Brentwood Brewery is ‘surprised but delighted’ to have won the Society of Independent Brewers’ (SIBA) Brewers in the Community Award 2018.
This national accolade recognises ‘the fantastic but often under-appreciated work British independent craft breweries do for charity, local people and community causes’.
Brentwood Brewing Company’s MD Roland Kannor said: “It is an honour to receive this award. We’re proud to serve, help and play an active part in our community. In the dozen years we’ve been trading we always aim to help the local community where we can.
“Whilst it’s always a pleasure to be of assistance, we always end up having fun and enjoying ourselves at the same time.”
Judges were impressed by the brewery’s connection to the local community as well as the range of activities they undertake supporting local charities, elderly residents and local businesses.
“Despite the high standard of entries, it was Brentwood Brewery that stood out from the rest. Their passion for finding innovative ways to support many causes from a local pre-school to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire was truly inspiring. Congratulations to everyone at the brewery,” said SIBA’s Tony Jerome.
Roland continued: “It also gave me the confidence to make the decision to work towards becoming a gluten-free brewery which has led to export opportunities with Sweden.”