Our Beers

We can produce up to 60 barrels per week (over 4,000 pints) and take pride in being a producer of quality, prize-winning, traditional beers – and while the new team haven’t won any awards yet, we are looking forward to continuing the tradition with the same award-winning recipes.

Most of our beer is cask conditioned (real ale), and we also sell part of our range in bottles (bottle conditioned) both direct, through local farm shops and off-licenses, as well as local markets and fairs.

Our beers are brewed from natural ingredients with no additives. We use locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, including our own spring water. We have a range of permanent beers available throughout the year, as well as a selection of seasonal beers and even some event-specific beers, for example to help promote Silverton Street market which is on the first Saturday of August.

Permanent BeersSeasonal Beers

Permanent Beers

Exe Valley Bitter

3.7% ABV

A full bodied bitter, based on an old Westcountry recipe

STYLE: Bitter

SEE Medium Amber | SMELL Floral, Biscuity, Straw | Taste Malty, Floral

Malt includes: Pale, Wheat, Crystal, Chocolate

Hops include: Fuggles, Cascade,

Bitter | Hop | Sweet

Dob's Best Bitter

4.1% ABV

A finely balanced bitter with the extra touch of hops.

Fun Fact: Dob’s was allegedly named after an exchange in the Silverton Inn when discussing the beer, the phrase”Dry-hopped Bitter” got truncated to “Dob’s”.

STYLE: Best Bitter

SEE Medium Amber | SMELL Floral, Malty, Straw | Taste Biscuity, Hint of Citrus

Malt includes: Pale, Wheat, Crystal, Low Chocolate

Hops include: Cascade, Goldings

Bitter | Hop | Sweet

One of the Beers of the Year. Good Beer Guides 1993, 1999 Third Prize for Best bitter; Great British Beer Festival 1992; Beer of the Year 1992; CAMRA (Exeter & East Devon)

Barron’s Hopsit

4.1% ABV

A well hopped best bitter using First Gold hops.

Named after the brewery’s founder – Richard Barron, who was also a pub landlord in Silverton.

STYLE: Extra-hopped Best Bitter

SEE Medium Amber | SMELL Floral, Malty, Citrus | Taste Biscuity, Candied Peel

Malt includes: Pale, Wheat, Crystal, Chocolate

Hops include: Fuggles, Goldings

Bitter | Hop | Sweet

Fryer’s Thirst

4.3% ABV

Easy drinking, hoppy golden pale ale.

The first named beer from our Head Brewer James Fryer – the pump clip features James and his dog Backa.

STYLE: Golden Pale Ale

SEE Deep Gold | SMELL Lemon Peel, Stone Fruit | Taste Ruby Grapefruit, Citrus, Smooth

Malt includes: Pale, Wheat, Cara

Hops include: Challenger, Magnum, Azacca

Bitter | Hop | Sweet

Devon Glory

4.7% ABV

A distinctive premium beer made from the finest Westcountry malt.

Fun Fact: The pump clip for Devon Glory is one of the most recognisable and popular, featuring our much-loved Exe Valley sheep illustrated by local designer Josh Beadon who has been working with the brewery since he was a student, more than fifteen years ago!

STYLE: Premium Bitter

SEE Deep Amber | SMELL Caramel, Malted Biscuit, Fresh | Taste Toast, Cinder Toffee,

Malt includes: Pale, Crystal

Hops include: Challenger

Bitter | Hop | Sweet

Sheppard’s Crook

4.7% ABV

Premium bitter, full flavour of Westcountry Malt and Challenger hops.

Named after Guy Sheppard, the previous owner of the brewery who semi-retired in 2020. 

STYLE: Dry-hopped Premium Bitter

SEE Deep Amber | SMELL Caramel, Malted Biscuit, Fresh | Taste Toast, Cinder Toffee, Citrus Zest

Malt includes: Pale, Crystal

Hops include: Challenger, Goldings

Bitter | Hop | Sweet

Exeter Old Bitter

4.8% ABV

A smooth, well-hopped strong beer.

STYLE: Premium Bitter

SEE Deep Amber | SMELL Caramel, Malted Biscuit, Fresh | Taste Biscuit, Honeycomb, Citrus Zest

Malt includes: Pale, Crystal, Wheat

Hops include: Challenger

Bitter | Hop | Sweet

One of the Beers of the Year, Good Beer Guides 1994 First Prize for Strong Bitter; Great British Beer Festival 1993 Beer of the Festival, Exeter Beer Festival 1994

It’s Phil’s Ale

4.8% ABV

Bursting with Hops.

