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  • 02 September 2015

    New Beer: Chuckleberry Sour

    The latest in our series of rare one-off keg beers to be released is Chuckleberry Sour.

    A 3.3% Berliner Weisse-style beer aged with whole fresh chuckleberries.

    And yes, there is such a thing as a Chuckleberry!

    Chuckleberries are a cross between a redcurrant, a gooseberry, and a Jostaberry (itself a cross between a blackcurrant and a gooseberry). They have a sweet, juicy, distinct flavour - characteristics that make great jam and to our knowledge no one has ever made a beer using this fruit before.

    Chuckleberry Sour will be pouring from 6pm at The Beer Hall on Friday 4th September, for as long as it lasts, served in half and third pint measures only.

  • 01 September 2015

    New Collab Alert

    Welsh brewers Tiny Rebel will be joining us on Thursday 10th September to brew a collaborative beer.

    Relative new comers to the brewing scene, Tiny Rebel have gone from strength to strength since they started brewing in 2012 and we’re excited to have Gareth (one half of the brother-in-law duo behind Tiny Rebel) brewing with us.

    Head Brewers Matt (Hawkshead) and Gareth (Tiny Rebel) have put their heads together about what they’re going to brew and it’s safe to say you can expect hops!

  • 31 August 2015

    Raspberry Sour Sells Out

    The first in our series of 5 new beers to be launched has sold out.

    We sold 60 litres of Raspberry Sour at The Beer Hall in just 7 hours from its first pouring at 6pm on Friday 28th August.

    One drinker described it on Twitter as “the perfect post Striding Edge tonic” and another as simply "yummy tasty".

    The next new rare beer launch is at 6pm on Friday 4th September.

  • We’re launching 5 brand new rare keg beers, one a week over the next 5 weeks, starting this Friday, the 28th August, with Raspberry Sour.

    Some of these beers have been brewed with ingredients rarely seen before in a beer. They are innovative, rare, one-offs, only on draught, and we’ve filled so few kegs that they are not on general sale. So to sample them you will have to get to The Beer Hall on launch days, as there will only be one 30 litre keg.

    The weekly new beer will be announced on the Wednesday prior to the launch. Check our website and social media feeds for details.

    The first new beer to be showcased, Raspberry Barrel Aged Sour, is a 3.3% Berliner Weisse-style beer with whole fresh raspberries, aged in oak wine casks that have previously held Red Burgundy (Pinot Noir grapes).

    Each beer comes from the fevered brain of our Head Brewer Matt who has been experimenting with techniques and ingredients.

    New beer launches are at 6pm at The Beer Hall on the following dates;

    • Friday 28th August
    • Friday 4th September
    • Friday 11th September
    • Saturday 19th September
    • Friday 25th September
  • Anne with Michael Hardman at GBBF
    Caption: Anne with Michael Hardman, founder of CAMRA

    Bitter, Lakeland Gold and Cumbrian Five Hop are CAMRA ‘Beers of the Year’ as listed in the new 2016 Good Beer Guide, just published.

    Over the course of the year the beers go through several rounds of judging and were found by CAMRA judges to be consistently outstanding in their categories. All three beers were shortlisted for the Champion Beer of Britain (CBOB) competition held at the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) in August.

    “‘Beers of the Year’ appear in every year’s Good Beer Guide and it’s rare to see a brewery with three beers listed. We’re delighted to have been triple finalists at The Champion Beer of Britain.” commented Sales Manager Anne.

    While at GBBF Anne met Michael Hardman, one of the original gang of four lads from Warrington who started CAMRA and said “we both got a bit glassy-eyed to see how far it has come.”


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