beer

Crazy week lies ahead…

October 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

As it stands on Monday we’re boiling up and transferring to the fermenter our new kettle sour, Peculiar Pomegranate and bottling up some Out Of Step IPA. Then Tuesday we’re brewing up a kind of unplanned big hoppy IPA maybe double IPA with Gage from BeerMenus – we’ll see how it goes on the day! Bit of a new one to be brewing with tech support guy from the app but he’s a keen homebrewer so I’m sure we will throw something interesting together. Wednesday the [...]

#ISBF4 brews

September 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Today’s a collaboration brewday for the Independent Salford Beer Festival #ISBF4 and I’ve spent the day brewing up a double IPA with Stuart from North Riding Brewery. I love getting involved with this beer festival, Jim is a great friend and passionate about beers and brewing. Im honoured to be on his invitees list although I feel I my days may be numbered having failed to make it there as a drinker! Stuart and I got matched up on Jim’s Five Aside North South pick (yeah, Crewe [...]

#StillBrewing Gin and Beer this week

September 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Have you seen our gin list? We’ve currently got a grand total of 50 with 32 on our Gin Thing menu and an extra 18 on our #StillBrewing menu – this is our focus in September and October, gins and beers from the same people. All our gins are served in copa balloon glasses with fresh fruit, herbs and spices and a selection of all the Fever Tree mixers. We’ve some suggestions put together or mix it up to your taste – we’ve everything from classic London gins to fruit [...]

Christmas

September 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Yeah, sorry, Christmas, it starts scarily early each year.  Just a short note to say if you’re looking for somewhere kind of unique, like our Brewery Bar, for a party then drop us a message through our Contact Us page.  We’ve loads of contacts for bands, catering and we don’t charge for room hire other than a deposit to secure the booking. We’re lining up some great entertainment on Fridays in the bar in the run up to Christmas too. (Sorry, was prompted by booking [...]

Nantwich Food Festival

September 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Finally sat down in the local pub with feet up and reflecting on what a great weekend I’ve had at Nantwich Food Festival. I’ve been as a customer before for the past few years and loved it so it’s been a big step to take a stall and get involved. It’s been hard work and long days but it’s been great and we are already planning a return next year! First up I need to send huge thanks to Chris, David, Sophie and Graeme helping get setup and keeping things ticking [...]

#StillBrewing

August 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

It all starts with a mash whether it’s brewing beer or distilling gin so for September and October we’ve gone on the hunt for the people who do both.  We’ve got a great line up of beers and an extra 15 gins to add to our fabulous gin menu.  Beers will be in a variety of cask, keg and bottle. We open up with a whole new lineup of beers on the bar; on the cask side we’re very happy to have some Offbeat beers back (we’re still brewing too luckily!). Check out [...]

#SummerOfBeer Saturday

August 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

After a rather fabulous #FirstyFriday we open today 2pm to 10pm. We had a couple of beer changes last night; the lager tap has changed to Cheshire Brewhouse’s Dane’ish and the Notting Hill Amber is almost gone and will be replaced with o’Haras Irish Stout. Looks like I’ll be going beer shopping again this week! Next week’s #SummerOfBeer band on Friday night will be Baxter. Always popular and played here loads, don’t miss out.  More information will follow [...]

#FirstyFriday today

August 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Next month it’ll be 5 years since the first ever #FirstyFriday, we’ve come a long way, there’s been lots of changes along the way but the principles remain the same; turn up, drink beer (although we now have a great gin list along with other spirits, wines, ciders, soft drinks etc.), listen to a great live, local band (SWaY) tonight and have a bizarrely good time in an industrial unit in Crewe. Who would have anticipated it would take off the way it has? We open in [...]

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 [...]

#IWCBD part 2

March 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

On Wednesday Michelle from @LiverpoolCask and I mashed in for the #IWCBD International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day with #ThereSheGose.  Today there’s just this one Michelle back in to do the second part of the brew now our wort has dropped its acidity level and is souring nicely.  Long, slow day waiting for the kettle to boil before adding lime zest and salt for a Margarita finish. There She Gose seemed the best name for a this salty sour Gose style brewed on International [...]