West Berkshire Brewery is celebrating two awards in CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain competition, announced at the Great British Beer Festival.

The brewery’s flagship ale, Good Old Boy, was awarded bronze in the best bitter category, while Maggs’ Magnificent Mild scooped silver in the milds.

West Berks MaggsChief executive, Simon Lewis, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for our beers and for our brewers. Good Old Boy was one of our original beers and we believe it to be one of the very best bitters out there — it’s great to see that CAMRA agree with us!

“Maggs’ Magnificent Mild is deliciously rich and smooth, and to have been awarded silver is a sign of its quality and great flavour. With such fierce opposition from other beers within these categories, we’re honoured to see both ales win awards in such an important competition.”

Good Old Boy (4% ABV), the company’s flagship ale, is well balanced and packed with flavour. This classic bitter is brewed with traditional Maris Otter malted barley and fruity Bramling Cross and Northdown hops.

Maggs’ Magnificent Mild (3.8%) is a traditionally styled, dark mild. It is full of roast malt flavours, offset with a subtle sweetness, which combine to make it superbly smooth to drink. The silver award adds to an already impressive list of awards to its name.