Wednesday, November 23, 2016
The fantastic Humber Bridge Farmers market is back again for its penultimate one before Christmas. We will have our full range of bottle beers, gift boxes and 5l mini kegs. If you’d like to preorder to avoid disappointment then please contact us at enquiries@greatnewsomebrew
This coming Saturday 26th November we will be at the Beverley Festival of Food & Drink from 10.00 – 15.30. The event is a fantastic Christmas food and drink festival in the beautiful surroundings of Beverley Minister. Looking for Christmas gifts and beer for the festive period then we will have with us our range of award winning locally brewed bottle beers. Also we will have our range bottle beer gift boxes and 5l mini kegs which fly out at this time of year. Remember its not weather dependent as it is indoors so look forward to seeing you there.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Have you ever looked up and seen the V formations of geese flying through the sky. Well we have and at this time of year they are a common site heading south over the brewery. So we used them for inspiration when coming up with our November seasonal beer. Skeins Retreat is brewed using 100% English hops, with fruit aroma on the nose, orange on the palate and good depth of bitterness producing a well-balanced session bitter. It’s a beer that punches above its weight and it’s fair to say that Skeins Retreat has plenty of flavour for a 3.6% beer. Skeins Retreat is perfect on its own but great with a good bar snack, pork scratching or packet of quality potato crisps.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
As the weather starts to cool down we start thinking of winter beers. Our featured bottle beer this month is appropriately called Cold Snap 5.2% abv. If lager is your beer of choice then Cold Snap is a perfect first step into the world of craft beers.
Described as a hoppy lager, Cold Snap is brewed using lager and caramalt plus German hops that you would associate with lager such as Mittlefrüh and Hallertau Northern Brewer. The beer is obviously light golden in colour and has a light herbal hop back ground and as you would expect for a lager style. Cold Snap is perfect served cold and due to its popularity it is now available all year round.
Abv: 5.2% abv
Colour: Light Golden.
Hops: Mittlefrüh and Hallertau Northern Brewer.
Availability: Throughout the year as a bottle beer.
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Our seasonal cask beer for September is Pig’s Ear. This 5.2% abv copper coloured German hopped bitter, started life as our bottle & craft keg beer Cold Snap. A mix up in a malt delivery meant that the lager malt used, had a little black malt blended in it and what should have been a pale golden beer looked somewhat copper. The beer couldn’t be bottle as Cold Snap and so was christened Pig’s Ear, put into cask. It sold well with customers asking for more and is now a permanent fixture on the seasonal calendar. A blend Mittlefruh and Hallertau Northern Brewer hops provide the bitterness with a late addition of Hallertau Northern Brewer for aroma. Pig’s Ear has an aroma of herbal hop and lemon thyme with a well-rounded almost pilsner finish.
A great beer to enjoy with something with a little heat such as Thai crab cakes or even a good Mexican dish.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Judged by over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs and producers as well as a whole host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. As well as a badge of honour, the unmistakeable black and gold Great Taste label is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product, which has been discovered through hours and hours of blind-tasting by hundreds of judges.
“Gaining a 3 gold star award, for one of our beers is quite an achievement”, said Matthew Hodgson, director of the brewery. “This is the first time that we have received such a high award in this competition and we are delighted especially on the back of Liquoirce Lads Stout winning a World Beer Award back in 2015”, he added.
“Great Taste Awards let our customers and potential customers know that what they are buying is a quality product and although the business is growing year on year this will inevitably help boost sales” and in mention of the local area he said,” It also shows that in this quite often over looked corner of Yorkshire, we too can produce great food and drink”
Saturday, June 18, 2016
We are very excited to announce that our Open Day on the Saturday 25th June from 1 – 9pm will give visitors the first opportunity to see our new branding. New pump badges and bottles will be on display with our bold, eye catching new brand. Of course Jem our faithful Springer Spaniel continues to keep an eye on her pint of beer but for the first time she will come alive in different poses. Details of our open day can be found on our news page.
Friday, June 10, 2016
So far we have had a fantastic response to our new June seasonal cask beer Elderflower Power. Why elderflower, well it is a familiar sight in the hedge rows around the brewery at this time of year, so we thought why not. It has also given us chance to try brewing with an exciting new British hop, Olicana, a beautiful fruity hop and probably the most impressive new British hop we’ve tried for some time. A blend of First Gold and Minstrel hops add to the hop bill making beautiful moderately bittered fruity beer with the floral notes of elderflower.
We have tried this beer with a good burger and to say it went well is an understatement.
Flavour Notes:Lemon, Floral, Honey
Hops: Minstrel, First Gold, Olicana
Available as a cask beer only.
If you are interested in having any of these beers on your bar then please contact Doreen or Rachel on 01964 612201.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
May sees the return of our fruity seasonal beer, Amy’s Aviator Ale.
Brewed in honour of local heroine Amy Johnson, who in May 1930 was the first women to fly solo from England to Australia. Amy who was born just down the road in Hull set off on her epic flight from London on the 5th May 1930 in her Gypsy Moth plane landing in Darwin, Australia on the 24th that month.
Amy’s Aviator Ale is a fruity hopped golden session ale, which is pleasantly bittered using classic British Northdown and First Gold hops. It has an almost honey like aroma on the nose with a lingering peach fruit on the palate from North American El Dorado hops. Looking for something to go well with this summery golden ale then look no further than a good salty bar snack such as roasted nuts, pork scratching or good quality potato crisps. The peachy fruit from the beer cuts through the salt really well.
Available as a cask beer only.