Forager and brewer showcases beers in Falmouth

Beers made with foraged foods and herbs. And historic fruits, like Cornish apple variety Queenie, and the famous Kea plums, from near Truro. These are the ingredients from a local wild larder that make Stuart Woodman’s Wild Ales stand out from the crowd, and they’re...

Beer and food on International Women’s Day

I’ve been pretty convinced for some time that the best beer and food match I’ve come across is fish and chips and St Austell Brewery’s coriander noted wheat beer, Clouded Yellow. We’d set up a beer festival, fish and chips had been sent out for and there happened to...

Left Handed Giant at HAND Bar, Falmouth

Unlike some of you lucky people up the line in London and the big regional cities, the words ‘tap takeover’ appear to us as a rare beacon of opportunity down here in Cornwall, so I was eager to hop on one of our new wifi- and USB-enabled double deckers last night for...

A fine time at the Dynamite Valley Beer Cafe

Dynamite Valley Brewing, at Ponsnaooth, near Falmouth, opens the doors to its regular Beer Café this afternoon and is now offering vegan-friendly beers. It’s all about the finings. Many brewers use an addition of isinglass to make their beers look beautiful and...

Around the Black Flag taps at Sonder, Truro

I make no secret of being a Black Flag Brewery fan, so I was particularly disappointed when I couldn’t make it to a meet the brewer night last week with Nick and Ben Sales, the surfing-mad brothers behind the venture. The good news: I found myself at the event venue...
Kelp Bakery produces Kernow Imperial Stout bread

Kelp Bakery produces Kernow Imperial Stout bread

Kelp Bakery’s Coastal Brewery Kernow Imperial Stout Bread Neighbours. Everybody needs good neighbours. Even when you’re in a brewery on an industrial estate. No, especially when you’re in a brewery on an industrial estate. As you may know, Beer Today...
ESB: an extra special tasting in Falmouth

ESB: an extra special tasting in Falmouth

ESB. It has that air of authentic old beer style about it, doesn’t it? Like IPA, Solid, British, robust. Well, here’s the thing. It dates all the way back to… 1971. That was when Fuller’s came up with a new strong bitter and wanted to...
Verdant and HAND: they did the Monster Mash

Verdant and HAND: they did the Monster Mash

After a false start, I think I might be beginning to understand pumpkin beer. The false start was a couple of years ago when I tasted a local example and rejected the greyish, murky mess after a couple of mouthfuls. So there was a little trepidation when I approached...