Held annually by the team behind The Brewers Journal, the awards recognise the very best in UK brewing, and are judged by an expert panel that includes award-winning beer writer Melissa Cole, Accredited Beer Sommelier Paul Davies, and Lotte Peplow, the Brewers Association’s craft beer ambassador in Europe.
The “Brewery of the Year 2021” accolade is both a testament to the reputation that Five Points has built over the past eight years, and a reflection of recent achievements. As the industry slowly started to recover from the pandemic, the brand pivoted its business strategy, opening a new brewery in the heart of Hackney, and launching a successful community crowdfunding campaign. This led to the opening of the new Five Points brewery Taproom in November. 2021 has also seen new product launches including the roll out of Five Points Best in 500ml bottles, a new mini-keg range and the launch of their own Lager.
Other awards won by Five Points include:
- Living Wage Awards 2019 “Against All Odds” Industry Champion (LW explains this as “those who have shown leadership on the Living Wage in industries with high levels of low pay, such as retail, care, security and more)
- Five Points Pale crowned Silver in CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain award in 2019
- Pembury Tavern SIBA Business Awards Finalist 2020
- Pembury Tavern crowned Community Pub of the Year 2020 (CAMRA, East London & City Branch)
Press release from Five Points