The Melton branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) had a busy month handing out awards for the favourite beers and ciders sampled at this year’s successful beer festival held at the cattle market.
First place in the Ale of the Festival awards went to the Blue Monkey Brewery in Nottingham for its Chocolate Guerrilla ale. Second place went to Xtreme Ales’ Body Snatcher and third was Maxim Breweries’ Maximus.
In the ciders first place went to Bazooka Joe which came from the Three Blokes in a Barn cider press in Wymondham who won for the second year running. Second was Fynburys’ mulled spice cider from Witham in Lincolnshire.