2013 Whisky Aged Beers27 November 2013
Introducing No 1 Jack and No 2 Jim – limited edition oak aged beers.
For the last 12 months two Bourbon casks (one previously containing Jack Daniels & the other Jim Beam) both filled with export strength Brodie’s Prime have been maturing in our cellar. They are both strong, dark, rich, complex ales, aged for one year.
The beer was brewed on 26th October 2012, put into cask on 13th November 2012 and then bottled on 15th November 2013.
Now bottled the beers are ready to drink, they come in 330ml bottles at 8.5% abv, the style of beer means that they will also benefit from further ageing, Head Brewer Matt also suggests blending the two…No 1 Jack and No 2 Jim are on sale at The Beer Hall at the brewery and from our online shop here>> read >>
Booths Launch Own Label Beer Brewed by Us20 November 2013
Named after the year in which Booths was founded, 1847 Winter Ale is a limited edition, own label beer, brewed by us exclusively for Booths.
Following the success of Festival Ale, launched in the spring, we were approached again by the retailer to brew another exclusive beer, this time with more of a winter feel.
1847 Winter Ale is a 6% abv deep red ale brewed with Beech-smoked malt and mixed spice, “a perfect match with a mince pie and a log fire” suggests Anne Jones, Sales Manager at the brewery.
The beer is on sale in all of Booths 29 stores, located in the North West of England, from now until stocks last. To find your local Booths store visit the Booths website by clicking here.read >>
Champion Bottled Beer of the North West8 November 2013
Windermere Pale beat 84 other bottled beers in the Society of Independent Brewers North West beer competition, to be declared overall champion bottled beer.
Pictured are brewers Matt Clarke, Dave Buxton and Robin Cousins celebrating:
Windermere Pale, which was only launched in bottle in September, has also won a Great Taste award.
Tall Toad3 October 2013
Colours of the Rainbow IPA Challenge23 September 2013
We were invited by Ryan Witter from Siren Craft Brew to take part in the challenge which sees 7 breweries, each randomly assigned a colour of the rainbow, to then brew an IPA influenced by that colour.
Breweries and their colours:
Red: Siren Craft Brew Co
Yellow: Buxton Brewery
Green: Brodies Fabulous Beers
Blue: Magic Rock Brewing Co
Indigo: The Kernel
Violet: Hawkshead Brewery
The launch for the beers is Saturday 21st September, at King William IV, Leyton - the home of Brodies Beers, subsequent Rainbow IPA events are:
Thursday 26th September at Port Street Beer House, Manchester and
Tuesday 1st October at the Hanging Bat, Edinburgh.
You can read a little more about the challenge here:
New Beer in Bottle11 September 2013
We're launching our new beer at the same time as it goes on sale in Sainsbury’s.
Preview bottles which were released ahead of the launch on Tuesday 17th September, have already won a 2 star Great Taste award from the Guild of Fine Food, have reached the national final of the Great British Beer Hunt and are now on sale in 300 Sainsbury’s stores.
The beer is the bottled version of the highly successful cask beer, Windermere Pale - a thoroughly modern beer first brewed in the summer of 2009 to fulfil public demand for a low ABV, highly flavoured, modern hoppy beer. The bottled version of Windermere Pale, which at 4% abv is slightly stronger than in cask, has been created in response to continuous demand for the draught beer to be available in bottle.
Windermere Pale is brewed with soft Lakeland water, Maris Otter malted barley & full flower hops – blending three traditional English hops & the modern American hop, Citra to produce a highly refreshing, very pale ale, bursting with hop character & a fine fruity aroma.
The Great British Beer Hunt started with an intense round of heats earlier this year in which more than 150 beers from 70 breweries across the UK were judged by Sainsbury’s customers and beer experts. Of the 156 beers that were entered the 20 (five beers from each of four UK regions) which received the highest number of votes go on sale in Sainsbury’s store from 11th September- 2nd October.
If you don’t have a store local to you, Windermere Pale and the other 19 beers are available to buy from Sainsbury’s online here for delivery to your home address.
The 12 best-selling beers then go into a grand final where a panel of experts will select the two overall winners. The two winners each receive a six-month listing in Sainsbury’s stores up and down the country from November this year.
Great White11 September 2013
The third beer in our programme of special brews is out and drinking. Great White is a spiced wheat beer served cloudy at 4.8% abv. It is brewed with coriander seeds and Motueka hops from New Zealand and and aged on Seville orange peel. Available in cask and keg.
Great Taste Win9 August 2013
Our New Branding Unveiled27 June 2013
We have employed a professional young designer with experience in the beer industry to give the Hawkshead Brewery brand a modern, coherent, new look.
It’s all about evolution not revolution. “The industry is going through a period of change and we wanted to reflect that in the new, refreshing branding” said Managing Director, Alex Brodie.
The new branding, which includes a new logo, will run through each of our products, whether it be cask, keg or bottle and connect them all. It is an evolution of our existing brand, a design which builds on the brewery’s Lake District provenance.
Pictured above are Matt Clarke (Head Brewer) and Katie Rome (Manager, The Beer Hall) at The Beer Hall bar with some examples of the new pumpclips.
Katie Rome, Manager of The Beer Hall, the brewery tap said “I’ve had some really positive feedback from our regular customers who love the fresh new look”.
The new pumpclips are being distributed to pubs and bars as we deliver beer so expect to see the new branding in your local over the next few weeks.read >>
Limited Edition Brew for Booths9 May 2013
Booths, who have 29 stores located in the North West of England, and are well known for their range of beers are having their first beer festival. Running from April 24 – May 21 the festival welcomes 15 guest ales and ciders to the existing range with the addition of their very own specially-brewed beer made by us.
Festival Ale is a limited edition brew of only 6400 bottles, each individually numbered. It’s a refreshing 4% ABV pale ale made with a blend of modern American and traditional English hops. It has an aroma of tropical fruit and lemon zest with orange flavours and a pithy, bitter finish.
Brewed by us and bottled at Wold Top Brewery in Yorkshire, Festival Ale is available for a limited time only, to find your local Booths store click here.read >>