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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 [...]

Indiegogo

September 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

We raised just over £1700 from our Indiegogo fund raising which is a great help and has reduced a chunk of the bill for the drain repairs.  It’s holding up well, a great job done and it’s been a relief to get back to brewing, the comeback beer of Porangi NZ Pale has gone really well. All the Indiegogo rewards include the saviour beer in some form or another so we need to crack on and get that brewed.  I’ve a date pencilled in mid October with James and Jenny who chose the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Diary dates keep coming in

March 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

I’m not from #Crewe (and to be honest I’ve moved round a lot so it’s a long story tracing back where I’m from!) but happy to be here and it’s great to get invited to be involved in community events. We’re obviously a big part of the Berries, Beans & Beer event on 28th – 30th April at the Crewe Heritage Centre and hope you’ll come along and support this new drinks festival with a twist; tickets available online here from £5 to £7, direct [...]

#FirstyFriday 3rd March & Preview Thursday

February 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

It’s the first Friday of the month this week so it’s our big open night, #FirstyFriday. The beer list is already up in a brief moment of super organisation here: BEER MENU. There will be cheese boards, crisps and the Weston Biltong beer sticks available if you’re after a snack. Phil Maddocks and Nick Bayes are bringing the tunes.  The band tell us, “We’ll be playing a mixture of familiar cover versions and some of our own original greatest hits in our unique [...]

New opening hours

July 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

As some of you may have heard that we got planning permission through to open the bar a bit more often, so from this point forward we will be open every week,Thursdays and Fridays from 5pm to 10pm. The first Friday of the month (#FirstyFriday) will continue to be a bigger event, more about that below, but now you can come every week and chill out, have some beers (cask, keg, bottles and cans, Offbeat and guests) along with artisanal gins, ciders from near and far and a great wine list put [...]