It is named after the rock on which the brewery stands. Serpentine is only found on the Lizard Peninsula
Serpentine is one of the rocks thrust
up from underneath the crust,
which was rich in iron and magnesium.
When the Rheic Ocean crust became
what is now Cornwall, peridotite,
was changed to serpentinite,
or serpentine - one of the Lizard's
most beautiful rocks. Serpentine was made fashionable in the 19th century when Queen Victoria visited the area and commissioned a table made from Serpentine for Osbourne House on the Isle of Wight.
It has a big malty nose, a bittersweet palate and a
finish balanced by rich malt and tangy hops. The beer is light ruby in colour and at its best served at room temperature.