Thornbridge news and updates
We are looking for a Director of Sales & Marketing to Join the Thornbridge Team!
Date: 17th July 2017
Company: Thornbridge Brewery
Job Title: Director of Sales & Marketing
Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer
Salary: Competitive package
- Produce and continually develop a detailed sales and marketing plan for the brewery’s products
- Create a sales strategy for the brewery in line with the company’s vision
- Produce and regularly review sales forecasts, working closely with the brewing and logistics teams
- Lead the planning and delivery of sales and promotional events
- Develop strong relationships with key customers
- Analyse customer demographics and market trends in this fast changing market
- Keep up to date with competitor activity in order to identify new sales opportunities
- Present sales reports to the Board on a monthly basis
- Lead the process for the design and distribution of marketing materials
- Lead, manage and develop the sales and marketing teams and take responsibility for recruitment, training and performance appraisal
The right person
- Significant experience in senior roles in sales and marketing, ideally within the brewing segment of the food and beverage sector
- Strong team leadership and management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate staff
- Very high level written and communication skills
- Public speaking skills
- Very personable and capable of persuading people
- An innovative and creative person
- A high level of IT and report preparation skills, specifically Excel
- Self-motivated with a strong desire to shape the success of the business, be an ambassador for the company and uphold its cultural principles.
North Brewing Co. Collaboration
Date: 12th July 2017
Today we have our friends North Brewing Co. over to Thornbridge Riverside Brewery to brew a special collaboration!
The beer will be a Denali hopped Kölsch IPA which will see its first pour at Peakender 2017 next month! This should be a fantastically refreshing beer, perfect for the summer.
We have taken a tradition Cologne style beer and added the American Denali hop to give the beer a tasty wallop of citrus fruits, well balanced with German malt.
Be one of the first try it at Peakender 2017, The Thornbridge Festival of Beer in Bakewell this August. Camping tickets are still available, visit Peakender.co.uk for more info.
Raindrops on Roses
Date: 3rd July 2017
Winner of Great British Home Brew Challenge 2016, Raindrops on Roses is available now!
Raindrops On Roses is a Belgian Wit. We have showcased a classic style with a twist here brewing with rose petals & chamomile alongside the more traditional coriander seed.
Pouring a hazy gold, the beer has an aroma of lemon & coriander as well as notes of roses & chamomile. The taste is tart and slightly fruity, with a silky mouth feel that culminates in a kiss of hops. Grab some for yourself from our ONLINE SHOP and Waitrose stores nationwide.
The entry deadline for the Great British Home Brew Challenge 2017 is July 31st! Find out more at gbhomebrew.co.uk
#Fauxlorditup for the chance to win a years supply of Thornbridge beer and a takeover of Thornbridge Hall. Visit FauxLord.co.uk for more info and entry details.
Check out the latest video from the Faux Lord- Real Beer campaign now at: https://youtu.be/entamvcfgsQ
Peakender 2017 Day Tickets Available Now!
Date: 26th June 2017
Day ticket registration is now available for Peakender 2017 this summer from 18th-20th August!
As has been the case every year, Peakender day entry will continue to be FREE. However, this year we will require you to pre-register before attending the festival.
Registering for the Thornbridge festival of beer can be done by visiting Peakender.co.uk and only takes 2 minutes!
There are also still weekend camping tickets available! They are just £50 for three days camping in the beautiful Peak District for a pitch for upto 8 people in a tent, campervan or caravan.
For full festival information visit Peakender.co.uk
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!