In the world of craft brewing, where innovation and quality are paramount, Keltek Brewery in Cornwall has once again proven its prowess by clinching an impressive seven awards from the prestigious Taste of the West 2024.

The Redruth-based brewery has come away with five golds, one silver and one commended in the product awards.

Stewart Cawte, managing director of Keltek Brewery, said: “This achievement shows our unwavering commitment to producing exceptional, top-notch brews that captivate the taste buds of beer connoisseurs.”

The Taste of the West competition is known for its rigorous judging standards and qualified panel of experts, recognising the best artisanal food and drink products.

Award-winning brews

Among the standout brews that earned Keltek Brewery recognition at Taste of the West 2024 were its signature pale ale, renowned for its bold hop profile and balanced flavour.

Keltek's stout, Pilot Gig, crafted with a unique blend of roasted malts and hints of chocolate and coffee, garnered accolades for its rich complexity and smooth finish, while its citra ale, Big Tackle - characterised by its refreshing citrus notes and crisp, clean finish - received praise for its “exceptional drinkability and harmonious flavour profile”.

Also recognised was its award-winning lager, distinguished by its balance of malt sweetness and clean, refreshing bitterness.

Stewart added: “This resounding success at Taste of the West 2024 is a testament to our unwavering dedication to excellence, innovation, and quality in every aspect of our brewing process.

“With a team of passionate and skilled brewers at the helm, Keltek continues to push the envelope and redefine the standards of craft brewing.”

Keltek Brewery was established in 1997, starting life in a small stable block on the Roseland Peninsula – initially more as a hobby, but after receiving multiple national and international awards the brewery soon expanded into a fully operational commercial enterprise.

Now based in Redruth, it supplies supermarkets, wholesale customers and pub groups, and has its own six estate pubs in Cornwall: The Railway Inn, Illogan Highway; Mount Ambrose Inn, Mount Ambrose, Redruth; Robartes Arms, Illogan; The Fox ands Hounds, Scorrier; The London Inn, Summercourt; and The Coppice, Lanner.