Ashford Kent is home to what has been named 'UK Brewer of the Year' at the International Beer Challenge 2019, Curious Brewery. The Kent-based brewer, owned by Chapel Down, England’s leading wine producer, competed neck to neck alongside thousands of brewers across the nation to take home the award after being judged by a panel of 70 industry experts including brewers, journalists, retailers and flavour experts. Ashton Kent Leisure scene has definitely reached a milestone with the achievement of this small business that garnered international recognition.
Curious Brewing also won Gold in the Lager Taste Category for its flagship premium lager Curious Brew at the World Beer Awards 2019.
Gareth Bath, Managing Director Curious Brewing, remarked, “This is unbelievable and amazing for us. We are currently a small player in the UK beer market, but we’ve now been judged to be the best brewer in the entire country! We’re thrilled!"
Curious Brewery have always taken pride of their unique winemaking approach that created premium quality brews, their patrons just can't get enough of. That is why the small business is thrilled to have finally bagged an international recognition to validate their craft. Ashton Kent Leisure scene takes pride in the craft of breweries and winemaking, two things that are an integral and timeless part of the British culture.
In 2019, Curious Brewery opened its state-of-the art, multi-million pound ‘cathedral of brewing’ in Ashford, and has also worked on rebranding the Curious Brewing’s main range of beer and cider, with new bottles.
Ashton Kent Leisure: Terrific Potential in the Brewery Business Destined to Boom in the Coming Years
The Curious Brewery, which has four core brews – an award-winning lager, a session IPA, a cider and a porter – was started in 2011 by Chapel Down. The Curious Brewery is a high-quality business with a great group of people in management, an outstanding, premium range of excellent beers and ciders, and an extraordinary, market-leading set up with its state-of-the-art brewery, and accompanying tap room and restaurant. The company invest every year in improving their sales and marketing teams.
You can find their drink listed in many hotels, bars and restaurants and their beers are sold in some key landmark venues including luxury department stores Harrods and Selfridges, as well as Waitrose and Majestic, and leading arts venues such as The National Portrait Gallery, Royal Festival Hall and The Royal Opera House. The many offerings of Ashton Kent Leisure scene, enhanced by businesses like this is making the market town a prime property investment area.
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There is terrific potential in the Curious business, and at this this right things are only looking up for it in the near future, despite the challenges brought by the pandemic which took a toll in leisure and travel.
Brewing has always been a core part of the British culture, and the craft beer revolution has only strengthened that. Curious Brewery is definitely a brand that has further enhance the Ashton Kent Leisure scene and will continue to do so in the next coming years.
Developments in the area like The Triangle is only 4 minutes away from the Curious Brewery as well as many prime landmark venues for entertainment, leisure and unwinding that the scenic town of Ashton Kent has to offer.
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