Our new state of the art brewery sits amongst the Devon countryside looking towards the Salcombe Ria. The innovative brewery is a unique concept built on the site of a decommissioned water reservoir. This utilises the natural ambient temperature of the underground facility for storing our ales at perfect conditioning temperature. Along with the upcoming installation of solar cells this helps make our brewery as energy efficient as possible. The site also has its own borehole which has recently started supplying the brewery with its own source of pure Devonian waters perfect for ale brewing.
The new brewhouse is a 20-barrel brewery with 4 fermenting vessels, capable of producing 80 barrels a week. We’re really proud of our local surroundings and welcome visitors for pre-booked brewery tours or brew days for those interested in learning and sampling our ales. The Brewery Shop is open thoughout the week from 10am to 4pm and on some Saturdays 10am -2pm (seasonally), and sells beer, gift packs and branded merchandise.
The Brewhouse taproom can also be hired to host parties and corporate events in a unique setting. We also supply our beer for weddings, parties and other events in a variety of polypins and casks sizes.
Meet the brewers
Chris joined us in August 2016. Chris achieved the art of brewing working directly with Tom our head brewer. Chris is now busy making more recipes with Sam so keep an eye out for more to come! Chris' favourite Salcombe beer is Devon Amber for it's hoppy aroma and sweet malt backbone.
Sam is the latest addition to the team joining us in September 2017. Sam who hails from Exeter, recently completed his Masters in Brewing from Nottingham University. He brings the technical and scientific side to our recipes, constantly evolving them to get the best flavour. Sam's favoured choice for a Salcombe beer is Seahorse.
Head Brewer - Tom Madeiros
Our Head Brewer from Massachusetts, USA has built significant brewing pedigree with roles both in Belgium and the UK. More latterly, he was the Head Brewer at Twickenham Ales for 8 years, winning many SIBA and CAMRA awards for his ales. Tom's favourite Salcombe ale is Salcombe Gold.
Fancy joining our brewers for the day? Our brew days give you the opportunity to make some Salcombe Beer and learn the art of brewing for yourselves!