Tripel Barrel (10% ABV) is a Cornish interpretation of the classic Belgian style, Double Barrel (7%) is Pilsner style and Single Barrel (6%) a Cornish lager.
The Barrel, which only sells Cornish beer from small independent brewers, is owned by husband and wife team Ian and Rachel O’Hare, while Dowr Kammel (Cornish for ‘crooked river’) was set up by Yorkshire couple Simon and Justine Carruthers.
When Ian couldn’t find a tripel, Pilsner or lager from a small artisan brewer, he approached Simon to see if he was prepared to help and the brewer jumped at the chance.
Simon said: “As a one-man brewery, I may not have the size of the larger Cornish brewers, but that makes my business more agile. I’m able to drop things and take on new challenges. Brewing Tripel Barrel was difficult, but we’re both really pleased with the result and we believe our Pilsner and lager is also a match for anything else in Cornwall.”
Ian said: “All three beers will be launched on the afternoon of the November 5 at The Barrel at Bude and we will have a small party to celebrate what we’ve achieved. We hope that along with our local customers, invited guests will come and taste our new Barrel range whilst also enjoying a special Barrel Pie and listening to live music. As a prelude to Bonfire night, we hope it also goes with a bang!”
The full Barrel range will be available throughout the Christmas festivities at The Barrel at Bude with pre-orders for other outlets being taken now, for delivery in January 2018.