Skinner's is a British brewery founded in 1997 by Steve and Sarah Skinner in Truro, Cornwall, England, UK.
The company produces cask ales and bottled beers, the names of which often come from Cornish folklore. Several recent ales have a connection to surfing culture, such as Skin Dog Cornish lager, which is named after the owner's son, Ben "Skindog" Skinner who is a surfer. Several beers have won Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and SIBA awards. The company's pub, the Skinner's Ale House in Newquay, was sold, and is now called Leadbelly's. Skinners' new pub, "The Old Ale House" in Truro, serves their own ales, regular guest beers and ciders, and bar meals. They run tours of their brewery for individuals or groups. The company sponsors the Skinner's Brewery Cornwall Cup.
In 2010/11 the company closed two of its sites at Chacewater and Devoran after purchasing a 10,000 square feet site next to its headquarters for storage and distribution.
Skinners' best selling beer which, according the company, has won more local and national awards than any other Cornish beer. It is an easy-drinking copper ale with a light hop aroma and a taste that is a balance of citrus hops, malt and bitterness. It is named after Betty Stogs from Cornish folklore, who was a native of West Cornwall and described as unkempt and lazy, couldn't cook or knit and liked a drop of ale.
A light, refreshing bitter with a pale amber colour and hoppy overtones. Honey is added at the end of the brewing process to give it a subtle flavour. It was awarded SIBA National Champion Speciality Beer.
A hoppy golden session beer with a round finish and a hint of ginger.
Skinners say this was one of the original golden ales and remains one of the most popular. It is flowery and fruity with malty undertones and a clean, lasting bittersweet finish.
A classic mid-strength Cornish amber bitter.
Named after the infamous Lands End ship-wrecker Madgy Figgy, it is the maltiest of Skinners regular beers and slightly darker in colour. It is a premium strength, full flavoured ale with a smooth finish.
A light golden session bitter.
A special edition strong pale ale, available on draught during the summer. Skinners describe it as "one of the palest, fruitiest, zingy and exciting strong beers you will ever taste".
St Piran's is named after the patron saint of Cornwall and is a strong golden ale made with Styrian Golding hops which give it a distinct flowery aroma.
Skinners' New Year golden ale is a hoppy session ale with hints of citrus and sweet malts. It is available on draught every January and February.
A golden ale brewed specially for the six nations rugby tournament every February and March.
A strong golden ale originally brewed only for Easter, but now all year round, flavoured with Cornish honey.
A light golden ale.
A pale coloured bitter brewed in September using freshly harvested wet hops.
Brewed in October and named after Falmouth's original name, Pennycomequick is Skinners stout.
A copper ale brewed for Halloween.
Betty's Big Sister
A strong winter ale brewed from October and throughout the winter.
A light, crisp session ale made for Christmas.
Skinner's strong Christmas ale.
Straw coloured wheat beer with a subtle citrus finish.
A light Cornish lager named after the Skinners' son, Ben "Skindog" Skinner.
One of Skinner's latest beers, is a fruity pale ale named after a popular Cornish surf break in Porthtowan (or Porth Tewyn in Cornish). Made using a blend of three unusual hops from the US, including Belma which is a new hop being used for the first time in the UK.