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RogerB
24-01-2010, 08:14
There seems to be an infinate number of microbreweries springing up everywhere including some in the unlikeliest of places that I thought it would be useful to have a thread for people to add any new ones that come to light.

I have just received notification of a new Brewery called Redemption based in the real ale desert of Tottenham - the area doesn't have a decent pub for miles around! Looks like they have just managed their first brew - this is the link http://urbanbrewer.blogspot.com/
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For you Kentish people (like myself), Moodleys based in Tunbridge Wells is another new one to watch out for [URL]http://www.moodleys.co.uk/ (http://www.hackneycitizen.co.uk/2009/09/25/%e2%80%98buy-booze-brewed-locally%e2%80%99-say-campaigners/)

PaulOfHorsham
24-01-2010, 09:40
As one of the 3 brews is an Original Mild, maybe Soup Dragon will be visiting?

runningdog
24-01-2010, 17:24
Not a brewery as such, not yet anyhow, but my 'spiritual' local is experimenting with home-brews. The landlord and his mate have just produced their second, to be known as 'Gussage Gold'. I tried it after the first drop, a dark amber ale, 6.4, clear, but clearly unfinished, I could, would have, happily have drunk it then. The finished product goes on sale tomorrow,at 4.9 coinciding with Burn Night, which I will be attending.
The first brew was on sale just before Christmas, a good effort at a middle-of-the-road porter. Known as Gussage Porter it was either 4.5 or 4.9, memory fails me as to which, and well-drinkable. I should know as I probably shifted half a gallon of the stuff.
For sure, a long way to go, but the intent is there. Here's to Burns Night, Drambuie cream pancakes, Gussage Gold and all...:drinkup::drinkup:...The choice now is ESB, Old Peculiar or the Beast...Oh happy day..........

oldboots
24-01-2010, 17:56
This years (2010) Good Beer Guide has a handy list of 25 breweries that were going to start up from Sept09 onwards. The only one I've come across so far is the Liverpool Organic Brewery which makes a very pleasant easy drinking Golden Ale style Pale Ale (4%). Their website is here (http://www.liverpoolorganicbrewery.com/) but it's very unilluminating, there are a few details on this site (http://www.beermad.org.uk/brewery/4512).

I'll post the full GBG list if anyone thinks it may be useful to them.

Oggwyn Trench
24-01-2010, 19:39
The new Joules Brewery in Market Drayton is well underway , they are just waiting for a change in the weather so they can get on with the build . They are aiming for 300 barrels a week . They also own 15 pubs in Shropshire/Staffs which they are restoring to original plans where possible . Sounds good .:drinkup:

arwkrite
25-01-2010, 09:00
Now that does sound exciting Oggwyn ( takes alot to do that these days ) Not only real ale but the original plans sounds great.To many of our pubs now have that openplan, all inclusive great barn of a place feel about them. Must do some checking up on that.
Looked at their web page ,I wish they would buy a few pubs in my area. I know the Bricklayer Arms ,Salop I lived at the opposite end of the street when a teenager.Last visited about 4 years ago when it appeared to be in the doldrums.

aleandhearty
25-01-2010, 11:28
There seems to be an infinate number of microbreweries springing up everywhere including some in the unlikeliest of places that I thought it would be useful to have a thread for people to add any new ones that come to light.


Hey Roger, great thread! However, it does sound rather familiar. :D The last brewery that I discovered was the Ilkley Brewery http:// www.ilkleybrewery.co.uk They've only been brewing since June, but won their first regional SIBA award in November for their 'Mary Jane' brew. I've enjoyed all of their beers I've tried so far. One to watch out for.

Conrad
25-01-2010, 11:44
Sorry to thread hijack, just wanted to ask a&h if he was reading his PM's and figured he would definitely see this post :)

Soup Dragon
25-01-2010, 21:07
As one of the 3 brews is an Original Mild, maybe Soup Dragon will be visiting?

I would love to, my Lord of Horsham - always up for a MILD!


The new Joules Brewery in Market Drayton is well underway , they are just waiting for a change in the weather so they can get on with the build . They are aiming for 300 barrels a week . They also own 15 pubs in Shropshire/Staffs which they are restoring to original plans where possible . Sounds good .:drinkup:

Joules have opened up the Duke of York in Lichfield, i popped in and it was a decent place, but the Joules beers hadnt arrived as yet, so will let you know next time i go in, which wont be too far away i would guess

Millay
25-01-2010, 21:39
I found a beer from a brewery I hadnít heard of before over the weekend, Wild Hop Brewery O.P.A. I canít find out much about this other than a suggestion on Stonchís Beer Blog that the brewery may have closed in 2007 and that Daleside are now brewing under that name.

ROBCamra
26-01-2010, 11:11
I found a beer from a brewery I hadn’t heard of before over the weekend, Wild Hop Brewery O.P.A. I can’t find out much about this other than a suggestion on Stonch’s Beer Blog that the brewery may have closed in 2007 and that Daleside are now brewing under that name.

Dunno about who is brewing it now but they existed only briefly as Wild Hop based in Hartlepool before closing in 2007, they only opened in March of that year.

oldboots
03-02-2010, 09:09
Not so much a new brewery as a new beer, Fullers Bengal Lancer 5% cask beer or 5.3% in bottles. Should be in their pubs soon and the free trade and supermarkets in March.

Morning Advertiser story here (http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/news.ma/article/85793?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ma-rss-all-news+%28Rss+news+feed+for+Morning+Advertiser%29)

hondo
03-02-2010, 09:36
Not so much a new brewery as a new beer, Fullers Bengal Lancer 5% cask beer or 5.3% in bottles. Should be in their pubs soon and the free trade and supermarkets in March.

Morning Advertiser story here (http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/news.ma/article/85793?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ma-rss-all-news+%28Rss+news+feed+for+Morning+Advertiser%29)

http://www.fullers.co.uk/rte.asp?id=296:glass:

runningdog
03-02-2010, 09:50
http://www.fullers.co.uk/rte.asp?id=296:glass:

Blimey, one of my less frequent regular watering holes, The Alice Lisle will be stocking it, and it was first on the list. Thanks, hondo.
Not as bad a pub as it looks, the Lisle. Hordes of screaming kids in summer and at weekends, so so food. But there is a quiet drinkers bar off to one side, and the ale is usually top notch. I just hope they don't take the HSB off to put the new one on...:drinkup:

Farway
03-02-2010, 10:25
Looks like a few in Pompey, including the Wine Vaults, which is always worth a trip to. And the Bridge Tavern, which last time I went was not worth a trip to, but there are two more pubs near by so all will not be lost

Oggwyn Trench
05-02-2010, 19:01
Not so much a new brewery but a new brewery tap , anyone who knows Oakengates (probally only Robcamra on here) will know at the top of the street are 3 pubs The Duke of York , the Station (up to 9 real ales on) next door to each other and across the road the Crown(local camra branches local) but 2 doors up from the Station is the Fighting Cocks which has been closed for the last 4 years , a good reliable source has told me one of the local Microbreweries has brought it and plans to use it as the Brewery Tap :drinkup:

Quinno
05-02-2010, 22:23
Fullers Bengal Lancer - Had some of that in Putney in the Whistle and Flute. Not bad at all. Though I'd like to see some Festival Mild soon, not had that for ages and it's luverrly!

trainman
05-02-2010, 22:51
Fullers Bengal Lancer - Had some of that in Putney in the Whistle and Flute.

You just stopped short of 'I think the landlord's name was Reg...'
Aaah, myself & fellow RATs still plan to be headed your way 06Mar, Quinno, I'll be in touch beforehand to see if you can/wanna partake at some juncture, either side of The Retreat!

ROBCamra
08-02-2010, 10:30
Not so much a new brewery but a new brewery tap , anyone who knows Oakengates (probally only Robcamra on here) will know at the top of the street are 3 pubs The Duke of York , the Station (up to 9 real ales on) next door to each other and across the road the Crown(local camra branches local) but 2 doors up from the Station is the Fighting Cocks which has been closed for the last 4 years , a good reliable source has told me one of the local Microbreweries has brought it and plans to use it as the Brewery Tap :drinkup:

Excellent news, I don't think I'll be going to Oakengates to visit any more though.

I hope they're going to change the name I have had a bad experience with similar pub names.

We were trying to stay at a pub in the Lake District and I typed "Black Cock Inn Cumbria" into Google.

The porn alarm went on my company laptop and it reported me to the webmaster!! :p

Conrad
08-02-2010, 13:15
Are you browsing our site at work?

If you use the maps you can work out exactly what direction to dig the tunnel. ;)

ROBCamra
08-02-2010, 13:53
Are you browsing our site at work?

If you use the maps you can work out exactly what direction to dig the tunnel. ;)

Not anymore Conrad, I got made redundant in September.

Mind you, since then I've sold over 150 items on Ebay that have been in boxes under the bed in the spare room for the last 11 years!

So I'm sort of employed.

Oggwyn Trench
08-02-2010, 17:43
Excellent news, I don't think I'll be going to Oakengates to visit any more though.

I hope they're going to change the name I have had a bad experience with similar pub names.

