Certified Organic

We produce only premium quality real ale that is naturally brewed and certified 100% organic by the Soil Association.

Achieving the Soil Association’s full organic certification in February 2006 was an important milestone for us, and we take great pride in maintaining those high standards with every beer we brew.

We have both producer and processor organic accreditation. Being an organic producer allows us to grow some of our ingredients on the brewery’s adjacent smallholding, in particular some cornish hops and ginger. The malt and hops that we buy in are all organically grown. The absence of herbicides, pesticides and insecticides from the farming methods used means these agri-chemicals cannot get into the food chain and the fields can support an ecosystem. Organic barley is only grown for one season of the year, allowing the soil to recover between harvests.

The processor licence allows us to brew organically but it also allows us the bottle, cask and package the beer on the premises, so everything is done on site, under our control and helping to keep down the green miles.