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Brew Foundation at Sharrow Vale Market

On Sunday 17th July The Brew Foundation is bringing our mobile bar to our favourite farmers market: The Sharrow Vale Market, in Sheffield. We live just off Sharrow Vale Road so the market is always a highlight in our calendar because we get to serve beer to our friends!

On cask we’ll be pulling pints of First Light (4.6% American pale ale) and the new Little Bitter That (3.8% session bitter) plus on keg tap we’ll have Hop & Glory (4.9% IPA) and Hops & Dreams (4% session IPA).

We’ll also be selling bottles of all our beers, including presentation packs of any four beers for £10.

The Sharrow Vale Market starts at 12pm until 4pm this Sunday, 17th July, so make sure you find our stall and come and say hello.

See you there!

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Brew Foundation beer on at Temporary Pop-Up Restaurant

Temporary Pop-Up Restaurant, Sheffield’s newest monthly pop-up restaurant, will launch Saturday 30th July at Union St. Sheffield and The Brew Foundation are providing the drinks! 

Temporary Pop-Up Restaurant have teamed up with the awesome pie masters Pie Eyed to create a top flight street food dining experience. Be transported into a multi-sensory dining experience of sight, sound and taste stimulation.

Two delicious courses for just £20 (starter and main or starter and dessert), book in advance for your table (table sizes from 2 – 16 people)

We’re providing the bar for the evening, which will include our cask and keg beers plus a range of wine and soft drinks.

For the menu visit the Facebook event page here.

For Bookings:
0114 478 0000

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Tap Takeover and Meet The Brewer at Marketplace Alehouse

We’re doing a tap takeover and meet the brewer at the Marketplace Alehouse and Deli on Thursday 7th July. There will be a range of our cask and keg beer on the bar plus James from The Brew Foundation will be doing an informal meet the brewer from 7pm. Come on down and find out more about how cuckoo brewing works for us, find out about our beers and future beers, and most importantly: come and have a drink with us!

The Marketplace Alehouse and Deli is a true gem in Doncaster’s real ale / craft beer scene. Located at 21 Market Place, Doncaster, it serves an unbeatable range of artisan beers alongside delicious deli food.

Entrance is free of charge so see you all at 7pm on Thursday! For more information contact us.

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Free Samples and Meet The Supplier at Cheerbrook Farm Shop

The Brew Foundation will be giving away free samples and there will be special offers on our bottles at Cheerbrook Farm Shop this Saturday, 7th May, 12pm – 4pm.

We’ll be in-store offering tasters and chatting to customers about our brewery and our beers. Presentation packs of 4 bottles will be on special offer so you can take away a selection of Brew Foundation beers to enjoy at home.

Make sure you pop into Cheerbrook on Saturday afternoon for a chat with us and to check out their other fantastic produce too. We can’t wait to meet you there!

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Brew Foundation beers now permanently at Craft and Dough

We’re very proud to announce that Brew Foundation beers are now permanently on tap at both Craft and Dough sites; at Kelham Island and at Ecclesall Road, Sheffield.

After the success of the Hop & Glory launch event last Thursday at the Kelham Island Craft and Dough, it has been agreed that The Brew Foundation will be a permanent fixture on their bars! (Woo-hoo!)

This basically means that there will always be at least one Brew Foundation beer on draught plus bottles of all our beers will also always be available. We’ll constantly rotate the draught selection so you’re always getting something new but you can rest assure that you can now always get a pint of Brew Foundation craft beer with your favourite artisan pizza!

The other awesome news is that we’ll do launch events for all our new beers at Craft and Dough with free tasters, unique Brew Foundation pizzas, and meet the brewer nights. Our next beer, that we’re working on now, will be a porter; so keep your eyes peeled for that in the next 6 weeks.

We’re so excited to partner with such a great brand and we look forward to cooking up a storm with these guys and gals.

More info about Craft and Dough and their awesome pizzas and beers can be found here.

