When Clare and I opened ODE almost 10 years ago to the day I wanted to create a drink that would be great with food but also something to drink that was refreshing and chilled for an after service drink to share with the chefs and front of house team.

Early 2007 I approached Geoff Phillips a retired physics teacher who was running Ringmore Craft brewery at the time, located in the village of Ringmore just up river from Shaldon, to ask whether we could work together to create something truly unique.

ODE ale was born that same year, a craft ale, 4.2% amber in colour with hints of elderflower and summer fruits…. to be enjoyed by males and females, refreshing and light.. to be drunk on its own and even better with a meal.

Some 3 years ago Geoff decided to hang up his brewing boots and retire… my first thoughts were purely selfish OMG what about our ODE ale!

Over many a late evening and early morning with an ale of course I decided that I should ask my friend , fellow beer lover and retired banker Andy Cope, to see if he would like to partner and make a friendly takeover bid for the brewery.. as Andy and I had no experience other than consuming we very much hoped the deal would include some on job training! Thankfully it did and as they say the rest is history!

Two Beach Brewing Co was founded… named after the two beaches (river and sea) in Shaldon. We re-located the brewery to its new home at cafe-ODE, Ness Cove where you can watch Andy brew and bottle behind a glass viewing window which was one of the rear stable door openings.

Our craft ales are OARsome, Shaldon Shag and of course ODE, Seasonal ales also feature  and right now Andy in producing YULE-fuel.. a whopping 7% to get you in the festive spirit..

Both Cafe-ODE and Two Beach Brewing Co are in the CAMRA good beer guide and have quickly gained a great reputation locally and nationally capitalising on the recent trend of micro breweries and interest in craft brewing.

Today the brewery operates at capacity and is a great example of a sustainable business, produce from just up the road at Tuckers Maltings in Newton Abbot, handmade and bottled on site by local staff…supplying local pubs, farm shops, deli’s and beer festivals in and around the area with draft keg ales as well as bottles.
We have had requests for our ale from pubs and restaurants as far north as Edinburgh to London in the South.

Every time we sell a bottle of ale or pint in the local pub we promote our business and of course Shaldon, an amazing place to visit, whether for food or drink, the wildlife trust or one of our two beautiful beaches.

We now have taken the produce to a new level, not just pairing ale with food but using it to cook, both sweet and savoury dishes.. imagine ODE ale ice cream, rich with malted barley and caramel, steamed Teign mussels with OARsome have all featured on the menu.. the cafe-ODE brewers breakfast has to be the best weekend indulgence… our own sourdough loafs with spent hops from the brewery ..grilled and served with amazing local bacon, sausage, organic egg and house-made baked beans.. yum, now that’s a brunch!

OARSOME ALE 4.6%

A dark amber ale with flavoursome hoppy tones. Aroma full of hops and barley with a hint of sweet fruit. Smooth and easy on the palate with deep caramel flavours.

ODE ALE 4.2%

A light amber ale with a citrus twist. Lots of hops but finely balanced with strong hints of elderflower. A lovely summer ale but drinks well all year round. Designed especially to accompany a good meal.

SHALDON SHAG ALE 4.2%

Shaldon shag is a copper ale that is hand crafted at our brewery using Marris Otter and crystal malts along with 3 hop varieties and 3 fruits. The aroma is light malt and summer fruits with a hint of caramel and the taste is fruity, zesty hops with a luxurious well balanced finished.

You can purchase our ales from our ODE outlets, subject to availability 

Matt Bellamy of MUSE is a fan, Matt Bellamy and Tim Bouget enjoying a pint of ODE ale

Both Cafe-ODE and Two Beach Brewing Co are in the CAMRA good beer guide and have quickly gained a great reputation locally and nationally capitalising on the recent trend of micro breweries and interest in craft brewing.

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