This week

May 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

It’s not been an easy week for anyone and like all, my heart is with Manchester.  I wish there was more I could do to help in some way, chipping in with fundraising seems such a small gesture.  There’s talk of a fundraising brewery night in the city at Beer Nouveau and we will do what we can to support this too (plus keep you informed of the details because it sounds a fantastic do  and brewers generally can arrange great night’s in breweries!). We will be open as usual [...]

Beer Flight Launch Competition

May 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

The longest recorded flight for a chicken is 13 seconds, our beer flights should hopefully last longer with some tasting and savouring going on.  We’ve had these custom made to hold 4 third pint glasses so you can peruse the cask, keg and cider taps and take your pick giving you the opportunity for a greater variety with less quantity.   To launch these in the bar we’re having a little competition thing going on.  Let me know on Facebook or Twitter who you would like [...]

If you build it they will come 

April 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

I’m afraid the Offbeat bar is closed on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th April because we’re at Berries, Beans & Beer and there’s no bars or furniture left at the brewery! We really hope you’ll join us over the road at the Crewe Heritage Centre on Friday (5pm to 11pm £7), Saturday (11am to 11pm £7) and Sunday (11am to 6pm £5).  All tickets include £4 drink tokens plus we’ve our “Talks on the Train” where you can meet brewers, distillers and [...]

Have you joined our Loyalty Card?

April 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

It’s soooo easy, grab a @SwipiiCard on the bar, tap the “Press Here” on the bright orange clad iPad, stick your email address in and that’s pretty much it.  You’ll get an email through from Swipii that you need to click to confirm your email address and then every time you make a purchase at the bar you can scan your card and collect the points.  We’re really transparent with the pricing here as it is, we believe you should be able to see what you’re [...]

Easter Kegs Are Better Than Eggs!

April 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

We love great beer and live music at Offbeat #Crewe so on Good Friday (14th) we’re open from noon to 10pm with music coming to us from Damien Russell.  Damien’s played here a few times before over the years and I’ve no hesitation in getting him back.  You can check him out here on Facebook. For those of you that signed up to our loyalty programme don’t forget to keep scanning in and collecting your points to make prizes!  It’s easy to sign up by scanning a card [...]

#FirstyFriday rolling back in

April 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

It’s almost here, my favourite day of the month, #FirstyFriday (despite the chaos caused getting it ready!).  We’re setting up the beers, cleaning the lines, sorting the cooling and all the other little jobs that go into getting this place ship shape.  The beer list is just below.  Don’t forget if you want a quieter night we are also open Thursdays 5 to 10pm. We’re stocking up on the lovely focaccias from Bread in Common and a load of cheese from Godfrey C [...]

There She Gose

March 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

All set for free third pint tasters of There She Gose on Thursday and Friday. Make sure you fill your tasting card in and post it in the box on the bar. Full menu below, open Thursday and Friday evenings 5pm to [...]

Free beer!

March 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

As it’s #craftbeerhour it seems a good time to invite you over to have a free third of #ThereSheGose this Thursday and Friday (5 – 10pm). As a brewery of one person there’s only one set of tastebuds to tease so there’s a need for some feedback and opinions on this new Margarita of a beer.  Salty, sweet, sour, lime, orange and a handful of hops on keg this week. The only clause (besides being over 18) is you have to fill in a little, anonymous tasting card. [...]

Summer of Beer & Love

March 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

1967, the Summer of Love and 50 years later it’s our #SummerOfBeer with more beers, more opening hours and more live music in the chilled out, relaxed environment of the Offbeat Brewery bar. “Avant garde” is one of the terms often used to describe 1967 which is so up our Offbeat street.  We can only hope the weather in Crewe matches up to that of San Francisco which was the hub of love fifty years ago. On top of our usual #FirstyFriday and Thursday and Friday opening [...]

On the taps tonight with Turbo Hop Twister

March 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ever since I first heard about the Dogfish Head Randall the Enamel Animal I’ve wanted one – you can read all about it here, it’s now in it’s third version.  At the time I was brewing at Windie Goat Brewery at the Failford Inn up in the west of Scotland and we tried to make our own, it wasn’t a huge success, with the pull from a hand pump it just foamed up and made one hell of a mess! For those of you who’ve been attending #FirstyFriday for a while [...]