Farewell to Roger Ryman: World-Class Brewer

The man behind some of Cornwall’s most popular beers has died at the age of 52.
St Austell Brewery’s brewing director, Roger Ryman, 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.
He was 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.
Roger was a world-class brewer and a leader in his field.
He was twice awarded Brewer of the Year by the British Guild of Beer Writers in 2006 and the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group in 2009. Roger held the IBD Master Brewer qualification and was elected a Fellow of the Institute in 2014.

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