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CAMRA has given 18 breweries and cider makers across the country Golden Awards, to mark a half century of the organisation’s campaigns.
As part of its anniversary celebrations throughout 2021, CAMRA is recognising people, groups or businesses that have made a significant contribution to its aims, helping the Campaign get to where it is today. In the Pubs category 32 were recognised in July, and today’s recipients are from the Pints sector.
Nominations for the Golden Awards were made by CAMRA members and others with more than 80 nominations submitted, which was then whittled down to 18.
CAMRA awards director Gary Timmins said: “I am delighted to be celebrating these breweries and cider makers today. These awards reflect the dedication and legacies of these businesses over the last 50 years, and the impact they have had on our campaign and on British brewing and cider production.
“CAMRA’s 50th year comes on the heels of an incredibly difficult time for the industry after 18 months of lockdowns and restrictions. I hope all involved with these businesses, both present and past, will take this award as appreciation for all the hard work involved in producing pints of great quality over the decades.
“Winners have been chosen for their success in standing the test of time. They are breweries or cider and perry producers that have gone above and beyond in delivering excellence or innovation over the years. I applaud them for their dedication and being industry stalwarts.”
The recipients are:
Adnams, Southwold, Suffolk
Batemans, Wainfleet, Lincolnshire
Brains, Cardiff, Wales
Coach House, Warrington, Cheshire
Durham, Bowburn, County Durham
Fuller’s, Chiswick, London
Harvey’s, Lewes, East Sussex
Hop Back, Downton, Wiltshire
Moor, Bristol, Somerset
Oliver’s Cider & Perry, Ocle Pychard, Herefordshire
Orkney, Quoyloo, Orkney
Robinsons, Stockport, Greater Manchester
Shepherd Neame, Faversham, Kent (pictured)
Thwaites, Blackburn, Lancashire
Timothy Taylor, Keighley, West Yorkshire
West Berkshire, Yattendon, Berkshire
West Croft Cider, Highbridge, Somerset
Wye Valley, Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire
The Golden Awards are given in three categories: Pubs, Pints and People. People category winner will be announced later in the year. Presentations are being arranged with each producer receiving a certificate.
CAMRA is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2021, with a host of activities including a new biography 50 Years of CAMRA, Golden Awards, virtual festivals and commemorative merchandise. Learn more at: https://camra.org.uk/50-years/