Off At A Tangent…new beer range, “The Oddities”?!

March 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

I’ve been toying with the idea of expanding our beer range and going with some new specials but as one off brews.  Some in cask, some keg, some bottle and maybe a mixture of all.  Our core range of beers will stick around, I’d rather sell my soul than stop brewing Disfunctional Functional IPA, but we’re keen to learn and explore…delve in to the world of sours, more barrel ageing, more weird and wonderful ingredients.  If anything our name has been made off the back of [...]

Beer special for April?

March 8, 2015 // 2 Comments

I can’t decide….I don’t know whether to make something new (always like putting recipes together!), and if so what, or go with an old favourite.  We’ve done a lot of hoppy specials recently with Hinkey Herkulean Hopper and Scrum-ptious but half tempted to bring back Quirky Kiwi NZ Pale. Any thoughts?! [...]

Our homage to fromage – 21st March

March 5, 2015 // 3 Comments

If you’ve not got your tickets for our beer and cheese night on Saturday 21st March, you can get them direct from the brewery at #FirstyFriday this week.  Don’t miss out!  We’ve put together a great line up of 6 beers and 6 cheeses including a Belgian Quad, an incredible speciality beer, an imperial stout along with goats cheese, aged cheddar and something deliciously blue.  All this alongside crackers, bread and oatcakes. We will be talking a bit about the beers and a bit [...]

Taking a holiday

February 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

when you’re self employed and running a small business is a difficult thing to do.  For a few days away it’s a lot of long days to make the time up and ensure things run smoothly…bring on the relaxation! We’ve got the Hinkey Herkulean Hopper all lined up for our March special.  This is apparently what’s known as a ‘SMASH’ beer in the home brew world…was a new term by me but means Single Malt and Single Hop.  This is pale malt and a load of [...]

Manic Monday

February 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Thought it would be a relative straight forward one with not brewing today but the phone and email are red hot for sales and we’re not brewing because we’ve no empty fermenters and 4 that need emptying. #FirstyFriday seemed to go really well but apologies to whoever got stuck in the brewery toilet!  Think the cold and damp had the door swollen up and wedged stuck, will get it sorted.  The rugby seemed to be a huge pull  and worked well on the wall…we’re going to look [...]

So what is BeerBoxBites by Offbeat Brewery?

February 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

For the last couple of years at #FirstyFriday we’ve been serving up amazing sausages from Brookside Porkers in Betley who’ve used our beers and seasonings to create some amazing sausages.  These are always going to continue on site, we love them and we know you do too!  But it has made us realise we could do so much more with food at the brewery – beer is a versatile ingredient for cooking with or pairing with food so BeerBoxBites is going to be our avenue to explore this. [...]

Twisting Beers in March

February 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Over the weekend I read about someone putting a strange combination of hops, sweets and fresh fruit through their Randall (have a read here if you’re not familiar with a Randall, a slightly crazy invention by Dogfish Head Brewery in the USA to infuse your beer with more flavour).  It made me think we need to get our slightly less snazzy one up and going again so that’s on the “To Do” list to try and be ready for March #FirstyFriday.  Feel free to add your own [...]

Monday Musings

February 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Last week finished with a load of positives – on the one hand we didn’t hit our optimistic Kickstarter goal but we got offered funding elsewhere to get the BeerBoxBites project up and running for April hopefully (a full exploration of what repairs Titanic needs is still to be conducted!).  In 18 minutes at the Licensing Board meeting we secured a full premises license subject to keeping the music so it can’t be heard from the houses on Brierley Street.  This [...]

#FirstyFriday 6th Feb update

January 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

One week and a few days to go until #FirstyFriday is back.  We have had the tv aerial installed so in unit 4 we will be showing the Wales versus England 6 Nations match while in unit 5, the main bar, we will have Rain singing their socks off.  The main bar will have 5 hand pumps on plus the keg tap and in unit 4 we will have 4 hand pumps on the Offbeat bars and 2 Otherton Ales on their bar.  Not a bad beer line up – light, dark, some in the middle and some speciality beers too. The [...]

12 days to go, 1/3 of the way to target #Kickstarter

January 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

It’s creeping up but your help is still needed to get to target and get our lovely pizzas out to the public with our beers and mobile bars. We have to hit target to see any of the funding, if you can only spare £1 it helps and don’t forget if we hit target we’ve a special private launch night party lines up for you guys. [...]
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