MPs and peers have named Sharp’s head brewer, Stuart Howe, as Brewer of the Year 2011 at the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG) Annual Awards Dinner.
The APPBG exists to promote understanding amongst Parliamentarians of the UK beer and pubs industries.
The panel of judges from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) based their decision on Howe’s “commitment to education and development of technical competence and his application of this knowledge in the workplace”.
North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson is the APPBG’s vice-chancellor and said: “Stuart is a very worthy Brewer of the Year and joins a prestigious cast of previous winners. He has a true understanding of beer and its endless possibilities.”
Past APPBG Brewer of the Year winners include Steve Wellington of Molson Coors, Alistair Heeley of Greene King, Dr Mike Powell-Evans of Adnams and Stefano Cossi from Thornbridge.