St Peter's Organic Ale has won the award for best organic beer at the Organic Food Awards, sponsored by the Soil Association.

St Peter's Brewery in Suffolk, which brews the beer, also saw its St Peter's Organic Best highly commended.

Mark Slater, the head brewer and director of production, said: "St Peter's Brewery was one of the first breweries in the country to recognise the importance and potential of organic beers some five years ago.

"I am delighted that the Soil Association's judging panel has recognised this, particularly in the face of massive competition."