Thornbridge news and updates
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
Chef Vacancies at The Stags Head
Date: 19th March 2017
Full Time Chef
The Stags Head is a great community pub in the heart of Nether Edge. We are family friendly with a large outdoor area. Our menu style is classic pub food, offering good quality and value for money that is served alongside our award winning beers.
The ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualities:
- Have a focus on producing consistently good food and delivering customer satisfaction.
- Will be organised, efficient and able to maintain a safe and hygienic environment.
- Have a focus on portion control and waste management to maximise gross profit.
- Have good time management and can work on their own during quite periods.
- Be able to manage stock and perform monthly stock takes.
The pub is wet led, with food sales equating to 30% of our trade and therefore we want the food to complement our wet sales. We are looking for a motivated individual who can work under their own steam, working alongside the pizza chef and reporting to the general manager and the executive chef. There is room for progression for the right candidate to take on more responsibility and get involved with menu planning and development.
Full Time Pizza Chef
We have a wood fired outdoor pizza oven that we want to use to enhance our menu and add another dimension to our food offering. We are looking for someone with previous pizza making experience who can take charge of this side of the business. Who can work alongside the kitchen team and the general manager. We want to produce high quality pizzas that people can enjoy with our excellent range of beers and offer a takeaway service. Psalter lane is a busy road with a great mix of business’s and residential areas and we see the pizza oven as an area where we can really grow the business.
For both positions the salary will be dependent on relevant skills and previous experience. For more information please contact Mike.Pidgeon@thornbridge.co.uk or call 01629815999
Date: 13th March 2017
We are very pleased to announce that a Thornbridge classic has returned into stock here at Riverside Brewery, our South Pacific Pale Ale, Kipling!
Single hopped with the Nelson Sauvin hop grown in New Zealand, Kipling exudes aromas passion fruit, gooseberry and mango. An initial sweetness and medium body are balanced by a lasting grapefruit-like bitter finish.
After a short absence, it is great to have this back in stock and available to buy from our Online Shop at:
Year of Beer- Puja
Date: 6th March 2017
Today we are packaging the third release from our Year of Beer calendar. This is a 6.4% Jasmine IPA called Puja!
We have taken a West Coast-style IPA recipe and infused 20 kilos of dried Jasmine flower blossoms (as you can see in the picture, left) sourced from the USA. Puja is a fabulously fragrant IPA with sweet undertones of night-flowering jasmine and aromatic, citrus hops.
This beer is part of the special project for 2017 in which we launch a new kegged beer every month this year. Next month we are releasing a special version of Thornbridge favourite, Halcyon, that will see our Imperial IPA infused with mango.
Look out for Puja and the other Year of Beer brews at The Thornbridge Taps. These are very limited edition so grab some whilst you can!
Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2017
Date: 27th February 2017
At the weekend it was the annual Dublin Craft Beer Cup at the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair
Despite Storm Doris preventing us from making the short hop to the Emerald Isle ourselves, thankfully our beer was there long before us to win FOUR medals at the competition!
Cocoa Wonderland added to an increasing list of awards with a Silver medal for our Chocolate Porter. Our crisp and refreshing Helles Lager, Lukas also took Silver in Dublin.
Our classic Imperial IPA, Halcyon also took home a medal with Bronze in this years event as did our Double IPA, Huck to round off the accolades won by Thornbridge beer at The Dublin Craft Beer Cup.
Check out the full results at: eu.alltechbrewsandfood.com/dublin-cup