ALCESTER'S Purity Brewing Company has racked up five medals at the 2018 International Beer Challenge.

The prestigious competition rewards and promotes excellent brews from around the world, providing brewers with a platform to showcase their beers among 30 different countries across more than 70 categories.

Staying true to its name, Purity’s Pure Gold took gold in the British-style Golden Ales (4.1–5 per cent) category, with Longhorn IPA, Lawless Lager and Mad Goose awarded silver in the New World-style IPAs, Pale Lagers, and the British-style Pale Ales & Bitters categories respectively.

Saddle Black, the brewer’s unfiltered hoppy black beer took bronze in the Black Ale & Black IPA category to round off the haul.

Managing director of Purity Paul Halsey said: “It’s absolutely fantastic to see such a wide range of our beers picking up medals at this year’s challenge and we are especially proud to see Gold still winning competitions like these after a decade.

"It truly is testament to the team’s dedication to pure quality so this one’s for the brew team and everyone involved with these great beers with real character.”