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21st February 2019


Korev, St Austell Brewery’s lager, has been selected by Great Western Railway (GWR) for the modernised Night Riviera Sleeper service between Penzance and London Paddington. Overnight customers can buy a 330ml can from the train’s recently refreshed lounge bar.

It took St Austell Brewery nearly 160 years to create the perfect lager. Korev (4.8% ABV) – a traditional Cornish word meaning beer – has a wonderful pale colour and a clean, crisp taste. Crafted with the finest lager malt. Magnum, Hersbrucker and Saaz hops are used to brew a ‘Helles’ style lager.

Korev joins fellow St Austell Brewery brand Tribute. Its flagship beer, a pale ale, is already a staple for passengers travelling on GWR train services.

Julian Richards, Customer Propositions Manager, GWR said: “We’re enormously proud to stock locally-sourced refreshments from west country food and drink producers on our trains. We’re delighted to be adding Korev – a quality Cornish beer – to our range.”

Jeremy Mitchell, Marketing and Communications Director, St Austell Brewery said: “Korev has proven itself to be a popular addition to our permanent beer portfolio since we first launched it eight years ago – it’s a premium quality, expertly brewed lager that has a strong Cornish provenance story.

“We’re delighted Korev lager has been selected by GWR for its train passengers – whether they’re travelling from London or enjoying a taste of Cornwall on the way back to the capital.”

Founded in 1851, St Austell Brewery is one of Cornwall’s oldest businesses. Still family owned and independent, the Cornish brewer also owns 179 pubs, inns and hotels across the south west of England. Its award-winning collection of beers are available in supermarkets and pubs nationwide.


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