After what felt like a very long winter the past couple of weeks have brought some very welcome sunshine and warmth. The hops we planted last year now have their supports in place and are climbing away – lets hope we get a good harvest and better picking and drying weather this September.
We’ve also been busy in the brewery making sure we’ve got plenty of lovely refreshing beer for everyone to drink. The Woolacombe Rye we brewed earlier in the year proved to be a great success with its gentle spiciness and malt/hop balance hitting the mark with a lot of people – it quickly sold out but there’s a fresh batch of it available now.
Summer is also the time for wheat beer and our Whitsam Wheat will be returning at the beginning of June – a wonderfully refreshing beer in the Belgian style with hints of coriander and orange. We will have it available on tap (together with Woolacombe Rye and Lopwell Gold) at our next open evening/taproom on the 2nd June.
Later on this summer we’ll have something a little different – a Saison beer. For those unfamiliar this is a strong Belgian style with a complex fruity and spicy flavour derived from the yeast and a combination of different malts, giving a rich but still refreshing beer. This should be available mid to late July – see our facebook page or sign up to join our mailing list to be notified when it’s available.
We’ve lots of events planned for the summer – see our upcoming events section for when and where – including more of our popular open evenings. But don’t forget you can always pick up our beers direct from the brewery – we’re always open on Wednesdays, 4.30 – 7pm, or alternatively give us a call, leave a message on the answerphone, and we’ll find a mutually convenient time.