Salcombe Brewery Co's Island Street Porter named Champion Beer

Authored by kath@raw
Posted: Monday, September 30, 2019 - 13:45

Salcombe Brewery Co gained a new accolade for its award-winning Island Street Porter last week when it was named Champion Beer by Taste of The West, at their award ceremony in Exeter.
Island Street Porter (ABV 5.9%), is a rich velvety porter that was launched earlier this year and has gone on to win a multitude of awards in its short history.

Brewer Sam Beaman comments: “ We created Island Street Porter to contrast with our hop driven beers and it became an instant hit with consumers in search of a beer with bags of flavour. Its popularity has gone from strength to strength in its first year and it has gained gold awards from both SIBA (The Society of Independent Brewers) and Taste of the West. Being crowned Champion Beer at the award ceremony last week was the icing on the cake.”

Island Street Porter (ABV 5.9%), is a hand crafted, sumptuous porter. Its blend of eight malts produce hints of dark chocolate, coffee and black cherry which, combined with British hops, creates an aroma reminiscent of Black Forest gateaux. Sam continues: “Creating a new beer is an exciting process in itself but when the public reaction is so positive and it goes on to win so many awards judged by industry experts, then the feeling of pride is immense. The feedback we have received so far has been outstanding and I am confident that this won’t be the last award that our fabulous porter wins.”

This year over 1,000 products were entered into the Taste of the West Awards and the winners were announced at their awards ceremony in Exeter last week.