food industry, Steve not only brings a wealth of experience but also a firm grasp of the demands of modern food manufacturing practices, having previously managed sites making everything from base ingredients through to short shelf-life chilled products.

Steve has a broad understanding and appreciation of all areas of business. In previous companies, he has held senior roles in manufacturing, technical and commercial areas of business and moves to Muntons following his previous senior positions in ‘Eat’ and the Kerry Group.

Steve commented: “Muntons is an impressive company with strong family traditions making natural ingredients very much in demand throughout the food and drinks industry. I am looking forward to helping the company successfully grow to meet this rapidly growing interest.”

Muntons make their malt and malted ingredients from locally grown cereals such as malting barley, sourcing over 250,000 tonnes from farms typically within a 50-mile radius of the two maltings.

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09
JUL
2018

Muntons wins award for environment and sustainability

Muntons has won the Environment and Sustainability award at the Suffolk Business Awards 2018 sponsored by the East Anglian Daily Times and Adnams.

The judges were impressed by Muntons leadership on sustainability which continually raises the bar and is recognised amongst its competitors as a trailblazer for making sustainability practical.

The judges stated: “Muntons are passionate about malt – and the environment and has built sustainability into the very fabric of its business”. They praised Muntons for its commitment to using local supply to reduce food miles and its care for customers and suppliers. The judging panel was particularly impressed that Muntons had won the Weetabix sustainable supplier award two years running.

To win the category Muntons had to show that it is truly committed to enhance the environment not just avoid negative impacts. Equally important was that business decisions should be made with longer-term environmental goals in mind that also demonstrated a financial benefit to the business.

The award ceremony at Kesgrave Hall was a glittering occasion with around 300 attending to see 12 awards presented.

Dr Nigel Davies, Technical and Sustainability Director of Muntons reflected on the win: “It is always good to see leadership recognised amongst those who also aim high on environmental protection that makes good business sense. Muntons have an externally verified science-based target which aligns our continual improvement in emissions control with that needed to keep the global temperature rise below 2oC. This is key to our approach: lead with passion on environmental protection, but make sure the improvements are real, continuing and verified and make us the supplier of first choice for ethical operations that drive financial success.”

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09
JUL
2018

Muntons wins award for environment and sustainability

Muntons has won the Environment and Sustainability award at the Suffolk Business Awards 2018 sponsored by the East Anglian Daily Times and Adnams.

The judges were impressed by Muntons leadership on sustainability which continually raises the bar and is recognised amongst its competitors as a trailblazer for making sustainability practical.

The judges stated: “Muntons are passionate about malt – and the environment and has built sustainability into the very fabric of its business”. They praised Muntons for its commitment to using local supply to reduce food miles and its care for customers and suppliers. The judging panel was particularly impressed that Muntons had won the Weetabix sustainable supplier award two years running.

To win the category Muntons had to show that it is truly committed to enhance the environment not just avoid negative impacts. Equally important was that business decisions should be made with longer-term environmental goals in mind that also demonstrated a financial benefit to the business.

The award ceremony at Kesgrave Hall was a glittering occasion with around 300 attending to see 12 awards presented.

Dr Nigel Davies, Technical and Sustainability Director of Muntons reflected on the win: “It is always good to see leadership recognised amongst those who also aim high on environmental protection that makes good business sense. Muntons have an externally verified science-based target which aligns our continual improvement in emissions control with that needed to keep the global temperature rise below 2oC. This is key to our approach: lead with passion on environmental protection, but make sure the improvements are real, continuing and verified and make us the supplier of first choice for ethical operations that drive financial success.”

END

17
MAY
2018

Muntons reaffirms its sustainability stance

Muntons publishes new sustainability statement.

The Stowmarket based malt and malted ingredient manufacturer, Muntons, has just published its new sustainability statement, once again leading the industry with its commitments.

Over the past 15 years Muntons have reduced their carbon emissions by 18%, better than the Government target as defined through their climate change levy. But this is just the beginning for Muntons, who have just set a new ambitious target to reduce further their Greenhouse Gas emissions by a further 45% by 2025, based on 2010 levels.

