A BREWERY in Maldon has scooped another award for one of its ales.

The Mighty Oak Brewery’s “Captain Bob” ale won silver in the bitter class of the Champion Beer of Britain Awards this year.

This marks the second time he Maldon based company has won the award, as it did the same in 2014.

Mighty Oak was one of three Essex breweries to win awards. Captain Bob, a 3.8% amber beer, is named after the late Captain Bob Roberts who skippered the Thames Sailing Barge Cambria up and down the East Anglian coast and into London docks.

Bob Roberts also penned stories of the sea and many a sea shanty which are sung to this day in Essex, Suffolk and beyond.

John Boyce, owner of Mighty Oak Brewery, said: “We are over the moon, Captain Bob is our best selling beer much loved by beer drinkers in Essex and the surrounding area and it is good to have it recognised, once again, as one of the best bitters in the UK.

“I would like to say a big thank you to all our supporters for making this success possible for us – cheers to you all.”

Mighty Oak brewery has been brewing award winning beers for more than 20 years. In addition to Captain Bob, Oscar Wilde was voted CAMRA Champion Mild of Britain and Supreme Champion Beer of Britain in 2011 and Maldon Gold was voted CAMRA Golden Ale of Britain 2007 and Supreme Champion Beer of Britain runner up.

Visit www.mightyoakbrewing.co.uk.