Best Rural Drinks Producer - Hillside Brewery
At the Rural Business Awards last week Hillside Brewery, from The Forest of Dean, won the 'Best Rural Drinks Producer' at the Rural Business Awards National Final. The finalists were the best of the best, hand picked by industry experts, and whittled down to the final 6.
This prestigious event was set up in 2015 and aim to give recognition to businesses operating right across the Rural sector, to acknowledge the breadth and depth of opportunity presented by the Great British countryside, as well as to celebrate the achievements of our rural businesses, from engineering through to artisan food producers and professional services organisations.
Since launching in 2014 Hillside Brewery has gone through a positive growth of the business, their range of beers (which currently consists of 7 beers and 1 lager), many of which have awards of their own, the range of diverse events put on and has become a real hub for the local community.
The beer is the baby and at the centre of what they do. While it is a key part of what they do, they also appreciate that not everyone likes beer, so have a fully stocked bar and make sure all of their experiences are as engaging as possible. They host events from beer festivals, opera and on site activities such as Archery Tag (like a combination of archery and dodge ball).
Its great to have a such a great business on our doorstep and we should continue to support and encourage them and the fantastic area in which we live.
Paul, Managing Director and beer fanatic, from Hillside Brewery commented "Thank you for all of your support over the past few years, without you we couldn't continue to brew our delicious beers and host our great events, we hope to see you for a beer soon.” And we will definitely visit them for a beer soon.