Cheddar has some of the best totty in the world
Cheddar's totty is some of the best in the world, with judges thinking it gold standard worthy.
The award applies to Totty Pot, a dark beer brewed up by microbrewery Cheddar Ales on the Winchester Farm estate.
Praise in the form of a gold award has come from the judges of the International Beer Challenge – the world's largest bottled beer competition.
The road to the final has been described as a long one by the brewers, with the beer first having won awards regionally and then at the national level.
Head brewer Jem Ham said: "We were surprised when it won Best Bottled Beer in the South West last year but since then it has just kept on winning.
"Now it has achieved a level where it is regarded as one of the best dark beers in the world. It's particularly surprising because for me it's not even our best beer!"
Totty Pot is a porter – a traditional style of dark beer first brewed in 18th century London.
The brewery will release a Christmas version of the beer – Festive Totty.
The brewers have suggested having a go at making your Christmas pudding with the stuff to guarantee a "very merry Christmas" and posted a recipe on their website. See www.cheddarales.co.uk.