We were trying to stay at a pub in the Lake District and I typed "Black Cock Inn Cumbria" into Google.

The porn alarm went on my company laptop and it reported me to the webmaster!! :p

Pervs Galore again
The crowd in the Station were on good form on Saturday , all exited because theres a Pictish week coming up again , they love the stuff

Quinno
08-02-2010, 22:47
You just stopped short of 'I think the landlord's name was Reg...'
Aaah, myself & fellow RATs still plan to be headed your way 06Mar, Quinno, I'll be in touch beforehand to see if you can/wanna partake at some juncture, either side of The Retreat!

cheeky fecker.

Yes, I have the date pencilled in, would be good to see you! :glass:

hondo
09-02-2010, 11:18
http://www.hall-woodhouse.co.uk/news/details.asp?id=116

Soup Dragon
09-02-2010, 11:57
Mind you, since then I've sold over 150 items on Ebay that have been in boxes under the bed in the spare room for the last 11 years!

So I'm sort of employed.

:D Quality comment ROB

Wittenden
26-02-2010, 22:00
Any of you Kent chaps heard of this:http://www.olddairybrewery.com/

I think they are based quite near us in Rolvenden, but the local bush telegraph is mysteriously silent. Blogger Ed of Ed's beer site, works for them, I think.If I come across their beer a detailed report will follow!

rpadam
26-02-2010, 22:07
Any of you Kent chaps heard of this:http://www.olddairybrewery.com/

I think they are based quite near us in Rolvenden, but the local bush telegraph is mysteriously silent. Blogger Ed of Ed's beer site, works for them, I think.If I come across their beer a detailed report will follow!
This is a new one on me, and it must be quite a new enterprise otherwise I feel sure that I would have heard of it...

Eddie86
26-02-2010, 23:12
I can't confirm until Monday, but there may be a new brewery very *ahem* close to Kilvert's in the near future...

RogerB
27-02-2010, 06:51
Any of you Kent chaps heard of this:http://www.olddairybrewery.com/

Nope! New one to me as well - the Web Site is teasingly under construction so no details where we can get a sample at the moment. Will keep an eye out.

trainman
27-02-2010, 07:22
Web Site is teasingly under construction so no details where we can get a sample at the moment.

The site does, of course, invite telephone enquiries. I'm sure one of you intrepid Kentish Casketeers / Casketeers of Kent will be reporting back on old dairy outlets over the weekend.

Oggwyn Trench
27-02-2010, 07:29
Tried a few beers from Peerless Brewery last night , no mention in GBG so did a bit of googleing , based in Birkenhead since 2009 , the Hibre Gold was very nice

RogerB
27-02-2010, 07:38
I have been looking out for some of Tottenham's Redemption Brewery products which was the initial prompt for this thread. According to comments left on their Blogsite the beers are very good (well, I don't suppose the ones saying they were bad would last long on the site). The Wenlock and the Gunmakers have both stocked their ales and the brewery boss has indicated that the landlady at the Elbow Room in Tottenham is happy to stock it which would be my best bet in finding it but they have to get the OK from Barracuda first.

aleandhearty
27-02-2010, 09:25
'Trainman' asked me the other day whether I'd heard of Wharfebank brewery and I had to admit I hadn't. However, West Yorkshire now has another micro to go at. Marvellous!

www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/news.ma/article/86126

PaulOfHorsham
27-02-2010, 09:59
http://www.hall-woodhouse.co.uk/news/details.asp?id=116

Good grief - who on earth is buying the stuff? I shall probably be in one of their pubs this evening, unfortunately. I will, at least, be starting in a pub where I can get some decent beer first.

rpadam
27-02-2010, 10:42
I shall probably be in one of their pubs this evening, unfortunately.
I guess that this is a former King & Barnes house, so you had better ring first to check that Hall & Woodhouse haven't shut the place down...

PaulOfHorsham
27-02-2010, 14:43
I guess that this is a former King & Barnes house, so you had better ring first to check that Hall & Woodhouse haven't shut the place down...

Yes it is. H&W have closed a few local houses and I gather that a large number of those that remain are 'available'. I'm expecting the place to be open as we're seeing a band. Many local pubs are doing that these days. I suggest that Badger pubs have a more pressing need than most, as few people are going to visit one of their pubs to try their dreary beer-flavoured beverages.

Is it just the local pubs not looking after the beer, or do others find H&W beers utterly uninteresting?

Wittenden
27-02-2010, 18:32
Yes it is. H&W have closed a few local houses and I gather that a large number of those that remain are 'available'. I'm expecting the place to be open as we're seeing a band. Many local pubs are doing that these days. I suggest that Badger pubs have a more pressing need than most, as few people are going to visit one of their pubs to try their dreary beer-flavoured beverages.

Is it just the local pubs not looking after the beer, or do others find H&W beers utterly uninteresting?

I used to love King and Barnes, and rarely had the chance of drinking H and W , living in Kent. We do quite often travel to see friends in West Sussex and Hampshire, and I do my utmost to avoid having to meet in a H and W pub, as I find the beer depressingly dull. A great pity, as a lot of the pubs are gems, and I generally like beer from the (smaller) regionals.

RogerB
28-02-2010, 07:39
There is a new Brewery in Preston called Arkwrights. Is there something that someone on here isn't telling us about? :confused:

oldboots
28-02-2010, 08:11
'Trainman' asked me the other day whether I'd heard of Wharfebank brewery and I had to admit I hadn't. However, West Yorkshire now has another micro to go at. Marvellous!

www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/news.ma/article/86126

Tried a drop of Wharfebank Camfell Flame yesterday at the Harrogate Beer Festival, an excellent malty beer which makes a bit of a change from all the hoppy golden ales so popular in these parts.

trainman
28-02-2010, 09:45
Putney Bricklayers had Cam Fell at their Yorkshire beerfest yesterday but I went for Slingers Gold from the same (very) new brewery. Amongst others...
Pleased to see they eased back slightly from a pricing policy which was getting ott at this award winning pub - generally £3/£3.20 rather than the £3.20-£3.60 which has previously been the case. Not that I'm advocating that as a good price, but this is SW Laaarnden!

PaulOfHorsham
28-02-2010, 15:25
I used to love King and Barnes - well, the beer was ok, I thought. Not terrifically exciting but certainly better than you can get in the town these days.


I do my utmost to avoid having to meet in a H and W pub, as I find the beer depressingly dull. Me, likewise, although last night's was something of a revelation - Badger beer with a bit of flavour! (Pub review to follow at some point, Conrad).


A great pity, as a lot of the pubs are gems, and I generally like beer from the (smaller) regionals. Agreed again.

ROBCamra
01-03-2010, 11:00
There is a new Brewery in Preston called Arkwrights. Is there something that someone on here isn't telling us about? :confused:

There is indeed, I had their Mistletoe Hill at Fleetwood Beer Festival last week. Not bad for a newbie.

Eddie86
01-03-2010, 14:47
I can tell you officially now - I own a brewery!

arwkrite
01-03-2010, 15:27
Congrats Eddie on a dream fullfilled. Best of Luck for the future.....arwkrite.

Conrad
01-03-2010, 15:56
Indeed, congratulations Ed, keep us informed of your progress.

Where is it actually located?

Eddie86
02-03-2010, 00:10
At the minute it's situated in what appears to be a Monty Python sketch.

My instructions when I went to have a look were:

Go to Cwmbran
Go to High Cwmbran
Continue to Upper Cwbran
Keep going
(me) In which direction?
Up.
When you stop going up, you'r nearly there....

The brewery has been going, and indeed growing for over 12 years. Whilst nothing easy on the eyes (Pictures when it arrives), the technology involved is very impressive - all custom built.

For example ***WARNING - BREWERY BLAH BLAH COMING UP*** the Copper is designed with a 2" air pocket between the inner skin and the outer. Most coppers have an element and one skin - think of a modern kettle.

This one is flame heated (gas or oil), and the 2" gap means the heated air can surround the copper. Instead of just being heated from the bottom, it's heated from the bottom and sides - roughly half the time I'd planned to get a boil going!

oldboots
02-03-2010, 08:17
Good news, so when do you plan your first brew? Have you got a recipe? Do you need any beer tasters quality

control people? :cheers:

Conrad
02-03-2010, 09:47
Excellent news Ed, I look forward to the guided tour with full technical explanation once it is all going.

Are you still in need of planning to house it?

Eddie86
02-03-2010, 12:51
The gents at Cwmbran have kindly offered to deliver it - I'll find out when later in the week.

No planning permission needed - they are all happy. The final people to keep happy were the building regs, and they'll get back to me today, although the initial conversation was very positive.

All being well, I'd like to be brewing by the end of April, but that depends on when the brewery gets delivered and if I can get all the fixtures and fittings I need. And the roof, of course. But from what I've gathered that's an easier-than-it-sounds-job.

First recipe is ready - Kilvert's Gold.

2nd recipe I've started on - think along the lines of a rich 4.2%, darker than a ruby. Malty flavour with a delicate hop count just to balance. And you only pay duty on what you sell - I think there may be quite a large 'development period' first, which if all goes to plan I'll let you know about. I'm sure we'll have an official opening etc etc as well, which at the rate we're going in the bar should be in line with the bar being 100% finished! (We got the real bar surface on and secured today instead of the temp one we had!)

