Gluten-free ale wins top world award

Nick Stafford of Hambleton Ales, which won a category at the World Beer Awards for his GFA gluten-free ale
Nick Stafford of Hambleton Ales, which won a category at the World Beer Awards for his GFA gluten-free ale

Brewer Nick Stafford’s Hambleton Ales won the top UK award in its category at the World Beer Awards with his GFA – Gluten Free Beer.

Beating tough competition from several other UK brewers, Hambleton Ales, based in Melmerby, now goes forward to the global finals being judged this month.

Hambleton Ales GFA won the Tesco Beer Innovation Award in 2006 and has continued to be the UK’s premier gluten free beer, distributed since by Tesco, Asda and other national and regional supermarkets.

It is available in Ripon at The Hambleton Ales Brewery Tap – The King Billy.

Mr Stafford said: “All the team at the brewery in Melmerby have always thought this beer to be special, as it has been so easy to sell repeat orders to drinkers.

“This award is proof to us that GFA is an outstanding beer at the highest professional standards. We look forward to the global finals.”

The World Beer Awards are the global awards selecting the very best internationally recognised beer styles.

This annual tasting selects, awards and promotes the World’s Best Beers to consumers throughout the world.

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