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St Austell Brewery scoops national beer ‘Oscar’ for second successive year

St Austell Brewery is celebrating after its Proper Job IPA scooped the title of Champion Bottled Beer of Britain at the UK’s biggest beer festival.

St Austell was the only Cornish brewery to win a Gold medal at the prestigious Great British Beer Festival held at Earl’s Court exhibition centre in London yesterday (Wednesday, August 2 2011).

It is the second successive year the Brewery has won the title after Admiral’s Ale was crowned Champion Bottled Beer of Britain 2010 in the flagship awards run by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) - regarded as the industry Oscars.

Roger Ryman, St Austell Brewery head brewer, said: “This event puts us head to head against some great beers from right across the UK so we’re incredibly pleased to see Proper Job honoured in this way, particularly after the success of Admiral’s Ale last year.

“Both awards have come following the Brewery’s major investment in 2009 in installing our own bottling line and are a real endorsement of that investment
and the growing reputation nationally of our ‘brewed and bottled in Cornwall’ ales.”

James Staughton, managing director of St Austell Brewery, said: "This is such a prestigious award and winning it last year was fantastic but to win it two years running is very special indeed. It is a huge tribute to Roger Ryman and his brewing team and a source of immense pride for everyone at the Brewery.”

Proper Job is an authentic IPA brewed with Cornish spring water and malt made from a blend of malts including Cornish grown Maris Otter barley. It is a powerfully hopped golden bitter that explodes with citrus grapefruit flavours.

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