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Hop & Glory being launched at Craft and Dough on 17th March

Good new folks! Our new 4.9% IPA, Hop & Glory, is being officially launched at Craft and Dough at Kelham Island on 17th March as part of Sheffield Beer Week.

James from The Brew Foundation will be at Craft and Dough from 5pm for an informal chat about how we started cuckoo brewing and began The Brew Foundation. You’ll be among the first people to taste our new IPA, Hop & Glory which is the bigger brother of our successful session IPA, Hops & Dreams. Hop & Glory is a bit stronger than it’s baby brother at 4.9%, so still very quaffable, and is made from the same great three hops: Magnum, Cascade and Rakau but with lashings more aroma hops (Cascade) and dry hopping (Rakau) to give this new beer a satisfying tropical hop kick.

As well as being able to be some of the first to try our new brew, the great folks at Craft and Dough have also got food offers on all week long, from 16th to 22nd March. They have paired Brew Foundation beers with some of their artisan pizzas making a Brew Foundation beer plus it’s paired pizza is just £8!

Beer and Pizza Pairings – match the beer & pizza for £8
– ‘Bitter That’ ESB bottles with ‘Crafty Cuts’ pizza
– ‘First Light’ APA bottles with ‘Beets & Roots’ pizza
– ‘Hops & Dreams’ session IPA bottles with ‘Tandoori Chicken’ pizza

Also on Thursday night at the launch event, as well as some free tasters of Hop & Glory and meet the brewer, all Sheffield Beer Week ticket holders get 25% off pints of Hop & Glory all night long!

Find out more at the Facebook event page here:

We hop to see you there! (see what we did there).

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More Hops & Dreams is on its way!

Thank you everyone! The demand for our new beer Hops & Dreams has been such that we’ve sold all the casks and kegs of it in a week! (There are still bottles left so don’t panic). We’ve brewed another 2000 litres which we’re racking on Friday so you won’t be thirsty for long!

Keep checking our Facebook and Twitter channels for where you’ll be able to find it next.

Just to keep you all in the loop we’re planning to do a bigger brother of Hops & Dream, called something like Hop & Glory, which will be a 4.8 or 4.9 IPA made from the same three hops (but more of them) as Hops & Dreams.

We’re not sure whether to launch this beer next or do a dark beer for a change, such as a porter (called Janet Street! – a name concocted with thanks to Duncan at the Fat Cat pub)

Which do you think we should do next?


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Hops & Dreams available from Tuesday 12th January

Hops & Dreams will be available in our stockists from tomorrow, Tuesday 12th January.

To welcome in the new(ish) year we’re launching our third beer; Hops & Dreams. It’s an easy drinking hoppy session IPA made from Magnum, Cascade and Rakau hops.

We’re picking up the bottles from the bottling plant tomorrow so a few places will have bottle stock tomorrow afternoon. The casks were racked last Tuesday so we are starting to distribute them on Wednesday (13th Jan). We’re even doing a limited number of kegs to go into a few select places so keep a close eye on our social media channels (Twitter and Facebook) for who’s got it on and when.

We’re really excited about this one and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


James and Robert.



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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 Brew Foundation launches

It’s been a long time coming but it’s finally time. After many years of enjoying drinking different types of beers my dad Robert and I took the plunge and decided to brew our beers to our own tastes. We both have love for a great real ale, and I am also a fan of hoppy craft beers. We set up The Brew Foundation with the aim of creating the type of beers we both love, in the hope that you love them too.

All our beers will be very quaffable, as for us “drinkability” is key; whatever the beer style we believe that a good flavour balance is the most important part of a great beer.

Our first brew will be an American pale ale called First Light. It’s a very drinkable pale ale brewed using Liberty hop, natural spring water, American yeast and then dry hopped with even more Liberty.

Keep your eyes peeled for First Light in pubs, bars and bottle shops in Sheffield (where I live) and in Cheshire (where my dad Robert lives).