In 2006 father and son, John and Lewis Parkes set out on a journey of fulfilling a dream to start a home-grown brewery, A passion for beer combined with John's experience of home-brewing and Lewis’ knowledge as a former brewer and Red Rock Brewery born. As the business grew daughter Hollie joined the team in 2008 helping to drive forward the growth and ambition of the brewery. Our location was equally as important as the beer itself and with the support of local farmers Geoff and Joe Lang at Higher Humber farm we were generously provided with an old barn to house the brewery.
Based on a quiet corner of sleepy South Devon nestled in the hills of Bishopsteignton our range of traditional cask real ales are made not only using the finest natural ingredients of locally sourced malt, whole hops and wet yeast but also brewed using the farm's natural source of pure spring water, giving each of our beers an individual character and a real artisan feel.
Over recent years we have expanded the brewery and our ranges to include the new ‘Craft and Slow’ ranges of keg and bottled beers.
Despite this the Red Rock Brewery continues to grow and still uses the same ethos as when we started it way back in 2006. We take great pride in our artisan approach to producing the best quality beers and ales, our only wish is that you enjoy drinking them as much as we enjoy making them!
The brewery welcomes visitors for brewery tours, brew days and to pop into the bar for a range of beers & merchandise. You can also visit brewery's onsite bar Thursday-Sunday and view the entertainment space which can also be hired out for private parties and corporate events.
Brewery tours typically happen on Thursday’s, weekly during the high season and monthly during the Winter. Tours include a tour of the Brewhouse, meet the brewers, ask any of your beery questions and of course sample the beers in the Brewery’s taproom. For more information about booking a Brewery Tour please contact us.
Red Rock also offer pop up bar hire, where we offer a variety from a simple real ale bar to a fully stocked bar with every one of our Devon beers you can think of, plus wines and local Devon gins! We provide a flexible and tailor-made service to suit your requirements, so please contact us directly if you would like more information.
Below is a list of some Red Rock favourites available throughout the region in pubs, bars, shops and delis.
Red Rock 4.2%- Brewed using the English Goldings hop, blended with Cascade and Eureka hops to give this best bitter a sweet malty start with subtle roasted notes followed by a crisp, zesty hop finish.
Back Beach 3.8% - A light session pale ale using a blend of Goldings, Eureka and Northern Brewer hops which give a wonderful floral nose with a crisp, clean taste and a slightly dry finish on the palate.
Lighthouse 3.9% -This award-winning IPA is an easy going, soft and refreshing light golden ale. Using our blend of Cascade, Eureka, Goldings and Northern Brewer hops means this light session IPA has a beautifully balanced citrus palate, decadent floral aromas and a subtle finish. A very quaffable beer!
Tasty Waves 5.5%- Naturally Hazy New England IPA, dry hopped with a load of punchy American hops. Soft, juicy, tropical fruit taste with a pungent hoppy aroma and smooth aftertaste with minimal bitterness.
Pale Ale 4.2%- Aromas of grapefruit, passion fruit and mango carry through to give a clean and refreshing taste of tropical and citrus fruits with a light mouthfeel and subtle aftertaste.
Pilsner 4.1%- Our SIBA Gold Award winning craft Pilsner is brewed to perfection using the finest lager malts, along with wheat malts and rolled authentic continental flavours.