St Austell Brewery in the running for best burger in the country crown
A gourmet 100 per cent Cornish beef burger created by St Austell Brewery is in the running to be crowned the best burger in the country after reaching the finals of The Slider Decider competition in London.
St Austell Brewery’s catering development manager Nick Hemming has teamed up with Mark Holmes, head chef at the Shipwrights Inn in Padstow to create the eight-ounce prime Cornish beef burger which will be going up against creations from some of the country’s top chefs in the national competition.
On Thursday 16 May, the pair will be cooking their burger at London Docklands restaurant The Gun for a panel of culinary experts and burger aficionados, including Chloe Scott, food editor of The Metro; Richard Vines, restaurant reviewer at Bloomberg; Joe Warwick, restaurant critic and food blogger Burgerac.
Nick and Mark’s creation uses 100 per cent Cornish ingredients, including prime Cornish minced beef, Cornish Yarg cheese and Tribute Ale chutney, all served in a Chough Bakery multi-seed bun.
Burger lovers in Cornwall will be able to try the Slider Decider burger for themselves when it goes on the new menu at the Shipwrights Inn Padstow in May, The burger will be served with crispy fried onions, skinny fries and a seasonal dressed salad and will cost £9.95.
Nick and Mark will find out if they have won at the finals of the Slider Decider competition on Thursday 16 May. For more information visit www.etmgroup.co.uk/sliderdecider.
Celtic Beer Festival - 15/10/2012
More than 150 real ales and live music from over 6 bands will be on offer at the Celtic Beer Festival on Saturday 24th November in the Victorian wine cellars and vaults of St Austell Brewery.
The beer festival is one of the biggest in the county and raises funds for St Austell Brewery's Charitable Trust which has raised almost £300,000 for local charities and good causes.
Gates open at 11am and festivities will run throughout the day and well into the evening.
St Austell Brewery Regional Brewery of the Year 2012 - 02/04/2012
The Cornish brewer was awarded Regional Brewery of the Year 2012 at The Publicans' Supplier Awards held at a glitzy ceremony in London's Grosvenor Hotel.
James Staughton, Managing Director of St Austell Brewery, said: “This latest award-win is truly fantastic for all involved. Our constant focus is on brewing and delivering fantastic beers and so to say we are the UK’s favourite regional brewer among the nation’s pub landlords is no mean feat.”
The Publicans’ Supplier Awards run with the support of thousands of Publican's Morning Advertiser readers who vote for their preferred suppliers across a range of different sectors. Last year 7,500 votes were cast for the pub industry's top suppliers.
St Austell Brewery scoops top local and international awards - 02/11/2011
St Austell Brewery is celebrating after scooping three top awards at the Falmouth Beer Festival and three more at the World Beer Awards.
Judges at the Falmouth Beer Festival, which took place on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 October, chose the Brewery’s newest ale Trelawny as the Best Bitter, and awarded Proper Job the accolades of Champion Beer of the Festival and Supreme Cornish Champion of the Festival.
At the World Beer Awards, held on Thursday 27 October, Proper Job picked up yet another trophy, being named best bottled IPA in Europe, while Admirals Ale came top in both the European and World premium pale ale category.
Roger Ryman, St Austell Brewery’s Brewing Director said: “We’re absolutely delighted at being honoured with so many awards for our beers. To be recognised at both a local and global level for the quality of our ales makes us extremely proud, and the recent accolades reaffirm what we already knew – St Austell beers really are the best!”
The first premium Cornish single malt whisky - 25/09/2011
Two of Cornwall’s most skilled drinks producers, St Austell Brewery and Healey’s Cyder Farm, have joined forces to handcraft a unique whiskey of exceptional quality.
The limited edition Hicks & Healey Cornish Single Malt 7 Year-old Whisky is the first whisky to be produced in Cornwall in over 300 years, and the oldest whisky to be launched in England for more than a century. The humid peninsula air and mild Cornish climate have provided the optimum maturing conditions, and this unique whisky promises to offer whisky aficionados something very special.
Limited edition Hicks & Healey Cornish Single Malt Whiskey – cask number 29 – has been bottled unfiltered at cask strength (61.3% ALC.). Available in 50cl bottles in a wooden presentation box with two glasses exclusively from Healey’s Cyder Farm (01872 573356) and the St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre (01726 66022), priced at £150 (plus delivery charge for UK mainland only) and online at www.healeyscyder.co.uk
Hundreds expected to join Cornwall’s biggest zumba party - 30/08/2011
A rallying call has gone out to zumba fans across Cornwall to take part in a charity event at St Austell Brewery, aiming to be the biggest zumba session ever held in the county. The one-off event is being held at St Austell Brewery on September 10th between 2pm and 5pm to raise money for the Children’s Hospice South West, through the St Austell Brewery Charitable Trust.
Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness programme and local instructor Becky Hosking will host the event.
The family zumba party costs £10 per adult and £5 per child to take part in, which includes a goody bag with a drink and other surprises, with 100% of money raised going to charity. There will also be a raffle on the day, with prizes including a night’s bed and breakfast at the Old Custom House, Padstow; a £60 restaurant voucher for Pescadou, Padstow; a £40 voucher for the Galleon, Fowey, free MoT, surf lessons, beauty treatments and tickets for local attractions.
To buy a ticket for the Zumba Party call Sarah, Michele or Zoe on 0845 241 1122 between 8.15am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday or call into the St Austell Brewery telephone sales department on Trevarthian Road.
St Austell Brewery Tours - 26/07/2011
A St Austell Brewery tour offers a revealing look at social history, a business that has changed and continues to change with the times - a living Tribute to the best in Cornish and British engineering, design and development over the last 150 years.
The interactive Visitor Centre has recently won a Bronze award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
Laurence Hartwell, Newlyn blogger of food and fish has kindly shared his photos of a recent tour to the Victorian St Austell Brewery.
Two Trophies for St Austell Brewery - 19/05/2011
St Austell Brewery have won two trophies at the 2011 Quality Drinks Awards held in London on May 17th. Best ale in Britain award went to Proper Job and best speciality beer to Smugglers. The annual Quality Drink Awards recognise the most outstanding alcoholic drinks on sale in the UK.
Jeremy Mitchell, St Austell Brewery's marketing director commented: "To have some of the most knowledgable and influential people in the drinks industry recognise two of our beers as the best in the country is a fantastic achievement."
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Celtic Beer Festival - 23/11/2010
Join the fun at St Austell Brewery's 12th annual Celtic Beer Festival on Saturday 27th November. Doors open at 11:00am and the beer will flow until 11pm in the old wine cellars and vaults beneath the Victorian brewery.