Muntons are one of only a few businesses globally who have set a Science Based Target for reduction in carbon emissions. Their bold new target has been ratified by ‘sciencebasedtargets.org’ an independent organisation representing so far 391 global companies who have committed to tackling climate change, in line with the Paris Agreement’s goal.

The aim of Science Based Targets is to limit global warming to well below two degrees Celsius by 2050, through businesses using practical programmes to improve greenhouse emissions.

Muntons are the first maltster in the world to commit to this sustainability programme. As Dr Nigel Davies, Muntons Manufacturing & Sustainability Director explains: “Muntons have always led the way with sustainability within the malting industry. We recognised very early that sustainability initiatives bring direct business benefits over and above the more obvious, and important, benefits these can have on the environment.” He continued: “Our prime raw material is malting barley which grows particularly well in the local region; a crop which depends totally on the weather. Without barley we probably wouldn’t have a business.”

Science based targets are just one of the areas covered in Muntons new sustainability statement. The full statement can be viewed on Muntons website.

http://www.muntons.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/180328-Sustainability-Statement-2018.pdf

END

17
MAY
2018

Muntons reaffirms its sustainability stance

Muntons publishes new sustainability statement.

The Stowmarket based malt and malted ingredient manufacturer, Muntons, has just published its new sustainability statement, once again leading the industry with its commitments.

Over the past 15 years Muntons have reduced their carbon emissions by 18%, better than the Government target as defined through their climate change levy. But this is just the beginning for Muntons, who have just set a new ambitious target to reduce further their Greenhouse Gas emissions by a further 45% by 2025, based on 2010 levels.

Muntons are one of only a few businesses globally who have set a Science Based Target for reduction in carbon emissions. Their bold new target has been ratified by ‘sciencebasedtargets.org’ an independent organisation representing so far 391 global companies who have committed to tackling climate change, in line with the Paris Agreement’s goal.

The aim of Science Based Targets is to limit global warming to well below two degrees Celsius by 2050, through businesses using practical programmes to improve greenhouse emissions.

Muntons are the first maltster in the world to commit to this sustainability programme. As Dr Nigel Davies, Muntons Manufacturing & Sustainability Director explains: “Muntons have always led the way with sustainability within the malting industry. We recognised very early that sustainability initiatives bring direct business benefits over and above the more obvious, and important, benefits these can have on the environment.” He continued: “Our prime raw material is malting barley which grows particularly well in the local region; a crop which depends totally on the weather. Without barley we probably wouldn’t have a business.”

Science based targets are just one of the areas covered in Muntons new sustainability statement. The full statement can be viewed on Muntons website.

http://www.muntons.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/180328-Sustainability-Statement-2018.pdf

END

20
DEC
2017

Mark Tyldesley appointed Managing Director at Muntons

Muntons, has announced the appointment of Mark Tyldesley as Managing Director of the Stowmarket based malt and malted ingredients manufacturing company.

Mark joined Muntons eight months ago as deputy Managing Director and will move into his new role at the beginning of January 2018. He has previously held senior positions within several major international companies and over the past eight months at Muntons has gained a strong insight into the workings of this successful company.

Alan Ridealgh, Muntons Managing Director for the last 11 years will be stepping down to focus on a more ambassadorial role for the company, after a brief sabbatical, returning on a part time basis as Vice President External Affairs in July 2018.

Alan commented: “Mark has proven his capability during his time here and now is the right time for him to take the reins. This is the right move for Muntons. We have a robust and profitable business and this will ensure that we continue to grow and develop in a positive way.”

Alan continued: “My new role will encompass a range of responsibilities and will allow me to continue my work with local customers, businesses and educational areas, although this will be in more of an ambassadorial rather than purely commercial role.”

