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Lancashire brewery raises the bar

Catherine & Ian Walsh of Old School Brewery collect a Lancashire Food & Drink High Commended Award

Old School Brewery (OSB), based in Warton, North Lancashire, are busy raising the bar in local brewing having discovered on Thursday that they have been shortlisted as finalists in the Taste Lancashire Producer of the Year category in the annual Lancashire Tourism Awards 2019.

These prestigious annual awards are a county-wide celebration of visitor economy businesses and the people who work across the sector. An industry that supports over 60,000 jobs and makes a significant annual contribution of £4.25billion to the Lancashire economy tourism plays a vital role I the county’s economy.

The glitzy awards evening will take place at Blackpool Pleasure Beach Arena on the evening of 07th November, hosted by Blackpool-born professional ice-skater Daniel Whiston. But before then each of the shortlisted finalists will be interviewed by an expert panel of judges, before the winner in each of the 22 categories is announced on the big night in Blackpool.

Alongside this fantastic news, the Old School Brewery team also recently received a highly commended award at the inaugural Lancashire Food & Drink Awards held earlier this month at Barton Grange. Unfortunately, the brewery team were narrowly pipped to the top spot in the Best Local Food and Drink Producer / Retailer Award category by deserved winners the iconic Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire Cheese.

Catherine Walsh, from Old School Brewery, commented: ‘’Collecting our recent highly commended award in the Lancashire Food & Drink Awards means a lot, as does being shortlisted in the Lancashire Tourism Awards. It shows that we are on the right track and that people get what we do, which counts for a lot. We are only a small craft brewery creating beers using only the finest ingredients from across the UK. We take a great deal of pride in the provenance of what we create and how we go about making our beers. We don’t rush the brewing process; we hand craft with lots of love and patience and by doing it this we can ensure every pint that leaves the brewery meets our exacting standards.’’