More opening hours at Offbeat

It’s just over a week away until #FirstyFriday on 1st May so while the beer list is forming (more about that in a min) here’s a good opportunity to talk opening times. Now we have a full premises licence we can sell from site every day but that’s never been the plan.  Anyone who has…

Oddity 2 – Berliner Weisse

Today, among all the #FirstyFriday setup, I’m mashing in Oddity 2.  I have to admit this brew scares me, it’s starting to delve in to the world of sours which I’ve drunk but never brewed before and it’s not brewing the way I’m used to with leaving wort sat in the copper for a few…

Oddity 1 – Honey Cream Ale

So today sees the brewing of Oddity 1, a Honey Cream Ale.  We thought we would break you in gently as Oddity 2 is going off on a sour path! Cream Ales are an American style, not seen over here so much but great in warm weather and I’m optimistic that’s got to get here…

Beer special for April?

I can’t decide….I don’t know whether to make something new (always like putting recipes together!), and if so what, or go with an old favourite.  We’ve done a lot of hoppy specials recently with Hinkey Herkulean Hopper and Scrum-ptious but half tempted to bring back Quirky Kiwi NZ Pale. Any thoughts?! 

Our homage to fromage – 21st March

If you’ve not got your tickets for our beer and cheese night on Saturday 21st March, you can get them direct from the brewery at #FirstyFriday this week.  Don’t miss out!  We’ve put together a great line up of 6 beers and 6 cheeses including a Belgian Quad, an incredible speciality beer, an imperial stout along…

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…

Manic Monday

Thought it would be a relative straight forward one with not brewing today but the phone and email are red hot for sales and we’re not brewing because we’ve no empty fermenters and 4 that need emptying. #FirstyFriday seemed to go really well but apologies to whoever got stuck in the brewery toilet!  Think the…

So what is BeerBoxBites by Offbeat Brewery?

For the last couple of years at #FirstyFriday we’ve been serving up amazing sausages from Brookside Porkers in Betley who’ve used our beers and seasonings to create some amazing sausages.  These are always going to continue on site, we love them and we know you do too!  But it has made us realise we could do…

Twisting Beers in March

Over the weekend I read about someone putting a strange combination of hops, sweets and fresh fruit through their Randall (have a read here if you’re not familiar with a Randall, a slightly crazy invention by Dogfish Head Brewery in the USA to infuse your beer with more flavour).  It made me think we need…

Monday Musings

Last week finished with a load of positives – on the one hand we didn’t hit our optimistic Kickstarter goal but we got offered funding elsewhere to get the BeerBoxBites project up and running for April hopefully (a full exploration of what repairs Titanic needs is still to be conducted!).  In 18 minutes at the Licensing…

#FirstyFriday 6th Feb update

One week and a few days to go until #FirstyFriday is back.  We have had the tv aerial installed so in unit 4 we will be showing the Wales versus England 6 Nations match while in unit 5, the main bar, we will have Rain singing their socks off.  The main bar will have 5…