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Black Country beer wins prestigious gold medal

Smethwick-based brewery Davenports has won a gold medal in the Society of Independent Brewers' Midlands Independent Beer Awards.

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The award-winning beer

The 4.2 per cent strength Davenports Original Bitter struck gold in the cask British bitter category.

The awards are run by SIBA and are hosted by the Rail Ale Festival at the Roundhouse, near Chesterfield.

The competition sees a huge range of beer styles judged across cask and keg format, from traditional bitters, stouts and porters to Indian pale ales, lagers, speciality and sour beers.