Pick of the pubs in new Good Beer Guide

The new edition of CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide is published today, and beer lovers and publicans alike will be flicking through the pages to see who’s included. Here, in no order, and with no prejudice against those who are also listed in the book, is my top...

A walk on the mild side in Falmouth

It took less than an hour for one perennial question to rear its head as Cornwall CAMRA members enjoyed a tour of mild-serving pubs in Falmouth. “It’s not very dark for a mild, is it?” Oh, if I had a pound for every time. The beer in question: Rye Ruby Red (5% ABV),...

How Ellis & Son beer returned to its Hayle home

Front, father and son Paul and Chris Stephens, descendants of Hayle brewer Christopher Ellis. Behind, beer writer Darren Norbury and Cornish Arms licensee Claire Williams   There was a time when every village or town would have had at least one local brewery,...

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’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...