Cornish Crown Brewery, Cornwall

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An international award

The Cornish Crown Brewery has won an international award, a silver in The Global Beer Masters for its porter.

A brewery from west Cornwall has just scooped an international award, after pouring its first pint just six years ago.

The Cornish Crown Brewery, of Badgers Cross, near Penzance, has been awarded a silver medal in The Global Beer Masters 2016 for its porter infused with Madasgacar bourbon vanilla.

The Global Beer Masters is an international competition that differs from other trials in that beers are judged ‘blind’ purely on taste and the skill of its brewer, rather than country or origin. An esteemed panel of beer experts, beer sommeliers and senior buyers from across the world make up the judging panel.

Head brewer and business owner Josh Dunkley said: “This is a great award and the calibre of the judges guarantees international recognition.

The hard work of the past six years has paid off and the Cornish Crown craft ales are now reaping awards.”

The Cornish Crown Brewery will now be invited to showcase its ales at The Wine Show, in Chelsea, next month – a show that attracts some of the best wine producers and breweries from across the globe.

It’ll be the second win within a year. Its Red IPA was awarded a best in class from CAMRA at the Falmouth Beer Festival.

Cornish Crown is available across Cornwall, or from its brewery tap at The Crown, Victoria Square, Penzance.

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An award for Cornish Crown Red IPA

We’ve won a ‘beer of the festival’ award at the Falmouth Beer Festival.

The Cornish Crown Brewery, in Penzance, has been presented with an award earned at Cornwall CAMRA’s Falmouth Beer Festival.

The festival saw more than 200 beers available to hordes of thirsty punters, and Cornish Crown took the beer of the festival award in the speciality class for its Red IPA.

Festival organiser Bryan Day (purple shirt) is pictured presenting the certificate to Cornish Crown owner Josh Dunkley and his team (David Monks, left, and Mark Bishop, second left).

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Cornish Crown expands

We’ve been expanding at Cornish Crown. There are now Four beers available in the Crown. Cornish Crown Ale 3.9% St. Michaels Bitter 4 %, Causeway 4.1 %  & Cornish Crown SPA ( Strong Pale Ale ) 4.8%.

Several more ales are planned from the Cornish Crown stable: an ale called Mousehole, a bitter called Mount and a special brew called Long Rock.

There are now over 50 clients including over a dozen in London on the Cornish Crown books, and there has been interest in the ale from further afield!

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A new sign

This sign has pride of place hanging in the our Brewery. It was a gift from the landlord of the Crown in Islington, a Grade 1 Listed Building and interior.

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The brewery

An update on the Cornish Crown Brewery and what our capacity is…
Currently a 6BBL (24 x 9 Gallon Firkin) capacity plant built and installed by Dave Porter. The brewery is sited at Badgers Cross in a converted industrial unit that was originally a dairy farm. Overlooking Mount’s Bay, above Gulval just outside Penzance, the site has views that money can not buy. From here we brew, bottle and cask our craft beers.

Completed in January 2012, the first commercially available craft beer was casked in February 2012. Originally only supplying The Crown, the brewery has grown in production to now supplying public houses as far afield as London.

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The birth of Cornish Crown Brewery

The idea for the brewery was hatched by Josh Dunkley who along with his wife are owner operators of the Crown Free house in Penzance

Josh Dunkley spent three years setting up the brewery. Acquiring technical knowledge from brew-lab, ( a College within Sunderland University), specialising in brewing and brewing science. Hands on experience from a two week placement at the Otter Brewery in their brewhouse. Sourcing and commissioning someone to build and install the brewhouse equipment (Dave Porter). Possibly most important locating the right site for the brewery. The brewery site was chosen for several reasons including having land fit for a bore hole, space for a soak away and room for expansion.

The brewery has all these and a view to die for.