Big Job is big winner at Quality Drink Awards

St Austell brewing director, Roger Ryman, poses with the brewery’s three winners at the Quality Drink Awards   St Austell Brewery has scooped four accolades at this year’s Quality Drink Awards, including overall winner in the beer category for Big Job, the...

A few places remaining for Beer Meets Food

Gary Watts, at the Sonder craft beer bar and restaurant, in Truro, has released the men for a Beer Meets Food event on Tuesday (November 21), staged in association with Tom Hannon, of the Rising Sun in the city. There will be: slow-roasted smoked belly pork, served...

Sharp’s Doom Bar Reserve returns

As the weather get nippier, Sharp’s Doom Bar Reserve — coming in at a warming 6% ABV — is returning to bars until the end of the year. The amber ale has been brewed with the finest malts and hops which provide a spicy aroma with a bready sweetness. This is the...

Growth investment for Verdant Brewing Co

Brewery investment comes in many shapes and forms, but Verdant, in Cornwall, is the recipient of money via an unusual route — direct capital from a retailer. The retailer in question is Honest Brew, an “online supermarket for craft beer”, founded in 2012...

St Austell Brewery launches Advent calendar

St Austell has launched a beer Advent calendar, featuring 24 award-winning beers from its own brewery and that of Bath Ales. There are popular brands such as Tribute, Korev, Proper Job and Gem, alongside specials from the Small Batch Brewery, offering up a different...

More international awards for Sharp’s

Sharp’s Brewery is celebrating after picking up five honours at the annual International Wine and Spirits Competition Beer Awards. Both Doom Bar and Sea Fury were named a 4-star beer, while Atlantic, Sharp’s Pilsner and Chalky’s Bite achieved 3-star status. The...

Green champions brew Celtic Festival beer

Mashing in the special green hop beer. Left to right are: Mike Goff, of the Port William Hotel; Rob Orton, St Austell brewing team leader; Alison Williams, Port William Hotel; and Rob Freight, St Austell compliance officer   St Austell Brewery is celebrating the work...

Setting the standard for a perfect Tribute

St Austell Brewery trade marketing manager, Marc Bishop   St Austell Brewery has launched a competition designed to celebrate and showcase quality beer standards across the hospitality industry. It is inviting bar staff to upload a picture on social media of a pint of...

Preview: Driftwood Spars Hedrafest

A great selection of brews from UK microbreweries will be tapped when the Driftwood Spars hold its annual Hedrafest, from October 27-29. Driftwood Spars’ Pete Martin with brewery cat, Mouse There will be beers, too, from the hotel’s own brewery, including...

Ruby Jack pays tribute to Cornish boxing champion

Named after Cornish heavyweight boxer Robert James Fitzsimmons, Ruby Jack red ale is the latest addition to the St Austell Brewery ale range. Weighing in at 4.6% ABV, it packs a punch worthy of the man listed at number eight in Ring Magazine’s all-time top 100 biggest...

New Cornish beer range for Barrel at Bude

The Barrel at Bude — North Cornwall’s first micropub — has teamed up with St Breward brewery Dowr Kammel to produce a new range of beers. Tripel Barrel (10% ABV) is a Cornish interpretation of the classic Belgian style, Double Barrel (7%) is Pilsner style and...

Record volumes at Black Rock Brewing

This year has seen record production volumes at Falmouth-based Black Rock Brewing, with a high percentage of beer distributed locally, the brewery reports. Owner Jack Williams said in the brewery’s newsletter: “The only downside is that we’ve ended...