Dartmoor Brewery

"Try One!" for Six Nations!

Posted by Mike Coombes Dartmoor Brewery in Jan 2018

It’s Six Nations Rugby time, and we’re helping you celebrate with our new limited-edition “Try One!” premium craft ale.

This stunning beer, from our new Dartmoor Discovery range of small-batch brews, is a smooth golden-brown ale with a rich, malty fruit finish.  At 4.4% ABV, it packs a full flavour, and is a perfect pint to warm and satisfy on chilly winter days.

Richard Smith, Dartmoor Brewery MD, commented: “Following previous successes with our beers for Six Nations season, we've refined the brew on our Micro Brewery system, resulting in our new "Try One!" ale, out in time to celebrate this year's Six...

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Exeter Winter Ale Fetival

Posted by Mike Coombes Dartmoor Brewery in Jan 2018

Ale festivals are not just for Summer - as the Exeter Festival of Winter Ales proves!

Make a date for this great Winter ale festival, Friday 19th and Saturday 20th January 2018 at Exeter City FC, St James Park, Exeter, put together by the friendly folk at Exeter and East Devon CAMRA.

You find a terribly tempting line-up of 76 real ales, including our very own Dragon's Breath, plus hot and cold food and music both nights.

Tickets to be Won!

We're giving away a pair of tickets to the Exeter Fetival of Winter Ales.  For your chance to win, pop along to our Facebook...

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Dartmoor IPA supporting Dartmoor Rescue Group

Posted by Mike Coombes Dartmoor Brewery in Dec 2017

Fans of our fabulous craft brew Dartmoor IPA have helped us to support the life-saving work of the Dartmoor Rescue Group.

Over the course of the year, every pint of Dartmoor IPA enjoyed at a Dartmoor pub has included a donation to the Dartmoor Rescue Group, and Brewery MD Richard Smith recently had the pleasure of handing over a cheque for £3600 to Alec Collyer, Chairman of the Ashburton brand of the DRG.

The Dartmoor Rescue Group consists of four teams of volunteers to cover the 365 square miles of Dartmoor and beyond.  The teams provide a search and rescue service...

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Online shop open for business!

Posted by Mike Coombes Dartmoor Brewery in Dec 2017

Our new online shop has been launched in response to demand from craft ale fans across the country, who have discovered Dartmoor Brewery ales as the Devon brewery increasingly markets its craft ales to a national audience.

Dartmoor Brewery branded gifts, clothing and merchandise head up the product list, with the famous Jail Ale brand featuring on many of the products.

Richard Smith, Managing Director of Dartmoor Brewery, commented:  “Our ales have always had a strong following in the South West, and we are now extending our coverage outside the region where the appeal of craft ales is just...

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Fine Ales with Fabulous Food - a guest blog by Darren Norbury

Posted by Mike Coombes Dartmoor Brewery in Nov 2017

Our guest contributor Darren Norbury brings us his thoughts on our recent Dartmoor Ale Tasting Dinner at the Two Bridges Hotel, where superb Dartmoor Brewery Ales were paired with award-winning food.  Darren is a member of the British Guild of Beer Writers, and editor of

Conventional wisdom says that when enjoying fine dining, wine is your accompaniment of choice. Well, this is the world of beer and conventional wisdom is a diminishing commodity as the craft brewing revolution presses on. So, to some degree, Dartmoor Brewery has been ahead of the curve, having already organised two annual Ale Tasting Dinners. I...

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