Korev, St Austell Brewery’s lager, has been selected by Great Western Railway (GWR) for the modernised Night Riviera Sleeper service between Penzance and London Paddington. Overnight customers can buy a 330ml can from the train’s recently refreshed lounge bar.
It took St Austell Brewery nearly 160 years to create its first lager. Korev (4.8% ABV) — named after the traditional Cornish word for beer — has a wonderful pale colour and a clean, crisp taste. Crafted with the finest lager malt, Magnum, Hersbrucker and Saaz hops are used to brew a helles style brew.
Korev joins fellow St Austell Brewery brand Tribute. Its flagship beer, a pale ale, is already a staple for passengers travelling on GWR train services.
Julian Richards, customer propositions manager at GWR, said: “We’re enormously proud to stock locally-sourced refreshments from West Country food and drink producers on our trains. We’re delighted to be adding Korev — a quality Cornish beer — to our range.”
Jeremy Mitchell, marketing and communications director at St Austell Brewery, added: “Korev has proven itself to be a popular addition to our permanent beer portfolio since we first launched it eight years ago. It’s a premium quality, expertly brewed lager that has a strong Cornish provenance story.
“We’re delighted Korev lager has been selected by GWR for its train passengers, whether they’re travelling from London, or enjoying a taste of Cornwall on the way back to the capital.”