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11th November 2020


750ml gift boxed bottles, £19.99

Salcombe Brewery Co. is delighted to announce the launch of two new limited edition barrel aged porters (750ml, 6.2% ABV ), created by ageing their award-winning Island Street Porter in a Speyside whisky barrel and a Heaven Hill bourbon barrel. Hand-bottled and labelled and available in presentation sets from November, these will make a sought after Christmas gift. They can be ordered online for nationwide delivery or purchased directly from the brewery (RRP £19.99).

Brewer Sam Beaman comments: “Our Island Street Porter has been a huge hit since its launch two years ago and has gained a number of prestigious accolades. Inspired by its popularity, we wanted to build on its strengths and see if we could create a very special version as a limited edition gift.”

Sam continues: “We aged the porter in wooden barrels for six months to allow the flavours to evolve. The barrels had previously contained either Speyside Whisky or Heaven Hill bourbon and we were thrilled with the results. The process created beers with the characteristic undertones of our Island Street Porter of chocolate and dark cherry but with a far greater depth and complexity of flavour. And we are not the only ones who are impressed. Our Speyside Whisky barrel aged porter has already won Gold in its category both regionally and nationally at the SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) digital awards 2020.”

Salcombe Brewery’s new Speyside Whisky barrel aged porter (ABV 6.2%) has an almost jam like sweetness that is complimented by a hint of vanilla. This sweetness is balanced against the peaty notes from the whisky, culminating with a full-bodied chocolaty finish.

The Heaven Hill Bourbon barrel aged porter (ABV 6.2%) has a distinctive vanilla character from the oak that adds a rich creamy note, reminiscent of clotted cream. This smooth silky mouthfeel gives way to a gentle smokey character and a refreshing dry finish.

The limited edition gift boxed barrel aged porters will make the perfect gift for any beer connoisseur and are a great addition to the brewery’s range of Christmas gifts which include their festive ale, Christmas Tide, a luxurious beer hamper and gift packs of their popular craft beers. All gifts are available for nationwide delivery from

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*The barrel aged porters are available in gift boxed 750ml bottles with RRP £19.99 and can be purchased from for nationwide delivery or directly from the brewery.

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Notes to Editor

  • Salcombe Brewery’s range of award-winning beers and Christmas gifts can be purchased online from for nationwide delivery or directly from the brewery shop which is open Monday to Friday 1pm – 4pm.

  • Christmas Tide (£18.25 for 8 x 500ml, £7.20 for presentation pack of 3 x 500ml) Christmas Tide (ABV 4.9%), Salcombe Brewery’s very special limited edition yuletide ale, is a well-structured, malt driven beer which will be launched in November and available exclusively to be enjoyed throughout the festive season. The crystal, chocolate and wheat malts bring warmth and body to the beer, ideal for a winter’s day. The plethora of hops build on the chocolatey malt base and add a bittersweet finish to this Christmas ale which can be purchased in 500ml bottles, as a case of 8 or, for the ideal gift, a presentation pack of 3.

  • Luxurious Beer Hamper (£50 A Salcombe Brewery Christmas hamper is the perfect gift for beer lovers. The stylish grey wicker basket comes complete with 7 different bottles of beer from the much-loved Salcombe Brewery range as well as a pint glass and half pint chalice branded with the iconic Salcombe seahorse. The following 500ml bottled beers are included in the hamper: Christmas Tide (4.9%), Shingle Bay (4.2%), Seahorse (4.4%) and Devon Amber (3.8%).The following 330ml bottled beers are also included in the hamper:  Island Street Porter (5.9%), Salcombe Pale Ale (4.6%) and Sun Drop (4.6%).

  • Four Bottle Gift Packs (£9.00 for 4 x 500ml) Salcombe Brewery has a celebrated range of beers and a fabulous gift pack is the perfect way to sample Devon Amber, Seahorse, Shingle Bay and Ocean Cider with the seasonal option to substitute one of these for their festive ale Christmas Tide (ABV 4.9%). Devon Amber (ABV 3.8%), is  a classic best bitter, Seahorse (ABV 4.4%), a delightfully smooth drinking ale, Shingle Bay( ABV 4.2%), a light easy drinking ale and Ocean Cider (ABV 4.5%)  is a full-bodied medium dry traditional cider. For every bottle of Seahorse sold, Salcombe Brewery donates 5p towards The Seahorse Trust, to help in their efforts to protect this incredible sea animal.

  • Three Bottle Craft Beer Set (£6.60 for 3 x 330ml) Including the award-winning Island Street Porter, this fantastic gift pack is ideal for those who love their craft beer. The ever popular Salcombe Pale Ale (ABV 4.6%) is a classic full bodied ale with a bouquet of orange, pink grapefruit and anise. Sun Drop (ABV 4.6%) is both a gluten-free and vegan dry hopped ale with an intensely fruity aroma and Island Street Porter (ABV 5.9%) completes the line-up. This rich, velvety porter continues to win awards with its hints of dark chocolate, coffee and black cherry.

  • Salcombe Brewery Co. was founded by John and Gerry Tiner in September 2016. After 35 years of fun-filled family holidays nearby, John and Gerry moved to the area and soon discovered that the local area’s favourite beer, Shingle Bay, might be under threat, so they decided to set up a new brewery and acquire the recipe.

  • John and Gerry had a vision to create a company ethos of an eco-friendly, locally supportive brewery making a rich variety of mouth-watering beer. They secured investment both nationally and internationally by shareholders who shared the same sense of belief in the high quality of the beer.

  • The seahorse logo behind the brand of Salcombe Brewery Co. is representative of the fact that the Salcombe estuary is one of the few places in the UK you can find the rarer of the two species of seahorse. Inspired by local surroundings, Salcombe Brewery Co. takes pride in its local roots, which is reflected in the branding. Unique, fresh and contemporary, the seahorse is a seal of high quality represented by the beers.

Press release from RAW Food and Drink PR on behalf of Salcombe Brewery Co.

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