All hail to the ale

National Trust and St Austell Brewery have created an ale that celebrates 50 years of conserving the coast we love.

In 1965 the National Trust launched a campaign to protect the coast and look after it for the nation for ever. In that same year, St Austell Brewery chairman Egbert Barnes included a passionate postscript in his annual company statement; ‘May I commend to shareholders’ generosity the National Trust’s Enterprise Neptune to save as much as possible of what is left of the country’s coastline? Nowhere is that more important than it is in Cornwall.’
The Brewery helped to buy and give the Trust a headland called The Gribbin, near Fowey Harbour, on the edge of St Austell Bay. A part of the Cornish coast made famous by its red and white candy striped day-mark. 
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this gift, and and 50 years of Neptune Coastline Campaign, St Austell Brewery and the National Trust have come together to create a limited edition English pale ale called The Gribbin, using all British ingredients. 
For every bottle sold, St Austell Brewery will donate 20p to help the National Trust protect 300 miles of coastline in the south west. 
The beer will be on sale at National Trust outlets across the South West and from the brewery’s website. So have a beer, and help save the coast you love.