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25th April 2023

St Austell Brewery releases Extra Special Tribute to celebrate the Coronation

Monday 24th April 2023 – St Austell Brewery is celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III with the release of a new bottled-conditioned beer. Extra Special Tribute is the first in a series of limited-edition takes on the company’s flagship Tribute pale ale, which will be released once a year.

To celebrate King Charles III accession to the throne, at the age of 74, the brewery’s first batch of Extra Special Tribute is 7.4% abv. Its deep golden colour is testament to the beer’s strength.

Crafted with all-British hops – Sovereign, Target, and Harlequin – it boasts stone fruit and citrus flavours, complemented by orange notes. The Cornish Gold and Maris Otter barley used to make the beer is all grown by farmers in Cornwall – a fitting tribute to the King’s 70-year tenure as the Duke of Cornwall.

Georgina Young, Brewing Director, St Austell Brewery said: “We’re very excited to be releasing a limited-edition beer for the Coronation. What better way to raise a toast to our new King?

“It’s the same Tribute recipe that people know and love, but with more strength and an extra special twist for an extra special occasion. In honour of His Majesty, we’ve brewed it using 100% English hops and Cornish barley. It’s bottle-conditioned too, meaning flavours of madeira and sherry will continue to develop over time as the beer matures.

“We’re excited to be starting this new annual tradition and already looking forward to unveiling next year’s extra special batch of Tribute. Watch this space!”

The beer is now available from the online shop while stocks last


For more information, contact:

Megan Chuter, Head of Communications

07970 379 690

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.

For more information, contact:

Megan Chuter, Head of Communications

07970 379 690