Cornish brewer opens its own store

25 June, 2013

Cornish brewer Penpont has opened a shop selling its own and other brewers’ beers.

The Beer Cellar is in the centre of Launceston, six miles from the rural brewery site founded by beer sommelier Joe Thomson.

The range includes Penpont’s own bottled portfolio – including Shipwreck Coast, Beast of Bodmin and An Howl – alongside beers from other UK brewers such as Oakham, Dark Star, Bristol Beer Factory, Moorhouses and Kernel.

There are also beers form several German, Belgian and US breweries, while Italy, Sweden and Australia also feature in the product range.

Thomson said: “We brew our beers in a converted milk parlour near Altarnun on the edge of Bodmin Moor.

“We can’t sell direct to customers there, so opening a shop was the logical step forward.

“we’ve been very successful in selling to distributors and pubs but I’m very keen to build our relationship with the people drinking not just our beers but some of the other high quality ales around.

“I’m looking at the possibility of running beer and cheese tasting evenings and teaming up with local restaurants to do food and drink matching events.”

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