MERRY CHRISTMAS and, at the end of a great 1st year of trading, THANKYOU for all your interest, enthusiasm and support – we couldn’t have done it without you – seriously!
We’re a bit tired now so we WILL NOT BE OPEN on WED 27th Dec, but if you do have a beer emergency and desperately need to restock for New Year’s Eve please phone and leave a message on 01822 840382 and we’ll try to find a convenient time.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
After the end of December, instead of having a regular stall at Tavistock Farmers’ Market we will be appearing there once every 2 or 3 months with all of our beers available to taste and buy.
We will be releasing a new beer, “Woolacombe Rye”, around Easter and hope to see you all at the Farmers’ Market then. For confirmation of the date and further details of when we will next have a stall on Bedford Square please check our upcoming events page or sign up to join our emailing list.
In the meantime you will still be able to buy our beers direct from the brewery (every Wednesday 4.30 – 7.00pm and other times by arrangement), or from Crapstone Post Office, Roots and Vines in Tavistock and The Olde Plough Inn, Bere Ferrers.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We’ll be opening up the brewery on Sunday 17th December between 2pm and 5pm for (nearly) last-minute Christmas beer purchases.
Hopefully we might also have some mulled ale if I can sort out a recipe…………..
Christmas is rapidly getting closer with only a few brewing opportunities left now. So if you’re planning a big gathering and fancy one of our 5litre mini-kegs, or even a 20litre “pin” (bag-in-box) to tide you through the holiday period then let us know by the beginning of November so we can reserve one for you. Mini-kegs are priced at between £19 – £21each (+£5 deposit); pins are between £72 and £80 depending on which beer.
Come along to Tavistock Farmers Market on Saturday 27th May and try a taste of our beers!
We’ll be opening bottles to taste at 1030am , 1130am and 1230pm, including the latest addition to our range Clamoak Bitter, a robust ale at 5.0% with rich fruit and malt flavours.
We look forward to meeting you.
We are now up and running with our 1.3 barrel equipment supplied by Brewzone. This enables us to produce up to 200 litres of beer at a time instead of 50.All working well with the first three brews now bottled. The first brew, Hole’s Hole Porter, is tasting very good already with lots of complex flavours developing and will be available from the beginning of April.
The new hop plants have arrived and been heeled in, ready and waiting to go out in the new area that will extend our hop garden.
A mustard ‘green manure’ was sown there back in the early autumn to hold the soil nutrients over winter, and as soon as the ground is workable we’ll turn that in and start forming the ridges for planting.
If the weather is kind to us we’ll get the plants in late March.
The hops in our smaller trial areas really thrived last summer, and have provided us with around half the hops we’ll need for brewing this year. As well as planting more of the 8 varieties that we know do well for us, like Wye Challenger, Cascade and Bramling Cross, we’ll be trying a couple of ‘American’ varieties, Centennial and Williamette. If they do well that will give us another couple of aroma profiles to play with in our brews!
We’ve been brewing and bottling as fast as we can with our trial size 50l kit, but are really excited that (after an unavoidable delay) the fabricators have started work on our full size kit (200l), which should make it easier to keep up with demand. Installation is planned for the end of February – we can’t wait !