Firebrand Brewing | Helles Beach (4.4%) | Helles Lager | Cornwall
The Brewery: Having started in 2012, Stephen, Joe and the team (including 2 dogs) have recently outgrown the Bodmin converted milking parlor where it all began. Their new space has a stylish taproom overlooking the brewery space where they’re hosting fun events.
The Beer: Firebrand title it as the go-to beer after a surf session and we couldn’t agree more a highly refreshing tasty lager. It has a floral note and an exciting hop flavour for a lager. There’s a hint of citrus in there too making it extra crisp!
Jiddler's Tipple | Bog Standard Lager | Session Vienna Lager (3.8%) | London (Vegan + Gluten Free)
The Brewery: As well as their nifty retro shirt pattern labels - this brewery and its founder Jacob Liddle (The Jiddler) have an incredible story. He launched Jiddler's Tipple in October 2019 to create perfectly balanced, delicious, session strength (3.8%) craft beer and has done just that. Plus they're Carbon Neutral - pretty cool right?
The Beer: Do not be fooled by its name - the 'Bog Standard' is anything but. This sessionable yet flavourful lager has toasty aromas and a hint of earthy spice from the noble hops used. It has a special bitter, dry and moreish flavour that will leave you wanting another.
Keltek Brewery | Swifties Cornish Lager (4%) | Lager | Redruth
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, Keltek was started they've gone from strength to strength.
The Beer: We thoroughly enjoyed all of Keltek’s beers we tried but this one really stood out for us - an easy-drinking crisp Cornish lager with an exciting hop profile coming from hand pitched whole hop flowers. Get the BBQ on and get yourself a Swifties!
St. Ives Brewery | Porth (4.4%) | Pilsner | Cornwall
The Brewery: Nestled at the top of the stunning seaside town of St. Ives, Marco and his team have 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 St.Ives views from their terrace and taste great beer.
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.
Powderkeg Brewery | Cut Loose (4.7%) | Pilsner | Devon (Gluten-free)
The Brewery: With strong influences from the US craft and European classic brewing scene, John and his team add their own unique twist to make contemporary English beers. Their ‘Modern English’ style and the meticulous brewing techniques prove popular with drinkers from all walks of life, both craft enthusiasts and more traditional drinkers.
The Beer: An award-winning classic crisp Pilsner pepped up with a twist of the Motueka hop from New Zealand. Lagered for over 6 weeks to create a dry, super-refreshing lager with an exciting citrus fruitiness. This one’s gluten-free!
Utopian Brewing | Doppelbock (7.5%) | Strong Lager | Devon
The Brewery: Richard and his team have brought a fresh range of original craft lagers powered by sustainable resources and made entirely from British ingredients. Their lagers are traditionally brewed using state of the art kit and Rich constantly brings out new brews.
The Beer: This beer’s origin dates back to the 14th century, where German monks brewed this lager to kill the hunger in times where food was scarce - Hence the full bodied, biscuity and bready taste with a strong malty flavour.
Battledown Brewery | California Spring Lager (4.4%) | Lager | The Cotswolds
The Brewery: One of Cheltenham’s oldest working breweries and a true family affair. Father and founder Roland started the brewery 15 years ago, and now works alongside his children to make great tasting beer using fresh water from the Cotswold hills above their brewery.
The Beer: A very light and balanced lager that boasts a satisfying freshness. Fun Fact Alert - The reference to California in its name isn’t to be confused with the USA, but the name given to their local Cotswolds spring!
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!
All the beers in this selection are suitable for vegans and should be enjoyed chilled (6-10 °c)