Brewing started in January 2013 in a converted surf shower, testing out recipe ideas. The equipment was tiny (just 100 litres or half a brewer’s barrel) but still too big for the space; only one person could get in at a time. If you weren’t inside you were out, and if it rained you just got wet. Something had to give. We moved out of the surf shower into a custom-built brewery and took on Stewart to help carry the load. When Padstow IPA won two awards at the Falmouth Beer Festival, we knew we were on to something.
After leaving the old surf shower for our current, 2000 litre brewery, in 2014 our branding and design work was rewarded with a SIBA award for Best Total Design Concept. We remain proud of our unique, timeless branding to this day.
More awards followed, as we expanded to range to include new and exciting beers such as Sundowner which took home the Champion Beer Award from Taste of the West.
To keep up with the demand, the team rapidly expanded, taking on George as lead-brewer, Tammy in sales and Simon doing cask-washing and delivering.
After doing some experimental canning runs in 2017, 2018 was the year when we fully committed to canning, with some fantastic results, and the launch of our series of seasonal brews incorporating artwork from Falmouth university with our beer for a truly eye-catching product. Padstow Pilsner, re-invented in can, won Best Beer at the Great British Food Awards against some stiff competition.
Growth continues apace, and we spent the winter squeezing a new fermenter into the brewhouse so that we could keep up. We exported our first beers to Europe, and have been invited to the Metz Beer Festival in October. Our beers are now found all across the country and as I write this, we are brewing our first Imperial Stout. Watch this space.