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Hobsons’ New Year Starts with a Haul of Awards

January 15, 2019


Hobsons Brewery has started off 2019 with a spring in their step, bringing home five regional CAMRA awards at the annual event held in Birmingham. 

The popular brewer based on the border of South Shropshire in Cleobury Mortimer collected awards for both its cask and bottled beers, including two gold medals. 

Hobsons dominated the bottled beers category, with two of Hobsons' top selling bottles being awarded gold medals for taste. 

Hobsons' "Old Henry" scooped the top spot in the Dark Ale category and “Old Prickly”, Hobsons' charity beer with donations going to the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, took gold in the Light Ales category, followed by “Town Crier” with Silver. 

Hobsons’ most decorated beer, “Mild” picked up a bronze award in the Mild category. This beer alone has won over 20 awards since it was first brewed in 2002, including the prestigious Champion Beer of Britain award in 2007.

Hobsons' vibrant blond cask ale “Twisted Spire” collected a bronze award in the highly contested Golden Ale category. 

The awards are the outcome of the CAMRA members voting for their favourite beers.

The top six beers in each category are selected for regional judging. The various categories of beer are blind tasted by a panel of experts at the different beer festivals and the results collated for the overall CAMRA West Midlands Beer of the Year Competition. 

Marketing Manager Kate Pearce commented: "These awards really underline our ongoing commitment to using the finest local ingredients and continually improving to produce both cask ales and bottled real ales of a high standard in flavour and freshness.

"Our brewers are passionate about their craft and to receive this string of awards across our range is further testament to their skill!" 


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