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Tockwith's Rudgate Brewery has struck gold at Britain’s most prestigious beer festival.
Rudgate Brewery won the mild category at the Champion Beer of Britain awards at the Great British Beer Festival in London this week.
It is the latest in a series of awards for the beer, which won silver in the same category last year and gold in the overall champion award in 2009.
Local MP, Nigel Adams, who is Vice Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group, commented: 'This is fantastic news for Rudgate Brewery, I am so pleased that their beer has been recognised again. I certainly know that when I arranged for the beer to be sold in the House of Commons bar, it went down extremely well. Congratulations to all those who have worked hard to win gold.'
Rudgate managing director Craig Lee said: “I was so nervous waiting for the results - it was like at school, waiting for GCSE results. They announced the bronze and silver and I turned to my mate and said “It’s all or bust now” - and then we won gold. It was amazing - it’s just brilliant.”