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The Wild Beer Co

The Wild Beer Co

About

Based on a farm in rural Somerset, The Wild Beer Co was born out of a love of fermentation, barrel-ageing and most importantly, flavour.

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In Pursuit Of Flavour

Unconstrained by stylistic guidelines and led by flavour, we celebrate traditional techniques whilst embracing a sense of modernity in our brewing. We want to give you a truly memorable drinking experience, altering your perceptions of beer and thrilling your taste buds. 
Whether it's hoppy freshness, stout sweetness or sour and refined barrel-aged flavours that you're after, rest assured you'll find them here.

Our passion for flavour sees us seeking out the perfect balance between taste and aroma, which is why our beers naturally pair so well with food

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Inspired By Ingredients

The wild nature of our beers is seen in the use of alternative fermentations, unorthodox yeasts, seasonally-foraged ingredients and the use of esoteric and exotic produce from far and wide.
Set against the backdrop of the Somerset countryside, we are a true farmhouse brewery sharing our space with Westcombe Dairy, whose cheeses pair naturally well with our beers...

"We believe exceptional brewing stems from imagination, passion, time and teamwork" 

 

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Driven By Authenticity

Authenticity is key for us. We pride ourselves on producing beer using time-honoured traditions, hence our focus on using wooden barrels and foudres. It is also about using local produce, foraged ingredients and harnessing Mother Nature to inoculate our beer in our unique, Somerset terroir.
These techniques allow for genuine, rather than forced, flavour. We are transparent in our methods and our research and in detailing our successes and failures. These values are true to our hearts and hopefully resonate with people who are on a similar mission of taste discovery.

We aim to inspire and excite our audience, often approaching brewing in a 'slow' way.

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Aged In Barrels

Barrel-ageing and blending is at the heart of what we do at Wild Beer. We wait patiently for the beers in our library of over 600 barrels to take on the nuances of the previous inhabitants of the wood, where time can can reveal complex layers and flavours that deserve to be savoured with friends or food - preferably both!
We see wood and barrel-ageing as the medium that turns an ordinary beer into an outstanding taste-experience.'

We use a plethora of old barrels including wine, whisky, sherry, rum, port, tequila and brandy