Welcoming Gary Hall

July 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Our first full weekend of #SummerOfBeer was a huge success, great crowd of people for #FirstyFriday, a lot of new faces and some who think haven’t missed a night since we started! This week we welcome Gary Hall on site on Friday, he’s new here and we’re really looking forward to hearing him.  He’s had amazing reviews and his new album is described as, “Featuring eleven original songs of fresh and soulful rock’ n’ rolls roots music drenched in all [...]

The Last Airship 

July 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

For the last two years we’ve got involved with the #Crewe Steampunk Convivial.  It’s definitely added an interesting and fun event to the town calendar and getting dressed up and pulling pints to refresh the thirsty visitors and performers adds some variety. Greg Chapman is a pretty cool kind of guy, if you’ve been to the Convivial you’ll have seen him juggling, unicycling and story telling, probably all at once! I believe he’s back in Crewe this weekend for [...]

Bar Opening Hours this week

July 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Our live music every Friday for #SummerOfBeer kicks off with #FirstyFriday (coz it’s the first Friday of the month, one day it’ll catch on!) this week with Poyzer, Fluff and Farrell on stage. We will be open Thursday 5pm – 10pm, Friday noon to 10pm and Saturday 2pm to 10pm.  Poyzer Fluff and Farrell will be on stage on Friday about 8.30pm.   The beer line up is, as always, looking fabulous.  A great selection of our own Offbeat brews and some guests – everything from [...]

Want to help?

July 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

People have very kindly offered to help with our fundraising efforts so we put together a crowdfunding thing on Indiegogo. It’s not the easiest to find if you search so here’s the direct link with a load of information.  It’s already raised 21% of its funding goal since we put it live on Friday which is super cool. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/raising-vital-funds-for-repairs-growth-bar-beer/x/11664616#/ In other funding news some of our lovely bands who play [...]


June 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

The future for Offbeat is a little uncertain as drainage problems here have taken a turn for the worse so as promised here’s a bit of an update and the dilemma of what to do next. I’ve one angry neighbour and understandably so with the drainage failing and his stock being damaged as water seeps through the partition wall.  I’m trying to put things right, see if anything can be done with the insurance and with the landlord while there is an empty unit in the block which [...]

It would be stating the obvious

June 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

to point out that it’s rather hot right now!   Keep promising myself I’ll keep the blog more up to date so here’s a bit of a long post… We’re having a couple of problems here with flooding at the brewery, the drain is leaking again and unfortunately going through the wall to the unit behind.  It’s a bit of a stressful time as you can imagine but we’re looking at getting it fixed properly rather than patching it up so we’re in the process [...]

Busy week ahead

June 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

At a quick tot up I’ve got 3 back to back brews to do, a load of bottles to get out for the first of this year’s Hoppiest Days weddings, the next set of wedding bottles to get labelled up and then get the bar open and ship shape for Thursday and Friday evenings. I’m hoping to get to Manchester to help at the Hops Not Hate event on Friday but the bar here will be open, beers pouring and gins being mixed! Michelle [...]

#FirstyFriday beer list

May 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

#FirstyFriday is so close (first Friday of the month), here’s what to look forward to on the taps. CASK It’s all Offbeat light and hoppys with Outlandish Pale 3.9%, Kooky Gold 4.1% and Out Of Step IPA 5.8% CIDER There would be a mutiny if we got rid of the Lilley’s Mango so that’s on along with a new Polgoon Cornish Apple. ‘CRAFT’ KEG The By The Horns 2Tone Lager is nearly finished and will be replaced with 6 Degrees North Pilsner.Similarly the Moonlight [...]

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 [...]