Taking a holiday

when you’re self employed and running a small business is a difficult thing to do.  For a few days away it’s a lot of long days to make the time up and ensure things run smoothly…bring on the relaxation!

We’ve got the Hinkey Herkulean Hopper all lined up for our March special.  This is apparently what’s known as a ‘SMASH’ beer in the home brew world…was a new term by me but means Single Malt and Single Hop.  This is pale malt and a load of Herkules hops.  It’s fermenting away nicely at the moment and tasting smashing (boom, boom!)!

Basic RGBThere’s been more investigations on the damage caused to our pizza oven on her inaugural journey, there’s now talk of a new axle and swing arms (don’t ask, I don’t know!).  She can be used at the brewery but looking for a big trailer to ship out to a mechanic to get this body work sorted.

We have a new logo for the #BeerBoxBites side of the business, huge thanks to Amanda for her work and the friends on Facebook who helped to determine the final look.

We had a trial run of the Chocolate Stout Chilli that we’re planning for the March #BeerBoxBites with nachos, cheese and sour cream.  I have to admit it wasn’t quite right being too chocolatey sweet and hot at the same time.  A smidge less chocolate and chilli powder next time…we will have it spot on for #FirstyFriday.

Beer and Cheese night has really come together well, so pleased with the help and support we’ve had from Godfrey Williams of Sandbach – they’re going to be there on 21st March talking about the cheeses and if there’s any you need to take home you’ll be able to buy some too!  After a couple of requests we’ve decided to show the final day of the Six Nations on 21st March and clear everyone out for about 7pm and then start beer and cheese night at about 7.30pm for 8.00pm.  You can buy tickets for Beer and Cheese night directly from us at the brewery or if you click through to the link at the top of the page you can buy online, it does incur a small credit card charge.

#FirstyFriday is on 6th March, expect a fantastic night with Hayley Strangelove on stage and a load of beers.  I’ll get back to you soon with a full beer list along with sausages and #BeerBoxBites on the go.

That’s about it for now!

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