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Mena Dhu by St Austell Brewery

Stout, 4.5%

Based on an original Cornish recipe, Mena Dhu means black hill and is named after the farm that was owned by founder Walter Hicks. It’s brewed using a blend of six different malts that result in a complex, flavoursome and deceptively light stout. A refreshing, subtle oak smoked aroma is balanced against hints of dark chocolate and a delicate touch of liquorice.


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The Story

Founded in 1851 by Cornishman Walter Hicks, today St Austell Brewery remains 100% independent and family-owned. It's now one of the UK's most popular and successful breweries.

St Austell had always been popular in the south of the country but things ticked up a notch in the late 90's when the legendary head brewer Roger Ryman joined the company in 1999. In his first year at the brewery, he devised a beer originally known as Daylight Robbery to celebrate the eclipse that year. The beer later evolved into Tribute, now St Austell’s flagship beer, accounting for up to 80% of their sales worldwide. Sadly, Roger passed away in 2020, but his legacy remains in everything St Austell do. 

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As of 2021, St Austell produces over 50 different beers, making use of partnerships with local barley growers and with specialist hop growers across the world. The team have continued to brew new flavours and beer styles that delight the residents of Cornwall and those far beyond its border. The Small Batch Brewery, which launched in 2016 was designed to allow the brewing team to keep experimenting with new flavours and globally inspired beer styles and has kept St Austell at the forefront of the UK craft beer scene well into its 170th year in production.

For tonight’s beer, we have Mena Dhu. Based on an original Cornish recipe, Mena Dhu means 'Black Hill' and is named after the farm that was owned by founder, Walter Hicks. It’s brewed using a blend of six different malts that result in a complex, flavoursome and deceptively light stout. A subtle oak-smoked aroma is balanced against hints of dark chocolate and a delicate touch of liquorice.

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