Ales

Five fine ales are brewed in the original Old Brewery at Bridport. They combine the finest ingredients with traditional methods that have built Palmers’ reputation since 1794.

First, we carefully select the highest quality Maris Otter malted barley and Golding hops, for full fruity flavours and a natural sparkle.  We expertly blend them into exclusive recipes, unique for each distinctive beer.

Our Head Brewer represents the new breed of brewing: his 21st century experience and expertise mixes the best of tradition with the latest scientific technology. We scrupulously monitor the brewing process, with a long careful fermentation for stability and character. Then all five live ales are cask conditioned, for the perfect pint.

You’ll find Palmers Brewery’s fine ales in our own pubs across the West Country – and in the many free houses we supply in the South of England. We want to be sure that our customers get to drink the perfect pint, every time. That’s why we keep our own pub cellars in top condition, and why we invest in the best dispensing equipment at point of sale. You can find out more here about our pubs and how to run a pub.

We made a major investment in equipment for all our pub cellars, to guarantee consistent temperature of the product in glass. Then, in 2007, we formed a partnership with Cask Marque, to deliver relevant training that is subsidised by the Brewery. They take this Cask Marque professionalism back to their own pub environment. The company has achieved 100% of the estate being accredited with the BII ABCQ qualification.

Our ales are kept in the best condition, by Cask Marque trained landlords, staff and draymen

In 2011 we triumphed at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) Brewing Business Awards, winning two categories: Best Community Support and Best Individual Pump Clip and achieving runner-up in the Business Awards Overall Winner category.

SIBA Awards

In 2011 we triumphed at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) Brewing Business Awards, winning two categories: Best Community Support and Best Individual Pump Clip and achieving runner-up in the Business Awards Overall Winner category. This was the first time that Palmers had entered the SIBA Awards, which are the industry’s most respected and prized awards for small and local independent brewers.

The SIBA judges said we were: ‘A good-beer focused, people-focused, community-focused business – it’s a long time to have been flying the flag since 1794, but they do it, and long may they continue.’