Back in stock at The Brewery, our 2 liter Growlers. At £25 a pop, they hold just under four pints of delicious fresh craft beer – meaning you can take your beer home with you, or out to enjoy at your leisure!
The perfect Father’s Day gift we think!
Last week, we were very lucky to be invited aboard ‘The Pilgrim of Brixham’, built in 1895 by J W & A Uphams, one of Brixham’s most famous yards. PILGRIM was one of six similar vessels built at the yard during that year. She is one of a Handful of Surviving red sailed, wood built Brixham Sailing Trawlers.
We gathered the gang from the brewery together, and set sail under the command of our Skipper Brendon. We were guided through the bay with the experienced and steady hand of John at the helm, and with the wile Elliye scaring us half to death with her rigging climbing and deck hand skills. (Sam’s superior coffee and biscuit game was also well on point.)
Off we sailed, out of Brixham harbor, no rest for the wicked, however, we were put straight to work…
We had an absolutely fantastic time on board The Pilgrim, and would wholeheartedly recommend the trip to anyone. By the end of our journey, we had some very weary, salty and smiley brewers and bartenders…
Thanks so much to the guys from The Pilgrim, we certainly left with some fantastic memories, and maybe just a bit of a piratey glint in our eyes.. (I mean, come on, she looks like The Black Pearl right?!)
If you would like to head out on The Pilgrim yourself, she is available for hire http://pilgrimofbrixham.co.uk/
We introduced our first collaboration beer recently!
Sanctuary was a beer brewed with Fred from Moonchild Brewing who are located up in the beautiful North Devon village of Petrockstowe. This brew was mashed in here in Totnes on our brewkit, with all the beer going in to sugar primed eco-kegs to condition.
We have already been up to Petrockstowe for our second collaboration, which is a Vanilla & Coffee Imperial Stout. This second brew will all be bottled, and should be perfect to drink in the Autumn…
Here’s a little about Beer Day Britain from CAMRA’s website…
“June 15th is Beer Day Britain – the UK’s first national beer day – and your country needs your help and enthusiasm to demonstrate why Britain’s beer and pubs should be recognized as national treasures.
June 15th is also the date that Magna Carta was sealed in 1215. The connection between Magna Carta and Beer Day Britain is that ale is mentioned in Article 35 of the great charter.
‘Let there be throughout our kingdom a single measure for wine and a single measure for ale and a single measure for corn, namely “the London quarter“‘
Ale was so important in England in 1215 that it was included in one of the most significant legal documents in history. And in 2016 beer is still vital – not just to the British economy but to the social health of the nation.
The intention of Beer Day Britain is:
At 7pm on June 15th we are planning a nationwide communal cheers to beer, when everyone is encouraged to go to the pub to raise a pint of real ale as part of the national ‘cheers’. Will you join in and encourage your friends and colleagues to do the same? The aim is to trend on Twitter using the hashtag #CheerstoBeers.”
You may have caught our recent blog, explaining how we went to visit the lovely pigs that feast on our spent brewers grain. We felt so connected and inspired by our visit and newfound friendship, we decided that ‘Davey Brown’, the boar, needed to be memorialized in some way. So in true Totnes Brewing Co. fashion, we made him a beer!
How could we not share this lovely compliment from over on our Facebook page…?
“We don’t really need finings in beer as you, The Master brewers and finest perveyor’s of the perfect pint have clearly demonstrated!!! Accepted it does change the characteristics of the pint however you have brought about a revolution in the art of brewing which has been scarcely seen or experienced in recent times! You have achieved a land mark in this industry! Please keep up the amazing work! Cheers and thank you!”
– Sean Crome – Facebook comment about our brewing process.
Introducing a brand new brew to the bar, ‘Ella…’ The second of our bartender inspired beers here at The Totnes Brewing Co.
P.S. The clip image is an original piece from our Ella, she’s a clever old stick, find more of her artwork here… https://www.instagram.com/ellaxart/?hl=en
There is a lot of back and forth at the moment in the world of Brewing. One of the bigger craft breweries, Cloudwater Brew Co. very much heralded for their innovative approach to brewing, has decided to cease selling their beers on cask, while concentrating on the bottle and can consumer market…
Whilst to many beer lovers, this comes as somewhat of a blow, others within the industry itself, have gone on to applaud their decision, suggesting that the discerning drinker has not been receiving the best quality of cask beer for some time. That being said, the author did go on to say, that where some establishments are getting it right, cask drinking is still fantastic…
From this blog that rattled many cages, a response came from another very well established craft brewery, Tiny Rebel in Wales, who actually offered the most balanced response of all, in our opinion…
And then comes the standpoint of Sirencraft Brew, who at the moment, will still continue their cask distritbution, and are happy that this decision is the best move for their beer, and their customers…
So there you have it, the story so far of #Caskgate
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