Alnwick man’s beer is the best in Britain

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A beer made by an Alnwick man has struck gold.

Workie Ticket, made by Mordue Brewery, won the national first-placed gold award for best bitter in the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) Great British Beer Festival at Olympia in London. And the beer is made by head brewer Robert Millichamp from Alnwick.

The beer was up against regional bitter winners from across the country and triumped in the blind-tasting final.

Workie Ticket was the first beer produced from Mordue Brewery, based at North Shields when it was opened in 1995 by brothers Gary and Matt Fawson. It won CAMRA’s champion beer of Britain award in 1997.

Robert, who has been head brewer for two years, said: “We were so pleased that Workie Ticket won. It is an old-fashioned brown beer but it is one of the best.

“We’re proud to be representing the North East.”

Last year, Robert started an experimental brewing arm at Mordue called Panda Frog, with great success.