Scottish brewers have tasted success at the CAMRA National Winter Ales Festival in Derby.
The Orkney Brewery, Ayr Brewing Company, Cairngorm Brewery and Broughton Ales all picked up prizes at the event.
Orkney picked up a silver award for its 8.5% ABV Skull Splitter ale in the Barley Wine Strong Old Ales category; Ayr was recognised in the Porters category with a silver for its Rabbies Porter; Cairngorm also secured a silver award in Stouts for its Black Gold; and Broughton Ales was awarded Bronze in Barley Wine Strong Old Ales for Old Jock.
Manchester-based brewer Marble’s Chocolate Marble stout took gold in the overall winners category and was named CAMRA’s Champion Winter Beer of Britain for 2016.
Norman Sinclair, managing director of Sinclair Breweries, the firm behind The Orkney Brewery, said he was “thrilled” with Skull Splitter’s prize. “It’s such an iconic ale, one that reflects the history of our island,” said Sinclair.