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Great Get Together Pale Ale

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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

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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

Sheffield Food Fest
Find us in the Eats, Beats & Treats Village At Sheffield Food Festival
Date: 22nd May 2017
Location: Fargate, Sheffield City Centre


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

Steve Papa Edwards
Northern Black- A new Jamaican Stout
Date: 17th May 2017
Location: Thornbridge Hall Brewery, Ashford in the Water


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

Jane Peyton
Beer Day Britain Collaboration
Date: 10th May 2017
Location: Thornbridge Hall Brewery, Derbyshire


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

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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 HeadThe GreystonesThe Hallamshire HouseThe Bath HotelRiversideThe ForumThe Old HouseThe Waggon & HorsesThe YorkThe BroadfieldThe Kelham Island TavernThe Brothers Arms & The University Arms

 

Visit http://www.halfpintmarathon.co.uk/ for more information

Job Vacancy- Brewery Operative

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Job Vacancy- Brewery Operative
Date: 26th April 2017
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery, Bakewell


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

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Job Vacancy- Warehouse Operative
Date: 24th April 2017
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery, Bakewell


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

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Peakender 2017- August 18-20th
Date: 17th April 2017
Location: Bakewell Showground


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 BreweryMagic Rock BrewingBeavertown BreweryHitachino NestCloudwaterWild 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 peakender@thornbridge.co.uk

Mango Halcyon- Available Now

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Mango Halcyon- Available Now
Date: 10th April 2017
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery


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:

 

www.thornbridgebrewery.co.uk/shop

Faux Lord it up to win a year long supply of Thornbridge beer!

Faux Lord
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. 

 

www.fauxlord.co.uk

MANGO HALCYON

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MANGO HALCYON
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 SheffieldKeans HeadPavement VaultsTapped LeedsCafe BeermothBeerDock CreweBrewDog BrightonThe Dead Crafty Beer CompanyThe Prince Stoke NewingtonThe Famous Royal Navy VolunteerThe TapHouse & Bottle Shop at Tuckers Maltings

Chef Vacancies at The Stags Head

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Chef Vacancies at The Stags Head
Date: 19th March 2017
Location: Psalter Lane, Sheffield S11 8YN


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 

 

 

Kipling Returns

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Kipling Returns
Date: 13th March 2017
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery


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: 

www.thornbridge.co.uk/shop 

Year of Beer- Puja

Puja
Year of Beer- Puja
Date: 6th March 2017
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery


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

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Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2017
Date: 27th February 2017
Location: Dublin, Ireland


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

February Brewery Socials

Brewery Social
February Brewery Socials
Date: 10th February 2017
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery, Bakewell


Dont miss out on the Brewery Socials this month!

Join us from 5-9pm on Wednesday 22nd & 12-8pm Saturday 25th!

 

You can expect a wide selection of Thornbridge beers, awesome street food vendors, brewery tours and it is also a great opportunity to visit our Brewery Shop. 

 

There will be a selection of TEN different cask & keg of Thornbridge beers pouring just a stones throw from The Brewhouse. We pride ourselves on serving fantastically fresh beer so this is a great opportunity to try some Thornbridge favourites plus some of the rarer beers you may not have seen before. 

 

There will be culinary delights from the always fantastic Nether Edge Pizza Company on the Wednesday Social and "proper pie and mash" from Pie Eyed for the Saturday. 

 

Our Brewery Shop will be open giving you the chance to buy our full range of bottled beer, mini casks as well as loads of great Thornbridge goodies and branded clothing. 


We will also be conducting tours of Thornbridge Brewery*. See behind the scenes in the Thornbridge Brew House and hear the Thornbridge story from one of our guides. The price includes a souvenir glass and samples of our award winning beer. Wednesday socials at 6pm & 7pm and Saturday Socials at 3pm&5pm.

 

*Please note places are limited so advance booking is essential on 01629 815 999, £7.50 for Adults (18+). 

 

 

FREE ENTRY- Thornbridge, Riverside Brewery, Buxton Road, Bakewell DE45 1GS

PEAKENDER 2017

Peakender 2017
PEAKENDER 2017
Date: 20th January 2017
Location: Bakewell Showground


2017 will see an exciting evolution of our Peakender festival as we’ll be celebrating in August and this time in the heart of Bakewell at its iconic Showground.

 

In addition to the great location the Showground offers greater scope for camping, campervans, caravans and those wanting the luxury of glamping. In addition to the many local attractions in and around Bakewell we can also provide a greater variety of activities for all the family on the Showground site.  


As in previous years, entry to Peakender will be FREE. Bookings for camping, campervans and caravans is a set price for the weekend. All tent site bookings include one free car parking place in our designated car park. Additional parking places can also be booked.

To book camping, campervans, caravans and additional car spaces please CLICK HERE


If you would also like to book a “glamping” option (there are a number of options including pre-prepared tents of all sizes) these are available through our partners at Tangerine Fields. Please note before booking with them you must have booked a Peakender Camping Pitch at the link above. CLICK HERE for more information on Tangerine Fields.


Great beers from Thornbridge and our brewing friends alongside live music will, of course, always feature at Peakender. We will be providing more information on the Peakender Programme in a few weeks. 


We look forward to welcoming you to Peakender 2017

 

The Thornbridge Team

Thornbridge Taps Guest Fest 26th-29th January

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Thornbridge Taps Guest Fest 26th-29th January
Date: 6th January 2017
Location: Hallamshire House, Greystones, Bath Hotel


From the 26th-29th of January join us at The Hallamshire House, The Bath Hotel & The Greystones in Sheffield for a weekend long beer festival showcasing over 100 of the finest beers from allover the land! 

 

This will also feature special FREE Meet The Brewer events with our three featured breweries for the festival; Siren Craft Brew , Northern Monk Brew Co. & Hawkshead Brewery

 

The Bath Hotel taps will be pouring beer from Northern Monk Brew Co. alongside a range of the finest brews from Yorkshire. A Northern Monk Meet The Brewer event will be at 7.30pm on Thursday the 26th. Click here to register for FREE tickets to this event. (limited tickets available) 

 

The Hallamshire House will be showcasing beer from the fantastic Siren and from the south of the country. Siren will also be hosting a Meet The Brewer at 7.30pm on Friday the 27th. Click here to register for FREE tickets to this event. (limited tickets available)  

 

The Greystones are welcoming Hawkshead Brewery over to Sheffield from The Lake District and alongside their beer will be a wide selection from all over the United Kingdom. Hawkshead will be hosting a Meet The Brewer event at 3pm on Saturday 28th. Click here to register for FREE tickets to this event. (limited tickets available). 

 

Dont miss out on what is going to be a phenomenal weekend of beer and a great way to round off #Tryanuary with a huge range of the countrys finest beers on offer. 

#ChallengeDerbyshire 2017

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#ChallengeDerbyshire 2017
Date: 1st January 2017


For 2017, our chosen charity partner will be #ChallengeDerbyshire, formed in 2015 to raise money for three amazing local charities, Ashgate Hospicecare, Blythe House Hospice and Helens Trust.

 

They are commited to ensuring they continue and thrive enabling them to deliver care and support for EVERYONE in North Derbyshire who needs it! We are so lucky to have these three charities, working together we can ensure we keep them for the years to come.  

 

Blythe House Hospice adds quality to life by providing the highest levels of care for people affected by cancer and certain other life threatening illnesses and supporting those who are bereaved.  Over 1000 people access Blythe House Hospice services every year.

Read more www.blythehousehospice.org.uk

 

Ashgate Hospicecare is a local charity providing care to people across North Derbyshire, with any life-limiting illness, helping them to live for every day. Ashgate Hospicecare Nurses make 3,000 home visits every year.

Read more www.ashgatehospicecare.org.uk

 

Helens Trust aims to help remove the barriers that may be preventing a person from staying at home by funding and providing care and equipment. Helens Trust helps over 150 people with terminal illness across North Derbyshire every year.

Read more www.helenstrust.org.uk

Thornbridge Hangover Drops

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Thornbridge Hangover Drops
Date: 21st December 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery


A new addition to the Thornbridge Range! Thornbridge Hangover Sweets were created with Simpkins of Sheffield, these are all natural Glucose drops blended with fruits of the forest natural flavourings and Ginseng extract for a truly welcoming pick me up.

 

Perfect treat for those who may have overdone it during the festive period!

 

Please note – you don’t need a hangover to try these! See how they are made at: https://vimeo.com/160227843

 

Get some for yourself now from the Thornbridge Online Shop & Brewery Shop

Thornbridge Christmas Socials

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Thornbridge Christmas Socials
Date: 10th December 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery, Bakewell


We are once again welcoming you to Riverside Brewery for the Thornbridge Brewery Christmas Socials on Saturday December 10th (12-8pm) Wednesday Decemeber 14th (5pm-9pm).


You can expect a choice of TWELVE cask and keg Thornbridge beers (including Christmas beers), chilled music, and culinary delights from the fantastic Pie Eyed (10th)& Nether Edge Pizza Company (14th). 

Our Brewery Shop will also be open selling a great range of Thornbridge beer and goodies. A great opportunity to stock up for Christmas!

Additionally, we will be conducting tours of Thornbridge Brewery (please note places are limited so advance booking is essential on 01629 815 999, £7.50 for Adults (18 and over). The price includes a souvenir glass and samples of our award winning beer. Saturday Tours start at 3pm & 5pm and Wednesday Tours at 6pm & 7pm 

 

Tell us you are coming on Facebook! 

 

Saturday Social: https://www.facebook.com/events/1810592189188129/

Wednesday Social: https://www.facebook.com/events/687399808079030/


Thornbridge Riverside Brewery, Buxton Road, Bakewell DE45 1GS

BaxterStorey and Thornbridge; Partnership at Museums Sheffield

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BaxterStorey and Thornbridge; Partnership at Museums Sheffield
Date: 28th November 2016
Location: Sheffield City Centre


We are delighted to announce that we will be working very closely with BaxterStorey who are the Hospitality and Catering Partner to Museums Sheffield. In addition to stocking our beers at the Cafes in the Millennium Gallery and at Weston Park Museum we are planning a programme of events for 2017 that will showcase how craft beers can complement their delicious food.


Both the Gallery and the Museum offer great venue opportunities for a wide range of events from weddings to corporate activities. As a leading supplier of quality foods BaxterStorey wanted to find a suitable supplier of beer and our award winning range met their requirements.

 

The first event will be a beer and food pairing at The Millennium Gallery cafe on December 20th featuring a tasting of Thornbridge beers with some of the fantastic food on offer. There will be more details of this event to come very soon. 


More information on the events we will be delivering in 2017 will appear on our website, social media, email newsletter and in our pubs and restaurants across Sheffield in the coming weeks.

More New Beer! Huck & Valravn

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More New Beer! Huck & Valravn
Date: 8th November 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery


We are extremely pleased to add another TWO brand new beers to the Thornbridge bottle range! 

 

Huck- Double IPA 7.4%

Huck is absolutely bursting with flavourful Simcoe, Amarillo and Mosaic hops. Aromas of grapefruit, mango, lychee and tropical fruit explode from the beer before coming through powerfully in the taste, it finishes with a hugely moreish bitterness.

 

Valravn- Imperial Black IPA 8.8%

Based on Thornbridge classic, Wild Raven, this beer really packs a punch with higher concentrations of new world hops combined with dark malts that result in a fantastically eclectic and complex flavour. Tropical fruit flavours combine expertly with hints of dark chocolate and coffee. A dangerously drinkable beer!

 

These beers are available to buy now with FREE DELIVERY from our Online Shop.

Crackendale

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Crackendale
Date: 31st October 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery


We are very happy to announce the release of a brand new Citra Pale Ale to the Thornbridge bottle range, Crackendale! 

 

This American hopped beer bursts with aromas of tropical fruit and delivers a delicious citrus punch on the palate whilst remaining very well balanced and drinkable.  

 

Crackendale is available now with FREE DELIVERY from our Online Shop amongst a great range of other bottled beers. Keep an eye out for more new bottle releases over the next two weeks. 

