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Theakston’s second brewer comes first in exams and wins prestigious industry award

A North Yorkshire brewer has won a prestigious industry award after attaining the highest marks in a nationally recognized qualification.

Dan Miller, T&R Theakston Ltd’s second brewer, has won the Worshipful Company of Brewers’ Livery Award after passing his General Certificate in Brewing examination with flying colours.

He will be presented with his award by the Master Brewer at a ceremony being held in London next April.

Dan, who has worked at the Masham brewery for a decade, said:

I’m thrilled to win this national award. Even though I suspected I had done well in the examination, this has come as a wonderful surprise.

The exam covered every aspect of the brewing process, and I put my success in the test down to what I have learned here at Theakston’s under head brewer Mark Slater.

Having successfully passed this qualification, I am now going on to study for the General Certificate in Brewing, which will take three years to complete.


T&R Theakston Ltd Executive Director Simon Theakston said:

We are very proud of Dan’s success in winning this national title.

Dan initially came to work for us on a two week temping contract, and, recognizing his qualities, he was quickly offered a full time position.

Dan is passionate about the beer he and his colleagues brew here at Theakston’s, and this has been clearly demonstrated by him winning this coveted industry award.

He has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and this will stand him in very good stead for his next educational challenge.


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