State-of-the-art Salcombe Brewery has just introduced its new Salcombe Pale Ale as its first keg product to its range of craft beers. The classic pale ale with a twist meets the growing demand of Millennials to have a refreshing, easier drinking beer delivered in a stylish and appealing way. In addition to the kegs, it is also available in 330ml bottles*.
The new Salcombe Pale Ale (4.6%) sits alongside the existing beers in the range, which include the highly popular Seahorse, Lifesaver, Devon Amber, Shingle Bay and Salcombe Gold. It has its heritage embedded in the Salcombe citrus fruit trade. Using ingredients that would have been found in Salcombe in the 19th century, it has a bouquet or orange, pink grapefruit and anise. This dry hopped, full bodied pale ale boasts a robust structure and complex flavour.
Sam Beaman, who joined Salcombe Brewery as one of the two brewers last year following a Masters Degree in Brewing at Nottingham University, comments: “It’s been exciting to create a new beer which we know will have a huge following as it’s so on trend. Part of the great appeal of being a brewer is that you can continually be innovating as well as ensuring that everything made is of the highest possible standard.”
One year on from moving into its ultra-modern brewery at Estuary View, which has an on-site bar and shop and offers brewery tours, Salcombe Brewery is enjoying huge success. Owner of Salcombe Brewery, John Tiner, says: “We’re really proud of our local surroundings, our world class brewery and our much-loved beers. We’ve invested heavily in creating a stand out range of beers which not only look appealing but also highly deliver in terms of taste.
“It is a great pleasure to be able to share the brewing process with visitors. The two-hour brewery tours are a fantastic way to learn about brewing and for those keen on getting hands on and actually brewing their own beer, we run a full Brew Day. Both options come with the all-important sampling in our tap room.”
The 20-barrel brewery with four fermenting vessels is capable of producing 350 casks per week. Designed in harmony with its surroundings, the innovative brewhouse utilises the natural ambient temperature of the underground facility for storing ales at the optimum conditioning temperature and this has helped to make the site as energy efficient as possible. Another natural benefit of the location is that it has its own borehole which supplies the brewery with its own source of pure Devonian water for the brewing process and is sited on a decommissioned water reservoir.
The site also boasts a Brewery Shop which is open throughout the week from 10am to 4pm and on some Saturdays 10am – 4pm (seasonally). Customers are able to purchase their favourite bottled and draught beers from their regular and seasonal range in the on-site shop, which also stocks a selection of gift packs and branded merchandise, perfect presents for any Salcombe beer lover.
The two-hour brewery tours take place from 3 – 5 pm on Thursdays (weekly during high season and monthly during the rest of the year) and cost just £10pp. Brewery tours can be purchased on the online shop (www.salcombebrewery.com/productcategory/brewerytours/). For the full Brew Day and Private Brewery Tours for groups, contact Salcombe Brewery direct. Prices start from £ 80pp for the full Brew Day and £ 10pp for the Private Brewery Tours for groups and can include a varied array of food from the brewery’s on-site kitchen.
*Salcombe Pale Ale is available in 30l kegs or 330ml bottles. It has an RRP of £ 2.20 per 330ml bottle or can be bought as a case of 12 x 330ml bottles for £25 online at www.salcombebrewery.com.