The Brewery: Keltek Brewery was formed on the basis of a wager! Back in 1997 Founder & Head Brewer Stuart bet his pub landlord that if he brewed a superior pint it could be put on the pump behind the bar. The brew went well and keltek have gone from strength to strength.
2. Lizard Ales | An Gof (5.2%) | Cornish Ale | Lizard Peninsula 🆒
The Beer: Awarded a CAMRA Champion, Lance is a refreshing easy drinking Cornish Golden Ale. It’s got an enjoyable citrusy flavour and a gentle bitterness which makes an overall well-rounded beer - perfect compliment to a roast dinner!
The Brewery: Lizard ales have been brewing in Britain's most southerly point since 2004, offering a range of traditional ales. They are based in ‘the old nuclear bunker’, a relic of the cold war at former RAF Treleaver. Nowadays their brewery is guarded by a hen family!
The Beer: An Gof commemorates a leader of the Cornish rebellion from St Keverne, where the Lizard Ales journey started. This strong cornish ale is reminiscent of a full bodied bitter, with the wood-smoked malt giving it an appealing coffee-like taste and aroma.St. Ives Brewery | St. Ives
The Brewery: Nestled at the top of the stunning seaside town of St. Ives, Marco has been brewing their smashing beers since 2010. With a brewery, cafe and shop all-in-one, it’s well worth a visit to take in the breathtaking view from their terrace and taste great beer.
3. Alba (5.2%) | IPA | The Beer: Marco used a variety of hops and dry hopped it to ‘heighten senses and wake instincts, like a storm’. Quite a sophisticated yet smooth IPA that impresses with its fruity sweetness.
4. Porth (4.4%) | Pilsner | The Beer: Porth is cornish for bay, port or harbour, and visitors may recognise this as it features in the names of many iconic cornish spots. As for the beer, the St.Ives team have come up with a wonderfully refreshing Pilsner-style lager. It’s very smooth and the perfect accompaniment to the warm Cornish weather.
Firebrand Brewing | Launceston
The Brewery: Having started in 2012, Stephen, Joe + team (including 2 dogs) have recently outgrown the Bodmin converted milking parlour where it all began. Their new space has a stylish taproom overlooking the brewery - come visit for some of their fun events.
5. Helles Beach (4.4%) | Helles: They title it as the go-to beer after surfing or a long coastal walk and we couldn’t agree more - a highly refreshing tasty lager with an enjoyable citrus flavour coming from the Cascade hops. We enjoy the floral note and the subtle maltiness.
6. West Coast Session (4.2%) | IPA: This refreshing easy drinking IPA has become a true crowd pleaser for Firebrand. Beyond its deep golden colour, it impresses with a crisp citrus-fruity taste. It’s got a lovely aroma and a good amount of Mosaic and Equanot hops in there - making it an all-around great beer.
Mr.Filbert’s | Salt Crust Peanuts | Somerset
The Story: Specialising in interesting, hand crafted snacks, South West based Mr.Filberts has won over 40 taste awards and is the perfect snack to accompany our independent South West craft beer selection.
The Snack: Did you know peanuts were first discovered in South America over 3500 years ago? The infamous salted peanut came to town in 1952 and it’s been a loyal wing-man to beer ever since. So when it came to finding a snack for our South West selection, peanuts were high on the list and this salt crusted nut hit the spot, we think you’ll agree!
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