Beerhunter Colston Crawford: 'Surprise award for this column after 12 years, so thanks for reading'
When the people from Marketing Derby got in touch with me a few weeks ago about the Derby Food & Drink Awards, I thought they were going to ask me to write a testimonial about one of the award winners.
Instead, it was to say that they intended to give me an award for this beer column. Talk about knock me down with a feather.
So, on Monday night, I received the Royal Crown Derby award for Outstanding Achievement, possibly because the column has been going, weekly, for 12 and a bit years. At 50 a year and odd other bits for special occasions like beer festivals, I reckon that's around 650... read more
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