Trademark

Having just started the process to register the trademark for Berries Beans & Beer I do want to point out that I retain ownership of Offbeat Brewery Ltd and the associated trademark for the foreseeable future.

All change at award winning microbrewery

12th June marks the end of an era, and a fresh start, for Crewe’s award winning Offbeat Brewery as owner, Michelle Shipman, hands over the keys after 7 years. Michelle says, “I’ve reached the point where I need to put myself first and work on improving my type 1 diabetes.  I’ve been thinking it’s too…

Berries, Beans & Beer Beer List

We’d love to see some more beer sponsors in our charity fundraising First Past The Post – click through to https://bbbcrewe.co.uk/sponsor-us/ if you’d like to get involved.  Not only can you give back to your chosen charity but there’s also the chance to win a beer or gin tasting night at Offbeat Brewery if your beer…

Our #IWCBD event cancelled

Hey folks, Really sorry but I’ve decided to cancel our brew day tomorrow for the International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day. Brew days give me at least one hypo (low blood sugar with the diabetes), sometimes more. Some leave me in a pretty debilitating state needing someone else’s help. All of them leave me totally wiped…

Moving On

The jungle drums are beating loudly round Crewe, so let’s talk about the future. 21st May 2003 I moved to Scotland with my partner and took over Failford Inn, later adding Windie Goat Brewery – winner of numerous beer awards and we made the final 4 of CAMRA National Pub Of The Year.  I love…

First Brew of 2018

We’re running a bit behind schedule but gradually getting back up and running so it’s our first brew of 2018. Fingers crossed it’s ready in time for Manchester Beer and Cider Festival and it’s debut, ideally I would have liked a week more. Anyway, it’s a new brew inspired by chocolate dipped strawberries and seeing…

No #FirstyFriday tomorrow

In case you’ve missed it in the newsletters, website and social media updates, we are currently closed.  The toilet is in the yard, the paint on the walls is wet and there’s no #FirstyFriday tomorrow.  We will reopen Thursday 18th January with a fancy new ladies toilet (sorry guys, it’ll happen soon!), a refreshed bar…

Last chance to drink at Offbeat in 2017!

I was going to use a great photo of my bucket of lemons but managed to leave the camera at home so you’ll have to make do with the pump clip of today’s brew – Lemon Smash pale.  Not a new brew but not been made in a little while. SMASH stands for single malt…

Merry Christmas!

Finally home and feet up after what’s been a manic week – a huge thank you to all of you for your support, I hope the beer is all enjoyed! I was hoping to get a [s]elfie with Santa yesterday to illustrate this post but those of you who were there saw how manic it…