Great British Home Brew Challenge 2016 Winner- Phil Sisson

Phil Homebrew
Great British Home Brew Challenge 2016 Winner- Phil Sisson
Date: 27th October 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery


Raindrops on Roses – The Winner of the Great British Home Brew Challenge 2016

 

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2016 Great British Home Brew Challenge, supported by Brew UK, Waitrose and Thornbridge Brewery, is Phil Sisson with Raindrops on Roses (5.3%) – a Belgian Wit style beer, brewed with rose petals.

 

Phil, who recently moved from London to Scotland with his wife and daughter, says, "This is a huge, and completely unexpected honour for me! I am absolutely flabbergasted. I have been a big admirer of Thornbridge beer for years and it is just fantastic to have been able to impress the judges with my own creation. I originally brewed the beer as a present for my wifes birthday and my daughter chose the musical-themed name, so it is a truly family affair. I am really looking forward to seeing it on the shelves at Waitrose."

 

Phils beer was chosen as the winner, from over 100 that had been submitted, by an expert panel of judges including Rob Lovatt, Head Brewer at Thornbridge, Greg Hughes, Director at BrewUK and Sarah Hammond, Waitrose Beer Buyer.

 

Rob Lovatt, says, “The beer Phil brewed was undoubtedly well made with the roses working in a beautiful harmony with the camomile and coriander. A worthy winner from a great selection of beers that were submitted to the challenge which goes from strength to strength. I enjoyed tasting Raindrops on Roses and working with Phil to recreate this and I am sure it will be very popular”.   

 

Sarah Hammond, Waitrose Beer Buyer, says, ‘“We loved the fact that we could distinguish the traditional style of beer that it is based on, and that it came with a really modern and well-judged twist. The palate was refreshing and full of flavour, and all the elements were really well-balanced - distinct yet not overpowering. A great combination of delicacy, interest and full of flavour, this is an excellent homebrew that we hope our customers will enjoy as much as we did.”

 

Raindrops on Roses, (330ml) will be available in 70 Waitrose branches from the 14th of November.

The Heart Desires

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The Heart Desires
Date: 20th October 2016
Location: Thornbridge Barrel Room


The latest addition to The Barrel Room Series, The Heart Desires!


The Heart Desires is part of a project we have been working on at the brewery for a few years now. We wanted to create a modern sour aged in barrels, with the same complexity and depth of flavour which our favourite sours from the USA offer. 


This beer started life as a simple blonde ale with low bitterness and was fermented with our house yeast. We then aged this in Burgundy barrels with gooseberries for well over a year. Adding cultures of Brettanomyces, Pediococcus and Lactobacillus at set points let us sour the beer gradually over many months and give layers of flavour that can only be developed over time.

The fruit aroma and flavours complement the sharp sourness which subsides for more malt and yeast character to come through. The resulting beer is a clean, zingy and intense blend of fruit tartness with intimations of crisp Sauvignon Blanc grapes.

 

The Heart Desires is available now from our Online Shop. This is in very limited supply so grab some before its gone!

Free Delivery FOREVER

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Free Delivery FOREVER
Date: 3rd October 2016
Location: Mainland UK


The beers are rolling off our new bottling line and we are really excited with the results. To celebrate and to give as many people as possible the opportunity to try them out, we are offering Free Delivery Forever in our Online Shop to all Mainland UK customers.

 

Free Delivery Forever means just that. All delivery charges to online shop customers in the mainland UK will be scrapped for eternity. You can have our beers delivered Brewery Fresh to your door without having to pay extra for it!

 

We will also have new bottled beers coming into stock over the next few weeks including our Double IPA, Huck, as well as Crackendale & Valravn to complement our range of Thornbridge favourites.

 

Visit our Online Shop at: www.thornbridgebrewery.co.uk/shop.php

Brand New KHS Bottling Line

Bottling line
Brand New KHS Bottling Line
Date: 28th September 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery


Here at Thornbridge we are driven by our desire to provide a product of the finest quality and we know that this doesn’t just stop once our beer has left the brewery. We bottle everything on site here in Bakewell and this allows us to personally guarantee the quality of the finished product. With this in mind, we have recently invested in a brand new £1m KHS bottling line. Our current one has done a sterling job in getting us this far, but it’s time to move forward.

 

As Head Brewer, Rob Lovatt, explains ‘It is the Rolls-Royce of bottling lines; its technology will enable us to achieve extremely low levels of dissolved oxygen in the bottle, it will future proof the growth of the brewery and will prove to be an extremely robust piece of kit with greatly reduced downtime. The bottom line is that we are putting our beer first’.

 

As part of this progression we have also looked at the design of our bottles and, whilst we have enjoyed working with our distinctive 500ml offerings, we are not afraid of change and after talking with many different people who enjoy our beers, it’s become clear that moving to 330ml will provide a more practically convenient option and allow the opportunity to try more of the beers within our range. We will make this move to the different bottle and though they will be smaller, they will be providing our beer brewery fresh for even longer!

 

Overall this has been a very exciting time for us here at Thornbridge Brewery and we’re looking forward to this next step in our evolution.

Festival of the Mind

Fest of mind
Festival of the Mind
Date: 19th September 2016
Location: Sheffield


We have been having a great time at Festival of the Mind in Sheffield City Centre. The city has been host to some fantastic exhibitions in a number of different locations. 


Festival of the Mind is a celebration of ideas, culture and collaboration between University academics and professionals from Sheffield’s cultural, creative and digital industries with activities, events, performances and exhibitions are open to everyone.

 

We are happy to be involved in the fun as 5 lines of Thornbridge beer are currently pouring in the Spiegeltent just outside Sheffield City Hall including Jaipur, Lukas & Lord Marples. 

 

Find out more about the festival at: http://festivalofthemind.group.shef.ac.uk/

Head Chef Vacancy

The Stags Head
Head Chef Vacancy
Date: 15th September 2016
Location: The Stag


We are looking for someone for the position of Head Chef at The Stags Head, Psalter Lane Sheffield.

 

Main responsibilities will include;


  • Managing the kitchen
  • Managing food purchases and storage
  • Maintaining safe and hygienic standards
  • Menu development
  • Menu costings and working to a GP
  • Training of staff

 

We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable and passionate about what they do.  The successful candidate needs to have experience working in a fast paced busy environment, managing and training of staff and producing a consistently high standard of food. 

 

We are looking for someone who can develop our menu, moving more towards using seasonal and local produce that will run alongside and integrate with our new pizzeria which we are aiming to launch early autumn. 

 

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to put their own personal stamp on an already busy and successful venue.

 

Please email CVs to Mike.Pidgeon@thornbridge.co.uk

September Brewery Socials 24th & 28th

Brewery Social
September Brewery Socials 24th & 28th
Date: 12th September 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery, Bakewell


Join us in Bakewell for the last Thornbridge Brewery Socials of the summer! 

 

From 11am to 5pm on the 24th & 5pm-8pm on the 28th you can enjoy a variety of TEN brewery fresh keg and cask beers, chilled music and phenomenal food from The BBQ Collective (24th) & Nether Edge Pizza Co. (28th). 

 

Our Brewery Shop will also be open selling a great range of Thornbridge beer and goodies.

 

For the Saturday social, Greg Carter will also be hosting a signing event for his new book, A Good Idea at the Time, an epic tale of pilots pitted against the Japanese during World War Two. Come along and meet the author and take home a signed copy of this fantastic novel. 

Bristol Beer Week

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Bristol Beer Week
Date: 5th September 2016


We have just got back from Bristol Beer Week and we had an absolute blast with the Bristolians at Small Bar & Bristol Craft Beer Festival

 

We arrived in Bristol on Thursday for our Tap Takeover at Small Bar which also included a special tasting event with the good folk at The Bristol Cheesemonger. It was a fantastic evening and the beer and cheese matching went down a storm and was packed to the rafters. 


There was a generally fantastic vibe at Small Bar as the tap takeover continued afterwards with an awesome range of beer in one of Bristols finest drinking establishments. 

 

On Friday, the fun continued as we went to Bristol Craft Beer Festival where we amongst 30 other breweries showcased a range of Thornbridge beers including I Love You Will U Marry Me, Cocoa Wonderland & Fika. 

 

It was a great event and we thoroughly enjoyed manning the Thornbridge bar and getting the chance to meet Thornbridge fans from the south-west amongst and from much further afield. 

 

Thanks very much to everyone that came along to see us at Small Bar & BCBF and we are already looking forward to Bristol Beer Week 2017. 

An Exciting Arrival at Thornbridge..

Bottling Line
An Exciting Arrival at Thornbridge..
Date: 22nd August 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery


The day has finally come, our new bottling line arrived piece by piece at Thornbridge Riverside Brewery this morning! 

 

The packaging line from German company KHS will see the brewery gain significant advantages when it comes to bottling. The new filler will provide greater levels of efficiency with faster output and reduced down time. 


Additionally, with what Head Brewer, Rob Lovatt, describes as "the Rolls Royce of bottling lines" we can produce even higher quality beer as Rob notes, it "will enable us to achieve extremely low levels of dissolved oxygen in the bottle". An attribute that will result in even fresher tasting beer. 

 

Check out The Brewers Blog as Rob discusses the new bottling line and why he believes this method is the best path for Thornbridge Brewery versus canning. 

 

 

will enable us to achieve extremely low levels of dissolved oxygen in the bottle

Job Vacancy- Warehouse Operative

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Job Vacancy- Warehouse Operative
Date: 18th August 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery, Bakewell


  • Job Title:           Warehouse Operative
  • Reporting to:     Logistics Manager
  • Hours:               45hrs (Full time – Monday to Friday)
  • Salary:               Dependent on experience

 

 

Overview


Thornbridge Brewery was established 11 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 currently undergoing a £2m expansion project.

 

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 behaviour on site

 

Working in a team and reporting to the Logistics’ Manager, the successful candidate will 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.

 

If you are keen to join the team then please send your CV to: James.Walker@thornbridge.co.uk

 

We will be reviewing applications during the w/c 29th August 2016.

World Beer Awards

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World Beer Awards
Date: 16th August 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery


Late last week the results of the World Beer Awards were announced. We entered four Thornbridge beers into the competition and we are very pleased to announce that each of them took home gold medals!

 

Eldon, our Bourbon Oak Imperial Stout, in addition to winning a gold medal was also named the Country Winner for UK Imperial Stouts.

 

Additionally, Lukas our new Helles Lager took home gold as well as Cocoa Wonderland in all its chocolately glory, added to 3 Great Taste Awards gold stars & a gold medal in the International Beer Challenge this month!

 

Of course our flagship IPA, Jaipur ,was also involved as it took home a WBA gold medal in the IPA category. 

 

For the full results please visit: http://www.worldbeerawards.com

London Beer City 8-14th August

London Beer city finale
London Beer City 8-14th August
Date: 15th August 2016


What an amazing week we had in London as the city once again celebrated London Beer City! 

 

The week saw us takeover The Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell as it became The Thornbridge Arms. The turn out throughout the week was fantastic and we received great feedback on the 40 or so keg & cask Thornbridge beers that were available over the course of the takeover. 

 

We also included a couple of special tastings of our Barrel Room Series beers including our Brooklyn Brewery collab, Serpent, as well as respective World Beer Cup Gold & Silver Medal winners, Love Among The Ruins & Days of Creation.

 

These events sold out within hours of their announcement and were very special evenings. 

 

 

Additionally, we were also pouring Thornbridge beer at London Craft Beer Festival which is always a phenomenal event and again did not disappoint! 

 

Amongst some of the best breweries in the land, you joined us at the Thornbridge bar to try a range of keg beers we brought along including Valravn, our Imperial Black IPA & our Big Breakfast Stout, Fika. 

 

Huge thanks to everyone that came along and bring on London Beer City 2017!

London Beer City

London Beer City
London Beer City
Date: 10th August 2016
Location: London


This week the Thornbridge Team are in London for London Beer City, a celebration of beer spread across some of the city’s finest venues with some fantastic events.  

 

The Thornbridge Arms  


For London Beer City we have been at Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell for a Thornbridge Tap Takeover as the pub has become The Thornbridge Arms!