As for the technical explanation, imagine soaking a tea bag in warm water for an hour. Then drain off the liquid into your kettle, and add sugar. Boil for 90mins. drain into teapot, add milk, and allow to stew for a couple of days whilst the milk sinks through and mixes thoroughly...

Conrad
02-03-2010, 13:15
Blimey, real progress then! Hope it all goes to plan, and I look forward to trying some of the new brews.

Also don't think you are getting off that lightly with the explanation, I want to pretend I can still remember some of my chemistry and apply it to brewing :).

Eddie86
02-03-2010, 16:52
Blimey, real progress then! Hope it all goes to plan, and I look forward to trying some of the new brews.

Also don't think you are getting off that lightly with the explanation, I want to pretend I can still remember some of my chemistry and apply it to brewing :).

If you want to, you can read up on different strains of yeast and why you might use two different strains in one brew...

Conrad
02-03-2010, 17:09
Like most chemists, I am more proficient where it involves burning or exploding.

I'm sure I can come to an amicable resolution with a sealable heating vessel and some yeast :whistle:

Eddie86
02-03-2010, 18:10
The life cycle of yeast in beer brewing has 3 distinct stages:






1. Initial Period

cell wall preparation
nitrogen uptake
sugar uptake
oxygen uptake


2. Respiration

phosphorylization
carbon splitting
redox reactions
formation of pyruvic acid
formation of Acetyl CoA
Krebs Cycle


3. Fermentation

Pyruvic acid --> ethanol







Inorder for the yeast to make use of the abundance of 'food' in the wort, it must first make it's cell wall permiable to the nutrients. The use of reserve nutrition is used in this process, most notably glycogen (a healthy yeast cell will be 40% [dry mass] glycogen). Oxygen is absorbed very rapidly into the cell. The yeast then starts to take in amino acids, elementary peptides and sugars. The sugars first brought through the celll wall are the simple sugars; glucose and fructose. Sucrose is acted on by the enzyme invertase, the products; glucose and fructose are then ingested. Maltose and Maltriose are the last sugars to be used, they are transported across the cell wall intact and are metabolized into glucose by a-glucosidase.
The yeast, after ingesting these nutrients, starts to respire, evolving CO2. This stage is aerobic and involves the redox reaction NAD+ --> NADH2 This phase includes vast reproduction for the cells, by means of budding. see illustration below. The last two steps, the formation of Acetyl CoA and the Krebs cycle are alternative pathways in the process and do not directly lead to the formation of ethanol. (Note that theoretically one glucose molecule will yield two ethanol molecules, this yield is significantly less due to side reactions at various intermediate points)
http://www.rpi.edu/dept/chem-eng/Biotech-Environ/beer/biochem/glycolysis.jpg
Ultimately the pyruvic acid created during respiration is metabolized into acetaldehyde and then to ethanol. This process is anaerobic and begins when the dissolved oxygen in solution is exhausted.
http://www.rpi.edu/dept/chem-eng/Biotech-Environ/beer/biochem/ferment.jpg


Should keep you going for a while :D

Credit: http://www.rpi.edu/dept/chem-eng/Biotech-Environ/beer/biochem/biochem.htm

arwkrite
02-03-2010, 18:17
Naahhh Eddie, I think I prefer a BEER. That stuff will never catch on.:D

Conrad
02-03-2010, 18:23
Goodness that brings back horrible memories. I would call that lot Biology which I couldn't get away from quick enough. I swear they made it all up as they went.

I think I will have to bow out and agree with Ark's masterful and true argument.

Eddie86
02-03-2010, 22:03
When I studied Forensic's that was classed as Organic Chemistry by the lecturers. We called is something different...

I'll be honest, whilst I am intrigued by the chemical stuff, and indeed a good knowledge of that can help enormously with consistency and development of beers, I do like just chucking the stuff in and knowing that somewhere down the line will be beer :D

Conrad
02-03-2010, 22:28
Forensics, that is a bit of a sexy course, was coming into fashion quite heavily as I went through. Realistically I would have called it BioChemistry, arguably it is Organic in that it involves Carbon, but I tend to think Chemistry deals with strict Chemical formula and understanding every single atom in the equation, once you start talking about ATP, ADP and the Kreb cycle that is pretty firmly headed up the Bio branch.

It fascinates me when science is bought into food prep, saw a fantastic piece by Heston Blumenthal about making the perfect Fish & Chips and was just fascinated. Best place to start is definitely chuck it all in and see what happens though, most of the best discoveries are done that way.

RogerB
03-03-2010, 09:01
I think the answer is 42.

arwkrite
03-03-2010, 09:17
"Heston Blumenthal about making the perfect Fish & Chips" Quote Conrad

I think I prefer to trust Rick Stien or Delia with my stomach . Snails in Garlic Butter I dont mind but if they were meant to go in ice cream I am sure the continentals would have done it years ago. May be I am old fashioned. in fact I am certain of it, but I keep clear of Hestons stuff. Scientific research into Gastronomy ain't taking place in my stomach however fascinating it is to some people. I have never cooked and eaten a deep fried Mars Bar. None of the recipes say whether you remove the wrapper or not or is it a matter of personal taste.

arwkrite
03-03-2010, 09:42
Is Eddies Recipe really considered Biology ? I thought it was about cutting things up, boiling them then pickling them in foul smelling liquid ( No comments please about me drinking Formaldehyde and Lime , its a matter of personal taste and price).

Conrad
03-03-2010, 10:14
I think the answer is 42.
If I look through this thread hard enough can I find the question?


Is Eddies Recipe really considered Biology ? I thought it was about cutting things up, boiling them then pickling them in foul smelling liquid ( No comments please about me drinking Formaldehyde and Lime , its a matter of personal taste and price).
The extract he posted is, it is the old gem of the yeast being alive. The formulas describe how the yeast digest all the sugars and the sequence it digests them in.

My memories of biology was it was all about memorising loads of sequences because they didn't do any real science that allowed you to play with things. That and growing cultures on cell dishes that they just dropped dyes on to see what colour they went. Give me a dirty great atomic spectrometer that burns things any day ;)

gillhalfpint
03-03-2010, 10:20
There is a beer coming on at Leicester beer festival I believe down as Dawkins brewery, and some have thought it to be a new brewery.

I had one of their beers in Bristol last September, and it was brewed by Matthews for the Dawkins pub chain.

I have heard that Natthews have recently been taken over by Dawkins, and the beers will now be brewed under the Dawkins name.

Conrad
03-03-2010, 10:30
Hi Gill,

Welcome to the PuG forums. I'm not sure if you have caught my introduction before, but myself and Dave M are the admins of the site, so if you have any problems, queries or suggestions on how to improve the site please let us know.

I think you will recognise a lot of the people chatting on the forum so hopefully you will feel free to join in.

Hope you enjoy your stay and thanks for all your contributions on the main site.

trainman
03-03-2010, 10:48
Yes, I noted Dawkins Green Barrel at Bristol's Portcullis, brewed by Matthews and named after owner of Dawkins Taverns who acquired Matthews. Naming convention maybe smacks a little of nepotism?

hondo
03-03-2010, 11:12
http://www.dawkins-club2008.talktalk.net/Club%20News%20Dec%2009.pdf

aleandhearty
03-03-2010, 14:12
I can tell you officially now - I own a brewery!

I'm a little slow off the mark, but heartfelt congratulations all the same Eddie. I wish you all the best.


. I'm sure we'll have an official opening etc etc as well,

I look forward to trying some of the new brews.

Just a thought. Seems like a good excuse for a PuG convention/AGM?

Conrad
03-03-2010, 15:56
Just a thought. Seems like a good excuse for a PuG convention/AGM?
Well I certainly hope to be there, and would love to meet anyone else who chats on here :)

Eddie86
03-03-2010, 19:55
I must admit, it's going to take a little bit of time to get things rolling. The first delivery arrives Wednesday, but with an issue in a couple of the bedrooms I have to prioritise. I would like to think that, being realistic, I can brew in time for the beer festival, and given that's at the end of September (read: end of season) I'm more than sure that I could offer a special deal for PUG with regards to the rooms, if there was enough interest. Obviously something like that I have to have agreed by the others, but I can't see it being an issue.

PS I'd like to say thank you for all the support shown. Now it's too late to turn back I'm getting butterflies, but the level of support on here as well as from locals and indeed other brewers has been overwhelming.

Anyone for a pint of Oldboot's?

Conrad
03-03-2010, 21:25
I'm happy to worry about it closer to the time, most important thing is to not add any more pressure.

I am finding it quite interesting following your progress with the brewery, I am also quite surprised by how quickly it is progressing. Keep up the updates, I'm looking forward to trying some of the output, whenever it arrives.

oldboots
04-03-2010, 07:42
Anyone for a pint of Oldboot's?

A pint of Oldboot's what?

