The exciting news for real ale drinkers is that the Tiger Inn in Barrack Street, Bridport is to brew its own beer. It will be known as the “Stripey Cat Craft Brewery” and will be situated in the former restaurant kitchen at the pub.
At the moment the ale range at the Tiger, a Free House, consists of six constantly changing ales from all over the West Country as well as from further afield, the Stripey Cat Craft Brewery range will boost their offering of real ales up to nine.
Tiger Inn Proprietors, Graham and Jacquie Taylor explain:
“When we bought the Tiger some 10 years ago we were determined to grow the ale side and become a proper traditional pub – serving a great pint in a homely friendly atmosphere. The popularity of real ales continues to grow with the discerning beer drinker now seeking new craft beers. It is important for us to keep up with the trends. Brewing our own craft ale seemed a natural progression for us so when the opportunity to purchase a small scale brewery came up we jumped at the chance. Initially we will be producing 2 to 3 barrels of beer a week and hopefully develop beers tailored to our customers’ tastes. We are very excited about this project and look forward to introducing our brews to everyone at the official launch on 2nd February.”