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CAMRA name Cider Workshop as winners of prestigious Pomona Award

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has today presented with the much coveted Pomona Award at the Great British Beer Festival.

CAMRA’s annual Pomona Award is awarded to those who make an outstanding promotional contribution to Real Cider and Perry and Cider Workshop, an online community and information resource., which is used by cider producers and enthusiasts around the world, was chosen for the depth of information they make freely available to anybody interested in Real Cider and Perry.

“Cider Workshop are well-deserved winners of CAMRA’s Pomona Award. Used by cider and perry drinkers and producers alike, the fantastic nine-strong team  have created an invaluable resource. With experts from America, Australia, as well as a strong base of knowledge in the UK, the Cider Workshop is a global organisation that is uniquely placed to promote two delicious, natural products – Real Cider and Perry. ” Andrea Briers, Chair of CAMRA’s Cider and Perry Committee.

The Cider Workshop was presented with their award at the dedicated real cider and perry bar inside CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival.

“It’s a great honour to win this award. We’re here to bring producers together and it’s fantastic to be recognised like this by an organisation such as CAMRA and to see appreciation of Heritage English cider and perry continue to grow.” Jez Howat, Cider Workshop

Cider Workshop are also keen to draw attention to how cider is produced,

“We have found that people are now more conscious than ever about what is going into their cider and look forward to working closely with the industry on labelling issues such as the use of the word ‘traditional’ on ciders by large producers.” Ray Blockley, Cider Workshop

The Great British Beer Festival, where the award was presented, features 75 Real Ciders and Perries from 61 different producers. Naturally still, Real Cider and Perry ranges in flavour from light, sweet and fruity ciders to dry, tannic, complex ciders, plus everything in-between. The festival is a true celebration of cider and perry, with over 21,000 pints of cider and perry expected to be enjoyed across the five day event.

216 different producers have been showcased at the festival over the last three years, which represents over 30% of the UK’s producers. This year the festival has ciders and perries from 27 different counties, including 40 brand new ciders and perries never served before at the festival.

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