Beer awards 2017

HOOK NORTON BREWERY WINS INTERNATIONAL BEER CHALLENGE

Posted on 29-November-2017   by hooky

We have been recognised for a range of beer styles at the International Beer Challenge 2017 picking up three silver medals and two bronze. More than 700 beers from 30 countries entered the competition, which celebrates its 20th year this year. The beers were judged by UK beer experts including retailers, importers, publicans, brewers, writers […]

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Red Rye Beer Awards

RED RYE VOTED WORLDS BEST AT WORLD BEER AWARDS

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At the World Beer Awards 2017, the international and highly respected judging panel identified the best beers from each country across 72 styles. With over 1900 beers from more than 36 countries entered into this year’s awards, judge’s blind tasted and scored the entries over two rounds to determine the best. In the United Kingdom […]

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Castle Inn

CASTLE AT EDGEHILL WINS BRITISH INSTITUTE OF INN KEEPING (BII) LICENSEE OF THE YEAR AWARD

Posted on 23-November-2017   by hooky

Castle at EdgeHill wins British Institute of Inn keeping (BII) Licensee of the Year award We are thrilled to announce Mark Higgs has won the British Institute of Inn keeping (BII) licensee of the year award 2017 – the biggest accolade in the industry. Mark, who along with his wife Claire runs The Castle in […]

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Hopside Down

HOPS GROWN IN PUB GARDEN USED TO BREW CRAFTY ALE

Posted on 19-September-2017   by hooky

Unless you’re lucky enough to live next to a hop farm, chances are the hops used to brew your beer are not exactly local to you. Here at Hooky, we are always on the lookout for local ingredients to use in brewing our beer and you can’t get much more local than the backyard of […]

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IBC Silver

HOOK NORTON BREWERY SCOOPS FIVE AWARDS AT THE INTERNATIONAL BEER CHALLENGE AWARDS

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Cotswold Hills-based brewer Hook Norton has been celebrated at the 2012 International Beer Challenge Awards, scooping five of the prestigious awards that acknowledge skilful brewers and provide an internationally recognised symbol of quality. Recently listed as a favourite of, acclaimed beer writer, Adrian Tierney-Jones, Old Hooky proved popular at the awards, with the flagship ale […]

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James Clark Marathon

JAMES CLARKE – MARATHON MAN

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A fantastic achievement for MD James Clarke who ran the 2015 London Marathon in 4 hours and 18 min raising money for charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. His target of £2500 is nearly there. A blog from James soon to follow!

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Good Pub Guide

THE GOOD PUB GUIDES BREWERY OF THE YEAR 2017 IS….

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We are very proud to be awarded The Good Pub Guides Brewery of the Year 2017 award. The team here at Hooky work very hard to produce a wide range of beers and to fly the flag for both Oxfordshire and the UK. We hope you enjoy what we do. If you’d like to come […]

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January Joker

A DRY BEER FOR A DRY JANUARY

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Out with the old, in with the brew, we recommend you start the year with a cheer and a beer – January Joker to be precise. A dry beer for a dry January – this cheeky little chap is stuffed full of playful Jester hops crafting an intense, punchy aroma with notes of grapefruit and […]

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Cotswold Pale

CRAFT KEG RANGE GETS A PALER LOOK

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We are proud to announce the latest addition to our craft keg range, Cotswold Pale 4.4% ABV. Reflecting the golden Cotswold stone of the area, this pale, crisp beer has light citrus notes and bold bitterness. A variety of hops from around the world have been skilfully combined including English Cascade and Chinook for gentle […]

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Scrum Down

NICE TRY! THE PERFECT PINT TO CELEBRATE OR COMMISERATE

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Celebrating its 15th year in the Championship, Nice Try dusts off its boots once more to prop up the bar and help you support all 6 nations. Crouch, bind and drink (responsibly of course!) this smooth malty, light fruit aroma amber beer. Beautifully balanced and brewed to celebrate all that’s great about rugby this easy […]

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Roger the Dray

NEW SHIRE HORSES

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We have expanded our shire horse and Dray team with the arrival of Winston and Lucas, two black, purebred shires.  Aged 10 and 8 respectively and standing at over 18 hands they will be working alongside the existing pair of Major & Nelson. The shires deliver our Hooky beer to the local pubs on Thursdays […]

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The Oxford Drinker

THE OXFORD DRINKER

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Brewery Focus: Hook Norton Dave Richardson reports on one of the oldest names still brewing, and how innovations are carrying it forward Tradition is a word which, you might think, describes everything that Hook Norton Brewery does. It is still brewing today on the same site where it started over 160 years ago, and it […]

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