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Suffolk beer wins Champion title

PUBLISHED: 20:39 30 March 2019 | UPDATED: 13:27 02 April 2019

Matt Hammond of Shortts Brewery, with the CAMRA

Matt Hammond of Shortts Brewery, with the CAMRA "Champion Beer of East Anglia" Award. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

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A Suffolk brewery, has beaten off stiff competition from across East Anglia to claim the title of CAMRA Champion Beer of East Anglia for one of its beers.

Matt Hammond of Shortts brewery, with his wife Ellie and their daughter Florence, holding the CAMRA Matt Hammond of Shortts brewery, with his wife Ellie and their daughter Florence, holding the CAMRA "Champion Beer of East Anglia" Award. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Shortts Brewery, based in Eye has won the CAMRA award for Two Tone, a dark mild ale, with chocolatey and sweet biscuity malt flavours.

The beer was put forward for the title after winning gold in the mild beer category after several blind tastings at CAMRA festivals across the county.

From there it was then entered into the contest to win title of Champion beer.

Receiving the award at The King’s Head in Norwich, Matt Hammond, owner of Shortts Brewery said the brewery, which was set up in 2012, started experimenting with a mild beer three years after it was set up.

“It’s absolutely amazing to win, we’re a really small brewery, and when we started in 2012 I didn’t have a lot of experience.

“So I feel really proud, I think it just shows hard work pays off,” he said.


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