ARCHIVE: EU Protected Food Names Scheme: Rutland bitter
Regulation (EEC) No 2081/92 - Application for Registration Article 17
Protected Geographical Indication
National application No: 02721 - Rutland Bitter
1. Competent service of the Member State:
Name: United Kingdom - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Tel: 020 7238 6687
Fax: 020 7328 5728
2. Applicant group:
a) Name: Ruddles Brewery Ltd
b) Address: C/o Jonathan McDonnell, Ruddles Brewery Langham B Nr Oakham Rutland, LE15 7J9
c) Composition: producer/processor (1)
3. Name of product:
4. Type of product (see list in Annex VI):
Beer Class 2.1.
5. Specification - Summary of requirement under Article 4(2)):
b) Description of Product:
Alcoholic Beverage brown/amber in colour around 3.4% alcohol by volume. Predominantly bitter in taste with some sweetness, fruity and hoppy aroma
c) Geographical area:
d) Proof of origin:
There has been a Brewery on the site since 1858. The first record of a beer titled Rutland is 1964. Rutland is an old county name. With the reorganisation of local government the county was merged but remains a strong local identity.
e) Method of production:
Malt crushed and mixed with water to obtain sugars. Extracted sugars in the water boiled with hops for 2 hours. Cooled and inoculated with yeast to cause fermentation of sugars to alcohol and carbon dioxide gas. Product matured, clarified, stabilised and packaged. Traditional brewing equipment and indigenous labour force used.
Water and yeast used is unique to production area. Local recipe and brewing plant give the beer its unique taste and aroma.
g) Inspection bodies:
Product Authentication International Ltd
Address: Rowland House, 65 High Street, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1DN.
Tel: 01903 237799
Fax: 01903 204445
i) National requirements (if any):
Page last modified: 7 August 2007
Page published: 28 July 2003