St Austell Brewery releases limited-edition beer in
honour of Roger Ryman

St Austell Brewery has released a limited-edition beer in honour
of its former brewing director, Roger Ryman, who sadly passed away
in May. Tribute XXTRA (6.8% abv) is a special, stronger version of
the South West’s famous pale ale – Tribute – Roger’s first
brew when he started at the brewery in 1999.

Tribute XXTRA is now available from St Austell Brewery’s
online shop, while stocks last (£39 for 12 x 500ml bottles). For
each case sold, £2.50 will be donated to St Austell Brewery’s
Charitable Trust,which supports the work of local charities and
good causes across the West Country

The strength of Tribute XXTRA, brewed using the exact same
ingredients as Tribute but amplified, sets it apart from its
counterpart. Tribute XXTRA is full, sweet and fruity. With alluring
tropical fruit aroma and tangy marmalade flavours, overlaying a
smooth malt profile, it leaves a rich, warming finish.

To celebrate Roger’s legacy, St Austell Brewery is encouraging
everybody to say ‘cheers to Roger’ at 6pm on Saturday
28th November 
– which would have been the date of the
company’s 22nd Celtic Beer Festival. They’re also calling for
as many people to come together and raise their bottle of Tribute
XXTRA as possible. The festival – which has been running for over
20 years – helps to raise essential funds for St Austell
Brewery’s Charitable Trust. Over £250,000 has been raised from
the event to date, since the Trust was founded in 2013.

Rob Orton, Production Manager at St Austell Brewery explained:
“This year, due to Covid-19, we took the difficult decision to
cancel our Celtic Beer Festival. Roger first started the festival
in 1999, when he joined the brewery, to give people the opportunity
to try more of our small batch brews and to showcase the very best
beers from across the West Country. It was always the highlight of
his year, so it feels fitting to raise a beer to Roger – who we
all miss hugely – on what would have been the day of our
22nd festival.â€

Georgina Young, Brewing Director at St Austell Brewery added:
“We’re delighted that Tribute XXTRA is now available on our
online shop and that six per cent of each case sold will go
directly to charities in the South West.

“Roger was an exceptional brewer and a great friend to all of
us. We brewed Tribute XXTRA which has his signature on the label,
as a mark of our respect to him and his wonderful beers. We’d
love as many people as possible to raise a bottle of Tribute XXTRA
at 6pm on Saturday 28th November.â€

Black Square, the brewery’s Russian Imperial Stout, will also
be available from the online shop next week. 2020 Vintage Black
Square (10.6%) was brewed in December. It was Roger’s last brew
and has spent the year maturing in bourbon barrels. Strong, rich
and complex, this powerful stout carries a rich balance of tannic
oak, bitter chocolate and berry fruit. Approximately 4,000 bottles
will be available from 23rd November, while stocks last.

To get your hands on Tribute XXTRA and say ‘cheers’ to
Roger, visit: www.staustellbreweryshop.co.uk.
Available now while stocks last.

ENDS

More about St Austell Brewery:

Independent, family-owned brewer, St Austell Brewery has been
brewing beer in Cornwall since 1851. Fast forward 169 years and
while traditional brewing techniques remain, innovation, passion
and craftsmanship continue to evolve.

Most famous for its flagship beer, Tribute Pale Ale, St Austell
Brewery’s range of award-winning beers – also including Proper
Job IPA and Korev Lager – are available in pubs and supermarkets
nationwide.

The company owns over 180 pubs, inns and hotels across the West
Country – including managed houses and tenancies.

In 2016 St Austell Brewery joined forces with fellow west
country brewer, Bath Ales, forming the St Austell Family Group.
Bath Ales’ state-of-the-art new brewhouse, Hare Brewery, opened
its doors in 2018.

Press release from St Austell Brewery

For more information contact PR Manager, Megan Hocking: [email protected] /
07970 379 690 

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