 

With 21 lines of keg beer and 13 cask, this has been a special week so far and we have had a fantastic turn out so far to try what is probably the most varied range of Thornbridge beer on any bar in the country right now. 

 

Last night, we also hosted a special tasting of our Barrel Room Series beers. This included James & Meg doing a de-construction of our Barrel aged collaboration with Brooklyn Brewery as well as a tasting of our World Beer Cup winning sour beers. We had such a blast that we are hosting another one this Thursday

 

London Craft Beer Festival 2016


This weekend also sees the return of the always fantastic, London Craft Beer Festival. We are very proud to be able to once again showcase our beer here amongst some of the best breweries in the land. We are bringing along some special beers including our Big Breakfast Stout, Fika & our new Double IPA, Huck. 

 

https://londoncraftbeerfestival.co.uk/

Work at The Thornbridge Taps

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Work at The Thornbridge Taps
Date: 1st August 2016
Location: Sheffield


Job opportunities at The Thornbridge Taps!

We currently have opportunities for management and supervisory roles at our Thornbridge Taps. 

The right person must have a passion, knowledge and appreciation of great beer and an enthusiasm to drive business 

Contact Mike Pidgeon at Mike.pidgeon@thornbridge.co.uk to apply.

Brewing Team Vacancy

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Brewing Team Vacancy
Date: 28th July 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery, Bakewell


Founded in 2005, Thornbridge is one of the most critically acclaimed and respected craft breweries in Britain. Due to expansion, we are seeking an experienced brewer to join the team. 

 

Duties will include wort production, cellar management, CIP of brewery equipment, operating our three packaging lines of bottles, kegs and casks and following our extensive QA/QC procedures. 

 

The job requires a certain degree of heavy lifting and therefore the applicant must be able to handle relatively heavy loads.  Brewing education to IBD diploma standard is desirable, but an attention to detail and cleanliness is essential.  

 

To apply, please send your CV & covering letter to Rob.Lovatt@thornbridge.co.uk 

Thornbridge Wednesday Social

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Thornbridge Wednesday Social
Date: 26th July 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery, Bakewell


Tomorrow evening, we are once again inviting you join us at Riverside Brewery, Bakewell for the Wednesday Brewery Social!


You can expect a choice of TEN cask and keg Thornbridge beers, chilled music, and culinary delights from the fantastic Nether Edge Pizza Company.

  

Our Brewery Shop will also be open selling a great range of Thornbridge beer and goodies.

 

Additionally, we will be conducting tours of Thornbridge Brewery at 6 & 7PM (please note places are limited so advance booking is essential on 01629 815 999, £7.50 for Adults (18 and over). The price includes a souvenir glass and samples of our award winning beer. 

Finance Team Role at Thornbridge Brewery

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Finance Team Role at Thornbridge Brewery
Date: 21st July 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery, Bakewell


Overview

Thornbridge Brewery was established 11 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 currently undergoing a £2m expansion project.

 

To support the continued growth of the business, we have a vacancy for a Finance Assistant to join the existing team. The successful candidate will have involvement with, amongst other tasks:

 

  • Assisting in the production of the monthly management accounts
  • Assisting with the accounting for stock
  • Assisting with VAT/PAYE/Payroll and other statutory returns
  • Credit Control
  • Sales & Purchase Ledger processing
  • Cash Book processing

 

Working in a small team and reporting to the Finance Manager, the successful candidate will have experience of working within a Finance team at this level and whilst experience of working in a manufacturing business is not essential it would be beneficial.

 

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.

 

Good IT skills are an advantage, especially Microsoft Office packages, primarily Excel. Experience of Sage products would be beneficial, but not essential.

 

If you are keen to join the team then please send your CV to: info@thornbridge.co.uk

 

We will be reviewing applications during the w/c 8th August.

Nottingham Beer Week 2016

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Nottingham Beer Week 2016
Date: 8th July 2016


We have had a fantastic three days in Nottingham for Nottingham Beer Week 2016!

 

 

Food and beer pairing at the Herbert Kilpin, rare bottles at Brewdog and a Tap Takeover at The Embankment made for a huge whirlwind of fun!

 

 

Thank you to everyone who came to see us and all the hard-working folks who made the events possible!

Peakender 2016

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Peakender 2016
Date: 4th July 2016


Thank you to everyone who came to join us for Peakender 2016 and help make it the best one yet! 

 

The weather was wild but it did not stop a fantastic and busy weekend. We were honoured to be joined by some of the finest brewers in the UK as lots of beer was sampled and a great amount of fun was had!

 

We will be back again in 2017 so keep an eye out for news coming in a few months time

World Beating Sours - Available Now

Sours
World Beating Sours - Available Now
Date: 23rd June 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery


Love Among The Ruins & Days of Creation, available now from our Online Shop!

 

Last month, Love Among The Ruins & Days of Creation, our barrel aged sour beers had a fantastic debut at The World Beer Cup. 



Love Among The Ruins, aged with cherries won GOLD in Wood & Barrel Aged Sours out 115 entries and Days of Creation aged with raspberries won SILVER in the same category, which was a fantastic result for the brewery! 

 

Now following the second release of the beers, you can now purchase these from our Online Shop. These are expected to go very quickly so dont miss out on these very special sour beers. 

 

We also have available, a mixed case of the two sour beers with our Brooklyn Brewery collaboration, Serpent, a golden ale barrel aged with cider lees, truly ground-breaking. Click here to see the story of Serpent with Brooklyn Brewmaster Garrett Oliver & Thornbridge Head Brewer, Rob Lovatt. 

 

Visit www.thornbridgebrewery.co.uk/shop.php to grab some for yourself.

Eroica Britannia returns to Bakewell

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Eroica Britannia returns to Bakewell
Date: 10th June 2016
Location: Bakewell Showground


Next weekend Eroica Britannia returns to Bakewell! 17th-19th June

 

The Worlds Most Handsome Bike Ride returns to the Peak District once again for a weekend of vintage bikes, marvellous moustaches and of course, great beer! 

 

We are very pleased that The Thornbridge Bar will be pouring throughout the weekend and we will be welcoming back thirsty riders with our specially brewed beer, Handsome Pale Ale, amongst a host of other Thornbridge favourites. 

 

Join us from Friday 17th for what will be a belter of a weekend on the Bakewell Showground!

 

Please visit eroicabritannia.co.uk for more information 

Magic Rock Collaboration Brew

Magic Rock Brewing
Magic Rock Collaboration Brew
Date: 7th June 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery


Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming the guys from Magic Rock Brewing to Thornbridge for a collaboration brew!

 

Richard & Stuart made the short trip from Huddersfield to our Bakewell brewery to brew our take on a classic Germanic style. 


The beer being brewed is an Altbier, this is a style of beer which originates in Dusseldorf, they are typically cool-fermented and lagered, copper-coloured ales. This is style of beer has a rich history with it being brewed in the Rhineland capital since the early 1800s. 

 

We are very excited that this beer will be launched at Peakender 2016, our Festival of Beer in July. Come along and be one of the first to try it! 

 

Click here to visit our Peakender 2016 event page for more information about the weekends events. 

Serpent, Creating New Beer Boundaries. A Thornbridge, Brooklyn Brewery Collaboration

Serpent
Serpent, Creating New Beer Boundaries. A Thornbridge, Brooklyn Brewery Collaboration
Date: 1st June 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery


Our Barrel-aged collaboration with The Brooklyn Brewery is available now!

 

Serpent is the first beer of its kind, and one of the coolest things either brewery has ever done.

 

We went to Oliver’s Cider in Hereford seeking their lees, the natural wild yeasts that ferment their apples into great traditional ciders.We brewed a robust Belgian-inspired golden ale at Thornbridge, added the lees in barrels, aged the beer for more than a year, and bottle conditioned it.

 

Now Serpent emerges dry, tart, firm, fine and funky, a full expression of our friendship, great British brewing, American boldness, and Herefordshire countryside.

 

Grab some for yourself now at: www.thornbridgebrewery.co.uk/shop

Peakender 2016 - 1st-3rd July

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Peakender 2016 - 1st-3rd July
Date: 24th May 2016
Location: Thornbridge Outdoors, Great Longstone


We can’t wait for Peakender 2016, the Thornbridge Festival of Beer this Summer from the 1st- 3rd of July

We’ve had a fantastic amount of interest in the festival and as a result our on-site camping for the event has now sold out.

There is however a lot of great local accommodation to take advantage of;

 

The Visit Peak District website has a huge array of accommodation around the Peaks from 5 star hotels to campsites and caravan parks. 

http://www.visitpeakdistrict.com/accommodation/

 

Green Hills Holiday Park, is also a great local option. This very well equipped site is approx. 20-25 minutes walk from the festival and the on-site bar also serves Thornbridge beer.

http://www.greenhillsholidaypark.co.uk/

 

UK Campsite is a useful online resource to find local camping & caravan locations in the UK. Click the link to see local camping at Dale Farm which is around 15-20 minutes walk from the festival site. 

http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/details.asp?revid=11205

 

Don’t forget, it’s FREE ENTRY to the festival throughout so come down for the day if you can’t stay for the weekend! The Thornbridge bar will be pouring from Friday 2-11pm, Saturday 11am-11pm & Sunday 11am-4pm.

 

There’s great transport links from local cities including Manchester, Derby, and Sheffield to Bakewell where we will have a free shuttle bus to the festival running each day.

 

It’s going to be a fantastic weekend including a huge array of Thornbridge beers as well as beer from some of the UK’s leading breweries. There will also be great food on offer, live music, brewer talks, beer & food tastings as well as tours of the Thornbridge Hall/Riverside breweries and a range of outdoor activities for the whole family. 

 

THORNBRIDGE OUTDOORS, GREAT LONGSTONE DE45 1NY

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/Dd4Qvp

Brewery Socials 25th & 28th of May

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Brewery Socials 25th & 28th of May
Date: 18th May 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery, Bakewell


On Wednesday 25th & Saturday 28th The Brewery Social returns to Thornbridge Brewery, Bakewell!


You can expect a great range of beers, chilled music, and culinary delights from the fantastic Nether Edge Pizza Company. Also look out for guest vendors, Pie Eyed, Fat Annies, Mac Daddies and Eats & Beats. Our brewery shop will be open selling a great range of Thornbridge beer and goodies.


Additionally, we will be conducting tours of Thornbridge Brewery at 6PM & 7PM (please note places are limited so advance booking is essential on 01629 815 999, £7.50 for Adults (18 and over) price includes free souvenir glass and samples of our award winning beer.)


We are also running transport to and from both events: 


Wednesday 25th: Pick up: 4.15pm- The Cross Scythes, Derbyshire Lane, Sheffield 

Leaving Thornbridge (Returning to CS): 8pm

 

Saturday 28th: Pick up: 11am- The Greystones, Greystones Road, Sheffield

Leaving Thornbridge (Returning to GS) : 4pm

 

Tickets £15 which include 2 pints of beer at the social- Available to buy from the pick-up pubs listed above. 

 

Thornbridge, Riverside Brewery, Buxton Road, Bakewell DE45 1GS

World Beating Sours!

Rob Lovatt Barrels
World Beating Sours!
Date: 17th May 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery


Many thanks to all of you that have contacted us about when and how you can get hold of our World Cup Award winning sours – Love Among the Ruins and Days of Creation.

 

Our initial, very small run of these sold out very quickly and our second run has taken a little longer to bottle as we are in the midst of building work at the brewery preparing for our new bottling machine due in the early summer.

 

So many thanks for your patience on getting information on the beers – we really do appreciate it.  The second run of the beers will be bottled in the next week and will be available by the end of May.We will circulate further information on this as soon as possible. 

 

In the meantime just to whet your appetite for the beers see Rob, our Head Brewer’s Blog on the painstaking beer journey to create these sours undertaken by him and his team at Thornbridge.

Handsome Pale Ale

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Handsome Pale Ale
Date: 11th May 2016


To celebrate the return of Eroica Britannia to Bakewell this June, we are once again brewing a beer for the occasion! 

