A BEER launched to help raise cash to restore Brighton’s Madeira Terrace has been recognised on the world stage.

Brewers Brighton Bier won two gold medals for specially commissioned Mabiera at two international beer competitions.

The beer, whose name is based on a play of words between on Madeira and Bier, was launched to raise funds for the city’s Save Madeira Terrace campaign in January.

Twenty five per cent of the profits from sale of the four per cent pale ale is donated to the Madeira Terrace Restoration Fund to restore the famous Victorian arches.

Last week Mabiera was announced as the gold medal winner in the pale ale category at Frankfurt International Beer Trophy.

At the start of the month it was voted best American style pale ale at the Berlin International Beer Competition, where Brighton Bier also won UK brewery of the year.

Brighton Bier founder and brewer Gary Sillence said: “We would love to one day be brewing Brighton Bier on Brighton beach as part of a restored and revitalised Madeira Terrace seafront area, and realised we could help immediately by brewing a beer specifically for the restoration campaign.”

The four-month crowdfunding campaign that ended in November raised more than £460,000 towards the restoration of the first three of the Madeira Terrace’s 151 arches in Madeira Drive.

The Victorian ironwork overlooks Brighton beach and is the famous backdrop to the finish of the Brighton Marathon and has featured in many films including Quadrophenia and Brighton Rock.

Brighton and Hove City Council said work is expected to start on the site in the summer. The council has also submitted a bid for Heritage Lottery enterprise funding of £250,000 and a decision is expected in June.

Brighton Bier’s success on the international stage comes as the firm looks for a site to open a new brewery to increase its brewing capacity.

Plans for the site would include a bar/restaurant, beer garden, visitor centre and shop alongside brewing and packaging facilities.

The firm started in 2011 and originally brewed in the historic Hand In Hand pub in Kemp Town before moving to its own facility less than a mile down the road in 2014.

The beer is available to buy across Brighton as well as in the brewery’s own pub in Edward Street.