(one for aphostrope corner I fear)

Eddie86
04-03-2010, 08:06
Oldboot's Bitter! Sorry, got carried away and forgot to put the vital word in!

oldboots
04-03-2010, 08:27
Oldboot's Bitter! Sorry, got carried away and forgot to put the vital word in!

you brew it I'll drink it

Conrad
04-03-2010, 09:12
See these apostrophes still confuse me, I thought Eddie was making a statement this time, "Oldboots is Bitter".

trainman
04-03-2010, 11:30
When looking at the Dark Star site today, I was reminded of the K&B vs H&W lament earlier in this thread. I'm not aware that I ever had any K&B beer but wouldn't go out of my way to avoid Badger, even if it wouldn't be first pick out of a line-up. Do they still do Stinger? That was ok, even if I had to laugh about HFW's 'organic' nettles, hehehe.

Anyway, my point was meant to be to alert you K&B fans to the tasting notes on Dark Star 'Festival'...

"Festival. 5%. A chestnut-bronze coloured bitter with a smooth mouthfeel & freshness: a classic Sussex style strong bitter brewed as a Dark Star version of 'Festive', a former great Sussex beer from King and Barnes".

Wittenden
04-03-2010, 21:01
Any of you Kent chaps heard of this:http://www.olddairybrewery.com/

I think they are based quite near us in Rolvenden, but the local bush telegraph is mysteriously silent. Blogger Ed of Ed's beer site, works for them, I think.If I come across their beer a detailed report will follow!

Sorry to self quote, but "Whinger" on pubsandbeers.co.uk has reviewed their Red Top at the Star in Rolvenden: it seems he quite liked it, and I hope to get there sometime next week.

PaulOfHorsham
04-03-2010, 21:22
Do they still do Stinger? Think the nettles beer may be one of their seasonals.

Festival (badged as by 'Essential Beers' for some reason - must ask) is, along with Arundel Sussex Gold, a permanent beer at The Beer Essentials (http://www.thebeeressentials.co.uk/) where I spend much of my beer money.

Eddie86
09-03-2010, 23:08
It arrives tomorrow :whistle::eek::D:cheers:

Conrad
10-03-2010, 14:53
Less of the Darling baiting, and more of the where is the Brewery, Blog post and photos ;)

Eddie86
10-03-2010, 17:56
Tomorrow, tonight I'm doing what I tell the better half is called:

Important research that you wouldn't understand into the pub and brewing industry.








That's right, I'll be at the bar...:drinkup:

arwkrite
10-03-2010, 18:01
Good Grief is there no end to Eddies talents ( you work out where the Apostrophie whatsits go ). A practicing Barrister summoned to the bar. Do you do divorces cheap cause my stepson is having his pockets emptied.

Eddie86
10-03-2010, 20:49
Once I've finished at the bar I've got a high-tempo debate at the chamber of bollocks...

Conrad
12-03-2010, 15:30
Nice one Ed. His latest blog post is showing in our Blog forum, but more directly at the Student Brewer (http://studentbrewer.blogspot.com/2010/03/brewery-arrives-part-1.html) site, discussing the new brewery, along with piccy's.

Millay
15-03-2010, 05:54
Found a new beer yesterday called Gog Magog, brewed by the Ha'penny Brewing Co, a new brewery established last year on the Essex/London borders.

Oggwyn Trench
15-03-2010, 11:16
Found a new beer yesterday called Gog Magog, brewed by the Ha'penny Brewing Co, a new brewery established last year on the Essex/London borders.

Was it a strong brew , Gog & Magog were the Romans worse nightmare , the forces of destruction

Millay
15-03-2010, 12:48
Was it a strong brew , Gog & Magog were the Romans worse nightmare , the forces of destruction

About 5.6% I think. I only had one then moved onto something else, otherwise it would have destroyed me I think

RogerB
19-03-2010, 11:52
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I have just received notification of a new Brewery called Redemption based in the real ale desert of Tottenham - the area doesn't have a decent pub for miles around! Looks like they have just managed their first brew [/QUOTE (http://www.moodleys.co.uk/[/URL][/QUOTE)]

Met Quinno in the Harp for a swift few last night before we both headed off for different gigs - had my first Redemption Ale - Urban Dusk 4.6%. Had quite a bitter taste, perhaps a bit too sharp for my liking and whilst it was perfectly drinkable, it certainly won't be in contention for BotW.

aleandhearty
24-03-2010, 20:04
Just heard about yet another micro opening in West Yorkshire: www.ridgesidebrewery.co.uk It's so new it doesn't start brewing until next month! However, the website is already listing some beers, so their initial recipes must be sorted. Looking forward to trying 'Black Night'

With breweries in West Yorkshire now numbering the mid thirties, why live anywhere else! :)

ROBCamra
25-03-2010, 07:06
With breweries in West Yorkshire now numbering the mid thirties, why live anywhere else! :)

Live in Gods county (Lancashire) and visit Yorkshire frequently.

That way you get the best of both worlds. :D

aleandhearty
25-03-2010, 10:16
Live in Gods county (Lancashire) and visit Yorkshire frequently.

That way you get the best of both worlds. :D

:D Nice try ROB!

Oggwyn Trench
28-03-2010, 09:31
Tried a very nice Broughs Pale Ale last night , its a brewery set up by the former head brewer of Bridgenorth Brewery , it came close to BOTW very nice

aleandhearty
01-04-2010, 10:23
Blimey! The dust has barely settled after announcing the openings of the WharfeBank and Ridge Side breweries, when along comes Bridgehouse, another one for West Yorkshire. :) This time it's in the 'Loire valley of British brewing' ....er, that's Keighley to you and me. The tasting notes on the website aren't the most forthcoming, but I look forward to trying the 'Diken Gold' and 'Headshunt Stout'.

www.bridgehousebrewery.co.uk

Maldenman
24-04-2010, 20:55
Not exactly a new brewery yet but while walking through Whitchurch on Thames today (Oxfordshire) I spotted one of those planning notices people have to display. It was outside The Old Dairy, Walliscote Farm, and concerns an application for a change of use to a microbrewery plus shop. Hell of a posh area, chocolate box cottages etc, but good luck to them.

Dairy to brewery.....still liquid isn't it? Get it approved.

hondo
16-06-2010, 09:55
http://www.joulesbrewery.co.uk/index.php:drinkup:

aleandhearty
05-07-2010, 13:54
Just read about the Toad Brewery, in Doncaster: www.toadbrewery.co.uk What may be of interest to football fans is the fact that brewing takes place underneath the stand at Keepmoat Stadium! Also, the brewery has its own bar at the stadium on Rovers' match days.

ROBCamra
05-07-2010, 14:00
Just read about the Toad Brewery, in Doncaster: www.toadbrewery.co.uk What may be of interest to football fans is the fact that brewing takes place underneath the stand at Keepmoat Stadium! Also, the brewery has its own bar at the stadium on Rovers' match days.

Had a pint of their Golden Angel in Sheffield last week. Pretty good it was too. :drinkup:

aleandhearty
05-07-2010, 14:12
Had a pint of their Golden Angel in Sheffield last week. Pretty good it was too. :drinkup:

Cheers ROB. Will keep an eye out for it.

RogerB
05-07-2010, 14:56
A&H - I note there is a new brewery called Ridgeside just opened in Leeds. Currently brewing 3 ales, Best 4.5%, Black Night 5% and Challenge 3.9%. Knowing my increasing fondness of Yorkshire beers, keep an eye out and report back as I'm sure you will get to sample the product range long before I will!

aleandhearty
05-07-2010, 16:04
A&H - I note there is a new brewery called Ridgeside just opened in Leeds. Currently brewing 3 ales, Best 4.5%, Black Night 5% and Challenge 3.9%. Knowing my increasing fondness of Yorkshire beers, keep an eye out and report back as I'm sure you will get to sample the product range long before I will!

Sorry Roger, I'm ahead of you. Have a look at post #87 ! :D You probably remember O'Donoghue's in Wakefield. It's just been taken over by Great Heck Brewery, but Ridgeside are having their official launch there in the middle of this month. Will deffo report back.

Oggwyn Trench
05-07-2010, 18:03
http://www.joulesbrewery.co.uk/index.php:drinkup:

I drive past the Red Lion where they are building the Brewery most weeks , its come on really well in the last few months after stalling in winter

RogerB
05-07-2010, 21:29
Sorry Roger, I'm ahead of you. Have a look at post #87 ! :D You probably remember O'Donoghue's in Wakefield. It's just been taken over by Great Heck Brewery, but Ridgeside are having their official launch there in the middle of this month. Will deffo report back.

We did an overnight in Wakefield last Saturday to break up the journey home from Scotland and I did intend to pop into O'Donoghues to see if there was some live music on. We didn't arrive until quite late (I did send you a last minute text message to see if you were around) and most of the evening was spent in the Red Shed. I popped into the Barristers as it was empty and was one of the few places showing the footy and then did the Black Horse which I missed out last time. Nice enough pub but poor ale choice. Had to finish off with a trip Fernandes although there were barely half a dozen people in there at 11 which was a shame. The Westgate run is a lovely experience on a Saturday night!

aleandhearty
06-07-2010, 10:32
We did an overnight in Wakefield last Saturday to break up the journey home from Scotland....We didn't arrive until quite late (I did send you a last minute text message to see if you were around).... The Westgate run is a lovely experience on a Saturday night!

