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The Thornbridge Brewery is an independent breweryfounded in the grounds of Thornbridge Hall in Ashford-in-the-Water near Bakewell, Derbyshire, England.
The first Thornbridge craft beers were produced in February 2005 in a 10-barrel brewery,housed in the grounds of Thornbridge Hall.
A new state of the art 30-barrel breweryat Bakewell was opened in September 2009 with an aim to continue to brew high quality cask, keg and bottled beers and develop new ones through innovation in process and usage of the finest natural ingredients. The original Hall Brewery continues to operate in developing new, seasonal and speciality beers.
Thornbridge has won more than 350 awards since its opening,including the Gold Medal (Best Black IPA in the World) at the World Beer Awards 2012 and 2013 for Wild Raven, Gold Medal (Best Kölsch in the World) at the World Beer Awards 2013 and 2015 for Tzara, Silver Medal (strong ales) at the Great British Beer Festival in August 2006 ) for Jaipur IPA - named also as one of The Top 50 Food and Drinks in Britain. In May 2014, Thornbridge was recognised as the Best Drinks Producer in the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards 2014. It has also won awards at the World Beer Cup: 2010 Silver Bracia, 2012 Bronze Raven and 2014 Silver Wild Swan. It also won the 2015 Beer Marketing Awards for Best Use of Competitions.
The brewery has been called the first UK craft breweryand its beers are now distributed in over 30 countries.
The brewery celebrated 10 years of brewing in 2015 with the launch of Jaipur X– a 10% version of its multi-award winning Jaipur IPA (5.9%) (Britain Best Beer 2013, National SIBA Awards 2012, GBBF Champion Keg Ale Award 2011 and Great Taste Awards - are a few examples).
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