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  • 14 November 2017

    Birthday Beer Fest

    If, when we opened in 2002, we had wanted to put on a festival of outstanding modern beers there would have been a handful to choose from. Marble, Dark Star, Roosters and Oakham would have been obvious choices for their game changing hop-forward beers, as would local real ale heavyweights like Coniston and Barngates. We might have also picked something flashy from a brand new outfit like Wylam as well as a guaranteed crowd pleaser like Hop Back Summer Lightning.

    Fifteen years later there has been a craft beer revolution. We’ve brewed juniper beers with Norwegians, 10% imperial stouts with Floridians and sour IPAs with Californians. We’ve watched hundreds of breweries open and invited the ones we like the best to collaborate with us on beers that would have been inconceivable when we started out.

    So we’d like to wish ourselves Happy Birthday by inviting you to come and drink our beers, beers from our collaborators and beers from the Class of 2002.

    Brewery List:
    Lervig, Modern Times Beer, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, Yeastie Boys, Cigar City Brewing, Wild Beer Co., Oakham Ales, Rooster's Brewing Co., Wylam Brewery, Marble Beers, Drink Moor Beer, Hop Back Brewery, Salopian Brewery, Coniston Brewing Company, Dark Star Brewing Co, Ashover Brewery, Barngates Brewery, Buxton Brewery Company, Northern Monk Brew Co., Magic Rock Brewing, Thornbridge Brewery, Blackjack Beers, Tiny Rebel Brewing Co., Tapped Leeds, Siren Craft Brew, Fyne Ales, The Runaway Brewery, Cloudwater Brew Co.

    Opening Times:
    Friday - Saturday 12-11pm

    Live Music:
    Friday afternoon - Harvey Brittain
    Friday evening - The Seals
    Saturday afternoon - Molly Warburton
    Saturday evening - The Groove Cutters

    Beer List:
    A full beer list is available to download below.

  • 31 October 2017

    Daily Brewery Tours

    From 1st November we are running scheduled tours of the brewery every day at 1pm allowing you to enjoy lunch in The Beer Hall before or after your tour should you wish.

    To pre-book a place on a scheduled tour please call 01539 825260, email or submit an enquiry.

    The cost of a brewery tour is £8.00 per person and includes either a pint or two halves at the end of the tour. The tour includes a short film and lasts around 45 minutes to an hour.

    We can also arrange tours for groups of 10-20 at other times (Monday – Friday during The Beer Hall opening hours) by prior arrangement.

    Please note: The tour includes steep stairs and is unsuitable for wheelchair users. Not suitable for children under 18 years old. Enclosed sensible footwear is essential.

  • Single hopped with Galaxy, we’ve given the beer a light malt base to show off the hop's fruit character exploding with peach, passion fruit and pineapple.

    Available in both cask and keg.

  • 10 October 2017

    New Beer: Fortunate Tarns

    Fortunate Tarns is an uber-hoppy, easy drinking American wheat beer. With massive late hop additions of Galaxy, Citra and Amarillo, it will be bursting with tropical hop aromas of pineapple, mango and tangerine. The beer will be naturally cloudy due to the high presence of wheat malt, it was brewed with a mixture of torrified and malted wheat making up 40% percent of the total grist!

    Brewed with Andy and Luke from Modern Times Beer Co, this collaboration saw us brew our take of their Fortunate Islands Beer.

    We are launching Fortunate Tarns exclusively at The Beer Hall on 13th October in Cask and Keg, giving you the opportunity to taste both versions side by side!

  • We won a record five gold, two silver and two bronze awards at the brewers’ society North West beer awards on Wednesday.

    These included awards for overall champion of both bottled beers and cask beers – the first time in England both awards have been won by the same brewery.

    Windermere Pale won gold in its category and was judged overall champion cask beer. Brodie’s Prime Export won gold in its category and overall champion bottled beer.

    Lager won gold in the bottled Premium lagers & Pilsners.

    NZPA & Tiramisu both won silver in their categories.

    Sundown and Chuckleberry Sour took bronze in their categories.

    Head Brewer Matt Clarke, said “I’m massively proud of what we achieve as a team, and gaining awards like these only add to our drive to push forward and keep brewing better and better beer”.

    Overall 250 bottled beers and 200 cask beers from North West breweries were judged in the competition run by SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) the main brewing industry trade body representatives.

    Buster Grant, chairman of Society of Independent Brewers, said “in all SIBA’s history only one other brewery has ever taken both overall awards”.

    The gold award winning beers will progress through to the national awards which will take place in March 2018.


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