Orkney Brewery celebrates double win

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Orkney Brewery's Raven Ale has been voted the Champion Beer of Scotland by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). The announcement was made at the...

Orkney Brewery's Raven Ale has been voted the Champion Beer of Scotland by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

The announcement was made at the Scottish Real Ale Festival in Edinburgh yesterday with the same brewery also securing second place with its Red MacGregor brew.

Caledonian brewery's XPA came was awarded third by the judges.

Norman Sinclair, managing director of Orkney Breweries parent company Sinclair Breweries, said: "We're absolutely overwhelmed by this result.

"This is the first time the brewery has taken the two top spots in this important event, so we're ecstatic.

"Our beers were up against some very stiff competition and subjected to what is a rigorous judging process, but their taste and quality have shone through and done us proud."

Bob Wallace, CAMRA's Scottish Real Ale Festival organiser, congratulated the winner.

He said: "The judging panel had a very difficult decision to make, but in the end they agreed that they had selected a worthy champion."

This year's festival, which runs until tomorrow will be serving 120+ Scottish Real Ales. The Festival organisers are expecting up to 3,500 visitors over the three-day period.

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