WORKERS at Shotover Brewery celebrated a special win this week after its Trinity Beer was crowned CAMRA’s champion beer of Oxfordshire.

The pale, golden ale was originally designed as a summer drink but it proved so popular that its production was continued.

Brewery owner Ed Murray said they were given the news recently after judges of a blind-tasting at the Oxford Beer Festival chose it in October.

He said: “The beer itself is massively hopped.

“We call it ‘our beer for hop-heads’, so we were delighted to hear it had won.

“It was just a summer beer to begin with but it sold so much we decided to keep making it.

“We sell it all the time now and we have worked to make it a really striking beer.”

Each brewery in the county put forward its best beer for the tasting panel at the three-day festival, held at the Town Hall, Oxford, from October 16.

Some 13 breweries took part.


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