Oyez to Old Henry
Two rather jolly characters are celebrating being awarded a gold and bronze regional award at the recent CAMRA West Midlands Beer of the Year competition. Hobsons Old Henry and Town Crier bottles have picked up gold and bronze medals in the Real Ale in a Bottle Light category accredited by the West Midlands branch of the Campaign for Real Ale.
Shropshire Brewery Hobsons based in Cleobury Mortimer, first brewed Old Henry in 1994 and later bottled the strong auburn ale in 2002 when the brewery started its own bottling plant. Old Henry was announced the winner at the annual CAMRA West Midlands Beer of the Year Competition held in Birmingham on 27th December.
The winners from the regional competition will go forward to the national CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain competition held in August. No stranger to this competition, Hobsons picked up the top award in 2007 being crowned Champion Beer of Britain with its cask Mild.
Bottling Manager Tim Sant commented “Both of these beers have been among our best selling beers for over ten years and still craft brewed with the same care and expertise.”
Both beers are brewed with British hop varieties locally sourced from the Hopshires region together with Maris Otter malting barley grown within 30 mile radius of the brewery. They are a great representation of what Hobsons stands for , Old Henry embodies the Hobsons art of brewing beyond their weight and Town Crier hails Hobsons community spirit. Both products are available from a range of stockists in Shropshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire – both pubs and retailers. For further information visit www.hobsons-brewery.co.uk