The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has awarded Robinsons Brewery in Stockport with a Golden Award, marking 50 years of the organisation’s campaigns.
As part of its anniversary celebrations throughout 2021, CAMRA is recognising people, groups of people or businesses that have made a significant contribution to the organisation’s aims.
David Bremner, Director of Marketing, commented:
In a market where there’s so many fantastic beers available, we’re delighted that ours continue to be recognised as award-winning. Our ales have evolved a lot in recent years, from design and labelling to taste, and it’s great to see our beers competing so well in such a tough market. One thing that hasn’t changed is the importance of quality and the fact that our heritage brands, like Old Tom, are still as popular as ever. Being presented with CAMRA’s Golden Award makes us very proud.”
Robinsons was selected due to being a long-standing and prolific CAMRA national award-winning brewer, and going above and beyond in delivering excellence over the years.
CAMRA’s Awards Director Gary Timmins said:
I am delighted to be honouring Robinsons today with a CAMRA Golden Award. 2021 is our anniversary year, and we want to take this opportunity to celebrate the successes and long history of British brewing and cider production – we wouldn’t have got far without their support, or their pints!
“This anniversary comes on the heels of an incredibly difficult time for the industry after a year of lockdowns and restrictions. I hope the teams behind the winning breweries and cider makers will take this award as appreciation for all the hard work involved in producing great drinks over the decades. Nominations were submitted by our members and consumers, which says a lot about the support and impact they have had over the last 50 years.
“Winners have been chosen for their successes 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 for being industry stalwarts.”
Nominations for a Golden Award were made by CAMRA members and locals. Over 80 nominations submitted were whittled down to the list of 18 awardees, representing breweries and cider makers across the UK.
CAMRA will be celebrating their 50th anniversary throughout 2021, with a host of activity including a new biography 50 Years of CAMRA, awards for campaigners, pubs and breweries, virtual festivals, and commemorative merchandise.