Marlborough Express beer columnist Geoff Griggs has been made an Honoured Member of the Society for Beer Advocates for service to the organisation and to beer writing.
The honour was announced as part of the society's inaugural Soba Awards to recognise and encourage excellence and service to the beer community.
In the regional awards, Dodson Street bar in Blenheim was named best bar and best restaurant in Marlborough and Blenheim New World was best off-licence. The Old Bank, in Blenheim, was runner-up in the best bar category.
Awards were based on voting by Soba members.
Read Geoff Grigg's column for a rundown on the full awards list.
- The Marlborough Express