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James Clarke achieves The IBD Beer Sommelier Accreditation

The Beer Sommelier scheme offers recognition of a significant depth of knowledge of beer styles and beer and food matching for successful candidates. They become Ambassadors with the knowledge, communication skills and, most importantly, the passion to inspire people to discover, respect and enjoy our national beverage.

From a very early age James was enjoying the magical sights and smells of the Brewery. Fifth generation of the founder, James joined the Company in 1991 as Second Brewer. He progressed to Head Brewer in 1999, and Managing Director in 2004.

James is a real gentleman, an avid beer lover and advocate, traveling on business or even the very occasional holiday, he loves nothing more than tasting new beers and matching them with local cuisine. His pride and passion for all things beer is second to none, and fully deserves the Beer Sommelier Accreditation.