Over the next month or so we are going to be producing a number of different wheat beers, exact number to be determined 1st up is a Lemon Grass wheat beer, currently fermenting away happily, then move onto Mango, Smoked and a big hoppy number.
Sometimes it is what could be perceived as being the most boring purchase ever that genuinely makes me very excited. Today we ordered a new cask washer, 45 ish firkins an hour,bliss.
Last week was, in retrospect, character building, but at the time, pretty annoying. Arrived at the brewery on Monday to a large amount of water on the floor, at first figured a tap was leaking somewhere, then realized that the sight tube on the HLT was weeping, a lot. Whilst examining it (or poking it) …Read the full article >>
This year I am going to try and keep the Faithless range a little more esoteric. As much fun as it is to play with the usual American / New Zealand hops, this year I want to focus more on adjuncts (think the Oysters, Lemon Grass etc of previous beers) and yeast, whilst trying to …Read the full article >>
A Chocolate & Sour Cherry Stout aged in Rioja Barrels then seeded with Brett and Lambic I’ve been talking / thinking about doing the above beer for ages and before we went on holiday last August I ordered the wine barrels for delivery some time early September and promptly forgot about it. Once the …Read the full article >>
Blatantly we / I have not updated this for ages, mainly as we are very busy, but also, because what starts off as new an exciting, becomes the norm. That is not to say it is not still hugely enjoyable (if not damn cold at the moment), but it gets harder to find things to …Read the full article >>
Following a couple of busy months including our newly installed 12 barrelled plant, we have now re-opened our on line shop with the addition of our mini kegs which are available for collection only from the brewery.
I’ve not really had much time to update the blog of late, or frequently for that matter twitter. But if anyone if vaguely interested we are doing a meet the brewer at Cask in London on Monday before GBBF then will be around of trade day. Brewery is in the middle of expanding from 6 …Read the full article >>
Can’t believe how long it has been since I last put together an update for the blog, but life has a habit of getting away from you when you run your own company. In the time since the last update there have been quite a number of changes, but one that has made our lives …Read the full article >>
On Thursday I attended the SIBA 2012 conference and was shocked and pleasantly surprised to find out that Wreckless won Gold in the Premium Bitters category and Silver in the Supreme Champion category, quite chuffed
Going to be a strange one this week, combination of mistaken ordering and piss poor planning has left me in the position of having no empty casks, no grain, 5 full FV’s and we have pretty much sold out of beer. In some respects it will be an unusually relaxing week from a brewing / …Read the full article >>
Merchant ID has finally come through, so with any luck the online shop will be up and running towards the end of the week, early next. The Saisons are bubbling away quite happily, in a week or two will be ready for release, good chunk of these will be going into bottle.