Pictured, left to right, are: Piers Thompson, external relations director at St Austell Brewery; Carolyn Cadman, chief executive, Cornwall Wildlife Trust; Tony Wilson, competition winner to name Wild Coast; and Rob Orton, brewing and bottling manager, St Austell Brewery.
St Austell Brewery is working with Cornwall Wildlife Trust on a new limited-edition beer, helping to raise awareness and funds for the important work the organisation does to protect Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places. For each pint sold, the brewery will donate 20p to the charity.
Wild Coast (4.4% ABV) has been brewed with a hearty blend of Cornish Gold, Vienna, light crystal, and Cara malts, and is gently bittered with English hops to give it a grassy and earthy aroma, reminiscent of the Cornish Coast.
St Austell Brewery’s brewing team were joined in the making of Wild Coast by the trust’s chief exective, Carolyn Cadman, and Tony Wilson, who won a competition run by the trust to name the beer.
Cornwall Wildlife Trust was founded in 1962 in order to protect Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places. It manages 57 nature reserves covering approximately 4,300 acres.
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Piers Thompson, St Austell Brewery’s external relations director, said: “We really hope people choose and enjoy a pint of delicious Wild Coast this Autumn. Twenty pence from each pint purchased will go directly to the trust, so it’s a great way to enjoy good beer while supporting a very important local charity.”
Carolyn Cadman added: “We’re delighted that our competition winner, Tony, was able to come to St Austell Brewery and be part of the brewing process of Wild Coast, which he named.
“Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places are under threat from climate change, development and pesticide use. Funding is needed to help us secure sanctuaries where wildlife can survive and thrive.
“We thank, and say ‘cheers’, to all the pub-goers throughout Cornwall and the wider South West who enjoy Wild Coast, and our friends at St Austell Brewery for supporting our work.”
Wild Coast is available in select pubs that are part of the Small Batch Beer Club from Monday, October 21. To find your nearest outlet visit staustellbrewery.co.uk/smallbatchbrews.
Wild Coast will also be available for tasting at Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Wild Business Networking Event, where Cornish businesses will come together to learn how they can help the environment and their business to flourish. The event, at St Austell Brewery’s Visitor Centre, on Tuesday, October 29, includes free breakfast, lunch and the Wild Coast beer. To book, visit www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/wildbusiness