Brewers rewarded for beers you voted your favourites

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October 20, 2017 by Kay Byrne

Chris Radford, beer festival chairman, presents the award to Ray Davies of Grey Trees Brewery.

Chris Radford, beer festival chairman, presents the award to Ray Davies (right) of Grey Trees Brewery.

Visitors to the annual Swansea Bay Beer & Cider Festival over the August bank holiday weekend voted for their favourite beers and the joint winners were Grey Trees Afghan Pale Ale and Electric Bear Inspector Remorse.

Chris Radford, beer festival chairman, presented the award to Ray Davies of Aberdare-based Grey Trees at the thank you party for festival volunteers at the No Sign.

It came on top of many other accolades for the beer – having taken gold at the Great British Beer Festival for the strong bitter category, Afghan then won overall champion beer at the Wales and West SIBA Awards, before crowning it all at Swansea by winning our beer of the festival.

Electric Bear brewers, from Bath, were unable to make the presentation evening, but Chris Lewis said: “We brewed Inspector Remorse as a classic porter so to have this style recognised and awarded a prize in this way is very gratifying, and clearly demonstrates that your festival goers know a good porter when they taste one!”

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