Our opening hours are changing

Now that “life” is, to all intent and purposes, back to normal post covid and everyone is back doing all sorts of things and going away or to events at weekends, we will be returning to our pre Covid opening hours of Wednesdays only, 4.30 to 7pm. Our last Saturday 3 to 5pm opening at the brewery will be Saturday 30th July 2022.

Doing so will mean we have the opportunity to take our brewery market stall out to weekend events again, and to join in with things happening with our family and friends too.

Bere Alston Open Gardens for St Luke’s Hospice Sunday 12th June – Brewery open

We are delighted to be taking part in the Bere Alston village open gardens to raise money for the hospice on Sunday 12th June, 11am to 4pm. The brewery will be open, along with the hop garden and orchard to wander around. There are 12 other gardens open around the village, along with a few of the allotments. Entry to the day is £5 – follow the St Luke’s arrows to the centre of the village to get a map.

Do come along for a lovely and interesting day, enjoy a beer, learn about the hops, find inspiration for your own garden, all while raising money for a very worthwhile cause. How many of us know someone, or have loved ones, that either did benefit or could have benefitted from the very special care that the hospice offers?

We will be closed for the afternoon on Wednesday 27th April 2022

The brewery will be closed for take home sales for one afternoon only on Wednesday 27th April 2022 for stocktaking and essential maintenance. We are open as normal this Wednesday, both Saturday’s 23rd and 30th April and the following Wednesday (4th May) onwards. We will only be able to take cash payments on Saturday 30th April as there will be no card machine available.

Easter Saturday – we’ll be on Bedford Square 9am to 1pm! And Collytown Blonde is back

We’re looking forwards to having a our stall out on Bedford Square this coming Saturday, 16th April, 9am to 1 pm. We’ll have plenty of gift boxes with us – perfect presents for those who aren’t so keen on Easter eggs, or for taking to family and friends. And the first of this years brews of Collytown Blonde is ready, light and refreshing, only gently hopped with a long honeyed after taste, and at 4%Alc, it makes a great accompaniment to an Easter Sunday roast, or enjoying on a warm spring evening. Suitable for vegans, it’s also one of our Ales that are popular with those who “Don’t Like Beer” !

N.B The brewery will be closed for take home sales for one day only on Wednesday 27th April for our annual stock take.

We’ll have a new beer with us at Tavistock Farmers Market Saturday 26th March 2022

We’ve been having fun! In our busy brewing schedule of 6 OriginAles and 6 SeasonAles we decided to make some time to create a new, one off ExperimentAle brew each year. To enjoy the buzz from playing with the endless choice of characterful malts and yeasts, and our gorgeous hops, then brewing it all up to see what we get!

And so for 2022, it’s a blonde Saison. Light biscuity malts combined with the deep fruitiness of a saison yeast, all balanced together with a light hoppy background. And we are really pleased with it (even though we say so ourselves!). Now we just need those light bright spring evenings to sit and toast the sunset with a bottle or two!

We’ll have it along with us at Tavistock Farmers Market on Saturday 26th March 9am to 1pm. Hope to see lots of familiar faces there – come and have a chat – be great to see you, it’s been a long winter!

Looking forwards to a busy day this Saturday 18th December!

We’ll be in Butchers Hall from 9am to 4pm, and also open as usual back at the Brewery from 3 to 5pm. looking forwards to seeing lots of people for a safe but jolly festive day. And after all of that we’ll be in need of a beer!

We will be unable to rake card payments at Butchers Hall in the afternoon, so PLEASE BRING CASH! We still very much prefer cash payments, as the card machine is so slow and doesn’t always get connected. This makes card payments very much less safe than cash transactions, as it increases the risks of Covid transmission from standing waiting in queues close to others, whereas any negligible risk from handling cash can be entirely avoided by using hand gel.

Lots of lovely Cotts Winter Ale still available, as well as lighter refreshing beers to balance those heavier festive meals. Come and say hello!

Festive Season Opening Times – Come and find us for beer for some cheer this Christmas and New Year!

We’ll be back on Bedford square with Tavistock Farmers Market this Saturday 11th Dec, 9 am to 1pm and then in Tavistock again on Saturday 18th Dec in Butchers Hall, 9am to 4pm.

And at the brewery;

Saturday 11th Dec 3 to 5pm

Wednesday 15th Dec 4.30 to 6pm

Saturday 18th Dec 3 to 5pm

Wednesday 22nd Dec 4.30 to 6pm

The brewery is closed from 6pm Wenesday 22nd Dec until 3pm Saturday 8th January 2022

Saturday 8th Jan 3 to 5pm

Wednesday 12th Jan 4.30 to 6pm

and so on………! Hoping very much to see you at one of those times!

and last but not least, a HUGE and HEARTFELT THANKYOU to all of you who have continued to support the brewery throughout 2021, and especially with take home sales this autumn – we really wouldn’t still be here without you!

Meanwhile, take care and stay safe, and we wish you a very happy Christmas and New Year

Buffy, Jeremy and Fred (aka the Formerly Ferocious Feral, since promoted to Brewery Cat)

Bedford Square 9am to ~12.30pm tomorrow Saturday 27th November

Well it’s going to be wild and windy tomorrow but DRY and SUNNY hurrah, so we’ll be on Bedford Square as planned tomorrow, but trading from our unmissable orange van as it’s too windy to put the market gazebos up.

We’ll have Cotts Winter Ale along with us as well as 9 other beers to choose from and plenty of gift boxes, perfect for Christmas presents.

Come and say hello and keep us jolly while the wind does it’s best!

This years Cotts Winter Ale is ready!

And it will be on sale at the brewery from this Saturday, 13th November at our usual times. For anyone who hasn’t tried our festive season brew before, it’s a rich deep coppper ale with dried fruit and spice flavours from the malts, beautifully balanced by the Goldings hops. We do two brews of it, but invariably it sells out by early January, so don’t leave it too late if you do want to try some.

We’ll have it with us at Butchers Hall on Thursday 18th Nov and Friday 19th Nov 10am to 4pm both days, and at Tavistock Farmers Market on Saturday 27th Nov 9am to 1pm

Wednesday closing time change

Our Saturday afternoon opening time at the brewery which we introduced at the start of the pandemic has been really popular, especially with customers who find it hard to get here in time after work on Wednesdays. So we have decided to keep the Saturday 3 to 5pm opening long term, but close an hour earlier on wintertime Wednesdays when it’s dark and frequently cold and wet.

So, on any Wednesday between November 1st and March 1st, our opening hours for take home sales will be 4.30 to 6pm.

From the beginning of March 2022 to the end of October we’ll be back to closing at 7pm on Wednesdays again.

Take care all and stay safe.