Thursday, 8 July 2010

Thornbridge to launch new brewery bar at Great British Beer Festival

CAMRA Great British Beer Festival 2010

Earls Court, London, August 3rd-7th 2010

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is delighted to announce that Thornbridge brewery of Bakewell, Derbyshire will be presenting its own brewery bar for the first time at this year’s Great British Beer Festival, at Earls Court, London. The Festival runs from August 3rd-7th and is CAMRA’s flagship event.

Thornbridge started life as a 10-barrel brewery in 2005, housed at the time in the grounds of Thornbridge Hall. Rapid expansion has since occurred, with a new 30-barrel brewery in a nearby business park complementing the old site.

At the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) 2009, Thornbridge walked away at the Champion Beer of Britain awards with Silver in the Strong Bitter category for its Kipling beer, and a Joint Bronze in the Best Bitter category for its Lord Marples beer. The brewery also experienced success in 2008 with its well-loved Jaipur IPA winning a Gold medal, again in the Strong Bitter category.

Some of the Thornbridge beers available to thirsty Festival goers on cask this year include Jaipur IPA, Kipling, Lord Marples, Hopton, and Craven Silk, a beer made with elderflower.

Well known as an innovative brewery with many industry accolades already to its name, Thornbridge will be a welcome addition to the Festival and Marc Holmes, GBBF organiser said:

‘This will be the first time that consumers see this new brewery bar and CAMRA is really looking forward to welcoming Thornbridge as we know that many of our visitors will really enjoy the splendid real ales from Thornbridge brewery. Alongside other new brewery bars such as the Liberation brewery of Jersey, and with the return of Thwaites Brewery, we are providing a healthy mix of old and new at the Festival this year.’

Alex Buchanan, Thornbridge Marketing Manager, spoke in anticipation of the Festival this year. He said:

‘We are delighted to be at the premier showcase for Craft British Beer and look forward to making our beers available to a new audience.’


Further info-

The full list of brewery bars present at the Great British Beer Festival 2010, are-

-Brains (of Cardiff)

-Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) bar

-Thornbridge (of Derbyshire)

-Thwaites (of Lancashire)

-Liberation (of Jersey)

-Theakston’s (of Yorkshire)

-Wells and Young’s (of Bedfordshire)

-Shepherd Neame (of Kent)

-Fuller’s (of London)

-Greene King (of Suffolk)

-Marston’s (of West Midlands)

Great British Beer Festival opening times-

Tuesday August 3rd- 5pm-10:30pm

Wednesday August 4th- Friday August 6th – 12:00pm- 10:30pm

Saturday August 7th – 11:00am- 7:00pm