A BREWERY has won a series of awards less than six months after establishing its brand.

Lakes Brew Co have won Branding of the Year in the National Brewers Journal - Brewers Choice Awards 2021 and scooped a Gold and two Silvers for their beers at the Society of Independent Brewers Regional awards, after only 5 months of brewing.

Michelle Gay, Co-founder and Creative Director, said: "We are immensely proud of the team, we have worked really hard over the last year to get the brewery started and to have such prestigious recognition for both the beers and the branding has really blown us away.

"Lakes Brew Co worked closely with Kendal based graphic design company Scratch Creative to bring together their ideas for their now award winning brand.

"It was born out of the idea to create a clean, concise and easily recognisable brand, which was born from their love of the local surroundings and inspired by the Lakes landscape, a modern yet accessible brand which truly represents the Lakes today.

No stranger for his brews winning awards, head brewer and co-founder Matt Clarke said: "Winning a Gold for our New England Session IPA and two Silvers for our West Coast IPA and DDH Pale at the SIBA awards has been amazing.

"Being able to get back to what I love to do and have the freedom to brew what styles we want, with such a close team has been a great end to a busy year.

"Coming from adversity, the Lakes Brew Co team have lots of ambitious plans for the upcoming year and hope to build on the starting success of the last five months.

"Watch out for new releases, the pop-up tap room at the brewery and the team working on more local collaborations."

Lakes Brew Co is the newest brewery in the heart of Kendal on Mintsfeet Industrial Estate providing fresh off the line beer to the craft beer scene in the Lake District.