For the first time ever, St Austell Brewery has brewed and sold 150,000 brewers’ barrels of its own brand beers in the last 365 days.

The landmark — equivalent to 43.2 million pints — consists of its own brand beers within the St Austell Brewery Family Group. This includes the Bath Ales beer portfolio, which is brewed in Warmley. A key reason for the increase in production is the rise in bottle and keg sales over the past 12 months.

In 2015, St Austell Brewery hit 100,000 barrels, with production being driven by its flagship Cornish pale ale, Tribute. Since then, the popularity of Tribute has continued, but it’s the significant growth of its younger brands which have played a prominent role in this most recent achievement.

Proper Job IPA celebrated 17.9% growth on cask in 2018 and Korev, the brewer’s Cornish lager, saw volumes increase by 11%. 

‘A significant accomplishment for the brewery’

Brewing director, Roger Ryman, said: “This is a significant accomplishment for the brewery and one which we are all very proud of. We continue to enjoy the success of Tribute, which has just celebrated its 20th anniversary, as well as our newer brands that are continuing to blossom.

“It’s been an exciting time for the brewery, welcoming Bath Ales to the St Austell Family Group. With our new head brewer, Georgina Young, now at the helm in Bath, I’m confident that production at Hare Brewery will continue to flourish in the years to come.”

Chief executive, James Staughton, added: “150,000 barrels is a wonderful achievement — well done to everybody involved. It continues to be a challenging environment for the industry, but this milestone is achieved thanks to our long-term strategy of creating and developing high-quality beer brands, and growing our pub estate through selective acquisitions and continued investment. It’s most definitely a tribute to a proper job by our teams in Cornwall and Bath.

“I’d also like to thank our customers and loyal beer drinkers, for their ongoing support and helping us to reach this milestone.”

Celebration: left to right are Rob Orton, brewing and bottling manager; Roger Ryman, brewing director; James Staughton, chief executive; and Darren James, Hare Brewery brewing manager

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