April 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

having just found a pushchair dumped outside the brewery (thanks for the littering), it seems a good opportunity to talk about push chairs.  With the building work going on to move the brewery into Unit 4 we are losing a lot of floor space and I’m afraid we will no longer be able to accommodate prams and pushchairs on open days.  I can only apologise for any inconvenience this causes but space really is at a premium. [...]

I think “organised chaos”

April 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

would be too generous a description at the moment.  While keeping brewing operations going on in Unit 6 the builders have been busy in units 4 and 5 getting the plinth ready for the new brewery kit to stand. With the amount of stuff that’s stored in there it’s crazy at the moment but hopefully works are finished at the end of Tuesday, I can get the place straightened out and the bar moved in to its new home.  Then it’s #FirstyFriday the following week to add in to [...]

April #FirstyFriday & Bonus Saturday!

March 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

As one #FirstyFriday passes my brain is looking ahead to the next one already – another short month so already less than 4 weeks to go! Mr Otherton Ales (also referred to as the husband these days) and I are doing #FirstyFriday with the new outside Argo bar over both Friday and Saturday.  We want a good trial run with it to iron out any glitches so a weekend of beery fun seemed like a fine plan – I’m already praying the weather is warmer and bright!  We’ve music on [...]


January 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

I’m at Crewe Hall this Sunday as part of the County Brides Wedding Fayre so it seemed a prime opportunity to add the Weddings page to our website here. If you’re getting married we’ve a range of options under our Hoppiest Day of your Lives banner from doing personalised bottles of beer for wedding favours to you being involved in designing and brewing your own beer for your reception.  Have a click through here and read what we can offer, stop by and pick up one of our [...]

Crewe Steampunk Convivial

January 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Originally posted on Jules Hornbrook:
The gas-lit Victorian streets feeding the town square were shrouded in fog. The clank of empty beer barrels rang out from the cobbled yard behind The Crown public house. The landlord’s ornate pipe rocked rhythmically as another steam engine thundered by heading for Manchester. Theatre goers streamed out of [...]

Addressing the Offbeat rumours

January 26, 2016 // 4 Comments

Offbeat seems to be the subject of a lot of hot gossip and speculation so here’s what’s happening. Over Christmas I decided I needed to change my life; I’ve been self employed for 12 years, working crazy hours and Type 1 diabetic since just before my first birthday.  There’s a lot of stress that goes along with work and it effects the diabetes badly; this year I’ve been given the opportunity to have an insulin pump which most diabetics have claimed revolutionises [...]

Argonauts, Weddings, Festivals & Parties

January 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

As 2016 swings in to action so does the next crazy level of plans and ideas. At some point in the past year or so David of Otherton Ales fame bought this refrigerated mobile trailer. It sat in unit 4 at the brewery for ages until I insisted it had to be moved so it’s now in storage off site.  It’s time it earned it’s keep so in the next couple of months we’re finalising the design work with the awesome One Red Shoe and the trailer is off to Blackpool to be [...]

Planning Ahead

December 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

While failing to get anywhere with the accounts it’s time for some diary planning.  We usually put the events here on the website and then create ‘Events’ for them on the Facebook page here. #FirstyFriday will keep happening with it’s usual regularity and we’re booking up bands to see us through to the end of the year….I know it’s not sunk in everywhere yet but the name comes from it being the first Friday of the month.  We skip January but then back [...]

Happy (almost) 5th Birthday to us

October 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Sunday sees the 5th anniversary of the first Offbeat brew at our original home up the street in the basement of the Borough Arms.  Much has changed since then, many new beers have been brewed on our own bigger kit, we’ve expanded in to 3 industrial units, we’ve won a few awards, my core staff are still with me and totally fab and we still love what we do. The beer market keeps changing and shifting.  There’s loads more really creative brewing going on and I enjoy playing [...]

Danish Pancakes

October 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

I recently caught an American food show on TV where they had these Danish pancakes, or aebelskiver. A quick web search found a couple of the pans so we thought we would give them a trial run for the Beer Box Bites sides of the business. Of course we had to add beer to the batter and have been experimenting with the pan and different fillings – the craft barrel aged feta is awesome with caramelised onions and chorizo works particularly well too!  Look forward to having these on [...]
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