ABOUT ST.IVES BREWERY
St.Ives Brewery was founded in 2010 and has grown from strength to strength producing fine cornish real ales. Boilers Golden Cornish Ale is the Breweries flagship session ale that is now available across the country. Knill by mouth is the latest offering. A 5% Pale ale packed full of hops and aroma that is set to take the real ale world by storm this coming winter.
HOW BOILERS GOT IT’S NAME
The steamer Alba, a 3,700 ton vessel bound from Barry to Civita in Italy carrying a cargo of coal ran aground on the rocks near the Island at Porthmeor Beach.
February 4th 1939
The St. Ives lifeboat was launched in record time and took off 24 crew members from the Alba.
Disaster struck the lifeboat on the return journey to the shore when it capsized, throwing all but three into the sea.
The lifeboat, being a self righting type was righted in seconds, the engine was damaged during the capsize making the lifeboat unmanageable. It was then dashed on the rocks. Most of the people thrown overboard managed to return safely to the shore, but five members of the Alba’s crew tragically died.
People from the town came to the rescue.
The Only remnants of the Alba to this day is the ships Boiler which can still be seen on a low tide. The large lump of steel creates a powerful barreling wave which the local surfers call ‘Boilers’.
Tasting notes: An easy drinking, golden coloured beer with a delightful hop aroma. Rich malt and hop flavours accompany a fruity finish.
We are selling Boilers Cornish Real Ale online in cases of one,three or twevle. Click here to make an order
The growth of brewing in the South West has been rapid over the past few years. With Micro Brewers such as St.Ives Brewery, Penpont & Driftwood creating a wealth of Fine Cornish Real ales, it has been an exciting time to be a part of the industry in Cornwall.