Brentwood Brewing in Essex has won SIBA’s (Society of Independent Brewers) national ‘Brewers in the Community’ 2018 award.

‘Brewers in the Community’ is an initiative run by SIBA, a trade association representing 835 independent craft breweries.

The aim of the campaign is to highlight the fantastic but often under-appreciated work British independent craft breweries do for charity, local people and for community causes.

SIBA’s judging panel were bowled over by Brentwood brewery’s connection to their local community and the range of activities they undertake.

They were impressed with their commitment to local charities, to elderly residents, to their sustainability and to supporting local businesses.

Alex Burghart, Member of Parliament for Brentwood and Ongar presented Brentwood Brewing Company with their award on Beer Day Britain.

He said “This is excellent news for Brentwood Brewing Company, excellent news for Brentwood and excellent news for beer. Under Brentwood Brewing Company local ale goes from strength to strength.”

Roland Kannor of Brentwood Brewery said: “We are surprised but delighted to have won the national SIBA Brewers in the Community Award 2018.

"We are definitely and firmly committed to helping our local community. It is always a pleasure to be of assistance and we always end up having fun and enjoying ourselves at the same time.”