 

Handsome is a lovely, light and refreshing pale ale ideal to quench the thirst of the Eroica riders as well as the thirsty people cheering them on at the festival.

 

The beer will be served throughout the weekend in bottle, keg & cask. It also now available in our Brewery Shop & in our Online Shop at www.thornbridgebrewery.co.uk/shop

 

For more information about The Eroica Britannia Festival and for tickets please visit: eroicabritannia.co.uk

Job Vacancy- Sales

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Job Vacancy- Sales
Date: 20th April 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery


We are looking for a new member of staff to join the sales team here at Thornbridge Brewery!

 

A 12 month position has arisen in the sales department to cover maternity leave. The successful candidate’s duties will be to make outbound calls to existing Thornbridge customers as well as having the opportunity to help continue the brewery’s growth by building relationships with new customers within the beer industry.

 

Computer literacy and administrative abilities are required for this role as well as excellent communication skills. Salary will be dependent on the candidate’s experience. The working hours will be 40 per week within normal office hours.

 

Please send your CV to Stacey.Webster@thornbridge.co.uk to apply 

 

Thornbridge, Riverside Brewery, Buxton Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1GS

Job Vacancy- Delivery Driver

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Job Vacancy- Delivery Driver
Date: 16th April 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery, Bakewell


Owing to the further expansion of Thornbridge Brewery, Bakewell, we require another delivery driver to join our logistics team.  Working as part of an experienced team, duties will include but are not limited to: 

• Delivery/Collection of goods including cask, keg and bottle cases
• Cash handling
• Being responsible for stock between locations
• Completing required paperwork to the highest standard
• Being able to communicate errors and issues to the Logistics manager

• Usage of the cask tracking system
• Representing the company to our customers

• Warehouse duties, picking, replenishment and stock rotation

• Counterbalance and Reach truck driving

 

Full clean driving license required - 7.5 tonne license essential. CPC training and tachograph experience also advantageous but again not essential. This job will involve lifting and moving heavy objects.  Salary will be dependent on experience and skills base.  

 

Hours of work will generally be 45 per week (usually 8am-5pm), but must be flexible.

 

Please forward your CV and cover letter onto James.Walker@thornbridge.co.uk

 

Closing date Friday 29th April 2016

The Sheffield Half Pint Marathon 2016

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The Sheffield Half Pint Marathon 2016
Date: 6th April 2016
Location: Sheffield


We are once again partnering with True North Brew Co  to present The Sheffield Half Pint Marathon 2016.


After the success of the 2015 event we are proud to announce that this May you can once again work your way around the city for The Sheffield Half Pint Marathon and whilst raising your glass in some of the best pubs around you will be supporting the amazing work done by our chosen charities Sheffield Hospitals Helipad Appeal and Sheffield Mind.


All the pubs involved will be stocking our official beer, Stitch a light & hoppy ale we brewed in collaboration with True North. With every pint sold funds will be going straight to the charities so you know you will be drinking for a good cause!

 

Whether completing the marathon in days, weeks or months every finisher can buy a Sheffield Half Pint Marathon t-shirt at a special discounted price and is automatically entered into a prize draw for the chance to win some great prizes, including:

 

Bottles of Sheffield Dry Gin, True North Brew Co Vouchers, Tickets to the Supper Club at The Broadfield, VIP passes to Oakstock at the British Oak, Thornbridge Brewery Tour Vouchers and cases of Thornbridge beers

 

Ready, set… Beer!

New investment at our Riverside Brewery

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New investment at our Riverside Brewery
Date: 5th April 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery


We are delighted, as we move into our second decade of brewing, to announce a new £2m investment plan for our Riverside brewery. The funding will provide us with a new bottling line, increased brewing capacity and improved warehousing and logistics facilities.

 

We have seen considerable growth in our UK and International sales in recent years and we are targeting an 80% increase in turnover over in the next three years. But it’s not all about equipment though as, in preparation for a 70% expansion to our brewing capacity, we have employed an additional 11 staff to take our overall employee numbers to 46.

 

After an extensive search for a bottling line supplier by our Head Brewer Rob Lovatt, we have selected German company KHS GmbH. The quality of our beer is, of course, paramount to us and with almost 50% of our beer sales being in bottles it is critical that we have the best, most technically up to date bottling line to ensure a quality beer time after time. KHS is a market leader in filling and packaging lines, with over 140 years of experience, so we are in good hands. Our brewing team is always looking for continuous improvement in all of our processes and the new equipment will enable us to achieve extremely low levels of dissolved oxygen in the beer and so retain greater taste and freshness.

 

Phase 1 of the brewery expansion, including the new bottling line, is expected to be completed by late summer.  

Peakender 2016 Accommodation

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Peakender 2016 Accommodation
Date: 4th April 2016
Location: Bakewell, Derbyshire


We have had an fantastic amount of interest in Peakender 2016 and as a result the accommodation we are providing at Thornbridge Hall/ Outdoors has now sold out. 

 

However, there is lots of great accommodation in the local area in the beautiful Peak District; 

 

The Visit Peak District website has a huge array of accomodation around the Peaks from 5 star hotels to campsites and caravan parks. 

http://www.visitpeakdistrict.com/accommodation/

 

UK Campsite is a great online resource to find local camping & caravan locations in the UK. Click the link to see local camping at Dale Farm in Bakewell. 

http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/details.asp?revid=11205

 

Green Hills Holiday Park, is also a great option. The Bakewell site is very well equipped with all the mod-cons you would need and also has a well-stocked shop on site. 

http://www.greenhillsholidaypark.co.uk/

 

Peakender 2016 is set to be a fantastic weekend of beer, music and outdoor activities and we hope you can join us!

Easter Opening Times

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Easter Opening Times
Date: 22nd March 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery


This Easter weekend, the Brewery Shop will be closed for Good Friday, however we will be open 10-2 on Saturday as part of Bakewell Farmers Market and we will also be open Easter Monday 9.30-4.30pm


Have a fantastic Easter Weekend!

Global interest in UK Independent Craft Beer at an all-time high

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Global interest in UK Independent Craft Beer at an all-time high
Date: 16th March 2016


Thornbridge and The Stags Head, Sheffield are pleased to be hosting visitors from UKTI  for a pub experience pub on March 17th as part of our Sheffield Beer Week celebrations. 

 

British independent craft beer is in high demand on the global market according to UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Yorkshire and the Humber and the Society for Independent Brewers (SIBA).

 

UKTI, the government department that helps UK companies succeed abroad and supports overseas companies wanting to invest in Britain, has organised fully-booked ‘Meet the Buyer’ events at SIBA’s BeerX conference in Sheffield this week and says British beer from small, independent craft-brewers has never been so popular globally, with a total of 12 countries sending delegates to Britain’s biggest brewing trade show.

 

BeerX has incorporated the international export activity into the packed roster of events following huge demand from buyers from beer brewing powerhouse countries such Belgium, Germany and the Czech Republic, as well as other markets including China, Iceland, Greece, Ukraine. France, Australia, Denmark, Cyprus, Sweden and India.

 

“British independent craft brewers are seizing the global demand for their flavoursome, unique beers with both hands and exporting in higher numbers than ever before. The sessions being run by UKTi at BeerX are designed to create a platform for SIBA’s members looking to begin exporting, or increase the markets they already sell to, to speak directly with international buyers,” said Mike Benner, SIBA Managing Director. 

 

Stephen Noblett, an international trade advisor and food and drink sector specialist at UKTI Yorkshire and the Humber who organised the fully-booked export sessions at BeerX, said: “This is the largest delegation of overseas buyers that UKTI Yorkshire and the Humber has ever attracted to BeerX.

 

“The record breaking attendance reflects recent research by UKTI which showed about 75 per cent of food and drink exporters expected overseas sales to increase over the next quarter.”

 

Stephen said expert advice on the development of specific markets followed by licensing, regulation and documentation were among the areas of most interest for food and drink companies seeking expert guidance from UKTI trade advisors.

 

With more than 300 breweries in attendance, BeerX promises to be a true showcase of the best beer from the UK’s independent craft brewers and runs from the 16th to the 19th of March at iceSheffield.

More information about the public beer festival, or ‘BeerX - Festival of Beer’, is available at http://beerx.org/festivalofbeer/

VALRAVN

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VALRAVN
Date: 15th March 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery


We have a very exciting keg beer returning to stock after a 2 year hiatus, Valravn! 

 

This Imperial Black IPA is the beastly brother of a Thornbridge favourite, Wild Raven. 

 

The name comes from the Danish folklore, where the Valravn, a super-natural Raven could assume the form of knights killed in battle. 

 

This was a hugely popular beer the first time around, so keep an eye out for the Valravn and give it a try at one of the Thornbridge Taps soon!

Sheffield Beer Week

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Sheffield Beer Week
Date: 7th March 2016
Location: Sheffield


Sheffield Beer Week 2016 is set to be fantastic this year and we are getting ready for a busy week! 

 

Wednesday March 16th 

Steve Hindy, the founder of Brooklyn Brewery will be coming to The Hallamshire House where Steve will tell the fascinating story of how Brooklyn came to be, you will also have the chance to have a chat with him with a complimentary beer!

Free Entry- Starts from 8.15pm

 

Tiny Rebel Brewing Co. are taking over The Bath Hotel in Sheffield city centre with 4 casks, 4 kegs and a Meet The Brewer with Brad & Gaz from the Welsh brewery. Be sure to try Cwtch, the 2015 Champion Beer of Britain! 

From 6pm, Free Entry. 

 

 

Karma Citra once again returns to The Greystones  for a special SBW edition. This time Chris & Meg will be pairing a selection of 5 craft beers with 5 cured meats and other Portuguese Tapas from Louro Portugese Deli!

Starts at 7.30PM £20 per head, tickets available by e-mailing Meg at Karmacitra@gmail.com

 

 

Thursday March 17th

For St. Patricks Day, The Bath Hotel will be the location of the first pour of Bronx, our brand new Irish American Stout! Our brewers will be at the pub from 6pm so you can try the beer in the company of the people who brewed it and they will be happy to answer any questions you may have. 

 

Then, from 8pm Dom from the brewery will be hosting a tasting of 5 beers from our special Thornbridge Hall Range including our Imperial Raspberry Stout, brewed with Swedish brewery, St. Eriks.

 

£5 a ticket for bottle tasting available from Bath Hotel. Meet The Brewer will be a free event. 

 

SIBA Beer X, March 16-19th

Sheffield Beer Week is blessed with the return of SIBA Beer X which brings the best brewers from all around the UK to The Steel City at Ice Sheffield for a fantastic weekend of beer! With the addition of great food, music and live sport over the weekend, this is an event not to be missed! 

 

Visit the Beer X website for more information & tickets

 


Brewing Team Vacancy

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Brewing Team Vacancy
Date: 4th March 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery


We are looking to recruit a new brewing team member!


Jobs will include, but will not be limited to, raw material handling, brewing, cellar work, packaging and cleaning.


Applicants must be enthusiastic, organised and passionate about beer in all its forms. All levels of experience will be considered. Full training will be given for all tasks.

 

Please send your CV to the head brewer, Rob Lovatt rob@thornbridge.co.uk

A Very Eventful Weekend

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A Very Eventful Weekend
Date: 29th February 2016
Location: Bristol, London, Munich


We were very busy at the weekend as we had events in Bristol, London and even Munich!

 

The trip to Bristol saw Chris, our Thornbridge Hall brewer take over The Navy Volunteer pub as we took 29 different beers to The West Country!

 

The Bristolians were out in force as they emptied the vast majority of the kegs and casks we brought down. 

 

Back along the M4, Alex & James were in East London for Craft Beer Rising 2016! With nearly 150 breweries in attendance this was the biggest incarnation of the event to date. 

 

A sell out crowd came along to The Old Truman Brewery for the event and the Thornbridge bar was very busy with festival goers.

 

Our Bourbon Oak Imperial Stout, Eldon was particularly well received amongst the other lovely beers we brought including Halcyon and I Love You Will U Marry Me. 

