WARRINGTON-based independent brewery Coach House has received a prestigious Gold Award celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Campaign for Real Ale group (CAMRA).
Members of CAMRA (Campaign for real ale) Merseyside and Cheshire Region gathered for the presentation of a 50th anniversary golden award.
Just eighteen breweries from over 2000 nationwide, have received the golden award with Coach House of Warrington being one.
Nick Bosley, Regional Director for Merseyside and Cheshire, reflected how the brewery was set up in July 1991 when five ex-Greenall Whitley employees used their redundancy money to start-up and the risks involved at the time with pubs transferring into pub companies.
They were amongst the leaders of the first wave of new breweries in Cheshire and as well as a core range of beers started to offer seasonal beers and beers for occasions such as Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Christmas/New Year.
Accepting the award, owner Martin Bailey thanked all the brewery team over the 30 years, the risks involved initially and how enjoyable a job it was, until the pandemic.
Members then all went to the bar then to celebrate with a new beer from the brewery, appropriately named Cheshire Pearl, in the Albion on Battersby Lane, an ex-Greenall Whitley pub.