Congratulations to the winner of the Beer Writing Award at The Irish Food Writing Awards, Breandán Kearney for writing published in Good Beer Hunting!
Launched this year, the Irish Food Writing Awards were established to recognise and celebrate the high quality of food and drink writing from throughout the island of Ireland, across print, broadcast and online. BRÚ was delighted to sponsor the 2021 Beer Writing Award.
The inaugural Irish Food Writing Awards were held on Wednesday 10th November in Fallon and Byrne in the Dublin city centre, with a later reception hosted by the Merrion Hotel in their Cellar Bar.
Over 200 entries across 16 categories were received from Irish food and drink journalists, writers, bloggers and photographers from throughout the island of Ireland. Nine of 27 international judges (which included Rene Redzepi from Noma in Copenhagen, food broadcaster Jay Rayner and Tom Parker Bowles) attended the awards event, travelling to Ireland with the support of Tourism Ireland.
Irish Food Writing Awards founder, journalist Suzanne Campbell, said “this is the inaugural awards for journalists and food writers in Ireland to award and push for high standards in food writing and food media. We were overwhelmed with the amount of entries, the quality of the international writers who wanted to be involved as judges and our sponsor companies without which the awards wouldn’t have happened. Myself and a colleague Paul O’Connor set this up just this year; it’s a non-profit enterprise, and seeing the joy on peoples’ faces tonight at the awards was worth all the planning and changes we had to make because of the pandemic. It has been a tough eighteen months for the food sector and for journalists so this is a lovely way to acknowledge the hard work of writers and food media”
Although Breandán was unable to attend the ceremony in person because of travel restrictions, judges Richard Croasdale from Ferment Magazine and Robb Walsh pose with the award here alongside BRÚ Manager, James.
Well done, Breandán!
For more information about the Irish Food Writing Awards and the full list of winners, visit their website here: http://www.irishfoodwritingawards.ie