Gold Award for Tockwith brewery

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Multi award winning Rudgate Brewery brewery struck gold by winning the mild category at the prestigious Champion Beer of Britain awards at the Great British Beer Festival at Olympia in London last week. It is the latest in a series of awards for the beer, which won silver in the same category last year and gold overall champion in 2009.

Rudgate managing director Craig Lee said: “I was so nervous waiting for the results - it reminded me of been back at school awaiting exam results!

“They announced the bronze and silver and I turned to my head brewer Jamie and said “It’s all or bust now” - and then we won gold.

“It was amazing - it’s just brilliant.”