Roger, I got your text, but it sounds like you didn't get my reply?(I was in Essex for the w/e) I was a bit suspicious at the time, as for some reason it was repeatedly being limited in length and when I 'sent it' I got a message saying it couldn't be delivered until 7a.m the next day. Don't let it put you off trying again when you're next in the area.

Agreed about THe Black Horse. A new 'spoons is due to open across the road, which I suspect will hit them hard.The Westgate Run is a sight to behold isn't it? Hogarth would have been right at home. :)

RogerB
18-07-2010, 07:46
Came across some beers from a couple of new Kent Breweries yesterday - Wantsum (Canterbury) and Old Dairy (Cranbrook). Tried Wantsum's Hengist and Old Dairy's Blue Top, both summery beers that went down very well (on top of the other 15 or so that I sampled!). Will keep an eye open for more.

Millay
18-07-2010, 09:43
Came across some beers from a couple of new Kent Breweries yesterday - Wantsum (Canterbury)

Wantsum beers - sounds like a damn silly question to me :)

Wittenden
18-07-2010, 22:38
Came across some beers from a couple of new Kent Breweries yesterday - Wantsum (Canterbury) and Old Dairy (Cranbrook). Tried Wantsum's Hengist and Old Dairy's Blue Top, both summery beers that went down very well (on top of the other 15 or so that I sampled!). Will keep an eye open for more.

Still have n't seen either of these in a pub yet, and Old dairy is only just up the raod. I have been drinking the Blue Top IPA in bottle lately-had one tonight, a damn fine drop, as is the Gold Top. Not too sure of the hop bill, but I seem to remember that Cascade is used in the GT

RogerB
18-07-2010, 23:02
Still have n't seen either of these in a pub yet, and Old dairy is only just up the raod. I have been drinking the Blue Top IPA in bottle lately-had one tonight, a damn fine drop, as is the Gold Top. Not too sure of the hop bill, but I seem to remember that Cascade is used in the GT
Both ales I mentioned were on at the King George V in Brompton as part of the Medway Hopper Festival. They had Old Dairy Gold Top as one of their normal guest ales but I didn't sample it.

gillhalfpint
19-07-2010, 07:16
Wantsum 1381 IPA was at 2009 Pigs Ear fest, Hackney.

aleandhearty
19-07-2010, 13:40
A&H - I note there is a new brewery called Ridgeside just opened in Leeds. Currently brewing 3 ales, Best 4.5%, Black Night 5% and Challenge 3.9%. Knowing my increasing fondness of Yorkshire beers, keep an eye out and report back as I'm sure you will get to sample the product range long before I will!


Sorry Roger, I'm ahead of you. Have a look at post #87 ! :D You probably remember O'Donoghue's in Wakefield. It's just been taken over by Great Heck Brewery, but Ridgeside are having their official launch there in the middle of this month. Will deffo report back.

Having been away for the w/e and driving like the clappers to get back for the official launch yesterday afternoon, it all proved a bit of a damp squib. I thought they were going to showcase the core range, but instead it was just a brew called Beast at 4.7%. All hypothetical anyway, as they'd sold out by the time I got to O'D's...Just half a dozen chicken drumsticks and half a pork pie left over from the buffet. :(

RogerB
19-07-2010, 13:51
Having been away for the w/e and driving like the clappers to get back for the official launch yesterday afternoon, it all proved a bit of a damp squib. I thought they were going to showcase the core range, but instead it was just a brew called Beast at 4.7%. All hypothetical anyway, as they'd sold out by the time I got to O'D's...Just half a dozen chicken drumsticks and half a pork pie left over from the buffet. :(

I'm sure you'll get a sample long before I will!

rpadam
19-07-2010, 19:37
Came across some beers from a couple of new Kent Breweries yesterday - Wantsum (Canterbury) and Old Dairy (Cranbrook). Tried Wantsum's Hengist and Old Dairy's Blue Top, both summery beers that went down very well (on top of the other 15 or so that I sampled!). Will keep an eye open for more.
Talking of new Kent beers, had a pint of 'Royal' from the Royal Tunbridge Wells Brewing Company the other day. Hideous pump clip and a bit hazy, but it was a reasonably tasty best bitter.

aleandhearty
16-08-2010, 19:29
Whilst visiting The Star, Crowlas came across the Liverpool Organic Brewery, which is certainly a new one on me. Their IPA was featured, but unfortunately I think it was on the turn. However, at 6%+ it's certainly one I'd like to try again. The website is currently under development, but the address is:

www.liverpoolorganicbrewery.com

Farway
17-08-2010, 06:51
Whilst visiting The Star, Crowlas came across the Liverpool Organic Brewery, which is certainly a new one on me. Their IPA was featured, but unfortunately I think it was on the turn. However, at 6%+ it's certainly one I'd like to try again.

Talking of Organic brewers, just last week, visiting The Swan at Inkpen was my first encounter with Butts brewery of Hungerford, totally organic, and the pint each I had of Traditional & Jester were good ones. Never tried the Mudskipper which was also on

Fully working Web site here http://www.buttsbrewery.com/index.html

ROBCamra
20-08-2010, 07:33
Whilst visiting The Star, Crowlas came across the Liverpool Organic Brewery, which is certainly a new one on me. Their IPA was featured, but unfortunately I think it was on the turn. However, at 6%+ it's certainly one I'd like to try again. The website is currently under development, but the address is:

www.liverpoolorganicbrewery.com

We had a couple from this one on at the Baum a few of weeks ago, 24 Carat Gold & Styrian Summer. Both tasty but strong.

aleandhearty
20-08-2010, 10:55
We had a couple from this one on at the Baum a few of weeks ago, 24 Carat Gold & Styrian Summer. Both tasty but strong.

Sounds like they're going down the American route, strength wise. As per usual, I've made a mental note to look out for them.

I was looking at the Wakefield CAMRA branch diary page last night and there's a visit coming up to the Liverpool One Brewery. Initially, I thought they'd got the name slightly wrong, thinking it was the Organic Brewery. But no, yet another one I'd not heard of! www.liverpoolonebrewery.co.uk

Have you come across any of their beers ROB?

Evil Gazebo
20-08-2010, 11:34
I was looking at the Wakefield CAMRA branch diary page last night and there's a visit coming up to the Liverpool One Brewery. Initially, I thought they'd got the name slightly wrong, thinking it was the Organic Brewery. But no, yet another one I'd not heard of! www.liverpoolonebrewery.co.uk

Reminds me of Everton opening their club store in the new Liverpool One shopping centre a couple of years ago. They named it Everton Two, giving it the postal address of Everton Two, Liverpool One.

ROBCamra
20-08-2010, 12:30
Sounds like they're going down the American route, strength wise. As per usual, I've made a mental note to look out for them.

I was looking at the Wakefield CAMRA branch diary page last night and there's a visit coming up to the Liverpool One Brewery. Initially, I thought they'd got the name slightly wrong, thinking it was the Organic Brewery. But no, yet another one I'd not heard of! www.liverpoolonebrewery.co.uk

Have you come across any of their beers ROB?

I knew they were out there, but I couldn't even find any when we were out in Liverpool.

I'll have to ask Simon at the Baum to get some in!

Eddie86
20-08-2010, 16:24
With the launch of this (last!) year's GBG soon upon us, our local CAMRA branch has informed me that they have included the brewery in this years guide. Having found this out (I filled in a form giving details with an 'expected active date' of 'late 2010'. I was told they would check with me before including it in this years guide but that seems to have not happened. I'm worried it may annoy a few people finding out that, although in the guide it states the brewery as active with 3 ales in reality I'm still waiting to get the brewhouse approved!

hondo
23-08-2010, 09:26
change of brewery
http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/news.ma/article/88113

Wittenden
08-09-2010, 21:32
Any of you Yorkshire folk had Wold Top ale? I 've just read an article about them in one of my farming magazines. As a diversified farmer I was highly impressed (and put in the shade) by their energy: apart from farming 575 acres of arable and free range chooks, they've also gone and set up the eponymous brewery, as well as running a nursery. They don't seem to do part time gamekeeping though!
I recall drinking Falling Stone at the Cover Bridge near Middleham a few years ago, but my notes are far from clear!

aleandhearty
08-09-2010, 22:01
Any of you Yorkshire folk had Wold Top ale?

I've had bottled Wold Gold which I thought was fantastic. Unfortunately, I've not (knowingly) come across any of their draught beers; but they've got a good reputation as the website shows:

www.woldtopbrewery.co.uk

gillhalfpint
09-09-2010, 06:40
I have had 8 of their draught beers including 600 acrres at Fleetwood fest last year.

Falling Stone abnd Wolds Way have been on at the Welly in Brum, but most of them were in York. and others in Hull and Hartlepool.

ROBCamra
09-09-2010, 06:58
I've had bottled Wold Gold which I thought was fantastic. Unfortunately, I've not (knowingly) come across any of their draught beers; but they've got a good reputation as the website shows:

www.woldtopbrewery.co.uk

They feature regularly in the free houses around Hull & at Hull beer festival.

