The Coast Guard, the Diplomat… and the stately home brewery!

By: JimOldfield

February 28th, 2012

A nano-brewery run by a Coast Guard and a former United Nations diplomat has found a new base… in a stately home! The Brass Castle brewery has set up shop in Lord Halifax’s Garrowby Estate in East Yorkshire. Brewers Phil Saltonstall and Harriet Cross began brewing last August – with a a one-BBL plant in Read the full post…

Steel City Brewery

By: JimOldfield

January 22nd, 2012

Steel City Brewing unites the worldwide reputation for Sheffield craftsmanship, with Dave Unpronounceable and his pal Gazza Prescott’s all-consuming love of… hops! United by a devotion to pale ales, and sticky green bracts, the two aficionados have literally gone hopping-mad at their “cuckoo” brewery at the Little Ale Cart brewery, attached to the Wellington pub Read the full post…

Funeral-king-turned-brewer Frank celebras 20 birthdays at once!

By: JimOldfield

December 15th, 2011

When one of Britain’s rarest breweries celebrates its first birthday next month, 19 fellow new-born brewers will be bringing along their barrels too! Such is the real ale boom, that nearly a score of new brewers have set up in and around the Dearne area of South Yorkshire, in the past 12 months. And funeral Read the full post…

Imperial beer festival

By: JimOldfield

December 4th, 2011

Names – and beers – that’ll be on our lips for years! To put on 20 excellent ales in your first-ever beer festival is in itself no mean feat. But when the breweries themselves have only been brewing up for months or even weeks, you might think the event is a tad risky. Not so! Read the full post…

Imperial beer festival – part 2

By: JimOldfield

December 3rd, 2011

‘Malty Towers’ a hidden highlight Smuggled in, and poured out covertly to just a strict few, Dale Palmer and Alan Bainbridges’ single brown bottle of home-brew caused tongues to wag in more ways than one at the Imperial Club and Brewery’s New Breweries Festival. The sneaky gatecrasher – a rich, creamy liquorice and fruit stout Read the full post…

Imperial beer festival – part 3

By: JimOldfield

December 2nd, 2011

Ticker op can’t stop top ticker Brian… It’s only the start of the Friday evening session at Mexborough’s Imperial Club and Brewery’s New Breweries Festival, but already there’s a buzz among the drinkers, directed towards an unassuming pensioner sitting quietly in the corner… “Brian Moore is here”, they whisper. Yes, the Brian Moore – the Read the full post…