Beavertown Brewery – 8 Ball Rye IPA 6.2%
This is an unpasteurised, unfiltered, natural beer.
Cornish Crown Brewery – Red IPA 5.9%
Good things in food and drink come from Cornwall, but also some unusual things, as in the case of this IPA.
The ale has a pale red colour, with rich hoppy aromas. It has passion fruit taste, with a malt sweetness The initial taste is followed by a citrus grapefruit bitterness, typical of the use of new American hops. The hops impart the tropical fruit and citrus bitterness, typical of the American and British craft beer sector and the American Pale Ale style.
Cornish Crown Brewery is a small batch craft brewery based near Penzance, Cornwall.
Harbour Brewing – Light Ale 3.7%
This is a pale golden ale with a grapefruit aroma. It has the grapefruit bitter taste, predominant from the use of American Hops, with peach notes.
Gyle 59 Brewery – Dark and Bitter Black IPA 5.8%
This ale is brewed in Dorset. It is a dark ruby coloured ale with deceptive sweet malt and plum aromas. It has a roasted coffee taste from the dark roasted malts used, with a strong hop and grapefruit bitter follow on. A very dry bitterness in taste like an Irish black stout but with the thinner texture of bittered IPAs.
Additionally the Brewery runs a cellar bar in nearby Lyme Regis –
Cellar 59 – The Natural Beer House
a visit to which will be planned.
Anchor Brewing Company – Liberty Ale 5.9%
This is a golden amber ale with a fresh off the bine hop aroma, with hints of vanilla. It is has a pleasant malt and orange warming taste with a fruit sharpness and a good hop bitter background, without overpowering bitterness.
James Street- Big Red 4.5%
This is a dark chestnut ale, with a good malt aroma. The taste is malty with a bitter follow on. I would place this ale between a Bitter and an IPA in taste, well hopped with a dry bitter finish.
Hopshackle Brewery – Double Momentum 7.0%
This is an amber coloured ale with a strong malt and dried hop aroma. It has a strong malt taste with a heavy resinous hop bitterness. A strong IPA rather than a barley wine type that may be expected at this strength.
Twisted Oak Brewery – Spun Gold 4.5%
This is a golden ale with the aroma of a German Weiss bier. It’s taste starts clean and sharp with Weiss bier notes and a strong citrus bitter finish and a hint of the spice found in Belgian White beer.
Beaver Town – Neck Oil Session IPA 4.3%
This is a pale golden ale with a deep aroma of fresh hops. This is a sweet light ale with a light hop bitterness that does not overwhelm. A real summer hedgerow ale. 5*