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The Thornbridge Brewery is an independent breweryfounded in the grounds of Thornbridge Hall, Ashford-in-the-Water near Bakewell, Derbyshire, England.
Thornbridge Hall is a large English country house situated near the village of Great Longstone in the local government district of Derbyshire Dales in Derbyshire. It is a grade 2 listed building.
Ashford-in-the-Water is a village in the Derbyshire Peak District, England, and on the River Wye. It is known for the quarrying of Ashford Black Marble, and for the maidens' garlands made to mark the deaths of virgins in the village until 1801. Some of these are preserved in the parish church. The civil parish population taken at the 2011 Census was 559.
Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. It is located on the River Wye, about thirteen miles (21 km) southwest of Sheffield. In the 2011 census the civil parish of Bakewell had a population of 3,949. The town is close to the tourist attractions of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall.
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 (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 has also won the 2015 Beer Marketing Awards for Best Use of Competitions.
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The brewery celebrated 10 years of brewing in 2015 with the launch of Jaipur X– a 10% version of their 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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