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Couple’s delight at bitter award

PUBLISHED: 15:00 02 April 2016

A husband and wife duo who own a North Somerset brewery say they are delighted after winning a prestigious award for one of their ales.

Keith and Deb Hayles run the Twisted Oak Brewery in Wrington. They received a gold award for their Spun Gold ale in the Best Bitters category in the 2015 South West regional Champion Beer of Britain competition.

The regional heat is a judging round for the national Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA), which celebrates the country’s best real ales, ciders and traditional pubs.

The brewery was opened in 2012 as a part-time operation in a farm building, but is now operated on a full-time basis after demand for its ales soared. It now supplies a number of pubs across the South West with its ales, in both cask and bottled form.

Keith and Deb were presented with their award by CAMRA volunteer liaison officer, Richard Harman, at a ceremony at Mr Harman’s local pub, the Old Barn in Wraxall.

Mr Harman said: “Keith was delighted to have received the award.

“The presentation was enhanced by the consumption of a couple of pints of Spun Gold.”

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