 

Lastly, we were also in action in Bavaria as we went along to Braukunst Live in Munich over the weekend. With over 100 exhibitors showcasing beers from all around the world it really was a fantastic event that we did with our friends in Germany from Hofmark Brauerie. 

CAMRA National Winter Ales Festival 2016

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CAMRA National Winter Ales Festival 2016
Date: 22nd February 2016
Location: The Roundhouse, Derby


Last weekend we went along to CAMRAs National Winter Ales Festival (NWAF) as it appeared for the final time in Derby before moving to Norwich for 2017. 

 

It was a fantastic event with a wonderful array of beers from around the UK being available. 

 

Saint Petersburg, our Imperial Russian Stout was particularly well received as we received a bronze in the Champion Winter Beer of Britain 2015/16 competition as well as receiving Gold in the CAMRA East Midlands Regional Competition!

 

Also our 6% Well Hopped Pale Ale, Otters Tears, brewed in memory of the late, well loved beer writer, Simon Johnson was a hit at NWAF as the 36 gallons we brought were quickly consumed.

 

Thanks to everyone at CAMRA for helping to organise such a great event and to everyone that came along, it was a record breaking event with over 13,800 people in attendance and a staggering 57,000 pints drunk!

I Love You Will U Marry Me

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I Love You Will U Marry Me
Date: 11th February 2016


As we are coming up to Valentines Day weekend, a lot of people think it is all about Prosecco & oysters, but we have managed to prove beer can be romantic too.


As has happened a few times with our 4.5% Strawberry Blonde Ale we released last year, I Love You Will U Marry Me has recently played a big part in a wedding proposal!

 

This time the couple, Karoliina & Niko, massive beer fans from Finland became engaged to each other just before Christmas 2015 when Karoliina decided to propose with our beer.

 

They first became familiar with the beer as they stopped in a bar for a drink on the way to their friends housewarming in Helsinki and it was on tap there;


 "We thought that the name was refreshingly positive and silly, and the beer was actually good too." 

 

Fast forward to late December 2015, they had arranged to meet up for a drink before they both went home to their respective families for Christmas. Niko also had his birthday coming up on the 24th, so this gave Karoliina the chance to give him a very special gift; 

 

"I first started to suspect that this wasn’t going to be a night just like the others when she set up a camera on the table next to us and told me that she was going to tape the whole process of me opening my present. I found it a bit odd but decided to play along anyway, as I thought it was just another one of her eccentric but in the end rather cute desires."

 

She then went on to give Niko his present, a bottle of I Love You Will U Marry Me with her great grandfathers wedding ring attached to it, which stunned her husband to be;

 

"I just stared at the words “I love you will u marry me” for a long while. I mean, like really, REALLY awkwardly long. Suddenly I snapped out of it and remembered how to actually be a normal human being again. Of course I will marry you."

 

See the moment he said yes here.

 

I Love You Will U Marry Me, is available now at www.thornbridgebrewery.co.uk/shop

 

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New Beer Release - Eldon

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New Beer Release - Eldon
Date: 8th February 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery


We are pleased to announce the release of a brand new beer for 2016, Eldon!

 

The beer, named after one of the seven wonders of The Peak District, The Eldon Hole, is an 8% Bourbon Oak Imperial Stout and has been released in 330ml bottles.

 

This beer is a smooth, roasty stout brewed with Demerara sugar and with added complexity from the addition of Bourbon soaked oak. Caramel, coffee and chocolate flavours are married with a hint of vanilla and fine Kentucky Bourbon.

 

Grab some for yourself now at: www.thornbridgebrewery.co.uk/shop

 

Find out more about the Eldon Hole at: http://www.peakdistrictinformation.com/visits/eldonhole

Smyth

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Smyth
Date: 20th January 2016


Congratulations to legendary Sheffield music producer Alan Smyth and his wife Donna on their recent wedding!

 

Ed Cosens of Reverend And The Makers, who we have collaborated with a number of times, worked with us once again to brew Smyth as a special gift to celebrate their wedding.

 

Alan over the years has played a huge part in the Sheffield music scene working with bands such as Arctic MonkeysPulp & Reverend And The Makers. Him and his wife Donna are huge beer fans so having a beer brewed especially for their wedding is very fitting.

 

The beer is a 5% hoppy pale ale is straw coloured with lovely fruity notes.

 

Look out for it at the Thornbridge Taps!

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The Brewery Social Returns!

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The Brewery Social Returns!
Date: 18th January 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery


The Thornbridge Brewery Social is returning from March 2016! 

 

Once again we invite you to come along to the brewery on the last Wednesday of every month between March and September.

 

This is a fantastic opportunity to come along and drink a range of beers fresh from the brewhouse, relax with great music and indulge once again in the always fantastic food of Nether Edge Pizza Company from Sheffield. 

 

Additionally, this year we will be offering guests the chance to come and see behind the scenes, with a tour of the brewhouse! If you are interested in the tour, please book in advance on 01629 815 999 

 

The Brewery Socials last year were fantastic events and we hope to see you again for the first installment on March 30th.

Free UK deliveries from the Online Shop!

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Free UK deliveries from the Online Shop!
Date: 13th January 2016


From January 11th to February 29th we are offering free UK deliveries from our online shop!

 

Through this period we will have lots of favourites returning, including Jaipur X, Beadecas Well, Colorado Red, Tart and Twin Peaks!


A great chance to try some new ones so make sure to keep checking the store - http://thornbridgebrewery.co.uk/shop.php

Finance Team Role

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Finance Team Role
Date: 3rd January 2016
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery


Due to a recent retirement and to support the continued growth of the business, we have a vacancy for a Finance Assistant to join the existing team. 

 

The successful candidate will have involvement with, amongst other tasks:

 

  • Assisting in the production of the monthly management accounts

 

  • Credit Control

 

  • Assisting with the accounting for stock

 

  • Assisting with VAT/PAYE/Payroll and other statutory returns

 

  • Sales & Purchase Ledger processing

 

  • Cash Book processing

 

The successful candidate will have experience of working within a Finance team at this level and whilst experience of working in a manufacturing business is not essential it would be beneficial.

 

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.

 

Good IT skills are an advantage, especially Microsoft Office packages. Experience of Sage products would be beneficial, but not essential.

 

If you are keen to join the team then please send your CV to: info@thornbridge.co.uk

Harvey Leonards Tasting Event

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Harvey Leonards Tasting Event
Date: 9th December 2015


We had a great time last night at Harvey Leonards, Glossop. The venue was packed out for our beer tasting and we went through 6 different beers in total - including old classic Saint Petersburg and Home Brew Challenge Winner Rhubarbe de Saison!

 

 

We were well looked after too with a very tasty, cider infused, chili being served at the halfway mark, ensuring everyone left feeling very well fed and watered! 

Hallowed Ground

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Hallowed Ground
Date: 5th December 2015


Hallowed ground is a collaboration with The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh. They came up to see us and brew this one-off small batch at Thornbridge Hall!

 

It is an Imperial Blackberry Porter with a deep, rich body and a tart, fruity finish to help make it incredibly drinkable.

 

It will be a rare one so do try it if you see it!

Burgen Beer Launch

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Burgen Beer Launch
Date: 4th December 2015


Check out the video from our launch of Burgen!

 

We collaborated on this brew with Collabs from Austria, it;s a Dark Sour brewed with Uhudler Juice, a very Austrian ingredient!

 

We then went to Vienna to celebrate the beer with our friends. This involved going around the centre of the city on a vintage tram, accompanied by a band whilst pouring the beer. What a cracking day out!

 

Check out the video from the night - click here

Kendal Mountain Festival

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Kendal Mountain Festival
Date: 24th November 2015
Location: Kendal


At the weekend we were pouring at Kendal Mountain Festival! 

 

It was a fantastic event to be a part of and we had a great time. There was an array of great films and documentaries celebrating the outdoors and Kendal is the perfect setting. 

 

In addition to the variety of beer that we had flowing there, this was the premiere of KMF Pale Ale which we made specially for the festival. It is an easy drinking American hopped pale ale and was a real crowd pleaser over the weekend!

 

Visit www.thornbridgebrewery.co.uk/shop.php to get hold of some KMF for yourself!

Peakender 2016 - Save The Date!

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Peakender 2016 - Save The Date!
Date: 18th November 2015
Location: Thornbridge Outdoors


Peakender 2016- Book Your Camping Now!

Save the date for Peakender 2016! We will once again be hosting our beer festival in the beautiful Peak District, this time from July 1st to 3rd.

Camping spaces for the weekend are now available through our Online Shop at: www.thornbridge.co.uk/shop.php

More information on the 2016 Festival will be available in the new year but camping is always popular so please book early. As in previous years, entry (without overnight stay) to the Festival on the Thornbridge Outdoors site will be free of charge.

If you attended in 2014 or 2015 you will know what a great event this is – have a look at the video we produced after last year’s event:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBU7fFzeXQc

Thornbridge Den Bosch Grand Opening

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Thornbridge Den Bosch Grand Opening
Date: 9th November 2015
Location: s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands


Last Friday was the Grand Opening of our first international bar based in Den Bosch in The Netherlands!

 

We headed over there for what was a fantastic night with beer tastings and a great party atmosphere, with people coming from all over The Netherlands and further.

 

We would like to thank everyone that came down and made it such a good night and we hope you will come back soon!

 

The bar is around an hour on the train from Amsterdam and very accessible from other major Dutch cities, definitely worth the trip!

 

Check out the Thornbridge Den Bosch website at: http://www.thornbridge.nl/

Job Vacancy- Delivery Driver

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Job Vacancy- Delivery Driver
Date: 3rd November 2015
Location: Thornbridge Riverside Brewery


Owing to the further expansion of Thornbridge Brewery, we require another delivery driver to join our logistics team.  Working as part of an experienced dray team, duties will include but are not limited to:

 

• Delivery of goods including cask, keg and bottle cases
• Cash handling
• Being responsible for stock between locations
• Filling in the required paperwork to the highest standard
• Immediately reporting errors and issues to the office manager
• Usage of the cask tracking system
• Representing the company to our customers



Full clean driving license required - 7.5 tonne license preferred but not essential. CPC training and tachograph experience also advantageous but again not essential. This job will involve lifting and moving heavy objects.  Salary will be dependent on experience and skills base.  

 

Hours of work will generally be 45 per week (usually 8am-5pm)

 

Please forward your CV onto James.Walker@thornbridge.co.uk

 

Closing date 18th November 2015

Mirrors Pale Ale Launch!

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Mirrors Pale Ale Launch!
Date: 2nd November 2015
Location: The Reverend Arms, Sheffield


Yesterday was the launch of the 3rd Reverend And The Makers collaboration brew, Mirrors Pale Ale! The Bath Hotel became The Reverend Arms as the band took over the pub for the first pour of their delicious new beer and even got stuck in behind the bar!

 

We would like to thank the band and everyone that came down for a fantastic Sunday evening! 

 

The Beer pours bright gold in colour with a tropical aroma and flavours of Grapefruit, Sherbert and Citrus. The name, Mirrors is in homage to the new Reverend And The Makers album, sharing the same name.


Mirrors Pale Ale is now available to buy in our Brewery Shop & Online at: 

 

http://www.thornbridgebrewery.co.uk/product.php?s=mirrors_case

Baize Gets The Gold

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Baize Gets The Gold
Date: 26th October 2015
Location: 41st Steel City Beer Festival


Last weekend was the 41st Sheffield CAMRA Beer Festival! 

 

This is always a fantastic event and we had a great time with some great beers on show. 

 

To add to the merriment, Baize won a gold medal in the stouts category! Having won Gold in speciality beers at Peterborough beer festival earlier in the year, it has been great to see our Chocolate Mint Stout being appreciated around the country. 

 

We would like to thank CAMRA for another fantastic event and everyone who helped set-up and volunteered over the weekend.

A Call To The Reverend Arms

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A Call To The Reverend Arms
Date: 22nd October 2015
Location: The Bath Hotel, Sheffield


Once again Reverend And The Makers have been upto Thornbridge Brewery for a collboration brew! 

 

This time we have created a Pale Ale called Mirrors, in homage to their new album being released with the same name.

