St Austell Brewery’s flagship lager, korev, has been named best ‘International Small Pack Lager’ in the world, at the International Brewing Awards 2021. As well as taking home a trophy, the brewery also took home three gold medals and one silver.
korev (4.8% abv), a lager brewed in the Helles style, scooped two gold medals for ‘International Small Pack Lager (4.5%-4.9%)’ and ‘International Keg Lager (4.5%-6.9%)’. It went on to be named overall champion in the ‘International Small Pack Lager’ category, in which it was shortlisted alongside three other award-winning international brews. The brewery was also awarded gold for Monterey Pale Ale, brewed by Bath Ales – which St Austell acquired in 2016 – and silver for Proper Job IPA.
Established in 1888, the International Brewing Awards are often dubbed ‘ the Oscars of the brewing industry’. An award is a recognition by fellow professional brewers that a beer is an outstanding commercial example of its style. Brewers and cider-makers from 24 countries received accolades – 126 medals and 12 trophies in total. There were entries from around the globe, including Australia, China, and the USA.
Andrew Turner, Managing Director of St Austell Brewery’s Beer & Brands said: “We’re so proud to be representing Cornwall on the world stage. It’s very special to have been awarded a gold medal for korev. To go on and be named best in class, in the Small Pack Lager category, is a huge honour.
“The five medals we’ve been awarded are a culmination of many years of hard work and reflect the dedication and talent of our brewing teams in Cornwall and Bath.”
Ruth Evans MBE, Director of the International Brewing & Cider Awards, said: “It’s been an honour to recognise and celebrate the extraordinary beers and ciders that both brewers and cider-makers have worked so hard to produce during what has been such a difficult 18 months for the industry.
“We’d like to congratulate St Austell Brewery on their achievements at this year’s Awards and we’re thrilled to be able to provide them with the recognition they so truly deserve.”
More about St Austell Brewery:
Independent, family-owned St Austell Brewery has been brewing beer in Cornwall since 1851. Fast forward 170 years and while traditional brewing techniques remain, innovation, passion and craftsmanship continue to evolve.
Most famous for its flagship beer, Tribute Pale Ale, St Austell Brewery’s range of award-winning beers – also including Proper Job IPA and korev lager – are available in pubs and supermarkets nationwide.
The company owns over 180 pubs, inns, and hotels across the West Country – including managed houses and tenancies – and is the leading wholesale distributor of beers, ciders, minerals, wines, and spirits in the region.
Press release from St Austell Brewery
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