Hot on the heels of raising £500,000 for growth through a crowdfunding campaign Gloucester Brewery has been rewarded for what it does best – producing great beer – and it plans to celebrate in style.
The Gloucester Docks-based business has won a national gold award for the lager it began producing during the Covid-19 pandemic – with the beer named one of the best in Britain at the prestigious SIBA BeerX 2022 event.
And to mark all of its achievements the brewery, which runs the Tank and Warehouse 4 bars at Gloucester Docks, has announced it is staging an Easter beer festival.
Jared Brown, managing director and founder of Gloucester Brewery, said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to have gained a national gold award for our English Craft Lager and for it to be given a silver award in the Overall Keg Champion category too.’
As well as awards for its 4.5 per cent German-inspired English Craft Lager, the brewery’s New England IPA (NEIPA) was named a SIBA Wales and West Gold winner in the Keg Premium Pale Ale category in the Independent Beer Awards, dubbed the ‘brewers’ choice’ awards.
All of the beers will be on sale at the Gloucester Brewery Easter Beer Festival, due to take place at Warehouse 4, Gloucester Docks, from noon on Friday 15 to Sunday 17 April 2022.
Tickets for the event cost £10, which includes £5 of beer tokens and a glass, with £1 from every ticket sold going to a Ukrainian refugee charity.