 

We cannot wait for this to be released and to celebrate the launch, the band will be taking over The Bath Hotel Sunday, November 1st as it becomes The Reverend Arms! 

 

Join us from 3-7pm where the band will be there for the first pour of Mirrors Pale Ale! 

Yorkshire!

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Yorkshire!
Date: 14th October 2015
Location: Thornbridge Brewery


Great news for Yorkshire folk! 

 

We can now offer direct trade delivery from Thornbridge Brewery to Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Bradford, Wakefield, Harrogate, York and the surrounding areas! 


Please call 01629 815 999 to speak to a member of the sales team or e-mail us on sales@thornbridge.co.uk

the first Thornbridge bar outside of the UK

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the first Thornbridge bar outside of the UK
Date: 15th September 2015
Location: Den Bosch


We have been working to create the first Thornbridge bar outside of the UK with Paul Leeyen, a successful bar operator in The Netherlands. The setting is Den Bosch - a beautiful, historic city and we had a great time at the weekend celebrating the opening! It was a busy time there with a cracking vibe, even having an impromptu set from a band at one point! Thank you to everyone who came to see us and we’ll certainly be back over again soon.

Leading environmental writer and activist Mark Cocker at Wild Thing

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Leading environmental writer and activist Mark Cocker at Wild Thing
Date: 8th September 2015
Location: Peak Theatre, Sheffield Hallam University


Leading environmental writer and activist Mark Cocker - Evening Guest Lecture ‘Birds & People’ @ Wild Thing? Conference

Wednesday 9th September, Peak Theatre, Sheffield Hallam University

Doors open 6.30pm finish 9pm

 

Ian Rotherham and colleagues are pleased to announce that the well-known British environmentalist, Mark Cocker is giving the evening guest lecture at the Wild Thing Conference.

 

Mark Cocker, author, naturalist and environmental activist, writes and broadcasts on nature and wildlife in a variety of national media. His ten books include works of biography, history, literary criticism and memoir. His last two, Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet (2014) and Birds and People (with photographer David Tipling), were shortlisted for six literary prizes. His previous book Crow Country was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize (2008) and won the New Angle Prize for Literature (2009). The wonderful Birds Britannica was a collaboration with Richard Mabey. For 35 years he has lived in Norfolk, where he devotes free time to restoring a small wooded fen called Blackwater with its thousands of wild inhabitants. He served on the councils of the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists’ Society and Society’s President in 2007-8. He has had an advisory capacity to the British Trust for Ornithology from 2005-7 and in 2008, with Tim Birkhead, John Fanshawe and Jeremy Mynott, Mark co-founded New Networks for Nature. This promotes and celebrates the central place that nature plays in British cultural life through annual symposia in, for example, Oxford (2009), Thetford (2010) and Stamford (2011-2). These involve an enormous range of creative professionals whose work draws on nature and landscape.

 

Birds and People by Mark Cocker and David Tipling, published to worldwide acclaim in 2013, is a global survey of the cultural place of birds in human lives. This new presentation about the book explores how birds have given wing to our creative imaginations for thousands of years. Cocker discovers why birds have been such a major source of creativity. Environmentalism, Mark argues, undersells the significance of nature and overlooks how biological shrinkage impacts, not just upon wildlife diversity, but as major cultural deficit. The Wildtrack Bookshop will be there and some of Mark’s books available too.

 

PLACES ARE LIMITED.

Wild Thing?

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Wild Thing?
Date: 7th September 2015
Location: Sheffield Showroom & Workstation


Managing Landscape Change & Future Ecologies: Cultural Severance & Continuity

9th to 11th September 2015, Sheffield Showroom & Workstation, Sheffield, UK

 

Following the highly successful meeting in May 2014, Ian Rotherham and colleagues are organising a major, international, 3-day conference on the theme of ‘Wilder By Design’. The 2014 event raised fundamental issues including the following Themes & Issues:

 

- Understanding concepts of ‘wild’, ‘re-wilding’ and ‘wilderness’ in urban and rural settings, asindividuals and for different communities;

- The language used to discuss concepts and how they are represented and communicated to the widerworld;

-The political, economic and social contexts and drivers for change;

- The short and longer-term impacts of change;

-How underlying change affects ability to create, manage and sustain future landscapes.

- What wild and wilderness mean to individuals.

 

With a critical view of projects, issues and perspectives from across the world as well as the UK, we will be developing these ideas and paradigms. The conference will examine concepts of cultural severance and the eco-cultural nature of landscapes as well as addressing critical issues around (re) wilding in both rural and urban situations. The paradigms of wilder landscapes and the interactions between nature and culture, between history and ecology, and between climate, people and nature, will make for a continuing and rich discussion.

 

The first day, (9th Sept.), starts mid-morning with presentations through the day and a guest lecture in the evening. The following two days will mix plenary and parallel sessions with a dedicated poster presentation session on the Thursday afternoon (10th Sept). A conference dinner will be held on the Thursday evening.

 

Speakers include Rob Lambert, Frans Vera, George Peterken, Mauro Agnoletti, Adrian Newton, Alastair Driver, Peter Bridgewater, Ted Green, Keith Alexander, Jill Butler, Della Hooke, Ian Rotherham, Peter Taylor, Rob Lambert, Steve Carver, Sue Everett, Chris Spray, Jim McAdam, Tomasz Samojlik, Kenneth Olwig, Tom Williamson, Kieran Sheehan, and many others. Chris and Anne-Marie Smout will be attending as guests of honour. Public keynote lecture on Wednesday evening by Mark Cocker. Conference proceedings on cd-rom: available at the event; and a major book(s) will be published post-conference.

 

Outline programme & booking form available on:

www.ukeconet.org/event/

Enquiries via email: info@hallamec.plus.com or telephone 0114 2724227

Pete Brown At The Greystones

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Pete Brown At The Greystones
Date: 4th September 2015
Location: The Greystones


From 8pm on October 15th we will be welcoming legendary beer aficionado Pete Brown to the Greystones!

 

Award winning writer and broadcaster Pete Brown, talks about his forthcoming book What Are You Drinking?, an exploration of the ingredients of beer, getting deep into what makes the most popular alcoholic drink in the world.

 

Petes beery stories include insights from behind the scenes at Britains maltings, tales from trips to sour beer festivals and where an alcoholic fruit flys thirst comes from!

 

Plus you can enjoy 6 samples of beers! Itll be a light-hearted evening and youll learn at least one new thing that will surprise and possibly even amaze you, unless youre a professional brewer with a degree in microbiology!

 

Hosted by Hop Hideout - an award winning specialist beer shop located in Sheffields vibrant Antiques Quarter.

 

Tickets £15 adv – available here

London Beer Carnival

London Beer Carnival
London Beer Carnival
Date: 25th August 2015
Location: London


We are flattered to be one of the breweries chosen to take part in the London Beer Carnival! This will be a fantastic event put on by the guys from The Craft Beer Co, we will be pouring a great range of beer there from October 1st to the 4th. Check the link below for tickets and come along to see us, should be a cracking weekend!

 

londonbeercarnival.com


International Thornbridge Bar To Open

Netherlands
International Thornbridge Bar To Open
Date: 6th August 2015
Location: Netherlands


Thornbridge beers are gaining popularity worldwide with exports growing in over 30 countries during the past 5 years. And as the number of their international beer fans grow "Partnerships with importers and those managing bars that stock Thornbridge are crucial to ensure our beers reach the drinker in the best of condition" says Simon Webster, Chief Operating Officer from Thornbridge.

 

Paul Leeyen has been stocking Thornbridge beers for 3 years at his bar in Den Bosch in the Netherlands and has been delighted with the response from his customers "High quality and a great variety of beer styles sets Thornbridge amongst the top breweries we deal with. Working with them and their importer, Bier&cO, has been a really positive experience".

 

Paul has been so delighted with his Thornbridge partnership that he approached the brewery about the idea of opening a Thornbridge Bar in Den Bosch. "After visiting the brewery in late 2014 I was blown away by the passion for their beers that everyone at Thornbridge demonstrated. I knew that if I could find the correct site in sHertogenbosch  then a Thornbridge bar would be a great success". After months of looking for the right site Paul has now found one and has been busy working with Thornbridge and Bier&cO with an aim of opening the Thornbridge at sHertogenbosch on the 4th September.

 

Webster is excited by the concept "It really continues what we have been doing in the UK and on export - find and work with people who are as passionate about beer as we are and have skills that complement what we wish to do with Thornbridge beers. In Bier&cO we have an experienced importer and likewise with Paul. When we visited his current bar in sHertogenbosch, we knew our beers were in safe hands. So when he approached us to develop the Thornbridge Bar it excited us and it has been a lot of fun planning what we are sure will be a great success".

Job Vacany for Logistics Manager

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Job Vacany for Logistics Manager
Date: 15th July 2015
Location: Riverside Brewery


We are looking for a Logistics Manager 

 

Founded in 2004, Thornbridge is one of the most critically acclaimed and respected craft breweries in Britain. Producing only the finest quality beers, we have won over 350 national and international awards and were voted Best Drinks Producer at the BBC Food and Farming Awards in 2014. Operating from a state of the art brewery in Bakewell, in the Peak District National Park, as well as from the original brewery at Thornbridge Hall. We currently export to 33 countries worldwide and also operate a small pub estate.

 

Reporting into the Chief Operating Officer, the Logistics Manager will direct the Warehouse, Logistics and Supply Chain to ensure complete management of raw materials through to the finished product for distribution, improving the efficiency of the entire process and reducing costs where possible.

 

Ideally from a FMCG background, your work record will exhibit a sound track record of managing a growing warehouse and transport operation while managing a team effectively.

 

For this full time position, a competitive salary based on experience will be offered to the successful candidate.

 

If you would like to be considered for this role then please send your CV with a covering letter to: info@thornbridge.co.uk

Not just a Tap takeover – a Pub takeover!

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Not just a Tap takeover – a Pub takeover!
Date: 9th July 2015
Location: London


We are very excited to be part of the London Beer City celebrations in August where, in partnership with our friends at Craft Beer Co, we are planning a Thornbridge week at their Clerkenwell (Leather Lane) pub from Monday August 10th through Sunday August 16th.

 

14 cask  and 20 keg lines with beers rotating all week is quite a challenge but we are up for it and we hope you are too.  Look out for some familiar brews and at least one special beer that we will be launching that week.  On the evening of Tuesday 11th come down and meet some of our brewing team. We are also planning some other surprises so keep an eye on the London Beer City website.

 

Martin Hayes, owner of the Craft Beer Co is “thrilled to turn our iconic first site into the London home of Thornbridge brewery for a week long showcase and tap takeover, 35 Thornbridge beers on Tap for seven days is a bold and exciting endeavour sure to capture the attentions of London discerning drinkers”

 

So no excuses come along and celebrate with us 10 years of Thornbridge brewing “never ordinary” beers with our party in the Capital!   

Peakender 2015

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Peakender 2015
Date: 6th July 2015
Location: Thornbridge Outdoors


We’d like to thank everyone that came along to Peakender 2015 and everyone who helped make it possible including our friends at Thornbridge Outdoors as well as the other organisations involved. For those of you who didn’t make it down, don’t worry as 2016 will be here before we know it!
 
There were beers and brewers from around the world as well as rip-roaring live music, activities for the whole family and fascinating talks where we learnt all about gin, different spirits and the brewing scenes in different countries.
 
We had a cracker of a weekend and we are sure its going to be even bigger and better in 2016!

Eroica Britannia

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Eroica Britannia
Date: 22nd June 2015
Location: Bakewell


We had a fantastic weekend at Eroica Britannia this weekend! The combination of great people, food beer and music really created a phenomenal atmosphere within the Bakewell Showground! “

 

A big thank you to everyone that came and helped organise, not to mention a well done for the riders who all looked rather dapper in their vintage attire!

 

Now we look forward to Eroica 2016 where we’re sure it will be even bigger and better again!

