St Austell scoops trio of awards

By Rebecca Weller

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The Cask Project: St Austell Brewery scoops three awards at SIBA South West Independent Beer Awards 2024
The Cask Project: St Austell Brewery scoops three awards at SIBA South West Independent Beer Awards 2024

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St Austell Brewery has scooped three silver awards at the Society of Independent Brewers Association (SIBA) South West Independent Beer Awards 2024.

The brand’s Cornish Best (3.4% ABV) a full-bodied, bitter with toffee and biscuit notes, Mena Dhu (4.5%), a stout brewed with six different malts to bring complexity, and punchy DIPA Big Job (7.2%), all came away with medals.

Marking the Cornish brewers 51st win at the event since 2005, this years awards were presented at MaltingsFest opposite Tucker’s Maltings site in Newton Abbot, last month.

Different styles 

The awards were judged by beer sommeliers, master brewers and other expert beer judges from across the industry.

St Austell brewing director Georgina Young said: “We’re thrilled that our beers have been recognised as some of the best in brewing at this year’s SIBA awards.


“Our three winners showcase the different style of beers St Austell Brewery produces and highlight the brewing team’s dedication to crafting different styles of beer.”

This is not the first win for the 173-year-old brewery this year, having crowned the Best Accommodation operator​ in the Publican Awards 2024 as well as scoring two accolades​ at the International Brewing Awards 2024.


Earlier this year, St Austell, which was founded in 1851, also announced a 10-year deal with Thatchers Cider​ to stock its products in the brewers managed pub estate.

Regarding the partnership, St Austell Brewery chief executive Kevin Georgel said: “We’re delighted be continuing our long-standing partnership with Thatchers by signing this new 10-year deal. It’s a fellow family-owned drinks company, which shares many of our values.”

Meanwhile the business recently joined forces​ with fellow independent brewery, East-Sussex-based Burning Sky, to create a “supercharged” version of St Austell’s Proper Job cask ale.

Furthermore, the South-West operator and brewer also developed a new cask beer using artificial intelligence in March, Hand Brewed by Robots​, a 4.2% ABV APA.

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