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It’s the Sharrow Vale Christmas Market on 4th December!

On Sunday the 4th December it is the Sharrow Vale Christmas Market! The Sharrow Vale Markets are always popular but the Christmas one is awesome, with loads of fantastic stall holders selling all the Christmas gift ideas you can think of.

We’ll be there with our bar selling pints of Janet’s Treat Porter and First Light on cask, plus Hops & Dreams and Laughing Water on keg.

We’ll also have special offers on our bottled beer gift packs (4 beers for £10 in a Christmas gift box) that make the ideal Christmas present for … anyone who loves beer!

Make sure you come on over for a drink, a Christmas pressie and to say hello.


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Video preview of Temporary Pop Up Restaurant with Pie Eyed

So as you’re all aware, I’m sure, we’re doing the bar at this Saturday’s Temporary Pop Up Restaurant at Union Street in Sheffield. Pie Eyed are providing the fantastic food and we’re providing the delicious drinks. It’s just £20 for two courses, either a starter and main, or main and desert. The Brew Foundation will be there selling pints (or halves if you must) of First Light, Hops & Dreams, Hop & Glory and Little Bitter That, plus red and white wine, and soft drinks.

Here’s James from The Brew Foundation giving a sneak peek of what’s on offer on Saturday evening:

There are literally a couple of tables left so get in touch with Temporary Pop Up Restaurant via their website here.

We’ll see you there!

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The Brew Foundation beers to be at Road To Wigan Beer Festival

The lovely people at All Gates Brewery in Wigan are currently preparing for their 9th Road to Wigan Beer Festival. This awesome beer fest consists of 30+ breweries, 90+ beers, over 11 days, across 7 pubs! The festival begins on Thursday 24th March and runs until Sunday 3rd April 2016.

Here at The Brew Foundation we have supplied our 4.6% American pale ale, First Light, and our 4% session IPA, Hops & Dreams for their Road to Wigan Beer Festival; so keep your eyes out for it at the following participating pubs:

The Anvil, Dorning Street, Wigan.

The Hare and Hounds, Ladies Lane, Hindley.

The Victoria, Haigh Village, Wigan.

The Whie Lion, Leigh Road, Leigh.

The Union Arms, Castle Street, Tyldesley.

The Crooke Hall Inn, Crooke Village, Wigan.

Jolly Nailor, Market Street, Atherton.

More information, such as beer list (coming soon), can be found on All Gates Brewery website here.

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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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First Light sells in record time

The response to First Light has been fantastic. In just a matter of weeks we’ve already had to make our second brew First Light Pump Clipof fifty one 9 gallon casks of First Light to keep up with demand. Pubs in Sheffield  that have had it on draught have reported it selling out in record time. At the Fat Cat in Kelham Island First Light “sold out in a matter of hours”, at the Beer Engine pub at the bottom of London Road, it sold out in a record 6 hours, at the Old Crown at Handsworth it sold out within a day which is the fastest a cask has sold there,  and at the Interval Bar at the Students’ Union all 9 gallons were sold out in 3 and a half hours! To say we’re proud is an understatement! Many thanks to everyone for your support so far!

We have already launched our second beer, a 5% bitter called Bitter That, which will first be available on draft Bitter That pump clipexclusively at the Fat Cat pub on the 19th December. We’ll see you there!


Our third beer will be a 4% session IPA called Hops & Dreams. More to follow about that one but it will be ready to go in early January.

To find out where you can get your hands on our beers visit out stockists page here.

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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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