St Austell Brewery has announced the death of Roger Ryman – Brewing Director and the brewer of Tribute.
St Austell Brewery’s head brewer Roger Ryman has died aged 52
St Austell Brewery said it was with sadness that it announced the passing of its brewing director, Roger Ryman, who died peacefully this week following a brave battle with cancer.
Roger, who led St Austell’s brewing team for more than two decades, played a leading role in the company’s growth and success.
Since joining the brewery, he has been responsible for transforming the family brewery’s portfolio of brands – including its three flagship beers, Tribute Pale Ale, Proper Job IPA and Korev Cornish Lager
Roger’s first original brew when starting at the brewery in 1999 was Daylight Robbery – a short-term seasonal beer to celebrate the upcoming total eclipse of the sun. Due to its phenomenal popularity, it went on to be relaunched as Tribute – the brewer’s first truly national beer and longstanding flagship brand.
This is a very dark chestnut red coloured ale, with a strong plum aroma. It has a pleasant sweet and plum fruit taste, with a slightly sharp lemony note. This is a good porter style ale, without the strong smokey or toasted notes from dark malts.
This is an excellent ale produced by Cotswold Lion Brewery based in a disused grain store in Coberley in the Cotswolds near Cheltenham.