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Come visit our bar at the Nantwich Food Festival 2017

Nantwich Food Festival 2017 is taking place this coming weekend, Friday 1st September until Sunday 3rd September. As food festivals go, Nantwich Food Festival is pretty much a big deal, and this year is no exception. Bake Off fans will be pleased to hear that last year’s winner Candice Brown is the headline chef this year (along with loads of other chefs and celebs too, check out the Food Theatre section of their website). The Nantwich Food Festival 2017 showcases food and drink producers, and sellers, from Cheshire and across the country.

We, the Brew Foundation, will have our mobile bar set up in the Town Square just inside Cheerbrook Farm marquee. If you came last year to see us we’re in a similar location to then; location bang in the centre of town. We’ll have a rotating range of cask and keg beers available all weekend in pints and halves, plus bottles and cans to take home and enjoy. As always there will special offers on presentation packs.

Make sure you come and have a pint with us in the Cheerbrook Farm marquee. We’ve even heard a rumour that there may be some steak and ale pies made with Little Bitter That available too! Yum!

 

 

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Sharrow Vale Market, Sheffield

I’m lucky, cuz five seconds from my front door is one of the best farmers markets in the UK: Sharrow Vale Market. If you haven’t already been to Sharrow Vale Farmers Market then you’re in luck! Because it’s tomorrow, Sunday 16th July. Come on down!

We’ll be there with our mobile bar selling pints of First Light, Little Bitter That, Laughing Water, Free Beer and Janet’s Treat Porter. Plus we’ll be selling bottles of all beers to take away in presentation packs of four for just £10.

The weather forecast looks good, the beer’s a flowing and there are loads of street food stalls too. What’s not to like!?

It starts at 12pm but if you’re there before you can have a Brew Foundation beer early doors as we’ll be set up before then. It finishes at 4pm and we usually run out of beer so don’t delay; we look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

 

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Come and see us at the Super Heroes Picnic on 9th July 11am – 3pm

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the Brew Foundation’s bar appearing at this year’s Super Heroes Picnic! Taking place at Dorfold Hall, Nantwich, the Super Heroes Picnic is a super family fun day in aid of two fantastic charities The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice and Ray of Hope.

The event takes place next Sunday (9th July) from 11am until 3pm, and there are lots and lots of activities for all the family to enjoy: Musical entertainment, 18ft climbing wall, super car display, arts and crafts, inflatables, raffle, tombola and the super hero academy to name a few.  There are prizes for the best dressed super hero so make sure you dress up as your favourite hero (or villain)! Find out more by visiting the Super Heroes Picnic website here.

We’ll be there with our mobile bar providing liquid refreshment (being a super hero is thirsty work you know!). We’ll have pints/halves of our delicious cask beer and presentation packs of bottled beer to take home.

Come and say hi to us and we look forward to seeing you all on Sunday.

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It’s Wincle Beer Festival 2017 next weekend.

Next weekend, Friday 30th June and Saturday 1st July, it’s the annual Wincle Beer Festival 2017. As you know Wincle is where we cuckoo brew out of so there are plenty of Brew Foundation beers on the bar including C Bomb, Pop, First Light, Laughing Water and Janet’s Treat Porter.

Now in its third year, the Wincle Beer Festival really is one of the best, and most picturesque, beer festivals in the country. There will be over 30 beers and ciders available plus this year there will be a gin bar too! Food and soft drinks are also available all weekend and there is music from a variety of live bands.

If you want to make a weekend of it there are the last few camping pitches available, so act fast if you want to stay over.

The festival is located at Wincle brewery which overlooks the river Dane in the picture perfect Peak District village of Wincle. For map location click here.

To find out more visit Wincle Beer’s website or call 01260 227 777 to book a camping pitch.

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It’s the first Nether Edge Market of the year this Sunday 19th March

This Sunday we’re at the fantastic Nether Edge Market. The event runs from 12pm to 4pm on Sunday 19th March. As always we’ll be bringing our mobile bar selling pints and halves of two cask beers and two kegged craft beers. We’ll have special offers on gift packs of 4 bottled beers, plus we’ll have Brew Foundation glasses for sale and a limited supply of brand new 330ml cans of unfiltered Laughing Water. Get ’em fast folks!

