Brewery launches limited edition beer as part of National Trust Coastline campaign

August 13th, 2015

A limited edition beer has been released by St Austell Brewery to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Trust’s Coastline campaign.

The National Trust launched the Neptune Coastline Campaign in 1965, in order to protect the coast from the threat of development, preserving it forever.

In the same year, the chairman of St Austell Brewery Egbert Barnes requested that he and the shareholders dig deep, and contribute towards saving the coastline of Britain, of which Cornwall has some of the most beautiful areas.

Following on from this, the brewery helped to buy a headland called The Gribbin, and gifted it to the Trust so it could be protected from development.

In recognition of this, a 4.3% English pale ale named The Gribbin has been created, using only the finest British ingredients. The beer will be available to buy from over 200 National Trust outlets in the South West, as well as from St Austell Brewery pubs, and their website.

Around 23,000 pints worth of The Gribbin have been brewed, which will see 20 pence from every pint or bottle sold being donated to the Coastline campaign. This will result in around £5,000 being donated thanks to the efforts from the brewery.

Over the past 50 years, over £65 million has been raised by public and partnership support for the Trust’s campaign, meaning 775 miles of coastline (300 miles of which are located in the South West) across England, Wales and Northern Ireland has been safeguarded.

Whilst on your Cornish cottage holidays at the Valley, you will have the opportunity to see some of the stunning coastline around the South West. You may even wish to treat yourself to a pint of The Gribbin while you are at it, so why not book your stay today?


Photo courtesy of Derek Harper, under Creative Commons