New Kit required to support huge growth for St Austell’s Korev Craft Lager

New hi-tech filter carbonator and kegging systems have been installed at St Austell Brewery to keep up with the massive increase in demand for its craft lager Korev.

Sales have increased by 300% in the last 12 months, meaning the existing kit can no longer deal with the demand.

The pale, crisp beer is carefully brewed with finest lager malt from barley grown in Cornwall to create its delicate flavour.

The extensive lager brewing process employed also takes over 25 days and because the brewers are determined to preserve the fresh flavour of Korev and avoid the pasteurisation process employed in many mass produced lagers, they have to be extremely careful when filtering the beer.

Head brewer, Roger Ryman, said:

“The installation of the new facility was driven by an amazing increase in demand for Korev, making it necessary for us to have separate kegging and bottling lines. As well as a great addition to our facilities here, this is proof that craft lagers are increasingly popular and Korev is creating its own niche in a competitive and growing market for high quality authentic British lagers.”
Robert Ryman, Head Brewer at St Austell’s

Mike Moravek, owner of Moravek, which builds the equipment, said:

“This is the second Moravek system we have supplied to St Austell Brewery, the first being installed on the bottling line to meet demand for Tribute Cornish Pale Ale. We are delighted to be involved with such a prestigious and successful brewery which continues to grow its sales of high quality beer on a number of fronts.”
Mike Moravek, Moravek Owner

The Moravek system uses the gas atomise carbonation principle which helps to ensure a smooth natural carbonated finish of the lager along with good head retention in the glass.