Hello everyone, it’s been an incredibly long time since I last did a blog post, you’ll probably know by now that I work in Catering and the hours are staggered, so they will be times when I won’t be able to publish posts throughout the week!
However, I have found the time to bring you my next post which has worked out quite well, especially that its a new week!
I really hope you’re keeping yourselves well and safe, it’s still challenging times but hopefully, soon we will be in the clear, but as we say we’re not out of the woods just yet!
I do want to express that my weekend was amazing, I got to spend it with Isobel and we went to one of our favourite National Trust sites, Kedleston Hall, you can read Isobel’s blog review post here on this amazing place and visualise for yourself why we love it so much!
I am going to sound soppy here, but oh well, I will briefly express just on how amazing Isobel is, she makes me really happy and she is the best girlfriend ever, I love her hugely!
Such a cute couple!!
I want you all to cast your mind back to April when I first started up my blog and if you remember correctly I posted on Sharp’s Brewery Doom Bar, which you can read about here!
Today’s post is on the beautiful brewery of Sharp’s Brewery.
Sharp’s Brewery is one of the many UK’s leading brewing giants, that has been around since 1994!
The British brewery is situated in St Minver Lowlands which is based in Cornwall, within the small village of Rock.
I’ve only been to Cornwall once in my life, and I’ve never actually travelled to Sharp’s Brewery but I must admit it’s on my bucket list, hopefully, in the next 10 years, I will find the time to travel to Rock and enjoy a fantastic tour around this beautiful brewery.
William Bill Sharp was the founder of Sharp’s Brewery and his aim was to produce quality beer towards the history of Cornwall!
All beers that have been produced, have got there own personal story behind them, you will find out why later on in this post.
Sharp’s Brewery has been through 3 phases since it fully became operational, the brewery first started off as a microbrewery, but due to the high demand for beer, the brewery had to upgrade to a larger facility.
The brewery then progressed to its final phase which involved implementing more brewing vessels, this was so that the brewery could cope with the high levels of interest and demand from the publicans of Cornwall and the UK.
Unlike many other breweries, Sharp’s Brewery doesn’t own or operate any public houses, hotels or restaurants.
The brewery just mainly focuses on brewing beer and that is still how the business is running today.
Then, in February 2011, History was made, Sharp’s Brewery was bought my the UK’s leading brewing giant, Molson Coors for £20 million.
All bottled production was transferred over to Molson Coors in Burton Upon Trent, whilst all of main Cask and Keg supply continued to be brewed at Sharp’s Brewery.
Beer history reflects that this was one of the most iconic mergers that’s happened since the start of 2000s!
There are plans for more beers to be implemented by the brewery in the future!
This is the Visitor Centre and Shop located at the brewery, as I mentioned earlier, you can take yourself on a tour of this incredible place and see for yourself on how Sharp’s Brewery became an iconic name in the UK.
Sharp’s Brewery Beers
Doom Bar – 4.0% ABV – Sharp’s Brewery flagship ale which is named after the Camel Estuary at Rock which lies the treacherous Doom Bar sandbank.
The sandbank is a nautical challenge that should be approached with respect and skill.
A balanced amber ale with succulent dried fruit and lightly roasted malt, ultimately sweet and moreish.
Atlantic – 4.2% – Named after the dynamic and constant moving Atlantic Ocean!
A blend of stunning citrus notes, stunning tropical fruits and fresh-picked hops with a touch of candy floss, and an exquisite and traditional pale ale.
Coconut Stout 5.2% ABV – Driven by the brewery’s desire for exploration and pursuit of new flavours.
A luxurious stout with a smooth and welcoming mouthfeel, combined with chocolate undertones.
Wolf Rock Red IPA – 4.8% ABV – Named after the haunting cry that could be heard echoing across the ocean at Wolf Rock, just off Land’s End!
The heavy gales howled through its craggy fissures, the sound warned sailors of its impending peril.
A full ripe sweetness and citrus with a roasted fruit berry finish.
Sea Fury 5.0% ABV – This beer takes its inspiration from the stormy Atlantic seas that crash into the rugged Cornish coast, during the long dark winter.
This exceptional beer was first brewed in 1996 to satisfy demand from local fishermen for a stronger ale to enjoy after long and perilous stints at sea.
A sumptuous, fruity and malty flavour special ale.
This is a very rare beer, I have never tried it before, but I would certainly love to get my hand on some!
Sharp’s Brewery has successfully shown over its brewing that you’ve got to have the high-level skills to produce great beer.
I really love Sharp’s Brewery, it’s one of my many favourite breweries which are located in the UK, the quality of the beer is immense!
I am really hoping in the future, I can get the chance to travel to Cornwall and take in the historical facts of this amazing place, plus the surrounded coastal area.
I really hope you’ve enjoyed this post, I hope this has delivered you an insight into this amazing brewery, my next post will be going live on Thursday!
I wish you a very happy Monday!
For now, though, Take Care and Stay Safe!