ROBCamra
09-09-2010, 07:05
With the launch of this (last!) year's GBG soon upon us, our local CAMRA branch has informed me that they have included the brewery in this years guide. Having found this out (I filled in a form giving details with an 'expected active date' of 'late 2010'. I was told they would check with me before including it in this years guide but that seems to have not happened. I'm worried it may annoy a few people finding out that, although in the guide it states the brewery as active with 3 ales in reality I'm still waiting to get the brewhouse approved!

I can't see any mention of the brewery on the pub page or the breweries section of the GBG 2011. You're not even mentioned in the "future breweries" bit.

It looks like you're OK. :cheers:

trainman
09-09-2010, 07:09
I came across Keeper's Light & A4 Amber at Beeston's outstanding Victoria a coupla years back, can't remember whether I tried them tho.

Eddie86
10-09-2010, 16:50
I can't see any mention of the brewery on the pub page or the breweries section of the GBG 2011. You're not even mentioned in the "future breweries" bit.

It looks like you're OK. :cheers:


Well given that in as little as 2 weeks I may have an active brewery, on site, thanks to some old planning permission that was given but never acted on, I'm now a little disappointed that I'm not in the 'future breweries' bit. I'm off out tonight to celebrate my birthday and hopefully will bump into one of my friends with a copy so I can have a sneak peak

Conrad
10-09-2010, 16:54
Happy Birthday Ed, and I hope tonight finds you acting your age for once ;)

:bemerry::nishelypished:

Al 10000
10-09-2010, 17:03
Ive drunk Wold Top beers in the Old English Gentleman in Hull this was called Pirates Gold and iv also had Wold Top Bitter in the Zachariah Pearson in Hull.

Eddie86
10-09-2010, 17:35
Happy Birthday Ed, and I hope tonight finds you acting your age for once ;)

:bemerry::nishelypished:

Just started my drinking evening with an Old Empire (my favourite out of the Marston's stable) so it may well happen! I've said I want to drink anywhere but our pub tonight because if another member of staff asks me a question I'm going to scream!

aleandhearty
15-09-2010, 22:04
Any of you Yorkshire folk had Wold Top ale?


I've had bottled Wold Gold which I thought was fantastic.

Tried bottled Against The Grain tonight (gluten free, brewed with maize) and have to say I was very impressed. Tasted slightly different, as you'd expect, but beautifully hopped and by no means a novelty beer. I definitely need to try some of their draught beers.

hondo
21-09-2010, 07:16
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/article-1313750/Drinks-giant-SABMiller-Czechs-new-beer.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

aleandhearty
21-09-2010, 09:07
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/article-1313750/Drinks-giant-SABMiller-Czechs-new-beer.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Well at least there shouldn't be any problems from the 'nanny' state.

Coat!

aleandhearty
21-09-2010, 11:03
As York seems to be a favourite location on PuG, a few of you may be interested in The Junction Brewhouse: www.junctionbrewhouse.co.uk Since Al1000 reviewed it purely as a pub, it has installed seven pumps and has a microbrewery on site. Not bang in the centre, but walkable from the train station apparently.

gillhalfpint
22-09-2010, 10:22
Didn't get there when we visited for the fest recently, but bought the new Real Ale in York book at the fest and the Junction is in there.

Going back to York for the Maltings fest 3 Oct so will look it up as the caravan there for 4 nights.
Junction Brewhouse. Open 3-11 Mon - Thurs, 11-12 Fri - Sat, 12-11 Sun.

Enterprise Inn free of tie.

Gill

hondo
24-09-2010, 12:45
http://www.nationalbrewerycentre.co.uk/

Wittenden
26-09-2010, 22:16
Bought a couple of bottles from a new brewery in Kent-Moodleys from Penshurst. Very small scale, and very worthy, but the Original MILD (ABV 4%) has a definite luscious character:I'd like to see it on draught.

hondo
27-09-2010, 09:38
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/09/26/rutland-ale-back-on-tap-115875-22588631/

aleandhearty
27-09-2010, 09:43
Continuing my /our praise for Raw Brewing Co on the BOTW thread, just thought I'd mention them here also.

www.rawbrew.com

If their other brews are as good as 'Grey Ghost', they have a very bright future. One to watch.

ETA
29-09-2010, 12:36
A new one linked to the Halfpenny micro in Lechlade: www.oldforgebrewery.co.uk

Associated with the Radnor Arms pub in Coleshill and with a nearby cider maker, also part of the Coleshill Estate.

hondo
30-09-2010, 09:21
http://www.danielthwaites.com/News/Articles/1807+Cask+Club.htm

trainman
30-09-2010, 09:24
Tyme Mill? They managed to spell that wrongly and, anyway, I believe that's the pub estate, with the brewery being Castle Rock. Not sure the (current) champion brewer will be too pleased with the reportage.

ROBCamra
30-09-2010, 09:26
http://www.danielthwaites.com/News/Articles/1807+Cask+Club.htm

Just to put this into perspective. Thwaites have offered this to just 38 of their > 300 pubs. So don't walk into most Thwaites pubs and expect a wider choice. :(

hondo
30-09-2010, 09:51
:twigs: "as an ook cometh of a litel spyr" :twigs:

hondo
14-10-2010, 09:19
http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/news.ma/article/88594

Wittenden
14-10-2010, 19:16
http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/news.ma/article/88594

I'll keep an eye out for this one:their winery and vineyard are just down the road from us at Smallhythe. They already produce some ales in bottled form-brewed at Hepworth's. I've enjoyed their Cobbs IPA, and have banged on about it in the Bottled beer thread, and am looking forward to trying the Porter when I come across it. I can't comment on the lagers, though.

RogerB
17-10-2010, 08:07
Normally my Beermad weekly e-mail doesn't throw up much but today I received notification of no less than 11 new breweries that may be of interest to our roving ale enthusiasts around the country...

Bootleg, Chorlton, Manchester, Greater Manchester
Canterbrew, Chartham, Canterbury, Kent
Coppice Side, Heanor, Derbyshire
Copthorne, Sutton-on-Trent, Newark, Nottinghamshire
Devilfish, Farleigh Hungerford, Bath, Somerset
Fellows, Cottenham, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Happy Valley, Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire
Long Lane, Coalville, Leicestershire
Mr Grundy's, Derby, Derbyshire
Prior's Well, Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Saxon City, Stoke Edith, Hereford, Herefordshire

Wittenden
21-10-2010, 21:59
Our friends at pubsandbeer.co.uk referred to Abigale Brewery commencing operations. A quick google told me that it is based in lovely Ashford Kent, and is indeed due to start work, producing a Bitter and a Golden,using Kent grown Cascades.I'll keep you posted. If its as good as Old Dairy, a recent start-up in the area, it will be very good.

hondo
25-10-2010, 08:05
http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/business/norwich_s_newest_brewery_sells_first_pint_1_703591

RogerB
25-10-2010, 08:31
If its as good as Old Dairy, a recent start-up in the area, it will be very good.

My local has had the Gold Top as its guest for the last few weeks - wonderful stuff. I have had the Blue Top at a festival but yet to see Red Top but if it's as good as the other 2 then Old Dairy are on to a winning formula.

runningdog
25-10-2010, 17:39
A thought for the day. :cheers:
I find the appearance of all these new breweries both encouraging and rather curious. I posed the question in another 'nameless place' as to whether we were (are) living in a golden age of real ale. Most, as I remember, agreed we were, but many, including myself, were pessimistic as to how long it would be before the big boys spoiled everything.
I'm a sight more optimistic now and it crossed my mind that we just might be heading back toward the days when almost all ale was brewed locally..........
:drinkup::drinkup::drinkup:

Conrad
26-10-2010, 11:59
But will you be buying all these new beers from new breweries exclusively from Wetherspoon's the only pub left on our high street?

hondo
26-10-2010, 13:42
http://www.puritybrewing.com/news.cfm

trainman
26-10-2010, 15:15
Not new, but new to me. Very impressed with their bottle-conditioned beers in Conwy over the weekend, all RAIB.

www.conwybrewery.co.uk

hondo
27-10-2010, 12:54
http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/10/27/335655/Meantime-launches-London-Lager.htm

hondo
01-11-2010, 07:38
http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/news.ma/article/88775

RogerB
01-11-2010, 07:57
Another newby for those of us in the Garden of England...

http://www.beermad.org.uk/brewery/4647&matches=1713,37,432,4647&searchfor=ashford&searchwhat=location&directfind=yes

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ashford-United-Kingdom/Abigale-Brewing-Company/126046840742916?v=wall

Wittenden
03-11-2010, 19:58
This pub's micro-brewery offered its beer to the public for the first time today:http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/15469/
(The Farriers Arms, Mersham, Kent)-now owned by a group of villagers/customers. A very long time since I've been there.

hondo
13-11-2010, 11:21
http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/Brewer-rolls-out-an-extra.6624750.jp

hondo
15-11-2010, 08:43
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2010/11/15/harry-gets-his-own-beer-at-the-age-of-just-four-months-91466-27657987/

hondo
15-11-2010, 09:13
http://www.dca-pr.co.uk/Latest-News/St-Austell-Brewery/Roger-brews-up-a-treat-for-St-Austell-Brewery-Celt-123.aspx

RogerB
18-11-2010, 12:29
For all us Kentish Men / Men Of Kent, got this message from the Kent Brewery facebook page -

"The full range will be available across Maidstone shortly as we deliver to the Flower Pot and Ye Olde Thirsty Pig"

Not sure that the Flower Pot & Thirsty Pig fully represents "across Maidstone" but it's a start.

hondo
18-11-2010, 12:48
http://www.thepublican.com/story.asp?sectioncode=7&storycode=68454&c=1

hondo
23-11-2010, 08:50
http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/news.ma/article/89017

RogerB
23-11-2010, 09:28
3 new breweries from the land of the bogs and the little green people....

http://www.troublebrewing.ie/

http://dungarvanbrewingcompany.com/

http://www.tigbhric.com/

Quinno
23-11-2010, 12:00
http://www.facebook.com/binghamsbrewery

Started selling on Sunday. Tried the Twyford Tipple - not bad but needs a bit of work as it was a little flat.

hondo
30-11-2010, 09:42
http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/news.ma/article/89107

Eddie86
01-12-2010, 12:25
Sorry! (www.thehaybrewery.co.uk)

Conrad
01-12-2010, 16:51
Sorry! (www.thehaybrewery.co.uk)
I hesitate to ask, but is this quote related to this blog (http://studentbrewer.blogspot.com/)?

