St Austell Brewery’s flagship lager, korev, has been named best ‘International Small Pack Lager’ in the world, at the International Brewing Awards 2021. As well as taking home a trophy, the brewery also took home three gold medals and one silver.
korev (4.8% abv), a lager brewed in the Helles style, scooped two gold medals for ‘International Small Pack Lager (4.5%-4.9%)’ and ‘International Keg Lager (4.5%-6.9%)’. It went on to be named overall champion in the ‘International Small Pack Lager’ category, in which it was shortlisted alongside three other award-winning international brews. The brewery was also awarded gold for Monterey Pale Ale, brewed by Bath Ales – which St Austell acquired in 2016 – and silver for Proper Job IPA.
Andrew Turner, MD of St Austell Brewery’s Beer & Brands, said: “We’re so proud to be representing Cornwall on the world stage. It’s very special to have been awarded a gold medal for korev. To go on and be named best in class, in the Small Pack Lager category, is a huge honour.
“The five medals we’ve been awarded are a culmination of many years of hard work and reflect the dedication and talent of our brewing teams in Cornwall and Bath.”
In the same awards, Sharp’s Brewery won gold in the International Cask Beer category, for its Atlantic Cask. Atlantic Bottle took bronze in the International Small Pack Ale category.
Head brewer, Aaron McClure, said: “I am so delighted that we have taken home two awards at the prestigious International Brewing Awards. We’ve had lots of success with awards this year, but the International Brewing Awards are the cream of the crop.”