Staff at Stone's Lymstone Brewery were raising their glasses today after winning a community award in the Business Awards 2014, run by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA).
Lymestone Brewery was presented with a high commendation in the Best Community Support Award for its links with the local high schools at SIBA’s BeerX event, held in Sheffield.
Lymestone founder and chief brewer Ian Bradford said: “We pride ourselves on our links to the local community and in particular our community support, so it is wonderful to receive this recognition from our peers and industry experts.
“We learnt quickly that to build a successful brewery, brewing great beers, though of course crucial, wasn’t enough; we had to become good businesspeople as well. We’ve had to learn many of these new skills as we go along, but we’re very proud of the professionalism in everything we do and looking forward to continued success.”
Lymestone Brewery was founded in 2008 by Ian Bradford. Today it employs six people and produces around half a million pints of beer a year, supplying local pubs, shops, restaurants and hotels. Its best selling beer is Ein Stein, a 5 per cent German hopped Continental style beer.