A London brewery has scooped an award at the world’s most historic international beer and cider competition.

Forest Road Brewing Company won the International Cask Conditioned Ale trophy at the prestigious International Brewing & Cider Awards - which have become known as the industry ‘Oscars’.

At the ceremony, held at the Guildhall, London, 13 breweries from around the world were named trophy winners across a range of categories.

The UK trophy winners included Forest Road, Windsor & Eton Brewery, and the Cotswold Cider Company.

Forest Road was recognised for its WORK IPA, a popular brew among its line.

The London-based brewery begun "on a tiny kit in an east London backyard" and grew steadily through its commitment and to quality and innovation.

The three-day judging process to decide the winners of the International Brewing & Cider Awards took place in March at Depot Mayfield in Manchester.

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The judges included 38 professionals from across the global brewing and cider-making industries, under the guidance of Chair of Beer Judging, Rob McCaig and Chair of Cider Judging, Gabe Cook.

Ruth Evans MBE, Director of the International Brewing & Cider Awards, said: "It’s been such an honour to continue to recognise the extraordinary beers and ciders across the world and celebrate all their achievements as they collected their awards at our ceremony this week.

"We’re thrilled to be able to continue to provide a platform to reward the best beers and ciders with the credit they so truly deserve."

Ms Evans added that this year had been "one of the toughest competitions to judge to date".

She said: "We’ve crowned winners from all over the world including Australia, China, Japan, Spain, Ireland, USA and the UK and we’d like to congratulate each brewer and cidermaker who received recognition at this year’s International Brewing & Cider Awards for their continued efforts pushing the boundaries within the brewing and cidermaking industry."

The International Brewing & Cider Awards started in 1886 and showcase outstanding contributions in the brewing and cider-making industries globally.

A full list of this year's winners can be found on The International Brewing & Cider Awards’ website at www.brewingawards.org.