Some breweries are happy with one brewhouse, a place where their beers (and name) are made; however for Eddie Lofthouse, who founded Harbour in 2012, this was not enough.
2018 saw the opening of a new sour/foraged/wild beer facility, a field or so away from the main brewhouse (just in case any wild yeasts decided to come calling); this meant that the two breweries were sharing three brands: The Modern Classic Range, EXP Range and Hinterland Range.
'We're biased but we brew from the best place on the planet'
‘The new brewery is something we have been planning for a number of years and seeing it come to fruition is fantastic,’ says Lofthouse. ‘It allows us to work with ingredients we wouldn’t sanction in the main production facility, giving us the opportunity to push boundaries around styles and also embrace traditional brewing techniques.’
Traditional seems an inadequate word to describe the exuberant range of IPAs, pales and Pilsners that emerge from the main brewhouse, but according to Lofthouse, ‘matching our love for the traditional Cornish lifestyle with a dedication to modern brewing techniques, we take the best of what's at our fingertips, combined with all we've learnt through years in the industry. We brew solid, well-rounded beers reflecting the ruggedness of their home; with smiles, you'll never shift.’