St Austell Brewery scoops five CAMRA awards

Roger Ryman, head brewer at St Austell Brewery, is pictured here with no less than five awards from the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) regional Champion Beer of Britain contest.

The awards are for: Proper Job (gold in the golden ale category and gold in the Real Ale in a Bottle category; Black Prince (bronze in the mild category); Tribute (bronze in the best bitter category) and HSD (bronze in the strong bitter category).

The presentation was made by Cornwall CAMRA members in the Hicks Bar brewery tap at St Austell on Friday.

Rod Davis, area co-coordinator for the CAMRA South West region,said: “I am delighted at the success Roger Ryman and his team have achieved in bringing these beers so far in the national competition, in which around 1,000 cask ale brewers are eligible to be entered.

“And as Cornwall is in my home CAMRA branch, I’m of course doubly delighted that a Cornish beer will be in competition on the national stage in August for the title of Champion Beer of Britain 2013.”

Roger Ryman said: “We are absolutely delighted to see Proper Job honoured in these awards and going forward to compete nationally at the Great British Beer Festival, as well as to receive these other awards from CAMRA.

“This is a real endorsement of the investment the brewery has made in recent years in its facilities, staff and developing products.”