Christmas

Yeah, sorry, Christmas, it starts scarily early each year.  Just a short note to say if you’re looking for somewhere kind of unique, like our Brewery Bar, for a party then drop us a message through our Contact Us page.  We’ve loads of contacts for bands, catering and we don’t charge for room hire other…

Easter Kegs Are Better Than Eggs!

We love great beer and live music at Offbeat #Crewe so on Good Friday (14th) we’re open from noon to 10pm with music coming to us from Damien Russell.  Damien’s played here a few times before over the years and I’ve no hesitation in getting him back.  You can check him out here on Facebook….

#FirstyFriday rolling back in

It’s almost here, my favourite day of the month, #FirstyFriday (despite the chaos caused getting it ready!).  We’re setting up the beers, cleaning the lines, sorting the cooling and all the other little jobs that go into getting this place ship shape.  The beer list is just below.  Don’t forget if you want a quieter…

So much of what I love

So much of what I love about brewing is the people. I’ve been brewing about 10 years now and although the beer world changes, the people stay the same.  Newcomers are welcomed, beer is drunk, success celebrated, advice freely given, disasters commiserated with help and solutions offered.  I’ve been in situations where I’ve run out…

Berries, Beans & Beer – drinks festival

If you’ve been at #Crewe beer festival you may have seen the Berries, Beans & Beer banner so this seems like a good opportunity to tell you a little more about it.  The deposit has been paid and we’re booked in to the Crewe Heritage Centre from 28th to 30th April 2017. 2 weeks ago…

Save the Date!

Gin Festival and Grateful Deaf beer gathering is in the planning for Thursday 6th October through to Friday 7th October – more information to follow when I have it but at the moment in the midst of trying to see what Grateful Deaf beers we can get to us from Ken’s brewing collaborations this year…

Grateful Deaf brew day

Today Ken Fisher is with me and we are brewing up his IPA recipe with a few tweaks for what we have for available ingredients! Ken brewed an India Brown Ale here  three years ago (pump clip shown!) and every year he comes back and does a European tour brewing numerous times while fitting in…

Bottle Fridge

I was asked the other day about whether I would stock some mainstream lager in the brewery bar. It was an immediate “Nope” and then I was asked about keeping some under the counter. I think i thought on it for maybe 2 seconds and then replied in the negative too.   My first reaction…

#FirstyFriday Festival

For those of you who are regulars at #FirstyFriday and for those of you who are just finding us through the lure of beer, cider, gin, wine and cheese, here’s the lowdown on our annual Beer festival. Taking place at the brewery (Thomas Street, Crewe, CW1 2BD) on Thursday 4th August 5 – 10pm, Friday…

#NewBrewThursday

I’ve been asked a couple of times about #NewBrewThursday on the blackboards in the bar so now is the chance to find out more! It’s well established (of American origin I believe) and gives you the opportunity to try new beers and brewers to showcase new stuff.  So I have something new for you, started…