Mark said: “I was delighted to be able to have accepted this new appointment. Muntons is a first-class organisation with a strong and successful heritage and has a culture that has been established over its many decades. I am excited by the challenges that lie ahead as we build on the passion for our products, our customer service and our staff which I am sure will see us go from strength to strength.”

END

20
DEC
2017

Mark Tyldesley appointed Managing Director at Muntons

Muntons, has announced the appointment of Mark Tyldesley as Managing Director of the Stowmarket based malt and malted ingredients manufacturing company.

Mark joined Muntons eight months ago as deputy Managing Director and will move into his new role at the beginning of January 2018. He has previously held senior positions within several major international companies and over the past eight months at Muntons has gained a strong insight into the workings of this successful company.

Alan Ridealgh, Muntons Managing Director for the last 11 years will be stepping down to focus on a more ambassadorial role for the company, after a brief sabbatical, returning on a part time basis as Vice President External Affairs in July 2018.

Alan commented: “Mark has proven his capability during his time here and now is the right time for him to take the reins. This is the right move for Muntons. We have a robust and profitable business and this will ensure that we continue to grow and develop in a positive way.”

Alan continued: “My new role will encompass a range of responsibilities and will allow me to continue my work with local customers, businesses and educational areas, although this will be in more of an ambassadorial rather than purely commercial role.”

Mark said: “I was delighted to be able to have accepted this new appointment. Muntons is a first-class organisation with a strong and successful heritage and has a culture that has been established over its many decades. I am excited by the challenges that lie ahead as we build on the passion for our products, our customer service and our staff which I am sure will see us go from strength to strength.”

END

PHOTO – caption: ‘Alan Ridealgh (right) passing the ‘Bat- on’ to Mark Tyldesley’. Photo by Vanessa Fowler

01
AUG
2017

Senior appointment at Muntons

Mark Tyldesley Joins Muntons as Deputy Managing Director

Mark Tyldesley has been appointed as Deputy Managing Director at Muntons, the Stowmarket based malt and malted ingredient manufacturer.

This new appointment brings added strength to the existing executive team to ensure a continued focus on growing the business on a structured and sustainable basis. Working closely with the Company’s manufacturing and commercial teams, Mark will be increasingly involved in the delivery of the Company’s global strategy and improving business performance to meet the ambitious objectives the business has set itself over the next few years.

Mark joins Muntons with many years of international experience with roles in Africa, the Middle East and Central and Eastern Europe. He has held senior positions with Procter and Gamble, Tesco, Premier Foods and was latterly Chief Executive of Jeyes Group.

Born in Beverley, Yorkshire, Mark comes from a family with a background in agriculture and the food industry. He grew up in the Suffolk area before studying law at Nottingham University.

Muntons Managing Director, Alan Ridealgh, commented: “We are very pleased to be able to announce the appointment of Mark to the position of Deputy Managing Director. Initially Mark will take over responsibility for the Sales, Product marketing, New Product Development, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Environment and Sustainability functions of the business. We have every confidence that Mark will continue to build on the successes that Muntons has already achieved.”

Mark commented: “I am delighted to have joined what is clearly a first-class organisation with a strong and successful heritage and culture that has been established over its many decades. I am excited by the challenges that lie ahead as we build on the passion for our products, our customer service and our staff which I am sure will see us go from strength to strength.

01
AUG
2017

Senior appointment at Muntons

Mark Tyldesley Joins Muntons as Deputy Managing Director

Mark Tyldesley has been appointed as Deputy Managing Director at Muntons, the Stowmarket based malt and malted ingredient manufacturer.

This new appointment brings added strength to the existing executive team to ensure a continued focus on growing the business on a structured and sustainable basis. Working closely with the Company’s manufacturing and commercial teams, Mark will be increasingly involved in the delivery of the Company’s global strategy and improving business performance to meet the ambitious objectives the business has set itself over the next few years.

Mark joins Muntons with many years of international experience with roles in Africa, the Middle East and Central and Eastern Europe. He has held senior positions with Proctor and Gamble, Tesco, Premier Foods and was latterly Chief Executive of Jeyes Group.

