St Austell Brewery’s flagship lager has won gold in the British Bottlers’ Institute (BBI) Drinks Competition – a highly regarded competition in the drinks industry.

korev (4.8% abv) was handed the top award by the judges at the annual BBI competition in its lagers 4-5.5% category.

Tribute pale ale (4.2% abv) and Big Job double IPA (7.2% abv) also scooped ‘diploma of excellence’ accolades.

Brewing director, Georgina Young, said: “We’re delighted that korev has been recognised as the best in class for lager. We’ve worked hard to perfect its recipe and we’re proud of everything korev brings to those who drink it and to the brewery.

To see Tribute, our flagship ale and also Big Job IPA, Proper Job’s more punchy relative receive recognition as well is amazing. We feel honoured to be able to produce leading beers and lagers that so many people enjoy.”