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22nd September 2020

NEW BREW FOR CASK ALE WEEK

St Austell Brewery heroes Harlequin hop for limited-edition IPA

St Austell Brewery has released a limited-edition English IPA, exclusively for Cask Ale Week (24th September – 4th October 2020). Harlequin (4.6% abv), which heroes a new English hop variety of the same name, is now available in select St Austell Brewery managed houses and pubs across the West Country.

Harlequin is a golden IPA, full of juicy passionfruit and pomegranate flavours. The beer showcases Harlequin – a new, award-winning English hop – and all English malt. St Austell Brewery was an early adopter of the highly sought-after hop variety and was able to secure 25% of all crops grown in the country.

Georgina Young, Brewing Director, St Austell Brewery said: “We’re constantly on the lookout for exciting hop varieties to experiment with, from all over the world. We first produced a Small Batch Brew with Harlequin last year – which was developed in England as part of Charles Faram’s Hop Development Programme. The Small Batch we produced was so popular that we decided to relaunch it as special seasonal beer, in celebration of this year’s Cask Ale Week.

“With pubs across the country closing for the duration of lockdown, fresh cask beer is tasting better than ever before. Cask Ale Week couldn’t have come at a better time to try new draught beers – like Harlequin – and reacquaint ourselves with the nation’s favourite drink.”

Cask Harlequin IPA is now available in select pubs across the South West – while stocks last. It will also be available in the following St Austell Brewery pubs alongside the company’s flagship ales, Tribute and Proper Job:

Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

  • The Atlantic, St Mary’s
  • Borough Arms, Bodmin
  • Central Inn, Newquay
  • Chain Locker, Falmouth
  • County Arms, Truro
  • Fort Inn, Newquay
  • Great Western Hotel, Newquay
  • Harbour Inn, Porthleven
  • Holmbush Inn, St Austell
  • Lifeboat Inn, St Ives
  • Old Custom House, Padstow
  • Old Success Inn, Sennen Cove
  • Oystercatcher Bar, Polzeath
  • Pier House Hotel, Charlestown
  • Port William, Trebarwith
  • Rashleigh Arms, Charlestown
  • Ship Inn, Mousehole
  • Shipwrights, Padstow

Devon

  • Globe, Topsham
  • Harbour Light, Paignton
  • Mason’s Arms, Branscombe
  • Rock Point Inn, Lyme Regis
  • Rose & Crown, Yealmpton
  • Samuel Jones, Exeter
  • Ship, Plymouth
  • Victoria Inn, Salcombe

Dorset

  • Rock Point, Lyme Regis

Bristol

  • The Wellington, Bristol

*Subject to availability

ENDS

21 September 2020

For more information contact PR Manager, Megan Hocking: hockingm@staustellbrewery.co.uk / 07970 379 690 

More about St Austell Brewery:

Independent, family-owned brewer, St Austell Brewery has been brewing beer in Cornwall since 1851. Fast forward 169 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.

In 2016 St Austell Brewery joined forces with fellow west country brewer, Bath Ales, forming the St Austell Family Group. Bath Ales’ state-of-the-art new brewhouse, Hare Brewery, opened its doors in 2018.