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    New year, new tanks

    We were looking forward to a nice quiet January  while all those misguided ‘dryanuary’ fools try to get through the darkest coldest month with no booze, but then we went and raised some funds to put in two additional fermentation vesssels, which are arriving soon. This means moving everything around and patching them into our complicated heating/cooling system, which already…

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    Drink Tank kicks off!

      We are joining forces with a host of interesting local businesses for a new, ever-changing series of beers that will be brewed in very limited-edition volumes. Normally we make over 3,000 litres of beer in one brew, but for the new Drink Tank range we’re scaling right down to brewing 100 Litres at a time. That’s going to give us…

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    Cut Loose wins ‘Best Lager’ award

    IWSC runs proper awards, blind tested by a panel of industry professionals. Instead of generalised food and drink awards where food bods are asked to judge beer, it’s just about beer, rated by people who know about beer. So we thought out of all the awards you can enter, we would go for that one. Cut Loose won ‘Best Lager’, with a 4 star…

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    6ixes and 7evens

    As the summer fades, we’re in a slightly darker mood here at Powderkeg. Expressing our feelings through the medium of beer, our new special has a distinctly autumnal tone. “6ixes and 7evens” is a 6-malt, 7-hop Brown IPA. To warm the cockles, it will have a full-bodied, complex malt character further enhanced by the use of Belgian “Special B” malt.  Then,…

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    Devon Destinations

    Updated for autumn,  here is the lowdown on where to find a Powderkeg pint or bottle. Exeter: *The Old Fire House *  Hub Box * The Oddfellows  * Southernhay House * Artigiano’s * Base & Barley * The Beer Cellar * Smiths Wine * Hops & Craft * Real Food Store * Angela’s Restaurant * Rendezvous * Urban Burger * Chandos Deli * The…