Born in Beverley, Yorkshire, Mark comes from a family with a background in agriculture and the food industry. He grew up in the Suffolk area before studying law at Nottingham University.

Muntons Managing Director, Alan Ridealgh, commented: “We are very pleased to be able to announce the appointment of Mark to the position of Deputy Managing Director. Initially Mark will take over responsibility for the Sales, Product marketing, New Product Development, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Environment and Sustainability functions of the business. We have every confidence that Mark will continue to build on the successes that Muntons has already achieved.”

Mark commented: “I am delighted to have joined what is clearly a first-class organisation with a strong and successful heritage and culture that has been established over its many decades. I am excited by the challenges that lie ahead as we build on the passion for our products, our customer service and our staff which I am sure will see us go from strength to strength.

29
OCT
2015

1 million kilowatts of electricity from AD plant

Within 10 months of operating its £5.3m investment in an anaerobic digestion plant, Muntons, the Stowmarket based maltster, is proud to announce that the plant has just generated its one millionth kilowatt hour of electrical energy.

The plant was officially opened on September 25th by The Baroness Scott of Needham Market who commented at the time “This is a magnificent project” and said she “was not surprised that Muntons had won many awards for sustainability. It was a scheme people in Suffolk could be proud of”. Also at the opening ceremony local MP Jo Churchill commented “This is exactly the sort of investment in Green technology that businesses should be making…. another example of a great Suffolk based company making sustainable and progressive changes to their operation.”

Muntons have installed this plant to produce up to 25% of its electricity demand locally and the plant is performing very well. Manufacturing and Sustainability Director, Dr Nigel Davies explained the significance: “At the outset we were faced with doubt about the likelihood of success of such an ambitious project, but it has proven to be just as good as the extensive pre-construction trials we conducted”.

What is the significance of 1 million kilowatt hours? To put it into a more accessible way, this amount of energy would power around 300 average homes for 1 year or power a 60W incandescent light bulb for 300 years. If you are into fitness and cycle in the gym on an exercise bike at an average rate it would take you around 100 years pedalling to equal the amount of energy generated!

Dr Davies summarised the achievement: “This is a very significant success story wholly supportive of Muntons ethos of ‘Practical Sustainability’. It demonstrates how being bold enough to secure significant funding for innovative environmentally beneficial projects can deliver real savings and, by local generation and use, take the pressure of the electrical supply network in the UK that we are constantly hearing is under pressure.”

29
OCT
2015

1 million kilowatts of electricity from AD plant

Within 10 months of operating its £5.3m investment in an anaerobic digestion plant, Muntons, the Stowmarket based maltster, is proud to announce that the plant has just generated its one millionth kilowatt hour of electrical energy.

The plant was officially opened on September 25th by The Baroness Scott of Needham Market who commented at the time “This is a magnificent project” and said she “was not surprised that Muntons had won many awards for sustainability. It was a scheme people in Suffolk could be proud of”. Also at the opening ceremony local MP Jo Churchill commented “This is exactly the sort of investment in Green technology that businesses should be making…. another example of a great Suffolk based company making sustainable and progressive changes to their operation.”

Muntons have installed this plant to produce up to 25% of its electricity demand locally and the plant is performing very well. Manufacturing and Sustainability Director, Dr Nigel Davies explained the significance: “At the outset we were faced with doubt about the likelihood of success of such an ambitious project, but it has proven to be just as good as the extensive pre-construction trials we conducted”.

What is the significance of 1 million kilowatt hours? To put it into a more accessible way, this amount of energy would power around 300 average homes for 1 year or power a 60W incandescent light bulb for 300 years. If you are into fitness and cycle in the gym on an exercise bike at an average rate it would take you around 100 years pedalling to equal the amount of energy generated!

Dr Davies summarised the achievement: “This is a very significant success story wholly supportive of Muntons ethos of ‘Practical Sustainability’. It demonstrates how being bold enough to secure significant funding for innovative environmentally beneficial projects can deliver real savings and, by local generation and use, take the pressure of the electrical supply network in the UK that we are constantly hearing is under pressure.”

