If you’re a regular at Firebrand Bar & Restaurant you’ll know we serve an ever-changing range of craft beers and ciders from across Cornwall, Britain and the globe.
Cornish Gold – a 4.5% cider from Cornish Orchards – and Dortmunder Union Vier – a 4% lager from Dortmunder Union-Brauerei – are always on keg in addition to six other keg lines and four casks which ensure real ale isn’t neglected. Alongside some of the best seasonal beers from Penpont Brewery and Firebrand Brewing Co, you’ll find brews from the likes of BrewDog, Cornish Crown, Magic Rock Brewing, Holsworthy Ales, Brooklyn Brewery, Dark Star Brewing Co and more.
Our bar stocks around 30 bottles too, covering styles ranging from German smoke beers to fruit beers, Belgian beers, wheat beers and American craft lagers.
We run a beer of the week promotion, serving one of our cask or keg beers for just £2.50 per pint – allowing you to sample something new at a really affordable price. If you’re just getting started with craft beer then it’s an excellent place to begin. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice if you’re unsure what to drink. Our manager, Alex Morgan, is always happy to give out tasters and offer suggestions based on other beers you’ve enjoyed at Firebrand or elsewhere.
Here are a few to get you going:
Brewery: Firebrand Brewing Co
Beer: Graffiti IPA
Type: India Pale Ale
Graffiti IPA is Firebrand Brewing Co’s flagship beer and one of two which form the core range. A session IPA, it’s easy to drink and full of hoppy flavour with fruity and floral notes. Brewed with a backbone of Maris Otter Pale Malt and hopped with Summit, Centennial and Amarillo, Graffiti is then dry hopped with Amarillo for extra character. An essential for any Cornish beer blog.
Cornish Arvor is golden red and beautifully refreshing. Although it has distinctive hop notes it’s not overly floral, making it a great beer to start with if you’re familiar with traditional English ales but prefer something light and quaffable.
Brewery: Camden Town Brewery
Beer: Gentleman’s Wit
Type: Belgian-style white beer
Always available in a bottle at Firebrand Bar, the London brewery has taken a classic Belgian white beer and spiked it with lemon and bergamot, giving it a smooth, full body and a spicy finish. If you enjoy Earl Grey tea and delight in something a bit different then this is a must-try.
Brewery: Brooklyn Brewery
Beer: Brooklyn Lager
Type: American lager
Another staple of our bottled beer selection, and sometimes available on keg, Brooklyn Lager is among the best known American craft lagers. It has a malty centre, supported by fine bitterness and floral hops.
Beer: Premium Pilsener
If you’re vegan then you’re probably distinctly unimpressed with the fact that most alcohol is off limits. Mongozo’s vegan pilsner is also certified Fairtrade, organic and gluten-free. It has a mild, slightly bitter hoppy flavour and is easy to drink.
We also stock a great range of spirits, cocktails, milkshakes, soft drinks and coffee. What’s your favourite?