Thornbridge news and updates
Find us in the Eats, Beats & Treats Village At Sheffield Food Festival
Date: 22nd May 2017
This May Bank holiday Weekend, join us at Sheffield Food Festival where we will be pouring a range of Thornbridge favourites from the top of Fargate, in the heart of Sheffield City Centre.
We will be based in the Eats, Beats & Treats Village, a new feature for this years event. Come along for a beer and some fantastic food & drink from local vendors including our friends at Sentinel Brewery.
Find out more at www.foodfestivalevents.co.uk/
Northern Black- A new Jamaican Stout
Date: 17th May 2017
This week we had the honour of welcoming our friend Steve Papa Edwards to The Thornbridge Hall Brewery to brew a special collaboration with the legendary singer from just down the road in Sheffield.
The beer will be a Jamaican Stout, a style of beer linked to Steves heritage from that part of the world. It is a robust 5% Stout brewed with Muscovado Sugar which gives the beer a delcious hint of Caribbean rum. The complex dark malt recipe in this beer creates an excellent balance with the sugars used.
Steve is well known for working with a lot of big-name artists including Basement Jaxx & Richard Hawley. However, the name Northern Black comes from his first solo project and is the title track of his debut solo album of the same name.
Northern Black discusses Steves upbringing in the UK as a black man, but also as a northerner. Steve discusses the direction the album took in his recent feature in Exposed Magazine; "Things can be very London-centric but things are very different here. My parents are Jamaican, but my father was a miner – there’s the two cultures there."
Check out the full feature in Exposed Magazine at: exposedmagazine.co.uk
Nothern Black Jamaican Stout will be available very soon, look out for it in the Thornbridge Taps!
Beer Day Britain Collaboration
Date: 10th May 2017
This week we collaborated with Jane Peyton, award winning beer sommelier, drinks educator, writer, founder of the School of Booze to brew something very special for Beer Day Britain at Thornbridge Hall, Godiva!
This is a 4.5% a Rye IPA using a new British Godiva hop (CF127). Jane noted that "collaborating on the Godiva beer for Beer Day Britain and brewing with a new English hop has been terrific. I hope fans of Thornbridge beer will raise a glass of Godiva during the National Cheers To Beer on June 15th at 7pm and say Cheers To Beer!"
The Godiva hop gains its name from the legends of Lady Godiva as the hop is completely leafless! We are very excited to use this new hop, with the vibrant and fragrant aromas and flavours it exudes, it should also have great appeal to drinkers who enjoy New World hops.
The focus of the actual Beer Day Britain day is the National Cheers To Beer at 7pm when people raise a glass and say ‘Cheers To Beer’. In 2015 and 2016 the National Cheers to Beer happened not only in the UK but in several countries around the world and the hashtag trended on Twitter (#CheerstoBeer).
Find out more about Beer Day Britain on June 15th at:
Sheffield Half Pint Marathon 2017
Date: 4th May 2017
The Sheffield Half Pint Marathon, now in its third year, is a month long celebration of some of Sheffield’s best independent beer pubs and bars. It is aimed at giving people a chance to make a contribution to a great local charity, Sheffield Mind, support independent local businesses and explore our wonderful city.
Find your Half Pint Marathon card from any of the 13 fantastic pubs participating and throughout May enjoy The Wall, a new American Hopped Session Pale Ale, brewed with our friends at True North Brew Co.
Once you have imbibed The Wall in each venue and your card is fully stamped please hand it in to The Forum Kitchen + Bar to be entered into the prize draw to win fantastic prizes from across Sheffield, including Half Pint Marathon T-shirts, The Wall mini casks, brewery tours, tasting sessions, beer, and much, much more.
13 of Sheffields finest pubs are involved including: The Stags Head, The Greystones, The Hallamshire House, The Bath Hotel, Riverside, The Forum, The Old House, The Waggon & Horses, The York, The Broadfield, The Kelham Island Tavern, The Brothers Arms & The University Arms.
Visit http://www.halfpintmarathon.co.uk/ for more information
Job Vacancy- Brewery Operative
Date: 26th April 2017
Ever wanted to work in a brewery?
Due to the expansion of Thornbridge brewery, a full time vacancy has arisen for a Brewery Operative.
The job will involve assisting the brewing team and mainly involve cask cleaning/filling and working on the bottling line. The job requires a high degree of manual handling and therefore the successful applicant must be fit and capable of handling relatively heavy loads. A passion for craft beer and a "can do" attitude would certainly be advantageous. The usual hours of work will be between 8am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
This is an entry level position and therefore the salary is the national minimum wage. However, there is room for relatively swift progression within the brewing team if the candidate shows potential and aptitude for the job. This role would also suit someone interested in beginning a career in brewing and in this instance a scientific or brewing background would be beneficial but this is certainly not a requirement, as full training will be provided on the job.
If you are interested in this role, please contact Rob@thornbridge.co.uk
Job Vacancy- Warehouse Operative
Date: 24th April 2017
Thornbridge Brewery was established 12 years ago and our beers have gained considerable success with over 350 industry and consumer awards being won in regional, national and international competitions.
