A ‘PERFECT’ winter-warming beer has won a national real ale award, giving an Elland brewery its second accolade in the past few years.
The West Yorkshire-based Elland Brewery won the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) ‘Supreme Champion Winter Beer of Britain’ award for its 1872 Porter.
CAMRA director Nik Antona said: “Porters should not be regarded as endangered beers, they are beers for today’s discerning drinkers, and on a cold day 1872 Porter is a perfect winter-warming beer.
“Elland Brewery 1872 Porter is a fine example of a modern day interpretation of one of this country’s classic beer styles.”
The Porter is a regular at Wetherspoons Cherry Tree pub in Huddersfield town centre.
Elland Brewery has won a number of awards and first won the Supreme Champion Winter Beer of Britain award in 2010.
The 1872 porter has also won previous awards including the gold medal in its class at the International Brewing Awards Competition in 2004 and Supreme Champion at the CAMRA National Winter Ales Festival, January 2010.
It also won the gold medal in its class at the SIBA National Beer Competition in March 2011.
The brewery has six regular beers. These are Beyond the Pale, Elland BestBitter, Nettlethrasher, Eden, Bargee and 1872 Porter.
Other awards announced at CAMRA’s winter ales festival in Manchester went to Bartrams Brewery of Suffolk and Kelburn of East Renfrewshire.