29
OCT
2015

1 million kilowatts of electricity from AD plant

Within 10 months of operating its £5.3m investment in an anaerobic digestion plant, Muntons, the Stowmarket based maltster, is proud to announce that the plant has just generated its one millionth kilowatt hour of electrical energy.

The plant was officially opened on September 25th by The Baroness Scott of Needham Market who commented at the time “This is a magnificent project” and said she “was not surprised that Muntons had won many awards for sustainability. It was a scheme people in Suffolk could be proud of”. Also at the opening ceremony local MP Jo Churchill commented “This is exactly the sort of investment in Green technology that businesses should be making…. another example of a great Suffolk based company making sustainable and progressive changes to their operation.”

Muntons have installed this plant to produce up to 25% of its electricity demand locally and the plant is performing very well. Manufacturing and Sustainability Director, Dr Nigel Davies explained the significance: “At the outset we were faced with doubt about the likelihood of success of such an ambitious project, but it has proven to be just as good as the extensive pre-construction trials we conducted”.

What is the significance of 1 million kilowatt hours? To put it into a more accessible way, this amount of energy would power around 300 average homes for 1 year or power a 60W incandescent light bulb for 300 years. If you are into fitness and cycle in the gym on an exercise bike at an average rate it would take you around 100 years pedalling to equal the amount of energy generated!

Dr Davies summarised the achievement: “This is a very significant success story wholly supportive of Muntons ethos of ‘Practical Sustainability’. It demonstrates how being bold enough to secure significant funding for innovative environmentally beneficial projects can deliver real savings and, by local generation and use, take the pressure of the electrical supply network in the UK that we are constantly hearing is under pressure.”

28
OCT
2015

Brew Courage Directors at home with Munton’s new kit

Muntons, suppliers of ingredients to the brewing trade since Victorian times and longstanding producers of some of the greatest homebrew kits, have worked closely with Charles Wells, longstanding brewers of the iconic traditional ale Courage Directors to come up with a new kit that means you can produce the beer’s great taste yourself, at home.

“Muntons have done a fantastic job at getting the real taste of Courage Directors, a taste known to discerning drinkers for many years, into a home brew kit,” says Emily Hudson, Brand Manager for English Ales at Charles Wells.

Distinctly superior by name and nature, Courage Directors was originally brewed exclusively for the directors of the Alton brewery until demand decreed this most distinguished of beverages was also made available to the rank and file. “A good job too,” says Emily Hudson. “The ruling class knew just what they were doing when they tried to keep this classic ale to themselves.”

A rich, chestnut hued, full-bodied brew boasting a clean, bitter taste balanced with burnt, orange peel notes and a dry-hop aroma and flavour, Directors is today as rightly popular across the entire country as it is in its native London heartlands.

“This is the perfect time to be launching a new home brew kit with a name that beer lovers know well and trust,” says Joanna Perry, Marketing and Creative Manager at Muntons. “Interest in craft beers has never been higher and more and more people want to experience the taste of great beer at home.”

“If you’re new to home brewing, this new kit means now’s the time to try it,” she says. “It gives you everything you need, making the whole process of producing a perfect pint of Courage Directors utterly simple.”

There’s plenty of support. “We can provide advice for anyone who’s not sure how to go about it,” she says. “The kits will be sold through 250 outlets who are all ready to answer your questions and provide any ancillary equipment or ingredients you might want. If you like, the kit gives you the flexibly to tweak the final result according to your own taste.”

Munton’s asked homebrewers what beer they’d really like to brew in an ideal world. Courage Directors was their top choice. “It’s great to be able to give home brew enthusiasts old and new the beer they really want says Joanna Perry. “And when they tried it, all agreed, the new kit really does give you a great pint of Courage Directors.”

The new Directors kit will only be available through retailers and independents.

