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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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Hops and Dreams, session IPA, coming January 2016

Yesterday was a great day! I started brewing our third beer; a 4% session IPA called Hops and Dreams. We wanted to make a beer that is moreish enough to be a great session beer but flavoursome enough to satisfy anyone’s hop addiction.

Hops & Dreams is brewed using Magnum, Cascade and Rakau hops to give it a citrus, floral, resinous, “hoppy” aroma and flavour. It has a pale ale malt base to allow the three hops to work their magic on your senses. Magnum hops

Two lots of Magnum are added to give body and flavour, then lots of Cascade hops are added at the end of the boil for plenty of floral and fruity aroma.

Magnum hop going into Brew Foundation beer


In a few days time I’ll dry hop the brew with Rakau hops to give it a tropical fruit aroma and flavour.

We are putting it into cask, keg and bottles on the 4th January so it will be ready to go from the 11th January 2016.

Keep your eyes peeled for it from our usual stockists plus other great beer establishments across Sheffield, Cheshire and Manchester. Please contact us if you would like to stock any of Brew Foundation’s beers: Hops & Dreams, First Light or Bitter That.

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The second batch of First Light is brewed

What an amazing few weeks! The response and reception to our first beer, First Light, has been simply amazing. Pubs have been reporting casks of First Light selling out in record time so we’ve brewed some more.
In order to keep up with demand we have brewed another 2000 litres so no one needs to go thirsty this Christmas!

Here are the latest 51 casks of First Light (although they do look like refresher sweets).
51 casks of First Light

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Our first brew, First Light, is underway!

Remember remember the 5th of November…because that’s the day the first batch of First Light was brewed!

Hops go inThe day finally arrived and many months of blood sweat and beers. On the morning of November 5th, when most people were thinking of fireworks and bonfires, a dream of mine finally came true:

Our first batch of First Light was underway!

The fermenting has taken place, the dry hopping has been done.

The first 20 hectolitres has now been racked and will be ready to drink/distribute on Monday 23rd. Keep your eyes peeled for First Light in the best watering holes in Sheffield and Cheshire initially. As time goes on we plan to spread further afield so feel free to contact us if you would like to get your hands on some.

First Light being put into casks


We’ll be supplying First Light in 9 gallon casks, 4.5 gallon casks/pins and in 500 ml bottles (from 26th November).

casksFirst Light is a very moreish American pale ale made from Liberty hops. It’s exactly the type of beer that my Dad and I love to drink due to it’s smooth easy drinking style and delicate hoppy flavour. Here at The Brew Foundation we plan to bring out a full range of beers in various styles but we hope you enjoy our first beer.First Light in Cask

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