Famous Beers from Exmoor Since 1979
Exmoor Ales brewery is found in the historic Somerset brewing town of Wiveliscombe. Founded in 1979, it was one of the first phase of ‘pioneer’ microbreweries that started up in the late 1970s and has grown to be one of the largest breweries in Somerset. Its famous beer brands are well recognised and distributed to virtually every Exmoor pub, as well as pubs and supermarkets across the country.
The brewery gained early recognition with its session beer “Exmoor Ale” when it won the Gold Award Best Bitt er at the Great British Beer Festival held in Alexandra Palace in 1980 with just its 13th brew! This beer has since become a classic, remaining the mainstay of Exmoor pubs, and has also found itself further afield, in pubs across the country.
Golden ale is a style of beer, which has become so successful, that most breweries now feature one in their line-up. However, not many people know that Exmoor Ales’ most famous and popular beer “Exmoor Gold” was the fi rst modern golden ale when
it appeared in 1986.
The brewery has seen significant investment and progressive expansion, which included moving into a new purpose-built brewery in 2015. Investment has not only ensured the brewery’s commitment to quality is maintained, but also allowed production to grow.