St Austell Brewery’s flagship ale, Tribute, is still making waves 25 years after its introduction, this time at the International Brewing and Cider Awards.

Tribute on bar

The 4.2% ABV pale ale scooped a bronze medal in the cask ale category (3.9%-4.3% ABV) and a silver medal in bottle class (2.9%-4.3% ABV).

“To win these accolades is a very proud moment for the team and testament to the effort put in to brewing such a timeless, quality beer, which can stand up to both old and new beers entering the competition and still hold its own,” said St Austell Brewery’s brewing director, Georgina Young.

“It’s particularly special that both packaged Tribute and cask Tribute have been recognised as best in class. We’re proud champions of cask beer and continue to shout about how important it is to British brewing.

“Tribute is a great example of how brilliant cask beer can really be when it’s brewed and treated with the care and attention it deserves.”

Tribute was launched in 1999 to commemorate the solar eclipse and was then a one-off special named Daylight Robbery. But it proved to be so popular it was re-introduced as Tribute and has since won many awards.

The zesty and fresh pale ale is brewed with specially sourced ingredients, including Cornish Gold malt and hops from the UK and the USA. It is one of the nation’s best-loved cask brands, sitting in the top 10 best-selling casks nationally. Tribute was also the best performing premium ale brand across the off-trade in 2023.