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Jail Ale sails with the Royal Navy

Posted by Mike C in Oct 2021

When HMS Tamar set sail for the Far East recently, we made sure the ship's company had a generous supply of fine Dartmoor ales to remind them of home.

HMS Tamar is one of five new Offshore Patrol Vessels built for the Royal Navy.

The ship and its crew can perform a variety of roles from intercepting drug-traffickers and smugglers to protecting UK territorial waters and providing humanitarian assistance in the wake of a disaster. HMS Tamar has also trained extensively to work on joint missions with Royal Marines Commandos.

Along with sister-ship HMS Spey, Tamar left the UK in September on deployment to...

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World Beer Awards for Dartmoor Brewery

Posted by Mike C in Aug 2021

Dartmoor Brewery, home of the famous Jail Ale, is celebrating three wins at the World Beer Awards.

Jail Ale, which has been brewed on Dartmoor for the past 27 years, picked up a Silver in the prestigious global awards, whilst the popular Dartmoor IPA gained a Bronze award.  Newcomer to the brewery’s portfolio, the limited edition Ice Warrior Ale, was awarded Silver.

The World Beer Awards is a global scheme which selects the very best in all the internationally recognised beer styles, and promotes the world’s best beers to consumers and trade across the globe.

Jail Ale is a deep golden-brown beer, with...

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Pub of the Week: The Royal Oak, Heavitree

Posted by Mike C in Jul 2021

If you live in Exeter, or are just visiting for the day, take a ltitle time out to discover the delights of the Royal Oak in Heavitree, an easy 15 minute walk from the City Centre. You can look forward to a warm welcome from your host Rob, an excellent pint of Jail Ale, and a chance to discover the pub's connections with the infamous Dartmoor Prison (which is just a stone's throw from our brewery in Princetown).

This pretty thatched pub - part of the Heavitree Brewery collection - takes pride of place in Heavitree's bustling High Street - once...

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Standing Up for Cask

Posted by Mike C in Jul 2021

We are proud to support the Cask Marque "Stand Up for Cask" campaign, giving a big shout out to the nation's fabulous cask ales, and to brilliant British pubs adapting and surviving through the toughest of times.

The importance of championing cask beer has never been greater. According to a recent report by the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group, cask beer was responsible pre-pandemic for 72,500 jobs. Then lockdowns saw 87 million pints, worth more than £300 million, being poured down the drain. With them went a whole load of jobs across the supply chain and a huge contribution to the UK and...

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Wistman's Cider - a classic Devon cider from Dartmoor Brewery

Posted by Mike C in Jul 2021

Traditional fine ales are at the heart of our business, and the inspiration of Dartmoor is at the heart of every beer we brew. Now we bring you something a little different – and we’re pleased to introduce Wistman’s Cider, handcrafted for us here in Devon.

This medium-dry, sparkling cider is packed with refreshment, thanks to a carefully balanced selection of sweet and sour cider apples from Devon.

Thirsty visitors to this year's Devon County Show enjoyed a sneak-preview of the new cider, and gave it a firm thumbs-up!

Wistman's Cider is available from brilliant pubs in and around Devon. If you can't...

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