Everards hail Barry's role with the ale as brewer calls time on 30 years of serviceLeicestershire brewery Everards has honoured one of its loyal brewery workers following 30 years of service brewing its award winning ales.
Brewhouse Operator Barry Levy’s loyalty and diligent service to the company was marked with a special retirement event at Everards’ Leicester headquarters. Barry was joined by colleagues and Everards chairman Richard Everard who presented the long serving Brewhouse Operator with a silver Tiger mounted on a plinth to mark his time at the company.
Barry, 62, who lives in Enderby said: “It’s been a privilege to work here and Everards has been a brilliant company to work for. I will leave with a lot of good memories and I will miss the camaraderie of the team I worked with.
“At least two of the other team have worked here individually for 30 and 40 years, so we have all been here together for a long time, which I think is quite rare for any workplace. I will miss working with them but after 30 years I am now looking forward to a rest.”
He added that of all the beers he has played a part in brewing over the years, the one he enjoys the most is Beacon Bitter. So much so that he is looking forward to continuing to enjoy a few well earned pints of Beacon Bitter at his local Everards pub The New Inn, Enderby.
Barry joined Everards in 1982 as a Packaging Operator and before long he was soon promoted to the Processing Section where he demonstrated his skills in processing and filtering beer. His ability in this area saw him achieve a further promotion to his current position of Brewhouse Operator.
Since his move to the brewing section Barry has contributed significantly to the high quality of beer brewed and the high standards that are routinely achieved, expected and maintained. This is demonstrated in the many awards won by Everards ales including a multiple award winning 2012, which saw Beacon Bitter and Tiger Best Bitter win Gold and Silver medals respectively at The British Bottlers’ Institute Awards. Tiger and Beacon also won silver and bronze medals at the prestigious Brussels Beer Challenge in the same year.