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1st July 2019

THE SIP OF THE SUMMER: St Austell Brewery selected to brew exclusive seasonal beer for Nicholson’s

St Austell Summer Anthem Tropical Pale Ale
St Austell Summer Anthem Tropical Pale Ale

St Austell Brewery has been selected to brew a seasonal, limited-edition beer for national pub company, Nicholson’s. Tropical Pale Ale, Summer Anthem (4.5% abv) was launched exclusively in Nicholson’s pubs across the UK from mid-June.

Summer Anthem is brewed with real pineapple for a genuine tropical, fruity taste. Zingy citrus and grapefruit flavours burst out from this silky, smooth light and refreshing summer pale ale which is packed with punchy hops, including Chinook and Cardinal.

The beer was developed in partnership with Nicholson’s team of Cask Masters. The dedicated team work across Nicholson’s 77 sites and champion all elements of ale from quality to serve. Working with St Austell Brewery’s brewers, the Cask Masters helped develop all aspects of Summer Anthem from the name, beer style and ABV.

Independent, family-owned St Austell Brewery has been brewing Nicholson’s Pale Ale – a permanent fixture in Nicholson’s pubs – since it was first launched in 2012 and signed a new two-year deal to continue brewing the flagship brand in 2018.

Ross Timms, Marketing Manager, Nicholson’s said: “Nicholson’s Pale Ale has become a popular staple of every Nicholson’s pub across the country, so we knew that we could trust St Austell Brewery – which has over 165 years of experience – to brew our summer seasonal for 2019. Summer Anthem is a British-brewed cask ale, consistent in quality and taste, making it the ideal fit for our portfolio to see pub goers through summer.”

Bob Chard, National Account Manager, St Austell Brewery said: “Quality cask beer plays an integral part in our British pub culture. Summer Anthem is an easy-drinking fruity pale ale – an ideal refreshing beer for this time of year and hopefully a great addition to the bar’s line-up in Nicholson’s sites.”

Summer Anthem is now available in Nicholson’s pubs across the UK, while stock lasts.


For more information contact Press Officer, Megan Hocking: / 01726 218 920 / 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 167 years and while traditional brewing techniques remain, innovation, passion and craftsmanship continue to evolve.

Most famous for its flagship beer, Tribute Cornish 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.

A gem at the heart of the Cornish community, and an employer of over 1,500 people, the company also has an estate of over 175 pubs and hotels across the South West.

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.