Beer for Easter

Beer for Easter

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Are you sorted for beer for Easter? We’ve got a stonking range of THIRTEEN!!!!! different bottled ales available – something for everyone. (Haze is converting the most ardent of sceptics!) We’ve also made up some mini-casks with Ridley’s Rite, Heresy, 1555 and popular favourite EAST STREET (blond 4.2%).  One of these egg shaped little wonders will see you through the Spring break no probs. 9 pints perfect for a family gathering.  Cask conditioned ale direct from the producer – how authentic can you get?

We can also make up bigger quantities for the thirsty – 18pt mini-pins and 36pt poly-pins are very popular for home entertaining.

So crack it open when Spurs kick off vs Man City on Wednesday and see if it lasts till East Monday!

Bottles and mini-casks are available online through our web-shop as long as you factor in delivery times but our brewery shop is open weekdays through to next Thursday if you can come by and pick something up.

If you quote EASTER15 we’ll even give you 15% off beers through to end of 21st April. (Aha! – glad you read to the end of this post??)

Happy holidays everyone.

Revelry Day 2019

Revelry Day 2019

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Gearing up for Revelry Day 2019. What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than at a Brewery Open day complete with tours, real ale bar, local wines, hog roast and family entertainment? Something for all the family. Free entry, ample parking and easy access from Freeport and the town centre.

Visit our facebook event page for updates and to see some pics from last year.

This time Company of Runners have mapped out a ‘fun run’ route setting off and ending back at Bishop Nick to coincide with the event so sign up for that and properly earn your pint and afternoon in the sun (fingers crossed).

All our beers will be tapped for the afternoon including a brand new recipe for Revelry 2019 – a lovely 4.3% golden ale brewed with US hops this time.

We’ve got Molly Moo’s booked with their gorgeous vintage van and delectable home made ice-creams.

There will be a super inflatable obstacle course for the little ones. It will be supervised at all times.

Nelion and Alex will be offering tours of the brewery for those who want to learn a bit more about the Real Ale brew process and the ingredients we use.

And, of course, our shop will be open for purchases.

EAST STREET is back

EAST STREET is back

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Brewing an untried, untested beer is always fraught with risk, but I’m happy to report that the Belgian style wheat beer “Haze” turned out better than expected.  Keith and Trevor (my loyal assistants in the brewery) were initially slightly sceptical, especially after seeing samples from the fermentation vessel with orange bits floating in it.  However, a few weeks later they were hovering around the brewery sample minipin like wasps around a jam jar and they gave the “Haze” a big thumbs up.  I hope our customers who’ve tried it have enjoyed it too.  We still have some available in firkins and we have plenty of bottles in the brewery shop.  I suspect that it’s a style of beer that will mature nicely in bottle, so grab some whilst you can!

With the arrival of Spring and longer, warmer days, we have brewed our annual Easter favourite “East Street“.  It’s not one of my recipes, but I won’t hold that against it, it’s a damn fine beer – extra pale Maris Otter barley gives it a clean, biscuity crispness and copious amounts of Cascade, Crystal and Aurora hops pack a refreshing, aromatic aroma and finish.  For an extra zing we add further Crystal hops after the fermentation has finished.  We brewed it early last week on a Brew Day Experience with a very enthusiastic home-brewer called Peter helping out.  It was a real pleasure hosting the day for him.  Although he had a knowledge of brewing already, he asked plenty of questions and it was very satisfying having someone in the brewery who shared a passion for good beer.  I don’t think the passion quite extended to digging the hops out of the copper at the end of the day, especially after he saw the volume that went in at the start of the boil!

After just over a week in the fermenting vessel, the “East Street” was racked into firkins last week and is now available.  The bottles will be on sale in two weeks time.  I’m off on holiday next week, so Nelion will be taking the reigns whilst I’m away.  Meanwhile we have a brew of “Heresy” to do tomorrow, and the very popular American Pale Ale “Martyr” will be brewed next week and hopefully be available in firkins in a fortnight.  Bye for now, got to go and skim some yeast…