St Austell Brewery has relaunched its Small Batch programme for 2021, although beers are being released in bottle, rather than cask, for now.

And first off the bottling line is Endeavour, a new 3.8% ABV sessions IPA promising “an impressive zesty treat for the senses”.

An alluring tropical aroma is followed by big juicy mango and citrus notes, a refreshing combination forged from Aurora and Wolf hops, says the brewer.

The small batch beers allow St Austell’s team of brewers, led by brewing director Georgina Young, to experiment with ingredients and styles. In normal times, the beers are sent out to a select group of about 40 pubs, some from St Austell’s estate, some free houses.

They also form the core of St Austell’s offering at its Celtic Beer Festival, held in the brewery in November, which will hopefully return this year after a pandemic cancellation in 2020.

Georgina said: “We’ve all been missing the Small Batch Club, and with pubs continuing to stay closed we felt it was a great time to launch some brilliant new beers.

“Planning an exciting schedule of limited-edition beers has given our highly passionate and experienced brewing team the chance to experiment. Innovation has been long been a key part and driving force behind all we do at the brewery.

“We hope it won’t be too long before we can restart the cask Small Batch Cask club, but in the meantime, we’ll enjoy launching a selection of new bottled beers in the coming months whilst we all look forward to a much longed-for pint of cask beer.”

• Endeavour is available to buy now from St Austell’s online shop.

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