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Strategic Blonde is coming!

The newest beer to arrive in our stable is our blonde beer "Strategic Blonde". This is an exciting time at the brewery, not only have we recently launched Beckbury Bitter, which has been very well received, but we have now test brewed, trialled and brewed the first batch of our sharp and zesty blonde beer. Stacked with character and coming in at a sessionable 4% ABV this is going to be a "go to" beer for many of our customers. Why not pop into The White Lion or The Old Fighting Cocks and try a pint. It should be on the bar any time after the 17th September. We hope you enjoy it.

Launch of our new Bitter

It has been a long time coming but our flagship bitter is finally here.We have been experimenting over the past couple of years in order to develop what we thought would be a good solid bitter; you know what I mean, the sort of beer that is well balanced, slightly malty with an interesting hop character, but one that doesn't overtake the taste buds. We came close on several occasions but it was never absolutely bang on. Earlier this year fate decided to lend a hand. Through a chance meeting at our pub, The White Lion in Bridgnorth, we were introduced to Simon, a very nice chap from Beckbury ( not a million miles from the brewery),  he in turn introduced us to the brewing legend that is Dave Rawstorne. To cut a long story short, Dave was happy to come out of retirement and...

A Lovely Summer and the Birth of Fine Beverage

I was at something of a low point in my life when Samantha and Bob so very kindly requested my presence on a short summer break they were taking with their fine boys. It had been some years, I am afraid to say, since I had visited the sea side, felt the sand between my toes and dined on soggy fish and chips. I was rather looking forward to it! Eastbourne was a favourite stop on Bob’s journeys with Punch & Judy and he had decided to return to this lovely seaside town on a brief break from his life as a publican and brewer. Samantha made me an incredible scotch egg for the journey, which signalled to me that this was going to be a trip to remember.  What can I tell you about our first trip together? Well we ate fish and chips from the Dolphin Fish Bar, served in newspaper...

Hop To It! What are Hops?

Finding the right hops is key to brewing good craft beer and, though not the only ingredient, it is the hops that seem to be the star of the show.  So, what are hops?  Hops are a cone-shaped flower that has become integral in beer-making.  While beer has existed long before the use of hops, most beer today is flavored with hops, which add a bitter and also preservative quality to our favourite tipple. Hops are the cone shapes flowers of the hop plant known as Humulus Lupulus.  Hops grow all over the world with each different landscape providing its own unique flavour.   Hops are generally used during the boiling process on a brew day. the earlier the hops are added into the boiling process the more bitter the taste will be.  Adding hops late on will contribute to...

The day I hopped to it

Let me start my introducing myself for those who do not know already (shame on you).  My names is Charles.  I have a title but I don’t want to lord it over you so Charles will do. Or Charlie if I have given you permission and we have shared a drink or two together.  I have to say I was rather honoured when Bob asked me to write a little piece about how I came to meet him and his fine wife, Samantha (she is always asking me to call her Sam but she is a lady so I refuse).  Given how much I have come to adore these two fine people and the story of our meeting is now legend, it is a pleasure to share the story with the world (for those of you who have drunk a staggeringly good beer or two with me over the years will have heard this already but it is good tale so listen...