A GREAT Alne brewery will be raising a few glasses after scooping two prestigious awards.

Purity Brewing Company picked up its first prizes of 2017 at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) awards earlier this month.

Purity’s Longhorn IPA achieved gold in the small pack strong bitters and pale ales category at the National Independent Beer Awards.

It also scooped the marketing implementation category for its work with Wasps Rugby and Ricoh Arena in Coventry in the Business and Industry Awards.

The company's social media engagement and the popular Twitter hashtags #PureGold and #TweetYourSeat were also highlighted by judges, with fan participation more than doubling since last season.

Purity managing director Paul Halsey said: "The award means a lot to the team, as does the latest honour for Longhorn IPA, a beer we are extremely proud of."

He added: "We absolutely love our partnership with Wasps Rugby and Ricoh Arena, and engaging with fans via our social media has been a great way to share in the good times; a great game of rugby with your friends and a lovely beer or two.

The awards were the biggest of their kind ever seen in the UK, with Longhorn IPA being the only canned beer to be crowned a champion.

For more about Purity, go to puritybrewing.com.