Fingers crossed that the weather is kind to us all and we can enjoy a few pints in the spring sunshine hey! (Just jinxed it haven’t it!?!)

See you all there!

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We’re at Minshull’s Craft, Gift & Food Weekend – 18th March

Minshull’s Garden Centre in Crewe is holding it’s Craft, Gift and Food Weekend this coming weekend from 18th – 19th March. There will be loads of Minshull’s suppliers showcasing their wares, all with special offers over the two days.

The Brew Foundation will be there on Saturday 18th March from 10am – 4pm with our full range of bottled beers to try and buy. We’ll be doing special discounts on gift packs of 4 beers PLUS very special offers on cases of 12 beers.

Come on down, try some beer and grab a bargain!

See you there!

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Meet the brewer at the Railway Hotel Thursday 16th March

As part of Sheffield Beer Week we’re doing an informal meet the brewer at the Railway Hotel on Bramall Lane, Sheffield.

James will be there to talk about the Brew Foundation’s first twelve months, tell you about our beers and about our future beers and plans.

There will also be the chance to taste Laughing Water in 330ml can, unfined and unfiltered for an extra cirtus hop kick. Be the first in the UK to try it!

James will be there at the bar from 7pm and there will be a variety of Brew Foundation beers on offer on cask and keg plus free samples of all bottled beers. It’s free entry but if you buy a ticket from the bar in advance for £5 you get two free pints (well not free, but you get the point).

Any questions drop us a line or call the Railway on 07970 940595.

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The Ultimate Tap Takeover 2 – Itchy Pig Broomhill

Everyone loves a sequal, so now it’s time for: THE ULTIMATE TAP TAKEOVER – CHAPTER 2 / (This Time It’s Personal!) All said in an American film announcer voice.

After the success of last time (the pub didn’t burn down) the Brew Foundation is looking after the Itchy Pig Ale House again from Friday 3rd to Saturday 11th March. James will behimd the bar pulling pints all week. There will be, ofcourse, loads of Brew Foundation beer on the bar plus great guest beers from Lymestone Brewey, Wincle Beer Co and Fivecould Brew Co, plus all the usual favourites from Abbeydale, Camden and Curious, et al.

Yes we know this is taking place the week BEFORE Sheffield Beer Week but we’re too unorganised to arrange it for then plus there’s loads going on that week so this is something for you all to look forward to next week. Beer bonus!

Come on down and have a pint, have a chat about Brew Foundation beer and then have some more pints. We’re there all week folks.

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Beer and Cheese Night at Trippets 15th March

On Wednesday 15th March at 7.30pm we’re teaming up with Trippets Lounge Bar and Porter Brook Deli to do a five course beer and cheese night at Trippets

James from The Brew Foundation, along with Nick and Nicky from the Porter Brook Deli will be at Trippets to talk you through five of our wonderful beers (while you drink them obviously!) and five delectable cheeses from Porter Brook Deli, all of which have been expertly paired with our beer. As well as being able to enjoy the cheeses in their raw state, each cheese also will be cooked into a delicious dish by Trippets’ Head Chef, Carl.

It promises to be a great night and tickets are going fast. Tickets are available from Trippets on 0114 276 2930. Tickets are just £25pp and includes the sit down meal of five cheese dish courses, cheese tasting and their paired beers.

This event is part of Sheffield Beer Week which takes place across Sheffield from Monday 13th to Sunday 19th March.

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Janet’s Treat Porter is back in cask, keg and bottle!

We were only going to brew Janet’s Treat Porter once a year at Christmas time but it went down so well that we’ve been asked to brew it again…so we have! The latest batch of Janet’s Treat is going into cask tomorrow and bottles and kegs will be available again in about a fortnight.

This cherry, chocolate porter is a collaboration brew with Wincle Beer Company (where we cuckoo brew out of) and we’ve added even more real cherries this time. Lots of chocolate malt is used to add rich chocolatey bitterness to balance against the cherry sweetness. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Get in touch if you’re a pub who’d like a cask or keg, or keep your eyes peeled in your favoruite watering holes and bottle shops for it.