Woodman's Wild Ale

by Woodman's Wild Ale in Ponsanooth, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 20th September 2018 we successfully raised £7,922 with 142 supporters in 56 days

To expand upon a successful start up microbrewery, create jobs and bring more weird and wonderful beer to Cornwall and beyond!

by Woodman's Wild Ale in Ponsanooth, England, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

This will enable me to invest in more equipment to take the brewery to the next level - chiefly more barrels for barrel ageing several of my beers and money towards an electric van.

Woodman's Wild Ale has achieved great things in its first 18 months having become the 3rd highest rated Cornish brewery on Untappd and is firmly flying the freak flag for farmhouse, barrel-aged and sour beers in the far west! 

Currently the core business is just one man (and his trusty dog, Alba) with lots of fantastic support from family and friends, but the plan is to create several jobs and become a thriving hive of industry and experimentation as well as a destination for lovers of the more unusual side of craft beer. 

To keep up with demand and get more great, seasonal beer out in to the world we are looking to brew larger quantities more often, and for this we need to buy some bigger kit as the second hand set up we started out on is now just too small. Bigger and better kit will allow us to continue to improve and produce ever more exciting wild beer for you all to enjoy!

As the first and foremost Cornish brewery specialising in mixed fermentation beer, with a particular focus on foraged and wild ingredients, Woodman's Wild Ale is becoming one of the most talked about new breweries on the UK craft beer scene and was recently featured on BBC2's Back to the Land with Kate Humble. 

Stuart Woodman has been a teacher of foraging and wild food cookery for a number of years, sharing his expertise and knowledge with hundreds of people young and old, through his work with organisations such as Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Riverford Organic, the South West Coast Path Association and Port Eliot Festival. Combining his passion for nature and the outdoors with a love of food and drink, Stuart is on a mission to bring beer to a wider audience and to elevate it to a similar standing to wine when it comes to pairing with food.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£1 or more

Invite to Crowdfunder project completion party!

When the crowdfunder campaign is complete and fully funded we will be throwing a thank you party for all our backers and you will be invited!

£5 or more

Pint of Woodman's Wild Ale

You will receive a voucher entitling you to claim a pint of beer, which can be redeemed at any future Woodman's Wild Ale event

£10 or more

Bottle of exclusive Crowdfunder Woodman's Wild Ale

As a special reward I will be brewing an exclusive batch of beer for backers, available in bottle only and sent to you with a personalised thank you card.

£25 or more

Woodman's Wild Ale T-shirt

60% recycled pre-consumer organically grown cotton, 40% recycled post consumer polyester t-shirt screen printed with environmentally friendly water-based inks

£25 or more

Foraging walk

A voucher for one of Stuart's foraging walks

£50 or more

Feast night ticket for 2

You will receive 2 tickets for one of our popular food and beer pairing feast nights

£100 or more

Private group foraging walk

Private foraging walk for you and up to 4 friends (Cornwall and Devon only)

£200 or more

Group Brewing day

Come and join in on a brew day - for you and up to 3 friends with lunch provided and a case of the beer you brewed to enjoy.

£250 or more

Private foraging walk with dinner

A private foraging walk with 3 course dinner for you and up to 5 friends (Cornwall only)

£500 or more

Private feast night

A private feast night with 3 course food and beer pairing for you and your friends (10 people maximum) Cornwall only

£750 or more

3 of 5 claimed

A Year of Beer

Choose this reward and you will receive a case of Woodman's Wild Ale each month for a year with a different selection every time.

£1,000 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Bespoke beer brew day

Design and brew your own beer and receive 6 kegs or casks or 250 bottles when your brew is ready. Bring a group of friends or work colleagues to join you on your brew day and then enjoy the fruits of your labour whenever you like. Perfect for a team building day, a club or group.

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