I don't think my opinion of CAMRA's efforts is much of a secret :)

Eddie86
01-12-2010, 17:32
Nope - click the link

Conrad
01-12-2010, 19:47
Nope - click the link
I did, it is telling me that the hay brewery is now not opening?

hondo
02-12-2010, 09:29
http://www.runcornandwidnesweeklynews.co.uk/runcorn-widnes-news/runcorn-widnes-local-news/2010/12/02/blue-ball-brewery-to-open-in-runcorn-55368-27750327/

http://blueball.ahoycreative.co.uk/

Eddie86
02-12-2010, 10:12
I did, it is telling me that the hay brewery is now not opening?

I'm selling the brewery to fund a brewlab course. It's a 3 month Diploma in Sunderland :D

Conrad
02-12-2010, 10:18
I'm selling the brewery to fund a brewlab course. It's a 3 month Diploma in Sunderland :D
What does that allow you to do then? I am concerned we will all be experimented on now ;)

Eddie86
02-12-2010, 10:40
What does that allow you to do then? I am concerned we will all be experimented on now ;)

It's a fully detailed course on brewing, going into micro-biology and chemistry, and exploring flavour compounds as well as business studies and marketing. It means I'll be more able to get a job at a large (family size) brewery

Conrad
02-12-2010, 10:45
It's a fully detailed course on brewing, going into micro-biology and chemistry, and exploring flavour compounds as well as business studies and marketing. It means I'll be more able to get a job at a large (family size) brewery
Blimey all change then! Congratulations, at least you won't have to battle with any planning issues now.

Eddie86
02-12-2010, 10:48
Blimey all change then! Congratulations, at least you won't have to battle with any planning issues now.

That's not the only battle I won't have to do any more - I'm hoping to live in Nottingham again :D

hondo
02-12-2010, 11:00
444 :eek:

Conrad
02-12-2010, 11:05
That's not the only battle I won't have to do any more - I'm hoping to live in Nottingham again :D
All change then, when are you expecting all this to happen?

444 :eek:
I can see my new avatar coming :)

Eddie86
02-12-2010, 11:38
End of February I finish here. Then hopefully off to Nottingham for a month's work experience with the brewery, then up to do the course, then back to the brewery. That's if they accept me!

hondo
03-12-2010, 06:31
http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/849220-cheese-beer-has-unique-taste

hondo
09-12-2010, 06:45
http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/brewers_tap_into_new_sunderland_site_1_2841203

Brewguru
09-12-2010, 08:15
http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/849220-cheese-beer-has-unique-taste

"unique taste" reads revolting? Does this appeal to anyone?

hondo
10-12-2010, 11:00
http://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/news/8721817.Altrincham_brewery_opens_town_centre_bar/

hondo
17-12-2010, 08:10
http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/News/New-micro-brewery-aims-to-keep-classic-ales-alive.htm

hondo
21-12-2010, 11:46
http://www.thepublican.com/story.asp?storycode=68601

aleandhearty
02-01-2011, 13:14
As mentioned on the BOTW thread, I recently tried 'Original 45 Porter' from West Yorkshire's newest micro Revolutions Brewing Co. and fabulous stuff it was too. The theme of this brewery suits Roger down to the ground, as the two music mad founders have decided to brew beers of only three strengths 3.3%, 4.5% and 7.8%, reflecting the golden age of vinyl. More details at:

www.revolutionsbrewing.co.uk

hondo
06-01-2011, 12:40
http://www.thepublican.com/story.asp?sectioncode=7&storycode=68715&c=1

hondo
11-01-2011, 07:48
http://www.metro.co.uk/lifestyle/852304-craft-beer-practising-the-dark-arts

hondo
15-02-2011, 06:17
http://www.thepublican.com/story.asp?sectioncode=7&storycode=69046&c=1

Allons enfants de la Patrie
Le jour de gloire est arrivé !

ROBCamra
15-02-2011, 07:30
http://www.aswiftone.com/2011/02/they-are-springing-up-all-over.html

What a shame that we will be staying at the North Riding Hotel for 2 days next week. Looks like Stuart & Karen have realised their ambition. :cheers:

hondo
15-02-2011, 12:22
http://darkstarbrewing.co.uk/news/weve-had-a-baby/

Allons enfants de la Patrie
Le jour de gloire est arrivé !

hondo
08-03-2011, 06:29
http://www.esquire.com/blogs/food-for-men/weirdest-beers-030311

hondo
08-03-2011, 11:37
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/local/ilkleynews/8894627.Brewery_reveals_visitor_centre_plans/

hondo
11-03-2011, 12:39
http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/Accidental-beer-set-to-take.6732296.jp

hondo
15-03-2011, 11:35
http://www.bighospitality.co.uk/New-Products/Marco-Pierre-White-launches-beer-brand

hondo
15-03-2011, 11:53
http://www.getreading.co.uk/entertainment/food_and_drink/s/2089331_lubricating_ale_celebrates_camra_birthday

Quinno
15-03-2011, 12:01
http://www.getreading.co.uk/lifestyle/food_and_drink/s/2082965_redundant_it_worker_prepares_to_launch_twy ford_tipple

If anyone has the Space Hoppy IPA, I'd like to point out that I named that beer during a drunken conversation here (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/1762/).

What I want them to do is get a space hopper cutout on a spring and stick it to the clip so it bounces during the pull :)

I have also suggested a golden beer called Binghams Bling, either with Mr T's face or a small gold plastic medallion over each clip.

hondo
16-03-2011, 07:04
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-12746837

gillhalfpint
16-03-2011, 08:23
www.beersuppliers.co.uk/page/the_vineyard

Hope this works. Tried a great new brewery in the Maltings, York last night.

Yorkshire Heart Brewery. JRT Best Bitter 4.2%

aleandhearty
16-03-2011, 10:57
www.beersuppliers.co.uk/page/the_vineyard

Hope this works. Tried a great new brewery in the Maltings, York last night.

Yorkshire Heart Brewery. JRT Best Bitter 4.2%

A new one on me. Will keep a look out for their beers, from now on. Thanks for the heads up Gill.

hondo
18-03-2011, 07:18
http://www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk/news/local-headlines/brewery_toasts_a_foxy_blond_that_s_the_beer_1_1520 293

hondo
21-03-2011, 06:46
http://www.scotlandfoodanddrink.org/news/article-info/1874/corncrake-ale-takes-flight-at-orkney-brewery.aspx

hondo
21-03-2011, 09:08
http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/business/8921364.Beer_lovers_celebrate___250K_brewery_expan sion/

hondo
24-03-2011, 10:13
http://www.eadt.co.uk/business/suffolk_adnams_to_launch_celebratory_beer_for_wedd ing_of_prince_william_and_kate_middleton_1_839801

Evil Gazebo
24-03-2011, 11:34
http://www.eadt.co.uk/business/suffolk_adnams_to_launch_celebratory_beer_for_wedd ing_of_prince_william_and_kate_middleton_1_839801

http://www.lostgirlsworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Royal-Wedding-Sick-Bags-300x286.jpg

;)

hondo
29-03-2011, 09:13
http://www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/news/Ale-drink/article-3380908-detail/article.html

ETA
31-03-2011, 07:13
The former Hidden Brewery site near Warminster, one of the five small breweries local to Salisbury, has reopened under the name West Country Brewery. There is no connection to the previous brewery, and as far as I know, no links to the Bell at Wylye (though I stand to be corrected on that score as these things are not always obvious).

