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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.

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Sampling Event at Sharrow Vale Wine Rack – 4th Feb

On Saturday 4th February The Brew Foundation will be at Wine Rack on Sharrow Vale Road all day doing a sampling event / meet the brewer / with special offers on bottles too! James will be there having a chat with customers and giving away tasters of all our bottled beers.

Come on down at any point for a drink and a chat. Then join us for a pint in the Beer House or the Porter Cottage round the corner afterwards no doubt! (It’s thirsty work all this working on a Saturday! Haha)

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Hop & Glory at the Tarporley Beer Festival 27th – 28th Jan

Tomorrow (27th Jan) see the start of the annual Tarporley Beer Festival! It’s a charity beer festival organised by Tarporley CE Primary School PTA since 2007. This year’s festival takes place on 27th & 28th January 2017 at the Tarporley Community Centre.

Our 4.9% IPA, Hop & Glory will be available at the event plus 24 other beers, ciders and perrys. The beer festival starts at 6pm tomorrow and will have hot food and live music to ensure a fantastic time is had by all! It’s gonna be a good ‘un!

To find out more visit their Facebook page here.

The Brew Foundation Hop & Glory pump clip

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Sampling event on Saturday at Densem’s, Nantwich.

This Saturday, 28th January, is the Battle of Nantich re-enactment and the Winter Fayre taking place in the town. Now as any self respecting Parliamentarian or Royalist about to go into battle knows: you can’t battle without a flagon of ale or two inside you! Therefore The Brew Foundation is at Rodney Densem Wine on Pillory Street giving away tasters of our beers and special offers on packs of bottles.

We’ll be there from 11am so come on down, have a chat with brewer James and Robert from The Brew Foundation about our beers and future beers.

Now, whose side are we supposed to be on for this battle re-enactment???

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Our IPA, Hop & Glory, makes a welcome return.

Guess who’s back? Hop & Glory, that’s who! After a few months hiatus due to problems sourcing one of the hops, our 4.9% IPA Hop & Glory is making a welcome return to the shelves and pumps of the UK.

Bottles and kegs of Hop & Glory were picked up yesterday and casks are already out and about in pubs.

Brewed using three hops: Magnum, Cascade and Rakau; Hop & Glory is a full bodied IPA with tropical and floral notes. It’s always been a popular part of our core range and we’re pleased that it’s back in the lineup!

If any other pubs or bottle shops would like to get involved then don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Nether Edge Christmas Market Sunday 11th December

It’s nearly time for this year’s Nether Edge Christmas Market! Nether Edge Farmers Markets are always super popular and their Christmas special will be no different. Located in the heart of Nether Edge, Sheffield, it takes place from 11-3pm on Sunday 11th December.

The Brew Foundation will be there with our mobile bar selling pints of our cask and keg beer plus special offers on bottled beer gift packs.

As well as loads and loads of craft stall holders there is also live music entertainment, food stalls and I’m sure Santa will pay a visit.

We look forward to seeing you there!