Operating from a state of the art brewery in Bakewell, in the heart of the Peak District, as well as owning a small pub estate in Sheffield, Thornbridge Brewery is a vibrant and growing business and has just undergone a £1.5m expansion.
To support the continued growth of the business, we have a vacancy for a Warehouse operative to join the existing team. The successful candidate will have involvement with, amongst other tasks:
- Picking orders for a variety of customers
- Organising stock rotation and dates
- Replenish pick and storage locations
- Move and supply production
- Assist with local deliveries when required
- Unloading and loading of vehicles with FLT
- Maintain a clean and tidy warehouse and yard
- Help promote good H&S behavior on site
Working in a team and reporting to the Logistics’ Manager, the successful candidate will preferably, but not essential have experience of working within a FMCG environment. FLT experience is beneficial but not essential as the right person will have the time and training invested in them.
We are looking for an enthusiastic person with good communication skills and a “can do” attitude who likes to work as part of a team, but shows initiative and takes ownership for their work, with a strong attention to detail.
45 Hours per week, Monday- Friday
Salary dependent on experience
If you are keen to join the team then please send your CV to: James.Walker@thornbridge.co.uk
Closing date for applications will be Friday 12th May 2017.
Peakender 2017- August 18-20th
Date: 17th April 2017
Not long to go now until we once again celebrate Peakender, the Thornbridge Festival of Beer for the 4th time. This time we will be at the iconic Showground at the heart of Bakewell.
Peakender is the perfect opportunity to sample a huge variety of Thornbridge beer, from Thornbridge favourites such as Jaipur or Halcyon, to some of the weird and wonderful beers we have created over the years.
Additionally, we are welcoming our brewing friends from around the country to join the party. We will also be serving beer from Hawkshead Brewery, Magic Rock Brewing, Beavertown Brewery, Hitachino Nest, Cloudwater, Wild Beer Co. & Tiny Rebel Brew Co.
Many of these will also be hosting special Meet The Brewer tasting sessions which will feature in the Peakender 2017 programme coming very soon!
Peakender is also dedicated to being a family friendly festival and will include a number of events suitable for the whole family including climbing, mountain biking & football skills. More information on these activities will be released soon.
Got a question about Peakender? We would love to hear from you! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mango Halcyon- Available Now
Date: 10th April 2017
Get it while you can- Mango Halcyon is available now!
For the fourth release from our Year of Beer calendar, which has included Carlota & Puja, brewed with Chillies & Jasmine respectively, we decided for April to re-imagine a Thornbridge classic.
Mango Halcyon is brewed with over a TONNE of mangoes in 20,000 litres of beer! The result is a fantastically drinkable beer which retains the tropica hop flavours of Halcyon and is complemented suberbly with a burst of mango. It pours a hazy gold colour with a light fluffy head.
This is a very limited edition beer and is likely to sell out fast! Grab some for yourself now at:
Faux Lord it up to win a year long supply of Thornbridge beer!
Date: 3rd April 2017
Have you always wanted to become the Lord or Lordess of the Manor? Now you can as we are giving one lucky person the chance to become the new “Faux Lord” or “Faux Lordess” of Thornbridge, winning a years supply of beer in the process.
The competition is part of our new “Faux Lord - Real Beer” campaign which aims to reignite the spirit of George Marples who became the self-appointed “Lord Marples” after buying Thornbridge Hall in 1896."Faux Lords. They’re our kind of people." says Simon Webster, CEO of Thornbridge, "They don’t have the blue blood, but they have the imagination and the drive to succeed whilst having some fun along the way."
Our favourite was George Marples of Thornbridge Hall. He had no official title, so he made one up, declaring himself Lord Marples, renovating the Hall and building a private railwaystation so the Queen could visit. It has now been over one hundred years since George Marples ignored the facts and declared himself “Lord Marples” of Thornbridge Hall.
So it is time to crown the new “Faux Lord” of Thornbridge. Strike a suitably noble pose and post your picture on Instagram using #Fauxlorditup & tagging @Thornbridge. Describe what you are the Faux Lord of and why you should win free beer for a year and a takeover of Thornbridge Hall.
Date: 27th March 2017
This April sees the release of a new creation based on a Thornbridge classic, Mango Halcyon!
We have infused our famous Imperial IPA with a TONNE of mangoes over 2000 litres of beer to create a fantastically fruity new beer this spring. This is the 4th release from our Year of Beer calendar, with many more exciting treats to come.
To celebrate the release of Mango Halcyon, we are touring the country, sampling the beer with 11 Tap Takeover events at some of the finest bars and pubs around the country.
The first 24 people to arrive at the chosen venues will also get a bottle of Mango Halcyon to take with them!
Use #MANGOTOUR during April to enter our prize draw to win a free case of Mango Halcyon.
The full list of bars will be: The Bath Hotel Sheffield, Keans Head, Pavement Vaults, Tapped Leeds, Cafe Beermoth, BeerDock Crewe, BrewDog Brighton, The Dead Crafty Beer Company, The Prince Stoke Newington, The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, The TapHouse & Bottle Shop at Tuckers Maltings