THE TYNE Valley is spoilt for choice when it comes to craft beers.

There's a positive sense of community collaboration with breweries throughout the district, which was shown throughout lockdown.

A Northumberland Breweries Beer Box was created, showcasing some of the region’s best craft beers, in a bid to support other local micro-breweries.

The success of local breweries has seen Northumberland become one of the key places for brewing in the North-East.

We asked readers of the Hexham Courant online for the best beers and breweries in the local area.

High House Farm Brewery, Matfen

Michael Briggs was full of praise for the brewery, which also houses a restaurant. He said: "The High House Farm Brewery selection of course - we always leave a bottle or two in the welcome basket at our cottage - and they are always appreciated."

Adam Chumbley agreed and pointed out his favourite beer from the breweries extensive range. "Nels best for Me!," he said.

Andy Lane added that the unique nettle beer was one of his favourites.

Twice Brewed Brew House, Bardon Mill

Drinkers of the Twice Brewed's beers are often spoilt for choice when choosing a favourite and Stephen Porteus highlighted his three favourites. "Twice Brewed Gallia, Sycamore Gap and Luna," he said.

Mike Blackstone added that the breweries Ale Caesar was one of his favourites.

Michael Briggs said the Twice Brewed range "are equally as good" as the High House Farm beers.

First & Last Brewery, Elsdon

On Twitter, @Titch_Sheep backed the award-winning brewery. They said: "It’s got to be First & Last Brewery for a great Northumbria local to us brew.

Andy Lane said: " First & Last Brewery’s pale ale, a bit further south so not in this area but Adnams ghost ship in 4.5 and they also do it in 0.5 which tastes the same."

Muckle Brewing, Haltwhistle

Mike Blackstone said the breweries Amber Ale 'Muckle Chuckle' was a favourite.

Grounding Angels, Hexham

John Paul McGee couldn't choose a specific beer, but recommended "anything by Grounding Angels" as his beer of choice.

The Keelman and Big Lamp Brewery, Newburn

Chris Hodgkinson said: "Sunnydaze - not Tynedale but it's on the River Tyne."