A NORTH Yorkshire brewery has won an award for its Monkey Wrench ale.

Harrogate-based Daleside Brewery picked up the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) honour after Yorkshire and North East branch voted it champion beer of the year in the old ale and strong mild category for 2016.

Craig Witty, head brewer at Daleside Brewery, said: “We are delighted to win this award for Monkey Wrench. It is always a great honour to be recognised for the quality of our beers and particularly gratifying to receive the endorsement from CAMRA.”

Nigel Croft, who chaired the tasting panel, said: “The tasting was done at Barnsley CAMRA’s May Beer Festival where a group of experienced tasting judges alongside invited guests were trying beers to find the best.

"Monkey Wrench now goes forward from this region to the Great British Beer Festival in London next year, we wish Daleside the best of luck in the competition."