I Love You Will You Marry Me - Strawberry Blonde Ale

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I Love You Will You Marry Me - Strawberry Blonde Ale
Date: 16th June 2015
Location: Sheffield Pubs


Last weekend we released our brand new beer ‘I Love You Will U Marry Me’, a Strawberry Blonde Ale. The name comes from Park Hill Flats where this wording was painted onto one of the bridges facing Sheffield city centre as a marriage proposal and we decided this bridge, of course, would be the perfect place to taste it first!

 

We launched this beer on Saturday across all of our pubs in Sheffield, where complimentary strawberries were given out to accompany the beer, and Peddlers Market at Park Hill Flats in Sheffield. The reception was great and we believe this is going to be the perfect summer beer!

 

The first batch is on keg and you will be able to find it in all the usual bars that take our keg beers, we will then be looking to bottle this very soon too, so keep an eye out!

10 Years of Jaipur!

Jaipur Day
10 Years of Jaipur!
Date: 7th June 2015


Today is the 10th anniversary of our flagship beer, Jaipur IPA!

 

10 years ago today Stefano Cossi & Martin Dickie (pictured) brewed our famous Jaipur IPA in a small brewery based in the grounds of Thornbridge Hall and since then the we’ve never looked back!

 

Jaipur was an unusual style of beer to brew in the UK and was to some extent a standalone beer here. After the beers creation on 7:6:2005, Jaipur was to be put on the map by winning Beer of the Festival at Sheffield CAMRA 2005.

 

In the 10 years that have passed we now export to 35 countries &  the majority of Thornbridge production has moved to the much larger Riverside site in Bakewell but Jaipur is still the beer we can’t produce fast enough!

 

So we raise a glass today to Jaipur IPA and cheers to the next 10 years!

Eroica Britannia 19th - 21st June

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Eroica Britannia 19th - 21st June
Date: 2nd June 2015
Location: Bakewell


The first ever Eroica Britannia was one of the most talked about events in the cycling and festival calenders for 2014. Over 30,000 wonderful folk travelled from all four corners of the World to make iconic British history in the historic market town of Bakewell, Peak District National Park. What fun we had! 3 sublime sunny festival days of all things handsome. Music, glorious vintage, shopping, food, drink, camping and cycling.


The line-up for 2015 looks even better! We have 3 days of family festival fun celebrating Best of British. There will be over 200 brilliant brands at the festival including fascinating vintage sales, lifestyle finds, bike brands including the Worlds biggest Bike Jumble.

 

There’ll be amazing street food trucks and spectacular drinking experiences. As well as Best in Show, family fun and high jinks on The Sporting Lawns including a vintage Sports Day. Our Festival is made up of seven areas to inspire a truly excellent weekend!

 

We will once again be providing a bar for festival goers with a wide range of Thornbridge beer available including our Handsome Beer, Eroica!

 

So join us this month at Eroica Britannia from the 19th-21st of June for a phenomenal weekend!

Derbyshire Cookbook Out Now

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Derbyshire Cookbook Out Now
Date: 28th May 2015
Location: Online Shop


The new Derbyshire cookbook is out now and available in our online shop! It tells a charming story of the great flavours and great places to come out of Derbyshire and makes a lovely gift!

 

Click here for more info & to grab one now!

Tart

Tart
Tart
Date: 21st May 2015
Location: Bath Hotel


This month we are very excited about the launch of another brand new beer! This time, in collaboration with Wild Beer Co, we have created a Bakewell Sour aptly named, Tart!

 

Our Bakewell Sour is 6% ABV, pours a golden yellow colour with a white head, the beer is refreshingly tart and dry with a combination of citrusy hops and flavours of grapefruit and bitter lemon.

 

The first pour of Tart will be at The Bath Hotel on Thursday the 21st of May so pop down to be one of the first to try the new Bakewell inspired creation!

Introducing Brouwerij t IJ, American Wheat Ale

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Introducing Brouwerij t IJ, American Wheat Ale
Date: 12th May 2015


We have brewed a collaboration beer with Dutch brewery, Brouwerij t IJ . One of our Brewers, Ben went over to create an American Wheat beer with their head brewer, Roel and after much consideration they devised a recipe for a light refreshing beer for the summer.

 

American Wheat uses the highly potent Galaxy and Mosaic hops so this beer packs a delicious citrus punch. With plenty of hop aroma and a smooth finish, this should be a great beer for summer days relaxing in the beer garden.

 

Hailing from Amsterdam, Bouwerij’t IJ have a very recognisable querky brand and have had success with beers such as Zatte and Columbus.

Exciting new Finance Assistant vacancy here at Thornbridge Brewery

Riverside
Exciting new Finance Assistant vacancy here at Thornbridge Brewery
Date: 27th April 2015
Location: Riverside Brewery


Due to the continued growth of the business we have created a new role of Finance Assistant to join the existing team, and the successful candidate will have involvement with, amongst other tasks:
• Sales & Purchase Ledger processing
• Cash Book processing...
• Assistance with Credit Control
• Liaising with the pub businesses
• General Finance Department administration

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.

Good IT skills are an advantage, especially Microsoft Office packages, and experience of Sage products would be beneficial, but not essential.

This is a full time role, with working hours from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Salary dependent on experience.

If you are keen to join the team, then please send your CV to: info@thornbridge.co.uk
Closing date for applications is Monday 11th May.

Sales Team Role

Riverside
Sales Team Role
Date: 9th April 2015
Location: Riverside Brewery


We are looking for a new member for our exciting sales Team

 

• Your duties would be making outbound calls as part of our Tele-Sales team. You would be expected to call existing customers as well as creating fresh leads

• Mon – Fri 40hrs per week and based at The Brewery in Bakewell

• Salary depending on experience

 

If you are interested in becoming part of a dynamic sales team please send in your CV to info@thornbridge.co.uk

Bid For A Jaipur Brew Day

Jaipur Hero
Bid For A Jaipur Brew Day
Date: 31st March 2015
Location: Hall Brewery


In 2015 at Thornbridge we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary. Over the years our beers have won many awards and legions of fans with, in particular, Jaipur IPA becoming our flagship. Little did we know in June 2005 when we first brewed Jaipur that it would go on to have the phenomenal success it has had – although we always knew from the first sip that we had a great beer!

On the 5th June this year we will be brewing Jaipur at our Hall brewery and this is your opportunity to join us and celebrate the anniversary brew. As well as getting involved in the brew day you will also meet the brew team, have a tour of the Hall Gardens and the Hall itself. And after a buffet lunch with beer tasting a chance to have a personal guided tour of the Riverside brewery.  During 2015 we are looking to support a number of charities one of which is the Jaipur Limb campaign which aims to help tens of thousands of people who suffer as a result of amputated or deformed limbs and have limited access to healthcare. A Jaipur Limb for a small cost can transform people’s lives. Click here for more information.  To help fundraise for the Jaipur Limb campaign we are offering you a chance to join the Jaipur brew by making an “auction bid” that will be for you and a friend to join the brew day as described above. 100% of the winning bid will be donated to the Jaipur Limb fund. 

 

Simply email info@thornbridge.co.uk with your bid by the 30th April and we will announce the winner in early May.

A Visit From Brooklyn Brewery

Garrett Oliver
A Visit From Brooklyn Brewery
Date: 27th March 2015
Location: Riverside Brewery


Today we had the pleasure of having Garrett Oliver, the head brew master of Brooklyn Brewery here at Thornbridge. He was here with our head brewer Rob testing out the progress of our new collaboration brew, Serpent!

 

Project Serpent has been in development for some time with the beer aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels for many months. We will be launching Serpent soon so stay tuned to find out how you can taste some real beer innovation…

American Sister

American Sister
American Sister
Date: 19th March 2015
Location: Riverside Brewery, Bakewell


AMERICAN SISTER

 

We would like to introduce to you, a new member of the Thornbridge family, American Sister!

 

Using experimental American hops we have created a beer with a truly unique flavour. It’s a Straw coloured Pale ale with strong citrus notes of grapefruit rind and blackcurrant.

 

The first pour of this delightfully hoppy pale ale will be Thursday the 19th of March at the Bath Hotel, Sheffield and coincides with a talk and Q&A from our Head Brewer, Rob Lovatt!

New beer takes walk on Wild Side

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New beer takes walk on Wild Side
Date: 10th March 2015
Location: Peak District


A new beer will celebrate 10 years of open access in the Peak District National Park and encourage visitors to walk on the Wild Side. 

 

The Countryside and Rights of Way Act saw the public’s right of access grow from 240 sq km to more than 500 sq km, opening up a new world to be explored inside Britain’s first national park.

 

The freedom to roam brought large parts of the Peak District’s wilder landscape within reach of walkers, climbers, runners and wildlife enthusiasts, allowing visitors to wander at will without keeping to public paths.

 

To mark the anniversary, Bakewell-based Thornbridge Brewery, which also celebrates its 10th birthday this year, has created a new pale ale, called Wild Side.

 

It will be officially launched with tours of the Riverside Brewery on March 20. Ian Rotherham, professor of environmental geography at Sheffield Hallam University, will talk about the wilder side of nature in our wilder areas and guests will be able to sample the new brew. A minimum donation of £10 is requested and all proceeds from the tour will go into the Access Fund to further improve access in the national park. Tours are at 3pm and 5pm and anyone interested should email access@peakdistrict.gov.uk.

 

Alex Buchanan, marketing manager at Thornbridge, said: “In 2005, when we started brewing in the grounds of Thornbridge Hall, little did we know that we would have grown to have a second brewery in Bakewell, have won over 350 awards, employ in excess of 40 staff  and export our beers to 33 countries!

 

“We now regularly get visitors from across the UK and the world and one of the delights is sharing with them the Peak District National Park and the great countryside that surrounds and inspires us.

 

“When we heard of the anniversary of open access we were keen to get involved and decided to brew a beer to celebrate.’’

 

Ian Rotherham said: “Access to the moors and bogs is all about nature on the wild side; the freedom of spirit and the freedom to roam.

 

“This is a precious heritage that has been hard won and should be savoured and celebrated. It must not be taken for granted but nurtured for future generations as a part of our birth-right.

 

Sue Smith, access and rights of way officer for the Peak District National Park Authority, said: Many people perhaps don’t realise that approximately a third of our national park is access land.  We hope that this anniversary beer will help inspire others to take a walk on the wild side on our hills, moors and dales. All proceeds from the brewery tours will go into the fund set up so that we can continue to improve access for the future for all to enjoy.’’

Online Shop Assistant required

Riverside
Online Shop Assistant required
Date: 6th March 2015
Location: Riverside Brewery


Due to the expansion of Thornbridge Brewery, a vacancy has arisen for an Online Shop Assistant who will help maintain and develop the sales of Thornbridge beer and merchandise.  The job will involve building and arranging orders for dispatch, liaising with our couriers, handling customer enquiries and administrative duties.  The applicant should have excellent organisational skills, have a high degree of IT literacy and be able to deliver a customer service experience commensurate with Thornbridge Brewery.  Full training will be given for this role and no prior experience is necessary.  However, there is room for progression within the logistics team for candidates who have shown aptitude and an affinity for the job.

 

The hours of work are 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

 

If you are interested in this role, please contact dominic@thornbridge.co.uk with your CV.

Alltech Craft Brews Festival

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Alltech Craft Brews Festival
Date: 2nd March 2015
Location: Dublin


We were in Dublin at the weekend for the AllTech Craft brews festival.

 

It proved to a successful event for the brewery as the ever-popular Tzara , as well as Halcyon and Bayern each took plaudits from the judging panel at the festival  in the form of silver medals.  

Despite not taking the gold on this occasion, it was a fantastic event and great to take 3 medals back to Bakewell with us!

 

Tzara and Bayern are currently available for purchase in the online shop

Otters Tears

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Otters Tears
Date: 5th February 2015


We are bringing back one of our old favourites in cask this week.

 

We brewed Otters Tears for the first time in 2013 in memory of Simon Johnson, the Reluctant Scooper. We brewed it with the guys from Indy Man Beer Con and launched it there to a great response.

 

Due to popular demand we have brought this back, it is a very drinkable and hugely flavoured Pale Ale, make sure to look out for it in cask.

