Thornbridge news and updates
Date: 20th June 2017
This week we had our friend Ed Cosens, of Reverend and the Makers, over once again to brew a beer with us!
This time, up at Thornbridge Hall we brewed something a little different. The beer of choice was a Thai Pale Ale, this was brewed with Kafir Lime Leaves & lemongrass. With the addition of Goldings hops, this beer is sublimely refreshing with delicious floral notes and at 4.5% this is a sessionable beer perfect for a summers day in the beer garden!
Ed decided to name the beer "Django" after the legendary, late French jazz guitarist Jean "Django" Reinhardt. This follows on from the muscial theme of some of the other beers Ed has brewed with us including Costello.
Django will be avilable at the June Brewery Socials and look out for it at the Thornbridge Taps!
Get your Peakender Weekend Camping Tickets Now! 18th-20th August
Date: 14th June 2017
Peakender Weeking Camping Tickets are available now! Join us from 18th-20th August on the famous Bakewell Showground in the beautiful Peak District.
Tickets are selling fast and at £50 per pitch for up to 8 people for the weekend, its fantastic value!
Come along for a weekend long celebration of great beer, music street food and outdoor activities in the beautiful Peak District!
Alongside a great range of Thornbridge beer, we will also be joined by some of the finest brewers in the land including Magic Rock Brewing, Wild Beer Co, Tiny Rebel Brewing Co. Firestone Walker Brewing Co, Beavertown, Cloudwater, Hawkshead Brewery and many more bringing beer and joining us for special tasting events over the weekend.
Peakender is also very much a festival for the whole family with an array of activities for the whole family in the beautiful Peak District including abseiling, climbing, caving, hot air balloon rides and more!
Visit www.Peakender.co.uk for more information
Great Get Together Pale Ale
Date: 6th June 2017
Adnams Brews “Great Get Together” Beer with Jo Cox Foundation
Great Get Together Pale Ale in Cask & 660ml Bottles
Adnams, the Suffolk-based brewer and distiller, have joined with over a dozen fellow brewers, suppliers and the Jo Cox Foundation to produce a limited-edition pale ale. We are so pleased to be involved with this, to join some great brewers, to create a great beer for a fantastic cause.
It is called The Great Get Together and it is bringing people together with their neighbours to share food and drink and celebrate all that we hold in common.
The idea for the beer came from an old mate of Brendan Cox, James Grugeon, who runs a social enterprise beer company The Good Beer Co. He thought it would be good to have a beer to help people celebrate and Brendan agreed enthusiastically.
James then contacted Adnams Head Brewer, Fergus Fitzgerald, who contacted other breweries and something ground breaking happened.
In keeping with the ideals of The Great Get Together, Great Get Together Pale Ale is a collective effort. Adnams have teamed up with Arkells, Cliff Quay, Elgoods, Fullers, Harviestoun, Joseph Holts, Joules, J W Lees, Marstons, Palmers, St Austell, Theakstons, Thornbridge and Woodfordes, Simpsons Malt, Charles Faram & Ol alongside social enterprise, The Good Beer Co. to create a beer to help people across the UK enjoy their Great Get Togethers with family, friends, colleagues, neighbours and their local community.
"When Brendan first said he loved the idea of a beer, I thought we would be working with one company. Then I called Fergus at Adnams and he brought another 14 breweries on board and five suppliers who have donated the ingredients, the bottles, the labels and more, said James Grugeon, The Good Beer Co Founder.
"The number of organisations that have collaborated to brew this beautiful beer is just fantastic. It is testament to how much support there is for the Great Get Together and we hope it helps everyone to celebrate and help raise funds for the Jo Cox Foundation at the same time,” he added.
The profits from the Great Get Together Pale Ale will go to the Jo Cox Foundation. Funds raised will support their work to bring together communities across the UK.
“It is very exciting to have our very own Great Get Together Pale Ale. For those who enjoy getting together with their neighbours over a beer - this ale will help thousands of people across the country enjoy their Get Together weekend a little bit more,”
For more information about The Great Get Together and a full list of where you can buy Great Get Together Pale Ale visit https://www.greatgettogether.org/
Find out more about the Jo Cox Foundation at https://www.jocoxfoundation.org/
The Great Get Together Pale Ale will be sold across many of Adnams pubs and available in Adnams Stores in the run up to the great get together.
Days of Creation
Date: 30th May 2017
Winner of a Silver Medal at the World Beer Cup in 2016 - Our Sour Red Ale, Days of Creation, has returned.
After using a Belgian yeast strain to give the beer a good foundation on which to build, we aged Days of Creation in Burgundy barrels with raspberries for well over a year.
We added cultures of Brettanomyces, Pediococcus and Lactobacillus at set points to sour the beers gradually over time.
The rich fruit aroma and flavours complement the sharp sourness which subsides for more malt and yeast character to come through. Lively, dry and thirst quenching, this is a beer to savour.
Grab some for yourself now at: www.thornbridgebrewery.co.uk/shop
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.