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  • 16 May 2016

    Expansion Project

    We’ve just completed an expansion project to allow a 40% increase in capacity, from 10,000 hectolitres (6,000 barrels) to 14,000 (8,500 barrels) a year, under a two year plan.

    Having been brewing at full capacity for the past year, the brewery has been reorganised, at a cost of £175,000, to boost efficiency, quality assurance and output. A new cold conditioning room has been built, the fermentation room extended, and new fermentation vessels purchased from Moeschle UK.

    Owner and founder, Alex Brodie says he was happy to put more investment into the brewery and it was a sensible business decision because “the demand from both the traditional and modern craft markets for Head Brewer Matt Clarke’s innovative and full-flavoured beers continues to outstrip our ability to supply.

    This expansion is not just about brewing more beer,” says Alex. “It is about brewing more styles of beer, and giving us more flexibility to experiment and add to the already crazily wide range of beers we turn out.

  • 09 May 2016

    Get Tonka Online Now

    Our newest beer, Tonka, is now in our beer shop.

    Initially part of a limited release last Autumn, and a favourite at Indy Man Beer Con, fans drank The Beer Hall dry of Tonka in keg when it was re-launched on Friday 6th May.

    The 8.5% imperial porter is brewed using tonka beans and cacao nibs, resulting in a complex beer with many layers of flavour.

  • Margarita Gose, a special one-off collab brewed for Stewart Brewing's Edinburgh beer festival, was inspired by the classic cocktail.

    Sticking to tradition but with some added extras, Matt and Bruce, Stewart's Head brewer, created this gose with kaffir lime leaves & rock salt and kettle soured to create a mellow beer with a sour zing and a gently salty finish.

    Margarita Gose 6% is out and drinking in both bottle and keg.

  • Tonka, one of the most talked about beers in our series of limited releases last Autumn is back, and this time, due to popular demand, it’ll be launched in bottle.

    It's brewed using (and named after) an ingredient rarely seen before in a beer, the tonka bean - the fruit of the South American Cumaru tree, used by chefs for their complex scent and nut & fruit flavours.

    Head Brewer Matt also aged the deep dark velvety ale, an imperial porter which sits at 8.5% ABV, with cacao nibs, adding to the beer’s diverse characteristics. “This is a complex beer with many layers of flavour; chocolate, vanilla, coconut, almond, bitter cherry, rolling into the richness of dark malts” said Matt.

    Tonka will be launched on Friday 6th May at The Beer Hall where you’ll be able to enjoy it poured from keg as well as getting your hands on bottles to take away.

  • Our two newest beers, Chuckleberry Sour and Northern Imperial Stout, launched at Northern Craft are now available from our Beer Shop.

    Chuckleberry Sour, which debuted in September, is a unique fruit beer, vibrant pink in colour, low in alcohol and very refreshing.

    Northern Imperial Stout which weighs in at 9.5% is a beer to be savoured and sipped. It's a rich, complex, dark beer inspired by the strong industrial north.

    Bottles are available from The Beer Hall at Staveley, online in our Beer Shop and at selected independent bottle shops.




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