Beavertown’s Jenn Merrick wins British Guild of Beer Writer’s ‘Brewer of the Year’
Photo: Logan Plant (Founder) and Jenn Merrick (Head Brewer) of Beavertown Brewery.
Jenn Merrick the head brewer of Beavertown Brewery, based in Tottenham Hale, North London, last night walked away with the prestigious British Guild of Beer Writer’s ‘Brewer of the Year’.
The award, chosen by a panel of judges from the British Guild of Beer Writers, is given in recognition of brewing excellence and was presented at the annual Awards Dinner in London’s Park Lane Hotel last night (Thursday 3rd December). Jenn Merrick is the second female brewer to win the award, following Sara Barton of Brewsters Brewery who won in 2012.
“It was a great honour for me to be recognized by our friends at the Guild – they are the people who acknowledge and write about our efforts as brewers, report on our industry and keep the public informed of what we’re up to – a really special thing.” Said Jenn.
The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), who represent British craft brewers and of which Beavertown are a member, say Beavertown are a perfect example of how exciting British beer has become.
Mike Benner, Managing Director of The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA):
“Jenn is a very worthy winner of this prestigious award and SIBA are very proud to have Beavertown as members. Their beers are the epitome of the quality, flavour and innovation that is making British beer so exciting right now. Jenn has a way of injecting bags of flavour in to her beers yet maintain an unrivalled drinkability, something which has helped Beavertown grow in popularity with beer drinkers and beer writers alike.”
The British Guild of Beer Writers was formed in 1988 to help spread the word about beers, brewing and pubs, and has members that include national newspaper journalists, beer bloggers, beer and travel writers, authors and everything in between.
For more information contact the SIBA PR Manager Neil Walker on 07493 883273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org