Redruth’s Keltek Brewery has taken bronze at the 18th SIBA South West Beer Competition at Tucker’s Maltings in Newton Abbott.
‘Beheaded 7.6%’ – Keltek’s strongest ale – took the prize in the Strong Cask Ale category. General manager Andrew Hawken said: “We’re delighted that Beheaded has won this award. It is often the first beer to run out at beer festivals and it is great for it to get official recognition.
“We work really hard to maintain the tradition of hand crafting our real ale, and we’ve stuck with it despite the vast increase in our production over the last couple of years. We still pitch and mix in the malt by hand, and only use whole hop flowers in our beers – not high-yielding processed hop pellets or industrial hop oils. I think that’s why we’ve won so many awards over the years.”