Robinsons Brewery’s world-famous Old Tom Beer has been awarded a Gold award in the category of Champion Winter Beer of Britain at CAMRA’s Great British Beer Awards 2023.

Old Tom Beer at the British Beer Festival in London

Sam Kennerley, Brands and Drinks Manager at Robinsons Brewery, commented: “We are absolutely delighted that Old Tom has been awarded Gold in the Champion Winter Beer of Britain. Old Tom has been a mainstay for Robinsons ever since it was first brewed over 124 years ago, a truly unique beer that continues to prove, year on year, that the classics never go out of style. The original strong ale has a distinctive deep port wine finish and has been a firm favourite worldwide since it was first brewed in 1899!”

The accolade follows on from Old Tom’s previous win as the Silver overall Champion Winter Beer at the GBBF Winter in February and a diploma for excellence award from the BBI in 2022.

David Bremner, Director of Marketing at Robinsons Brewery, said: “Old Tom has always been a timeless classic ale we are very proud to receive such a respectable award. It was truly heartwarming to witness the support from the community and we extend our sincere gratitude to everyone involved in making sure Old Tom still gets the recognition it deserves.”

L to R: David Bremner, Director of Marketing at Robinsons, Rebecca Downey, Digital Marketing & Communications Manager, Holly Richardson, Communications Manager

Robinsons pubs across the North West, Cumbria and North Wales will celebrate Old Tom Day this year on November 1st – exactly 124 years since the first brew – where pubs and drinkers will come together to celebrate Robinsons’ legendary beer as it returns to cask on the bar.

Old Tom is available throughout the year in bottle at selected stores, or online here.

To find out about the history of Old Tom, visit our website here.