Thornbridge Brewery won the Best Drinks Producer Award 2014 at the BBC Food and Farming Awards. This award is made to the company that uses “carefully sourced ingredients and skill to produce an outstanding drink” and brewers, distillers, wine-makers and juice producers are all eligible for entry.
Pete Brown commenting on the judging at Thornbridge said “Every time I go there, there are new surprises, and they had plenty more this time. Thornbridge are exploring the vast library of beer styles that already exist around the world, mastering them in turn. Having made their name with cask ale and then American style craft beers, they’re now exploring classic German styles such as Kolsch and Weizen”
With the number of entries in the category doubling in 2014 Victoria Moore said the task was “Incredibly tough” but that Thornbridge was “the one we were talking about weeks after the visit”.
“Absolutely delighted” said Jim Harrison about winning the Award “whilst we have won many awards in the brewing industry to win one across a wider range of drinks, given the tough competition, is indeed an honour and a reflection on the quality we aim to achieve at Thornbridge”.