A brewer from Tregony behind some of the most popular ales in Cornwall and beyond has been awarded a top industry honour.
Roger Ryman has been awarded a fellowship of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling.
The fellowship was awarded in recognition of Mr Ryman’s dedication to the industry and commitment to training and development of younger members.
Mr Ryman, head brewer at St Austell Brewery, said: “It is a great honour to be recognised by my peers and made a Fellow of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling.
“The experience and qualifications gained through being a member have been of huge benefit to me as well as to the whole St Austell brewing team, and I am looking forward to continuing to support the Institute in the future.”
The first ale Roger created for St Austell Brewery, Daylight Robbery, was so popular it was renamed Tribute and is now the company’s best-selling beer.
He has also been responsible for award-winning ales such as Proper Job and Admiral’s ale, along with the recent launch of the Brewery’s first lager, Korev, and 1913 Cornish Stout.
James Staughton, managing director of St Austell Brewery said: “The impact Roger has had on the business has been immense – he has created some of our most popular brews and helped increase our sales and turnover exponentially.”