Munton’s has also added a Honey Flavour Porter to the range of St Peters range of kits it produces in co-operation with the Suffolk based Brewery St Peters. Munton’s St Peters range already includes St Peters Cream Stout, St Peters Golden Ale, St Peters IPA and St Peters Ruby Red Ale.

“Both new kits give you a chance to brew great beer,” says Joanna Perry. “They add to the fantastic range of kits, for fans of every type of beer, from Muntons.”

28
OCT
2015

Brew Courage Directors at home with Munton’s new kit

Muntons, suppliers of ingredients to the brewing trade since Victorian times and longstanding producers of some of the greatest homebrew kits, have worked closely with Charles Wells, longstanding brewers of the iconic traditional ale Courage Directors to come up with a new kit that means you can produce the beer’s great taste yourself, at home.

“Muntons have done a fantastic job at getting the real taste of Courage Directors, a taste known to discerning drinkers for many years, into a home brew kit,” says Emily Hudson, Brand Manager for English Ales at Charles Wells.

Distinctly superior by name and nature, Courage Directors was originally brewed exclusively for the directors of the Alton brewery until demand decreed this most distinguished of beverages was also made available to the rank and file. “A good job too,” says Emily Hudson. “The ruling class knew just what they were doing when they tried to keep this classic ale to themselves.”

A rich, chestnut hued, full-bodied brew boasting a clean, bitter taste balanced with burnt, orange peel notes and a dry-hop aroma and flavour, Directors is today as rightly popular across the entire country as it is in its native London heartlands.

“This is the perfect time to be launching a new home brew kit with a name that beer lovers know well and trust,” says Joanna Perry, Marketing and Creative Manager at Muntons. “Interest in craft beers has never been higher and more and more people want to experience the taste of great beer at home.”

“If you’re new to home brewing, this new kit means now’s the time to try it,” she says. “It gives you everything you need, making the whole process of producing a perfect pint of Courage Directors utterly simple.”

There’s plenty of support. “We can provide advice for anyone who’s not sure how to go about it,” she says. “The kits will be sold through 250 outlets who are all ready to answer your questions and provide any ancillary equipment or ingredients you might want. If you like, the kit gives you the flexibly to tweak the final result according to your own taste.”

Munton’s asked homebrewers what beer they’d really like to brew in an ideal world. Courage Directors was their top choice. “It’s great to be able to give home brew enthusiasts old and new the beer they really want says Joanna Perry. “And when they tried it, all agreed, the new kit really does give you a great pint of Courage Directors.”

The new Directors kit will only be available through retailers and independents.

Munton’s has also added a Honey Flavour Porter to the range of St Peters range of kits it produces in co-operation with the Suffolk based Brewery St Peters. Munton’s St Peters range already includes St Peters Cream Stout, St Peters Golden Ale, St Peters IPA and St Peters Ruby Red Ale.

“Both new kits give you a chance to brew great beer,” says Joanna Perry. “They add to the fantastic range of kits, for fans of every type of beer, from Muntons.”

28
OCT
2015

Brew Courage Directors at home with Munton’s new kit

Muntons, suppliers of ingredients to the brewing trade since Victorian times and longstanding producers of some of the greatest homebrew kits, have worked closely with Charles Wells, longstanding brewers of the iconic traditional ale Courage Directors to come up with a new kit that means you can produce the beer’s great taste yourself, at home.

“Muntons have done a fantastic job at getting the real taste of Courage Directors, a taste known to discerning drinkers for many years, into a home brew kit,” says Emily Hudson, Brand Manager for English Ales at Charles Wells.

Distinctly superior by name and nature, Courage Directors was originally brewed exclusively for the directors of the Alton brewery until demand decreed this most distinguished of beverages was also made available to the rank and file. “A good job too,” says Emily Hudson. “The ruling class knew just what they were doing when they tried to keep this classic ale to themselves.”

A rich, chestnut hued, full-bodied brew boasting a clean, bitter taste balanced with burnt, orange peel notes and a dry-hop aroma and flavour, Directors is today as rightly popular across the entire country as it is in its native London heartlands.