The owner, brewer Rod Macdonald, has announced that 2 ales are ready for distribution, but no names have yet been given (ideas welcomed). They are a 3.8% best bitter (West Best?) and a 3.8% blonde ale which should hopefully be seen in local freehouses.

hondo
31-03-2011, 09:25
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2011/03/31/liverpool-s-famous-higsons-beer-making-a-comeback-100252-28433640/

‚ÄúHigsons was known as having a very sulphuric nose and people used to say it gave them terrible hangovers. We have got rid of that and I think it probably tastes better now.‚ÄĚ :confused:

hondo
05-04-2011, 10:13
http://www.fullers.co.uk/rte.asp?id=387

hondo
07-04-2011, 12:36
http://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Manufacturing/Badger-brewer-to-open-new-site-by-autumn

hondo
11-04-2011, 11:53
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/news/Dartmoor-launches-Friggins-ale-raid-border/article-3431948-detail/article.html

Brewguru
11-04-2011, 12:33
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/news/Dartmoor-launches-Friggins-ale-raid-border/article-3431948-detail/article.html

From the press release:

"Made using traditional brewing techniques and a unique blend of hop oil, Friggins is a highly drinkable thirst-quenching beer with delicious lemon and slightly spicy fruit flavours on the aftertaste"

Hop Oil? I was a bit shocked to see this. Most breweries use whole hops. :( Anyone else know of breweries using either Malt extract or hop oil?

hondo
14-04-2011, 07:56
http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/news.ma/article/90329

oldboots
16-04-2011, 17:35
Yet another new brewery in Yorkshire:-

http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/news.ma/article/90318?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ma-rss-all-news+%28Rss+news+feed+for+Morning+Advertiser%29

hondo
18-04-2011, 11:09
http://www.dca-pr.co.uk/Latest-News/St-Austell-Brewery/Celebrating-the-new-heart-of-St-Austell-Brewery-123.aspx

hondo
18-04-2011, 12:46
http://www.arkells.com/news.php

aleandhearty
19-04-2011, 13:33
Yet another new brewery in Yorkshire:-

http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/news.ma/article/90318?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ma-rss-all-news+%28Rss+news+feed+for+Morning+Advertiser%29

I'd not heard of Two Roses until this article, so cheers 'ob'. It's only about 4-5 miles down the road from me as well! The website is up and running:

www.tworosesbrewery.co.uk

hondo
20-04-2011, 12:51
http://www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk/news/article-20871-special-brew-created-to-celebrate-racecourse-s-birthday/

oldboots
20-04-2011, 15:27
http://www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk/news/article-20871-special-brew-created-to-celebrate-racecourse-s-birthday/

Nice how they illustrated it with a pint of Marston's Pedigree:D

trainman
20-04-2011, 15:34
I'd not heard of Two Roses until this article, so cheers 'ob'. It's only about 4-5 miles down the road from me as well! The website is up and running:

www.tworosesbrewery.co.uk

But how will it survive over there, with the inclusion of a red rose?

hondo
21-04-2011, 07:58
http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/8985326.Crystal_Palace_launches_beer_festival/

http://www.cpfc.co.uk/page/News/0,,10323~2342924,00.html

aleandhearty
22-04-2011, 10:52
But how will it survive over there, with the inclusion of a red rose?

Simple. All the good beers (and batches) stay in Yorkshire, the duff ones go across the Pennines to the 'dark side'.

hondo
28-04-2011, 09:17
http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk/news/Real-ale-company-sup-cup/article-3499199-detail/article.html

Oggwyn Trench
28-04-2011, 18:06
http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk/news/Real-ale-company-sup-cup/article-3499199-detail/article.html

Love Lymestones beers , not that keen on Stoke City though

hondo
04-05-2011, 12:30
http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/sport/new_beer_to_honour_norwich_heroes_1_882296

ROBCamra
04-05-2011, 12:47
Love Lymestones beers , not that keen on Stoke City though

I'm currently a Stoke City fan at least until after the FA cup final. :D:manutdfc::evilgrin:

trainman
05-05-2011, 05:47
I'm currently a Stoke City fan at least until after the FA cup final.
...

hondo
06-05-2011, 06:23
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/norfolk_brewery_release_norwich_city_promotion_ale _1_885118

trainman
06-05-2011, 07:12
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/norfolk_brewery_release_norwich_city_promotion_ale _1_885118

Please give us Norwich away on a Saturday. :pray:
I now have details to get way beyond the Compleat Angler (usual away pub nr station) and keep me happily drinking around town for a week or so...

hondo
25-05-2011, 12:34
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-13537781

ROBCamra
25-05-2011, 12:41
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-13537781

Yes, and the new brewhouse, that's actually been open for ages, is still brewing poor imitations of Pride Of Pendle & Pendle Witches Brew.:mad:

They just can't get the taste matching correct. :muppet:

hondo
26-05-2011, 12:46
http://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/news/local/the_barrels_start_rolling_out_from_a_new_micro_bre wery_1_3416807

gillhalfpint
27-05-2011, 09:46
Something wrong with this thread. Cannot get past page 23.

gillhalfpint
27-05-2011, 09:48
Works now.

hondo
01-06-2011, 06:39
http://www.eadt.co.uk/business/bury_st_edmunds_greene_king_launches_duke_s_cambri dge_ale_1_908018

trainman
01-06-2011, 06:49
http://www.eadt.co.uk/business/bury_st_edmunds_greene_king_launches_duke_s_cambri dge_ale_1_908018

Subtle melon aroma & flavour? Sounds like another bland number from the greedies of westgate. Many wines mention melon in tasting notes, but usually in conjunction with peach/pear/pineapple/apricot/citrus fruits/floral notes etc. If melon (and subtle, at that!) is the extent of the brewer's ambition then, well, let's just say Tara & others could teach them much.

hondo
02-06-2011, 12:19
http://offlicencenews.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/12233/Innis___Gunn_gets_fruity_with_Melville_s.html

hondo
08-06-2011, 06:17
http://sport.scotsman.com/football/Changing-room-chat-Posh-brewery39s.6781467.jp

hondo
10-06-2011, 11:00
http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/2011/06/10/saltburn-s-150th-anniversary-ale-on-sale-84229-28851546/

hondo
10-06-2011, 11:03
http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/news.ma/article/90705

http://www.dca-pr.co.uk/Latest-News/St-Austell-Brewery/Fisherman%E2%80%99s-Friends-help-launch-Trelawny-123.aspx

Wittenden
13-06-2011, 21:56
New micro brewery in Canterbury:http://www.thefoundrycanterbury.co.uk/

I'm sure the foundry used to house "Quine's Diner" back in the dim and distant past. Great memories. A trip to Canterbury is called for, but I'm not sure when!

hondo
14-06-2011, 07:32
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2011/06/14/brewer-produces-new-ale-to-celebrate-swansea-city-promotion-91466-28871980/

hondo
15-06-2011, 09:40
http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/headlines/9083604.CARNIV_ALE__LET___S_ALL_DRINK_TO_THAT/

hondo
15-06-2011, 09:44
http://www.nebusiness.co.uk/business-news/latest-business-news/2011/06/15/tyne-bank-brewery-set-to-launch-three-new-ales-51140-28881309/

hondo
16-06-2011, 07:19
http://www.heraldscotland.com/business/corporate-sme/graduate-to-fulfil-black-isle-brewery-ambition-1.1106990

aleandhearty
20-06-2011, 15:05
The Kirkstall Brewery Company (Leeds) has been brewing for a few weeks now, but I didn't spot the website until yesterday:

http://www.kirkstallbrewerycompany.com/

The Black Band Porter (5.5%) is reported to be excellent.

ROBCamra
20-06-2011, 15:30
The Kirkstall Brewery Company (Leeds) has been brewing for a few weeks now, but I didn't spot the website until yesterday:

http://www.kirkstallbrewerycompany.com/

The Black Band Porter (5.5%) is reported to be excellent.

Their Dissolution IPA was excellent in Mr Foleys on Saturday.

aleandhearty
21-06-2011, 21:01
Their Dissolution IPA was excellent in Mr Foleys on Saturday.

Somehow overlooked your mention in BOTW, ROB. Apologies.

aleandhearty
23-06-2011, 15:45
The Kirkstall Brewery Company (Leeds) has been brewing for a few weeks now...The Black Band Porter (5.5%) is reported to be excellent.


Their Dissolution IPA was excellent in Mr Foleys on Saturday.

Forty minutes to kill in Leeds yesterday teatime saw my considerable girth in a shambolic jog/trot :eek: from the station to Mr Foley's and Veritas in search of KBC beers. Wasn't overly struck with Three Swords to be honest, but the Black band Porter is an absolute stunner. Definitely recommended. Unfortunately, no Dissolution IPA in sight.

oldboots
23-06-2011, 17:50
Forty minutes to kill in Leeds yesterday teatime saw my considerable girth in a shambolic jog/trot :eek: from the station to Mr Foley's and Veritas in search of KBC beers.

A frightening mental image there A&H, :eek: but speaking of new breweries have you seen this (http://www.beerreviews.co.uk/beer/magic-rock-brewing-launch-north-bar-leeds-30th-june-2011/)?

aleandhearty
27-06-2011, 14:47
speaking of new breweries have you seen this (http://www.beerreviews.co.uk/beer/magic-rock-brewing-launch-north-bar-leeds-30th-june-2011/)?

Thanks for the heads up 'ob', but family commitments have put the kibosh on it.

hondo
04-07-2011, 10:01
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Lincolnshire-operative-celebrate-150th-birthday/story-12876306-detail/story.html