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Duchy Originals Ale available exclusively at Ember Inns

Duchy Originals, the natural and organic food and drink company established by HRH The Prince of Wales, has chosen Ember Inns as the only pub group to exclusively preview its first-ever draught organic ale.

Available nationwide until 30 September, Duchy Originals chose Ember Inns to preview the ale because almost all of its pubs are Cask Marque accredited and boast an impressive selection of weekly rotating cask ales.

Matthew Deane of Ember Inns comments: “We’ve worked hard to ensure our cask ale offering is first class and it is great to be given this opportunity by Duchy Originals. We’re sure it will appeal to all of our guests, from expert ale drinkers to those looking to try something new.”

Brewed in the traditional way at Wychwood Brewery in Oxfordshire, Duchy Originals uses a blend of the finest UK organic hops and a rare breed of barley called Plumage Archer, harvested from selected organic farms in Britain including The Prince of Wales’s Home Farm in Gloucestershire. The ale is a ruby-coloured, flavour-packed beer, which combines the rich caramel flavours of the barley malt with the signature ripe orange of the First Gold hops from Herefordshire and the geranium scented Target hops from Kent.

Jeremy Moss, Wychwood’s Head Brewer, explains: “This is the first time we have racked Duchy Original Ale into casks – it has all the character and flavour of the bottled beer but it will continue its secondary fermentation in the cask so has the fresh and lively character that uniquely comes from traditional hand pulled beer – we are delighted with it!”

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