Proper Job takes gold

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St Austell Brewery head brewer Roger Ryman

St Austell Brewery has come away with one of the top prizes at the UK’s biggest beer festival.

Proper Job IPA scooped the title of Champion Bottled Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival held at London’s Earl’s Court this week.

It is the second successive year the brewery has won the title, after Admiral’s Ale was crowned Champion Bottled Beer of Britain 2010.

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.

MD James Staughton added: “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.”