Introducing Cove, our new craft beer series
We are happy to announce the launch of a new range of contemporary craft beers, handmade in small batches on the north Cornish coast.
Our microbrewery has long been known for its pioneering, experimental approach to brewing classic styles. Now new Head Brewer Mike Mason is channelling that freewheeling spirit into Cove – a selection of canned and kegged craft beers to satisfy the modern palate.
Approachable and enjoyable until the very last sip, we’ve poured all our experience of brewing (and drinking!) many styles of beer from across the world into this exciting project. The Cove series takes inspiration from the best of these styles and adds a Cornish twist. Expect zesty, sessionable pale ales, silky smooth milk stouts, funky saisons and – coming soon – an IPA set to become a future classic.
The first beer in the Cove series, Beacon Pale Ale, is now available via the brewery shop, online store and local bottle shops including Red Elephant Beer Cellar in Truro.
A well-balanced, sessionable pale ale brimming with fresh, zesty tropical fruit, Beacon is inspired by hazy summer days on St Agnes Beacon where, from a soft carpet of sea thrift, you can see 30 miles out to sea.
Beacon will shortly be followed by Seaberry Saison, a Cornish take on a Belgian classic with rustic, fruity farmhouse flavours and a zesty kick.
Midnight Skinny Dipper, a smooth and rich milk stout, will be released in the autumn and a classic IPA is due to follow next year.
The inspiration may be global – from the craft breweries of the US and the Antipodes, to the farmhouse beers of France and Belgium – but many of the ingredients used in the brewing process are locally sourced.
For example, the recipe for Seaberry incorporates Sea Buckthorn berries which grow on the coast around St Agnes, and Mike is currently experimenting with local gorse flowers for use in Midnight Skinny Dipper.
As well as these hyper-local ingredients, we’ve also tapped into the evolving varieties of ‘New World Style’ hops now being grown in England, combining them with the finest British Malts to create a range which balances tradition with innovation, complexity with drinkability.
As with all our beers, those in the Cove range will be certified gluten free and where possible will also be vegan.
Local artist Jago Silver has designed the artwork for the range, which is inspired by our brewery’s deep Cornish roots and the bountiful connections with nature and outdoor life this little corner of the world affords its inhabitants.