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6th January 2021

Quantock Brewery celebrates being awarded SALSA plus beer standard

Cheryl Ford, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Quantock Brewery and her son Rhys Ford, Trainee Brewer celebrate receiving SALSA plus beer standard.

Quantock Brewery is celebrating being awarded the SALSA plus beer standard. Currently only around 200 UK breweries have achieved this specialist accreditation which includes an intensive audit of food hygiene, safety, quality and control processes.

Cheryl Ford, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Quantock Brewery comments, “Getting confirmation that our team is consistently creating the perfect pint day in and day out is brilliant news. There aren’t many micro-breweries that have this accreditation, and it feels like we’ve achieved the brewing world’s equivalent of a Michelin star. It’s another way to demonstrate to our customers they can be confident buying our beer. As we start 2021, receiving the accreditation gives Quantock Brewery the opportunity to target larger national and international retailers who regard SALSA plus as a crucial quality and compliance measure.”

The SALSA plus beer standard was developed in association with Cask Marque, the industry-funded quality-checker of the brewing industry, to offer small and micro-sized brewers a Standard tailored to the scale and systems of their particular operation.  The assessments are undertaken by specially trained auditors with extensive experience of the brewing industry. To be awarded SALSA plus, breweries have to demonstrate excellence in a wide range of areas including the brewing and bottling of beers, personal hygiene and cleaning standards, control of raw materials, prevention of contamination and cross contamination and waste control. To find out the latest news visit

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Quantock Brewery is a CAMRA and SIBA assured microbrewery. Founded in 2007, it was born out of the love of brewing by Head Brewer and Co-Founder Rob Rainey. Rob purchased his first home brew kit but when this didn’t produce the quality of beer he wanted, Rob, a former nuclear engineer, built his own kit from scratch. In 2015, Quantock Brewery moved to a larger facility in Bishops Lydeard, Somerset. The move enabled increased production, the opening of a brewery shop and in 2016 a taproom hosting regular events, live music, comedy nights and popular beer festival. Currently the taproom is closed however the shop is open in line with guidance. In July 2020, a new onsite canning line was installed enabling production of 2,000 cans an hour.

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