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23rd April 2019


South Devon’s Salcombe Brewery Co. is celebrating after taking home a Gold for its Island Street Porter and a Silver for its Salcombe Pale Ale at the SIBA Tuckers Maltings Beer Festival held earlier this month in Newton Abbot.

Mark Higgs, Salcombe Brewery’s General Manager, comments: “To receive a Gold and a Silver in such prestigious awards has given huge recognition to the brewery and is a fantastic reward for all the hard work that has gone into creating both Island Street Porter and Salcombe Pale Ale.  There are numerous craft breweries in the South West, but this puts us amongst the very best of the best.”  Salcombe Pale Ale was in the Cask Premium Pale Ales category (4.4 – 5.4%) and the Island Street Porter (330ml bottle) was in the British Dark Beers category (4.5 – 6.4%).

Salcombe Brewery was founded in 2016  and brews a range of cask, keg and bottled ales at its state of the art brewery overlooking the Salcombe Estuary in Devon. It uses only the finest hops, malt and yeast combined with fresh Devon water from straight under the brewery. Island Street Porter (ABV 5.9%) is a rich velvety porter and the brewery’s latest addition to its craft range. Salcombe Pale Ale (ABV 4.6%) is a fresh, full-bodied and powerfully hopped pale ale that’s bursting with flavour.

SIBA Chairman, Ian Fozard, says: “Judges had a tough job separating the pack as the standard was extremely high once again.  The winners from the SIBA competition are officially the best independent craft beers in the UK, something brewers should be extremely proud of.”

The SIBA National Independent Beer Awards judged a huge range of beers across a number of styles in separate cask, keg and bottle & can competitions.  As the awards are judged mostly by brewers, industry experts and beer journalists the SIBA Independent Beer Awards are very much seen as the prestigious ‘Brewers’ choice Awards’ by the industry.  The Gold award winning beers have been automatically entered into the SIBA National Independent Beer Awards 2020 at BeerX.

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For further information on Salcombe Brewery Co. please visit email or call 01548 854888.  Follow Salcombe Brewery Co. on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Notes to Editor

  • 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.
  • Salcombe Brewery’s range includes Shingle Bay, Salcombe Pale Ale, Salcombe Gold, Island Street Porter, Lifesaver, Seahorse and Devon Amber. It also boasts an innovative range of seasonal ales.

For further information, photography or an interview with Mark Higgs, General Manager of Salcombe Brewery Co., please contact:

Hayley Reynolds at RAW Food and Drink PR

Telephone: 07887 474 104