Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 11:00

St Austell Brewery’s managing director James Staughton sailed in to open the Eden Beer Festival yesterday and grabbed a pint of Proper Cool.

Cornwall’s premier independent brewery has created the mightily hopped craft ale in partnership with the Eden Project, and decided to officially unveil its chilled creation at the day-long beer festival on Saturday, which hosted the best part of a thousand visitors.

James Staughton took to Eden’s infamous SkyWire, the fastest zip wire in England, to cruise in over the biomes before picking up a pint of the perfectly chilled IPA as he landed.

Eden’s biggest ever beer festival featuring nearly 100 beers, including The Celt Experience’s Golden, which won the gold medal in this year’s Society of Independent Brewers Wales and West Region Beer Competition. Also featured was the Hop Back Brewery’s Taiphoon, the silver medallist in this year’s bitter category of the Great British Beer Festival, and Forge Brewery’s Discovery, the overall champion of Society of Independent Brewers south west regional competition last year.

St. Austell's Korev Brut also made an appearance. It is brewed stronger and re-fermented in the bottle with Champagne yeast to make a unique and distinct version of the brewery's popular lager.