Sara Barton wins Brewer of Year Award

Published on December 7, 2012

Grantham’s Sara Barton, who launched Brewsters Brewing Company in a barn behind her parents’ house in 1998, has been named UK Brewer of the Year…

Sara Barton, founder of Grantham-based Brewster’s Brewing Company, has won the Guild of British Beer Writers‘ Brewer of the Year Award. She picked up her prize in London on December 6, having received the highest number of votes from beer journalists, writers and bloggers.

It is the first time a female brewer has won the coveted gong. The full list of awards can be seen here.

With her collaborative Project Venus concept, Sara has been a driving force behind the encouragement of female brewers in the UK and Ireland, which helped her to win the award.

Sara is also due to appear on Jamie [Oliver] and Jimmy’s Food Fight on December 27 this year. More here.

For more information on Sara and Brewster’s Brewing Company, read our feature.



Matt Wright
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Matt lives in Leicestershire. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.