Not at #FirstyFriday

I think yesterday was only the second #FirstyFriday I’ve missed since we started and the first was a well coordinated planned absence!  I unfortunately got sick on Tuesday and despite my best efforts haven’t been able to shake it off. I briefly went in to work Thursday to try and get things straightened out but…

Pushchairs

having just found a pushchair dumped outside the brewery (thanks for the littering), it seems a good opportunity to talk about push chairs.  With the building work going on to move the brewery into Unit 4 we are losing a lot of floor space and I’m afraid we will no longer be able to accommodate…

I think “organised chaos”

would be too generous a description at the moment.  While keeping brewing operations going on in Unit 6 the builders have been busy in units 4 and 5 getting the plinth ready for the new brewery kit to stand. With the amount of stuff that’s stored in there it’s crazy at the moment but hopefully…

April #FirstyFriday & Bonus Saturday!

As one #FirstyFriday passes my brain is looking ahead to the next one already – another short month so already less than 4 weeks to go! Mr Otherton Ales (also referred to as the husband these days) and I are doing #FirstyFriday with the new outside Argo bar over both Friday and Saturday.  We want…

Weddings

I’m at Crewe Hall this Sunday as part of the County Brides Wedding Fayre so it seemed a prime opportunity to add the Weddings page to our website here. If you’re getting married we’ve a range of options under our Hoppiest Day of your Lives banner from doing personalised bottles of beer for wedding favours…

Addressing the Offbeat rumours

Offbeat seems to be the subject of a lot of hot gossip and speculation so here’s what’s happening. Over Christmas I decided I needed to change my life; I’ve been self employed for 12 years, working crazy hours and Type 1 diabetic since just before my first birthday.  There’s a lot of stress that goes…

Argonauts, Weddings, Festivals & Parties

As 2016 swings in to action so does the next crazy level of plans and ideas. At some point in the past year or so David of Otherton Ales fame bought this refrigerated mobile trailer. It sat in unit 4 at the brewery for ages until I insisted it had to be moved so it’s…

Planning Ahead

While failing to get anywhere with the accounts it’s time for some diary planning.  We usually put the events here on the website and then create ‘Events’ for them on the Facebook page here. #FirstyFriday will keep happening with it’s usual regularity and we’re booking up bands to see us through to the end of…

Happy (almost) 5th Birthday to us

Sunday sees the 5th anniversary of the first Offbeat brew at our original home up the street in the basement of the Borough Arms.  Much has changed since then, many new beers have been brewed on our own bigger kit, we’ve expanded in to 3 industrial units, we’ve won a few awards, my core staff…

Danish Pancakes

I recently caught an American food show on TV where they had these Danish pancakes, or aebelskiver. A quick web search found a couple of the pans so we thought we would give them a trial run for the Beer Box Bites sides of the business. Of course we had to add beer to the…

Oddity 9, my second sour

An opportunity approaches this week where we are not brewing Friday due to trade day at Indy Man Beer Con so on Thursday I’m planning my second kettle soured beer which I can then leave to do it’s thing over the weekend.  It’s going to start with the same base recipe as Oddity 2, Berliner…