We are very excited about 2015 with plenty to look forward to:
January and February will see Brewsmith being poured at: Manchester Beer and Cider Festival at Manchester Velodrome (21-24 January http://manchesterbeerfestival.org.uk/); Bent n Bongs Beer Festival in Atherton (29-31 January http://www.bentnbongs.com/); Pendle Beer Festival in Colne, Lancashire (5-7 February http://www.pendlebeerfestival.co.uk/index.php); and the CAMRA Winter Ales Festival in Derby (11-14 February http://nwaf.org.uk/). Ticket and venue information can be found through the links attached.
All the festival organisers have ordered our SIBA Award Winning Brewsmith Bitter, along with a selection from our range, and we think we are in good company with the other beers and breweries. We can't wait to get the festival season started!
To bring in the new year we already have our new Anvil Ale on sale - it's a 4.5% hoppy bitter, the perfect winter pint! We are now looking at some new recipes to expand our range to include other styles of beers so look out for updates on the website and our Twitter feed @brewsmithbeer
Bottling and kegging
We will be expanding into bottling our range and keg beers this year. If we had a pound for the every request for bottles from the beer drinking public, and kegs from our regular bars and pubs we'd be quids in! Or that's what we hope will happen when we make a start on the new ventures. Being a small, family run company we only have a few hands on deck, and our aim has been to establish ourselves as a cask conditioned specialist before we expanded into bottles and kegs. We think this has been largely achieved, and with the recognition through the SIBA award we have gained some momentum to try new avenues.
We have already looked into the bottling process and equipment which will require some re-arranging in the brewhouse to accommodate and store, bottle sizes, branding and labels, packaging, and outlets are currently being sourced. We hope to set up direct sales to the public through this very website. Keep your eyes peeled for your opportunity to order...
Brewery tours and visits
We have had a few practice runs with small groups visiting the brewery last year. Feedback has been positive; both about the beers and our set up here. We will be looking to run tours on a more regular basis for small groups including SIBA members and anyone else really who is interested in what we do at where we do it!
We will have more details on this soon, but if this sounds like your sort of afternoon or evening out please get in touch to arrange a date firstname.lastname@example.org or 01706 829 390.