Brewed in memory of Philip Roberts who was a local CAMRA Liaison and keen home brewer who particularly enjoyed pale and very hoppy beers. The recipe is one of Phil’s, brewed by Guy Shepherd in January 2013, originally for CAMRA’s Festival of Winter Ale before becoming a permanent cask and bottled beer. The pump clip includes an illustration of Phil, even featuring his red shoes which were something he was well known for. We’re honoured to continue to brew It’s Phil’s Ale and hope to continue to do so for many years to come.

STYLE: English-style Indian Pale Ale

SEE Pale Gold | SMELL Bay, Citrus, Fresh | Taste Lemon Zest, Aniseed, Verdant

Malt includes: Pale, Wheat, Cara

Hops include: Challenger, Cluster, Magnum

Bitter | Hop | Sweet

2017 Finalist Champion beer of Britain, Great British Beer Festival, Olympia

Seasonal Beers

Spring Beer

4.3% ABV

A light, well hopped beer to help forget those winter blues.

Fun Fact: The name of our Spring Beer references not just the season, but the fact we use our own spring water to make the beer!

STYLE: Golden Ale

SEE Pale Gold | SMELL Floral, Citrus | Taste Shortbread, Candied Peel

Malt includes: Pale, Crystal, Wheat

Hops include: Challenger

Bitter | Hop | Sweet

Devon Summer

3.9% ABV

A refreshing bitter, brewed with Westcountry malt and English hops.

Our pump clip for Devon summer proudly features the Devon Flag – and as a proud Devon-based producer, our brand colours and logo also reflect our county flag.

STYLE: Golden Bitter

SEE Straw | SMELL Citrus Zest, Fresh | Taste Biscuit, Candied Peel

Malt includes: Pale, Wheat

Hops include: Cascade

Bitter | Hop | Sweet

Darkest Devon

3.9% ABV

A dark mild easy drinking beer.

While we think this is a delicious beer all year round, “Mild Season” is typically in May. Dark Mild beers were introduced in 17th & 18th Centuries as a lighter alternative to porters as people emerged from the darker colder months. We happen to think our version works particularly well next to a curry…

STYLE: Dark Mild

SEE Darkest Brown | SMELL Brown Bead, Sweet Coffee | Taste Toasted Teacake, Hint of Smoke

Malt includes: Pale, Crystal, Chocolate, Black

Hops include: Challenger

Bitter | Hop | Sweet

2017 Finalist Champion Beer of Britain, Great British Beer Festival, Olympia; 2015 Silver Award Mild & Brown Ales SIBA South West Region; 2015 – Bronze award for Milds, Champion Beer of Britain, CAMRA South West Region; 2016 – Gold award for Milds; Champion Beer of Britain; CAMRA South West Region

Autumn Glory

4.5% ABV

A well rounded beer with a rich ruby colour, made from the finest ingredients.

STYLE: Premium Bitter

SEE Amber Ruby | SMELL Fig, Toasted Malted  | Taste Bran Muffin, Cinder Toffee

Malt includes: Pale, Crystal, Low Chocolate

Hops include: Challenger

Bitter | Hop | Sweet

Winter Glow

6% ABV

Dark, strong and warming: a traditional old ale.

We often get asked if our Winter Glow is a porter or a stout… we tend to respond that it has all the flavour, but is less heavy and so a lighter easier beer to drink. 

STYLE: Old Ale

SEE Dark Brown| SMELL Roast Coffee, Chocolate, Fig | Taste Malt Loaf, Candied Citrus

Malt includes: Pale, Wheat, Chocolate, Black

Hops include: Progress, Fuggles

Bitter | Hop | Sweet

Third Prize, Exeter Festival of Winter Ales 2000 & 2006; 2013 Winner Champion Winter Ales & Strong Milds Category CAMRA South West Region; 2014 Winner Champion Beer of Britain Winter Ales & Strong Milds Category CAMRA National; 2015 Winner Champion Winter Ales & Strong Milds Category CAMRA South West Region

Exemas Ale

4.1% ABV

A Christmas spiced amber ale, produced exclusively for the festive season.

STYLE: Spiced Best Bitter

SEE Amber| SMELL Gingerbread, Roasted Malt | Taste Christmas Cake, Candied Lemon Peel

Malt includes: Pale, Wheat, Low Chocolate,

Hops include: Fuggles

Bitter | Hop | Sweet

Devon Dawn

4.5% ABV

Well rounded, darker beer brewed to celebrate the New Year.

STYLE: New Year’s Ale

SEE Chestnut | SMELL Coffee, Dried Fruit, Biscuit | Taste Tiramisu, Cinder Toffee

Malt includes: Pale, Crystal, Chocolate, Wheat

Hops include: Cascade, Goldings

Bitter | Hop | Sweet

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