A WEST Yorkshire brewery has been recognised on the national stage before it "bows out".

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) named Elland Brewery’s 1872 Porter as a joint-winner in the Champion Winter Beer of Britain (CWBOB) 2024 competition at the Great British Beer Festival Winter. 

The beer was awarded Gold in the Strong Stouts and Porters category, along with Green Jack Brewery’s Baltic Porter.

The award came after over a year of local blind-tasting panels and vigorous regional heats.

On Facebook, the brewery said: "As Elland Brewery bows out, we are over the moon to announce that 1872 Porter has today claimed Gold for the Stout and Porter category."

The Telegraph & Argus understands the much loved brewery has since closed.

Stod Fold Brewing Company described it as a "great loss to the local brewing family".

One beer fan wrote on the brewery's Facebook page: "What a shame."

Keg & Comfort Micropub added: "You are going to be very, very missed."

CAMRA’s Awards Director Laura Emson said: “Congratulations to Elland Brewery and Green Jack Brewery on their well-deserved win.

"Each year, judging this competition gets harder and harder as the quality beer produced by UK brewers continues to astound us.

“I want to thank the hardworking volunteers and judges who have made the festival and the Champion Winter Beer of Britain possible.

"Congratulations once again to Elland Brewery and Green Jack Brewery and all our fantastic category winners.

"I wish them all the best of luck in the overall Champion Beer of Britain 2024 competition.”