Brewery gets a national award

OUR county is famed for its great ales, and one brewery has just made it official, after scooping an award in a national competition.

Thornbridge Brewery in Bakewell took silver place in the Society of Independent Brewer’s National Beer Competition last week.

Their Kipling ale won the silver award in the strong bitters category. It was one of only 52 beers out of 1,400 to take away a medal.

Thornbridge also took Bronze with their Jaipur IPA in SIBA’s inaugural keg beer competition.

Simon Webster, Thornbridge’s Director said: “We work hard to make our beers the best they can be and it’s fantastic to receive this public recognition. I’m grateful to everyone at the brewery, to the pubs who sell our beers and to our many loyal drinkers locally, for helping us to win these awards. We promise to go on producing our great beers in cask, keg and bottle.”