About Castle Brewery
Our philosophy is to brew the tastiest beers with the finest ingredients, sourced locally, where possible. The beers are made using the latest technology enabling consistent brewing on a small scale. This also allows us to brew some less mainstream beers. To make them ‘all inclusive’ they are unfined and naturally hazy, making them suitable for vegetarians/vegans. Recycling and re-using is also important to us, as we are a small microbrewery.
History and technology
Andy White ( Keltek Brewery co-founder) started Castle Brewery in 2007.
He had already developed a ‘Castle Beers range’ during his time at Keltek Brewery. See Adrian Tierney-Jones publication “Westcountry Ales: An A to Z of Beer and Brewing in Devon ' Cornwall”.
Some of these, plus newer recipes, formed the bottled beer range. These were produced using a very basic ‘hybrid’ kit.
Theo Corfield, a keen home brewer and member of the Craft Brewing Association, took on the brewery in 2012. Using the same kit, the beers continued to be brewed. In 2014 a golden ale was added to the bottled range, plus a seasonal green hop ale using the brewery’s own hops. Since then the other recipes have been ‘tweaked’ and finings excluded from the bottled range first, followed most recently by the cask ales. Only carrageenan is used in the boil. The malt used is mainly sourced from Tuckers Maltings, Newton Abbot and the recipes use a combination of English, German, U.S. and, of course, our own hops!
At the last 2016 South West Region Beer Competition in Newton Abbot, our traditional Mild Ale took a Silver medal in the cask category. Since then the Brewhouse has been re-vamped with a German 200L Braumeister from Speidel