“This is the perfect time to be launching a new home brew kit with a name that beer lovers know well and trust,” says Joanna Perry, Marketing and Creative Manager at Muntons. “Interest in craft beers has never been higher and more and more people want to experience the taste of great beer at home.”

“If you’re new to home brewing, this new kit means now’s the time to try it,” she says. “It gives you everything you need, making the whole process of producing a perfect pint of Courage Directors utterly simple.”

There’s plenty of support. “We can provide advice for anyone who’s not sure how to go about it,” she says. “The kits will be sold through 250 outlets who are all ready to answer your questions and provide any ancillary equipment or ingredients you might want. If you like, the kit gives you the flexibly to tweak the final result according to your own taste.”

Munton’s asked homebrewers what beer they’d really like to brew in an ideal world. Courage Directors was their top choice. “It’s great to be able to give home brew enthusiasts old and new the beer they really want says Joanna Perry. “And when they tried it, all agreed, the new kit really does give you a great pint of Courage Directors.”

The new Directors kit will only be available through retailers and independents.

Munton’s has also added a Honey Flavour Porter to the range of St Peters range of kits it produces in co-operation with the Suffolk based Brewery St Peters. Munton’s St Peters range already includes St Peters Cream Stout, St Peters Golden Ale, St Peters IPA and St Peters Ruby Red Ale.

“Both new kits give you a chance to brew great beer,” says Joanna Perry. “They add to the fantastic range of kits, for fans of every type of beer, from Muntons.”

26
OCT
2015

Malt in your mouth

Watch Dr Nigel Davies, Muntons Manufacturing and Sustainability Director talk to The Manufacturer Magazine about recent investments and market trends in the malting industry.

26
OCT
2015

Malt in your mouth

Watch Dr Nigel Davies, Muntons Manufacturing and Sustainability Director talk to The Manufacturer Magazine about recent investments and market trends in the malting industry.

26
OCT
2015

Malt in your mouth

Watch Dr Nigel Davies, Muntons Manufacturing and Sustainability Director talk to The Manufacturer Magazine about recent investments and market trends in the malting industry.

06
OCT
2015

Muntons MD Awarded Fellowship and Other Muntons Achievements

The Cathedral at Bury St Edmunds saw 1,000 people assemble for the University Campus Suffolk (UCS) presentation event on Saturday the 27th September, where 167 students received their qualifications.

This was a special day for three Muntons employees. Lawrence Howes was presented with his Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Professional Studies. Additionally however Lawrence also won the Towergate Insurance Brokers Award for the most outstanding student on a management course. Lewis Cocksedge collected his Higher National Certificate in Electrical Engineering having already previously won Apprentice Trainee of the year in his category last year. And finally Alan Ridealgh was made an Honorary Fellow of the University Campus Suffolk.

Alan Ridealgh commented: “I know that everyone at Muntons will join me in offering our heartiest congratulations to Lawrence and Lewis on such a tremendous achievement.” He continued: “To be awarded this honorary fellowship was totally unexpected but I was pleased to accept the award on behalf of everyone at Muntons, particularly on behalf of the many people there who have been supportive and involved in the areas cited.”

Richard Lister, Provost and Chief Executive of UCS, presented the Fellowship to Alan particularly citing the work that Alan and Muntons have done developing a successful business in the area: Work in the community, especially with schools, and their sustainability agenda which has made them leaders in their field and across East Anglia.

Alan Ridealgh joined Suffolk-based, family owned Muntons in 1980. Muntons are a company that specialises in producing malt and malted ingredients for the food and drinks industry. Since becoming Managing Director, Alan has been instrumental in developing and implementing Muntons sustainability programme, gaining numerous accolades and awards for sustainability initiatives. The most recent of which, was awarded for the installation of an anaerobic digester system which could generate up to 25% of the

Head Office sites’ electricity needs.

It is well recognised that a company is only as good as its people and perhaps it is

occasions such as this that underline the quality of the people who work at Muntons.