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15th September 2023

Brewery scoops five awards for best tasting beers

St Austell Brewery has won an armful of accolades for a range of its beers in this year’s International Beer Challenge.

Divine Intervention (13% abv) – the strongest beer the Cornish-born brewer has ever made – was awarded gold in the ales category for taste. Mena Dhu (4.5% abv) also secured a gold in the stouts and porters category.

Hicks (5% abv) – named after the brewery’s founder Walter Hicks – and gluten-free beer Wild Hare (5% abv), took home silver awards. The brewery’s flagship ale, Tribute, came away with a bronze.

Brewing director, Georgina Young, said: “To have such a variety of our beers recognised as best in class is a proud moment for me, the brewing team and the company as it enables us to showcase our commitment to innovation in brewing.

“We are passionate about putting time and care into creating a variety of beers which delight; be it our smoky, rich, Mena Dhu stout and amazing Quadruple, Divine Intervention as well as recognising the quality of the beers from Bath Ales at Hare Brewery, where Wild Hare, our crisp, gluten-free pale ale was born and is brewed.”

Beers across the globe which are entered into the taste category of the International Beer Challenge are subject to a rigorous blind tasting by panels of more than 70 respected and experienced industry experts ranging from retailers, importers, publicans, brewers, writers and flavour analysts.


For more information contact:

Charlotte Turner, Press Officer / 07977 564900

About St Austell Brewery:

Independent, family-owned St Austell Brewery was established in Cornwall in 1851. Fast forward 172 years, and the company’s range of award-winning beers – including Tribute pale ale, Proper Job IPA and korev lager – are available in pubs and supermarkets nationwide.

The business owns over 180 pubs, inns, and hotels across the West Country – including managed houses and tenancies. It also operates two breweries, in St Austell and Bath, having acquired fellow West Country brewer, Bath Ales in 2016.

With a network of six depots across the West Country – from St Columb to Wimborne – the company is the leading wholesale drinks distributor in the region.

Charlotte Turner, Press Officer / 07977 564900

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