Craft beer has been gaining huge popularity in recent years, enticing beer enthusiasts and newcomers alike and working its way into high streets and supermarkets. Unlike mass-produced beers, craft beer is a labour of love, crafted with precision and passion by skilled brewers. That’s why we love being part of this industry – one that is characterised by produced and consumer passion.

Here’s nine reasons to enjoy craft beer:

1. Unparalleled Flavour and Variety:
Craft beer offers an astonishing array of flavors, from crisp and refreshing pilsners like our very own Porth, to robust and complex stouts like Zennor. Like other breweries, our Cornish brewery takes pride in crafting unique recipes, using high-quality ingredients and innovative techniques. Whether you prefer fruity and hoppy notes or malty and caramel undertones, there's a craft beer that will captivate your taste buds – from IPA to pale ale, from stout to pilsner.

2. Supporting Local Communities:
When you choose craft beer, you're supporting local economies. Craft breweries are often small, independent businesses that take pride in their local roots and local heritage. By purchasing their beers, you contribute to the growth of your community, creating jobs and bolstering the artisanal food and beverage industry.

3. Emphasis on Quality, Not Quantity:
Craft brewers prioritise quality over mass production. They have the freedom to experiment, refine their recipes, and create small batches with exceptional care. This dedication to quality translates into a beer-drinking experience that is far superior to the standardised options offered by large commercial breweries. Whilst our brewery in Cornwall has the capability to brew a pretty hefty volume of ale, we are also aware of the love that our customers have for proper craft beer, that’s why our batches are less enormous than some of those traditional beers.

4. Fostering Innovation and Creativity:
The craft beer movement encourages brewers to push boundaries and think outside the box. This has led to exciting innovations, such as barrel aging, fruit-infused beers, and experimental hop blends. Trying new craft beer releases can be a delightful journey of discovery, introducing you to flavors you never knew existed. We certainly echo this, with double dry hopped beers like Mean As or our Belgian Dubbel Barnoon that uses locally picked Blackberries when they are in season.

5. Personal Connections and Community:
Craft breweries often foster a strong sense of community and camaraderie. Visiting a local craft brewery gives you the opportunity to meet the brewers, learn about their brewing process, and even share your feedback. Engaging with the people behind the beer adds a personal touch to the experience and enhances your appreciation for the craft. This is something that we love about Cornish beer, because Cornwall is already a destination people are using the taproom ad brewery tours to add a craft beer element to their holiday.

6. Craft Beer Events and Festivals:
The craft beer scene is full of vibrant events and festivals that celebrate this artisanal beverage. From beer tastings to brewery tours, these gatherings provide opportunities to immerse yourself in the world of craft beer and interact with fellow enthusiasts. Here in Cornwall the brewery is in a prime position to provide beers to great festivals all summer long, from the Royal Cornwall Show to Tropical Pressure Festival all the way through to the St Ives September Festival.

7. Health Benefits:
Moderate beer consumption can have certain health benefits. Craft beers often contain fewer preservatives and additives compared to mass-produced counterparts. Additionally, they may have higher antioxidant levels and other beneficial compounds due to their varied ingredients and brewing methods. Sure, we know that beer isn’t exactly the elixir of good, clean living, but everything is good in moderation and we choose to brew in a way that means that there are far less ‘bad’ ingredients.

8. Rediscovering Beer:
If you've previously dismissed beer as a one-dimensional beverage, craft beer will make you think again. The complexity and artistry found in craft beer will challenge any preconceived notions you had about this age-old libation. Embrace the opportunity to rediscover beer in all its splendid diversity. We take huge pride in our beer and the feedback it gets, our Cornish beer is loved far beyond our home on the coast, and even if customer don’t by all their beer from us, we know that we play a part in keeping the industry going.

We are proud to be part of the craft beer industry, it’s a product that is shaped around more of an experience and that is a great thing. It is something that pushes and inspires us to crate ever more enjoyable experiences, be that in our Cornish brewery tours or in the brewing of our own craft beer from Cornwall. Want to try the range? Head over to the online shop and pick up a mixed case.
August 01, 2023