St Austell Brewery

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St Austell Brewery
Industry Alcoholic beverage
Founded 1851
Headquarters St Austell, England
Products Beer
Production output
55000 barrels
St Austell Brewery

St Austell Brewery is a brewery founded in 1851 by Walter Hicks in St Austell, Cornwall, England. The brewery's flagship beer is Tribute Ale, which accounts for around 80% of sales.[1] Other popular ales include Proper Job, Tinner's Ale and Duchy Bitter.[2]


Tribute was created to commemorate the 1999 solar eclipse. It was originally a one-off special named Daylight Robbery[3] but proved to be so popular it was reintroduced as Tribute and has since won several awards around the UK.[4]

St Austell Brewery signed a deal in 2008 with Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm, near Truro, to continue kegging and distributing Rattler cyder and Rattler pear cyder for the following five years.

St Austell Brewery also produce M&S Cornish IPA, which is bottled and sold in Marks and Spencer stores.[5]

Other products include:[6]

  • Proper Job IPA (4.5% cask, 5.5% bottled) - also sold as M&S Cornish IPA at a strength of 5%
  • Black Prince (4%)
  • Trelawny (3.8%)
  • HSD (Hicks Special Draught) (5.0%)
  • Dartmoor Best Bitter (3.5%)
  • Korev Cornish Lager (4.8%)


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