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4th December 2020


Salcombe Brewery has added two new accolades to its growing list of achievements with its Island Street Porter winning Champion Beer at the Taste of the West Awards and its new vegan, gluten-free ale, Sun Drop winning a Gold Award from Food Drink Devon.

John Tiner, founder of Salcombe Brewery, comments “We are thrilled that in this challenging year our constant efforts to deliver an outstanding range of beer have been recognised. This is an amazing tribute to the creativity and technical prowess of our brilliant young brewers’ led by Sam Beaman, in just our third full year of operation.”

Sam Beaman, head brewer at the South Devon-based Salcombe Brewery, adds: “We introduced our Island Street Porter last year and we have been thrilled with the response. This is the third prestigious award it has won in its short history.”

Sam continues: “ We only launched Sun Drop earlier this year, in response to an increasing demand for high quality vegan and gluten-free ales, so we are delighted that it has already been recognised with a Food Drink Devon Gold Award. These successes are very welcome during such a difficult time for our industry.”

Island Street Porter (ABV 5.9%), is a sumptuous porter. Its blend of eight malts produce hints of dark chocolate, coffee and black cherry which, combined with British hops, creates an aroma reminiscent of Black Forest gateaux.

Sun Drop (ABV 4.6%) is a hand crafted, pale ale created using a blend of American hops. It is a highly quaffable pale ale with an intensely fruity and citrusy aroma which really packs a punch and has quickly become hugely popular with all consumers, not just those seeking vegan or gluten free products.

*Island Street Porter  is available in cases of  12 x 330ml bottles with RRP £25.00,  Sun Drop is available in cases of  12 x 330ml bottles with RRP £24.00 and both can be purchased from selected retail outlets, directly from the brewery or online at They are also available in pubs, bars and restaurants across the country.

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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.

Press release from Salcombe Brewery Co.

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