It is all hands to the deck, casks and fermenters these days. We are busy brewing for a couple of large deliveries along with our regular beers so for us on our 10 brewers barrel kit we have been pretty much at full capacity for the last few weeks.
The big orders are for Rutterkin which is spending a couple of months on the bar in Wetherspoons nationally and Waverley TBS who are Rolling in the Hay for August. If feels great to be busy and we get a buzz from thinking that the beers are being enjoyed somewhere out there in a great pub.
Helles Belles got a great reaction and we have brewed it again, part of it is currently conditioning in a 5bbl grundy tank. The plan is to fill a number of Keykegs and some 330ml bottles to see how it works in these formats. We will have it on a draught tap at the Marquis of Granby fairly soon .
The bottling is on the back burner for the time being while we are busy brewing cask beer like mad but in late summer the IPA will be brewed to add to the Pale Ale and the Porter.
Our next Wicked Woman will be an initial development brew for the beer we are going to produce for the Wetherspoons Beer Festival in October, we are really excited to be involved with the festival this year. We have heard that an impressive American brewer is coming over to brew their beer for the festival so we will be in good company on the bar as always with these festivals.
If you are down at the Great British Beer Festival try out our Hophead. We are going down on the trade day (even the baby sitter has been booked) so if you are there and see us say hello. The Beer Pimp won’t be with us as he is off to Wacken, Germany for a music festival, he’ll catch up with the drinking when we all visit Peterborough Beer Festival.