A BREWERY in Elland has been recognised as one of the best in the country.
Elland Brewery won a champion’s title in the National Beer Competition held by the Society of Independent Brewers.
The brewery’s 1872 Porter was judged champion in the category for porters, strong milds, old ales and stouts. It was one of just 10 beers to win a champion’s prize from more than 1,400 entries at the initial stages of the contest.
Martin Ogley, of Elland Brewery, was presented with a trophy and a plaque. In addition, the title guarantees a place for 1872 Porter on the SIBA Champions’ Bar at the Great British Beer Festival in London this summer, which is visited by over 60,000 people.
Said Mr Ogley: “We work hard to make our beers the best they can be and it’s fantastic to receive this public recognition.
“I’m grateful to everyone at the brewery, to the pubs who sell our beers and to our many loyal drinkers locally, for helping us to win this award. We promise to go on producing our great beers for as long as there’s demand for them.”