It was the best of times. It was the worst of times... Christmas...
I'm sure there are plenty of you out there who can relate to that statement. Our christmas was no different. We had a great load of family commitments along with a commitment of our own to be trading over that period in the brewery. This was a mammoth task as we were not in anyway ready to trade so the build up to christmas was mad panic, running from place to place trying to grab those "bits" we needed to be up and going Boxing Day. All I can say is thank god our day jobs had us on leave!
Needless to say we got there! We've had a steady trade all Christmas and today marks the end of our experiment. It was definitely worth trading and we had fun doing it. It brought us to discuss trading hours in general and just when we were going to commit to set hours for our awesome and loyal clientele!
So after much deliberation we decided that time off is totally overrated and we have too much spare time already so we should just suck it up and commit to weekends. So from this day forward we will be here from 12 - 8pm every... yep every saturday and sunday. We'll also commit to public holidays so you can come on down and spend your money with us
So a big thankyou to all those who came down over the christmas break and hopefully we'll see you on a regular basis at the brewery from now on.
A red ale is a form of pale ale that is categorised by its colour. There’s still debate around the fact of whether or not a red ale is really its own class of ale or whether or not it falls under the umbrella of English bitter. A red ale is categorised by a slight sweetness and tea-like flavours. It has a light hop and toasted malt flavours, making it a well-balanced beer. It is made with a high proportion of pale malts and often contains caramel colouring to give it its signature red hue. It is often that red ales will have a dry finish. These beers are very easy drinking, as our very own Tim Martin will tell you from personal experience!