St Austell Brewery

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St Austell Brewery
Industry Alcoholic Beverage
Founded 1851
Founder Walter Hicks
Headquarters St Austell, England
Products Beer Lager
Production output
100000 barrels
Number of employees
St Austell Brewery
An unopened bottle of the open-source "Free Beer" which was brewed by St. Austell in 2007.

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%)
  • Big Job IPA (7.2%)
  • Mena Dhu (Cornish Stout) (4.5%)


  1. ^ Wingett, Mark (2011-05-03). "St Austell to brew for 24 hours a day". Retrieved 2015-07-15. 
  2. ^ "St Austell". Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  3. ^ "ABOUT TRIBUTE ALE | St Austell Brewery". Retrieved 2015-07-15. 
  4. ^ "ABOUT TRIBUTE ALE | St Austell Brewery". Retrieved 2015-07-15. 
  5. ^ "St Austell beer joins M&S range". Beer Today. June 2, 2008. Archived from the original on November 19, 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  6. ^ "Draught Range". St Austell Brewery. Retrieved 2015-07-15. 

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