National listing for Bodmin brewery

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The Harbour Brewing Company’s IPA has secured a national listing with Sainsbury’s.

Business partners Rhys Powell (l) and Eddie Lofthouse
Business partners Rhys Powell (l) and Eddie Lofthouse

The deal comes on the back of a successful run for the IPA in last year’s Great British Beer Hunt competition.

And while it ultimately it fell just short of winning the contest, Sainsbury’s buyers were impressed enough to place a regular order.

Eddie Lofthouse, partner in the Bodmin-based brewery with head brewer Rhys Powell, said: “It’s a big achievement for us and it’s good to be flying the flag for Cornwall again with this national listing.

“But it’s hard work too, brewing such large volumes, along with bottling and packaging the beer on an ongoing basis.

“It’s good promotion for the brewery, and gets our beer out to a market we wouldn’t normally get to.”