A BREWERY in Orkney has won its 20th award since it opened last year.

The Orkney Brewery’s Red MacGregor beer won “Champion Beer of Britain” in the Bitter Category at the Great British Beer Festival.

Managing director of Orkney Brewery, Norman Sinclair, said: “This is another fantastic achievement for our brewers and all the commercial team who work hard to support, promote and deliver great beer experiences for our customers and drinkers throughout the UK.”

Commercial manager, Craig Steven, added: “The pursuit of excellence in the core beers is not the only strategy of course, our Red MacGregor and Dark Island beers have a strong reputation and have been consistently recognised with many awards but we have not been resting on our laurels, we have introduced this year the deep golden citrusy Cliff Edge IPA and Wave Breaker Blonde Ale using New Zealand Hops. These new beers are an excellent counterpoint to our known beers.”