Treat yourself to a proper home-grown pint from one of these Devon breweries
South Hams Drinks has produced award-winning craft ales for over 16 years from its home overlooking glorious Start Bay.
From humble beginnings in a converted milking parlour to a purpose-built facility, the brewery is dedicated to the craft of producing real ale of consistently high quality with an evolving range for all tastes.
With this range expanded to include ciders, soft drinks and gin, South Hams Drinks provides quality beverages made with skill and a passion for perfection.
Established in 2013, Black Tor Brewery is a popular independent Devon brewery located in Dartmoor. It produces a range of award-winning premium beers, of which there are modern and traditional styles sold in casks and bottles.
The beer is available to buy from independent pubs, restaurants, hotels, bottle shops, farm shops and delis across the South West, and also from the brewery’s web shop, with free nationwide delivery.
Salcombe Breeze is the latest addition to Salcombe Brewery’s Discovery Beer Collection – a range that’s been created to meet the expectations of the curious craft beer consumer.
A refreshing session lager that uses two contrasting British hops: Jester and Boadicea. The Jester brings hints of tropical fruit, while the Boadicea introduces subtle spicy notes with hints of orchard blossom. Together, they help bring structure and balance to this elegant lager. Available online, pack of 12: £22.
Steel Brew Co has certainly come far. It started life in a garage back in 2018, and is now situated in the Grade 1 Listed Melville building at the heart of Plymouth’s Royal William Yard. It produces four signature beers and a selection of ciders. Steel Brew offers an annual subscription allowing beer lovers around Devon to get their favourite beverage delivered monthly to their front door.
The people at Powderkeg love what they do and aren’t afraid to show it. Their love of beer powers a more hands-on approach to brewing, essentially making each bottle individually and putting their name on it. Brewers use passion and expertise to judge ingredients and make the calls themselves throughout the whole process, ensuring each bottle is personal. Powderkeg is a multi-award-winning brewery, including at the World Beer Awards in 2019 and 2020.
Brewing since 2013, the aptly named Platform 5 Brewing Company is a family-run microbrewery located under the platforms at Newton Abbot railway station. Currently brewing four ales, they are available at Molloy’s (in Torquay and Teignmouth) and at its own brewpub, The Railway Brewhouse in Newton Abbot. For a rather different experience, Platform 5 Brewing Company is definitely worth a visit.
Although smaller than some of the other local breweries, Madrigal definitely isn’t to be forgotten! This brewery offers a range of twelve handcrafted beers, ranging from juicy pales to traditional old ales, adding in a range of uncommon ingredients such as locally grown blueberries, liquorice and spices. In the summer months, why not sit outside, take in the view and enjoy the Devonshire sunshine.