Fuller’s has named Kim Rennie from The Crystal Palace in Bath as Master Cellarman of the Year 2016.
Kim received the award after excelling in every area of quality control from cellar to glass. The pub impressed the judges, who included Fuller’s Head Brewer, John Keeling, last year’s winner, licensee Chris Connor, and guest judge and beer writer, Des de Moor.
The Master Cellarman of the Year award recognises consistently outstanding cellar quality in Fuller’s pubs, with managers and tenants needing to sustain a score of at least 96% across four visits from the Fuller’s Beer Quality Team throughout the year to be named as finalists for the overall title. During the rigorous quality checks carried out by the Fuller’s Beer Quality Team, cellar hygiene and dispense equipment are thoroughly inspected, as well as samples of beer taken away for analysis, to ensure the customer is being given the best of the best. Fuller’s offers in-depth cellar training courses throughout the year to provide pub teams with the necessary skills to ensure the Company’s beer is delivered at the best possible quality in each and every pub.
Kim Rennie, Manager of The Crystal Palace, said: “I am absolutely delighted to win this award. This is the third year we have been in contention for this award, and I am so happy the hard work has paid off. My whole team works tirelessly and are dedicated to serving the best possible pints.”
John Keeling, Fuller’s Brewing Director, said: “This is an incredible accolade for Kim and her team. They have done a fantastic job looking after and promoting our beers, always striving for that perfect pint. It is such a pleasure to give this award to people who truly know and understand their cellar and beer, and more importantly, are as passionate about them as I am.”