A WORLD beating ale from a brewery on the Black Isle has wowed judges at an international festival.
Red Rocker, by the Cromarty Brewing Company, won gold in the Rye Beer category in this year’s World Beer Cup.
Staff at the brewery are “over the moon” at the award, which was awarded last week at the contest in Nashville, Tennessee.
And the achievement is all the more remarkable given the scale of the competition.
More than 8000 different entries from 66 different countries took part in the various categories, in what organisers have labelled the “Olympics of Beer”.
“We’re totally over the moon with the award!” said a spokesman for the brewery. “Red Rocker was our third ever beer, and still remains very much at the heart of our range. [We’re] absolutely delighted by the news!”
It was one of 26 different award winners from British breweries in this year’s event.
A spokesman for Cromarty and District Community Council, said: “Fantastic news for the team at Cromarty Brewing Company. Congratulations on such an achievement.”