Jehanne

Jehanne News
Jehanne
Date: 21st January 2015


Jehanne is our Biere de Garde and in bottles for the first time. The name comes from a statue of Joan of Arc at Thornbridge Hall - she was recorded to have signed her name Jehanne

 

This Biere de Garde pours a reddish bronze and gives a prominent malty sweetness, often with a complex, light to moderate toasty character.

A Suggestion of orange blossom on the nose, medium malt flavor with a toasty, toffee like or caramel sweetness.

 

Be the first to try it - get yours here

Come and join us in Cambridge

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Come and join us in Cambridge
Date: 20th January 2015


We are doing a tasting event with Cambridge Wine Merchants on the 29th of January from 7pm. Come and join us

 

Call the Cherry Hinton branch for details and tickets 01223 214548

 

The event will take place at

Cambridge Wine Merchants

163 Cherry Hinton Road

Cambridge

CB1 7BX

New Year, New Start

Riverside
New Year, New Start
Date: 8th January 2015


We have an opening in our Marketing and Export team here at Thornbridge, if you reckon this would be the job for you please email a CV and covering letter to alex@thornbridge.co.uk. Closing date is January 19th

 

Thornbridge Marketing and Export Team:

 

Marketing Assistant Job Role

 

 

Team Aim:

 

To achieve sales growth via export customers

 

Deliver Worldwide and UK marketing activities to support Thornbridge brand development, profile and sales

 

 

Marketing and Export Assistant:

 

Role to include:

 

  • Day to day sales support for export customers eg providing stock information, booking orders, preparing invoices, arranging distribution (via logistics)

 

  • Providing support to and at marketing events eg pre event preparation,  beer festivals, Tap takeovers

 

  • Development of marketing collateral eg design, procurement, management of stocks

 

  • Support for social media campaigns – use of twitter, facebook, Instagram etc

 

Working to and with the Marketing and Export Manager and Executive

 

 

Skills and knowledge:

 

Essential:

 

Marketing and sales experience/qualification

 

IT literate eg Word, Excel and experience in using social media

 

Beer fan

 

Good communication skills   - email, phone etc

 

Flexible in working hours – will require some overnight stays including weekends

 

 

 

 

Desirable:

 

Full clean driving licence

Jaipur X

Jaipur X
Jaipur X
Date: 7th January 2015


2015 is our tenth anniversary and to celebrate we are going to be brewing a ten percent version of our classic Jaipur.

 

 

 

We will be using exactly the same ingredients but in much larger amounts to scale the beer up, Jaipur X will be a release just for this year in keg and bottle so keep your eyes open and make sure you try it.

Onto 2015 and our Tenth Anniversary

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Onto 2015 and our Tenth Anniversary
Date: 30th December 2014


As 2015 approaches anticipation is building here for a year of celebration as we look forward to commemorating 10 years of brewing with an expansion in our capacity and new staff to help with it all.

 

It all seems a long way from 2005 when we began brewing on our second-hand kit at Thornbridge Hall. No-one had heard of us and convincing pubs to take our beers was a challenge (until they tried them….) Since the beginning we’ve had a succession of great people working for us all with a focus on the “Innovation  Passion Knowledge” required to make great beer and delight customers and our success has undoubtedly come from that. 

 

The brewery, with the addition of the Riverside site, has been transformed in ten years and the brewing scene in the UK has also changed dramatically and we like to feel we have played our part in that. We hope to have inspired some to join us and help spread the word for good beer amongst traditional beer drinkers and those discovering what a great diverse quality, fun drink beer can be.

 

Countless number of people have helped us over the past 10 years – far too many to mention but to all of those that have supported us we will be raising a glass to you in 2015.  We have a number of plans for new beers (look out for Jaipur X), some old favourites returning and events including our Great Peak Weekender (July 3-5th) to mark our 10 years.  We will keep you posted on all of these - so here’s looking to many more years of Never Ordinary beers. A happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year from all the team at Thornbridge.

Looking back at 2014, looking forward to 2015

New Tanks
Looking back at 2014, looking forward to 2015
Date: 23rd December 2014


Read the latest in our Brewers Blog from Head Brewer Rob Lovatt - includes a sneak peek developments at the brewery in 2015 and new beers we have coming through. 

 

 

Click here to check it out

Inspired By The Peak District

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Inspired By The Peak District
Date: 11th November 2014
Location: Derbyshire


Here at Thornbridge we are always inspired by where we work, having our brewery located in the beautiful Peak District means it is always a pleasure making the journey in and we always love just relaxing, taking in our surroundings and taking inspiration for our next ideas.

 

We know that we certainly aren’t the only ones who feel like this and in working on new designs we looked to local artist and designer Matthew J I Wood knowing that he would be able to create something that expressed our love of the Peaks. He certainly didnt let us down and has created some truly unique concepts, which we are showcasing on mugs, posters and bar runners.

 

Here is what Matthew had to say about them;

 

When I was asked to produce a set of illustrations for Thornbridge Brewery, I found inspiration in the surroundings of the Brewery itself. Having a National Park on your doorstep should be celebrated, and I think it forms a big part of what Thornbridge do. 
Matthew

 

We were very pleased that Matthew was able to find the same spark from the area that we enjoy here and this certainly comes across in the artwork. These make for a cracking present or just a treat for yourself so make sure to order here -http://thornbridgebrewery.co.uk/shop.php

 

You can view more of Matthews design work at www.matthewjiwood.com

Brewery of the Month – Pub People

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Brewery of the Month – Pub People
Date: 5th November 2014
Location: From Ripley to Ilkeston


We like supplying our friends over at Pub People and you can find our beers in a fair few of their pubs.

Throughout November though we are their Brewery of the Month, this means that you can find our cask beer in all of the pubs listed on the poster, make sure to head on down and find it!

Sheffield Champions!

Sheffield Camra
Sheffield Champions!
Date: 30th October 2014
Location: Sheffield Camra Beer Festival


We recently did a beer with the ladies from Cocoa Wonderland on Ecclesall Road – this was a Chocolate Porter (named Cocoa Wonderland!) and was brewed to celebrate Chocolate Week! We managed to time this brew perfectly with the 40th Sheffield Camra Beer Festival and launched the beer at the event.

It was entered into the Stouts/Porters category and just beat out Murmansk (our Baltic Porter) to claim first place, it was then entered into the final category and was voted the Overall Festival Champion, a great achievement!

Tekdrop

Trekdrop
Tekdrop
Date: 24th October 2014


Trekdrop or ‘Liquorice Pull’ was on our minds yesterday as we created an Imperial Liquorice Stout with the good chaps from Van Moll in the Netherlands. Erwin (the owner) has been selling an awful lot of our beer over in Eindhoven and hopefully will be selling this beer as well!

 

Erwin brought lots of Trekdrop over with him to give it an authentic Dutch touch and we are very excited for the end result! The beer will be pretty rare as we are only doing a few kegs so if you see it, try it!!

Norwich Sound and Vision Craft Beer Festival

Norwich Sound and Vision Craft Beer Festival
Date: 22nd October 2014
Location: Norwich


The Norwich Sound and Vision Festival returned for its fifth year and this time hosted a craft beer festival as well! Thousands of people packed in over the weekend to try the different beers that were available and we received rave reviews for our ones in particular!

Afterwards we received word that our Late Hopped Pils ‘Bayern’ had been voted the best lager of the whole event!

Introducing AM:PM, All day IPA

AM:PM
Introducing AM:PM, All day IPA
Date: 21st October 2014
Location: Thornbridge Shop


AM:PM is a truly sessionable beer that allows you to enjoy all the flavours and body of an IPA.

Bags of tropical fruit aromas, pineapple, guava tangerine and passion fruit are balanced with a chewy, honeyed malt character.

It is available now from our online shop

Sheffield Pals Battalion

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Sheffield Pals Battalion
Date: 20th October 2014
Location: Sheffield


We created a Centenary Ale a little while ago to commemorate 100 years since the founding of the Sheffield Pals Battalion; we worked with a group of very dedicated people who had put on a couple of charity events and together we helped raise money for the Help for Heroes charity.

We were privileged to be involved in the fund-raising initiative and had great fun doing it!

Chocolate Week with Cocoa Wonderland!

Cocoa Wonderland
Chocolate Week with Cocoa Wonderland!
Date: 15th October 2014
Location: Cocoa Wonderland, Sheffield


We are celebrating Chocolate Week with our friends from Cocoa Wonderland in Sheffield, we had got talking to them this summer about putting together a chocolate beer and today our plans came together.

 

Kate and Anne from Cocoa came out to the Hall brewery yesterday and spent the day brewing with Pete. They worked on a 6.8% Chocolate Porter which will use Cocoa Nibs to give it that extra chocolatey goodness – it will be launched at Sheffield Beer Festival next week!

Worlds Best Kolsch

WBA Best In World
Worlds Best Kolsch
Date: 30th September 2014
Location: Worldwide


September may have been a dry month weather wise but it’s been raining awards for us with some of our newer beers doing particularly well. Tzara, our Kolsch style beer has certainly captured the taste buds of Judges. You can read more about this beer and how it was created by our Head Brewer Rob Lovatt and his team by clicking here

Home Brew Bottling!

Graham bottling
Home Brew Bottling!
Date: 26th September 2014
Location: Riverside Brewery


Graham Nelson has been back here at the brewery to join us for a spot of bottling (we did some work as well), his Vienna IPA was the winner of our Home Brew Challenge and has been brewed on a larger scale here at Riverside. We’ll give these bottles a few days now to undergo their testing and then we will be packing them off to Waitrose stores! We had to administer an impromptu bit of Quality Control of course (pictured) and the verdict was a resounding thumbs-up!

5 New Locations For Click & Collect

Click & Collect
5 New Locations For Click & Collect
Date: 12th September 2014
Location: Thornbridge Locations


Following on from the success of the Click and Collect service, for online orders, from Riverside Brewery and The Stag, we are pleased to annouce an additional 5 new locations, making it easier for you to collect your beer for free. 

 

Place your order from the online shop as normal, but instead of selecting standard delivery, choose one of the locations for free collection. Please allow 5 working days from the date of your order to collect your items, and bring a copy of your receipt as proof of identify when collecting.

 

The new locations for Click and Collect are:

The Bath Hotel

The Coach and Horses

The Cross Scythes

The Greystones

Hallamshire House


Please check the opening times of each site before attempting collection - click here and follow the relevant link to your chosen location.

Home Brew Challenge Brew

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Home Brew Challenge Brew
Date: 3rd September 2014
Location: Thornbridge Brewery


We have had the winner of our Home Brew Challenge brewing with us today. The competition was held earlier this year with Waitrose and Brew UK, Graham Nelson entered his Vienna IPA and after working through the rounds of judging was voted the best one!

 Graham came to see us and work on brewing the first batch of his beer – it’s looking great so far and the finished product will be available in Waitrose soon!

QA Day

Sour Brown QA
QA Day
Date: 2nd September 2014
Location: Thornbridge Hall Brewery


Our second edition of Sour Brown is currently maturing in French red wine casks, we pop a traditional Brown Ale in barrels for a year to a year and a half with raspberries, rhubarb and cherries in there (plus some very special yeast!)

 

We are two months into the ageing process and today Ben is carrying out QA on the casks – ensuring that when the product is ready it’s tasting great!  

Great Taste Awards

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Great Taste Awards
Date: 18th August 2014
Location: UK


It’s always nice to win awards for our beers so getting an email from the Great Taste Awards folks to say we had won FOUR  this year was extra special. Jaipur won a 3 Star Gold Award (the 4th time it has achieved this), whilst Otto  - our relatively new Weizen DoppelBock from head brewer Rob Lovatt and his team  - also achieved 3 Gold Star status. With over 10000 entries being judged and only 153 gaining 3 Gold Stars to get two was extra special. Completing the haul was Sequoia (American Amber Ale) with 2 Gold Stars and Beadecas Well (Smoked Porter) with a 1 Gold Star

Thornbridge Peakender ’14

Thornbridge Peakender ’14
Date: 9th July 2014


We just finished putting on our first festival this weekend at Thornbridge Outdoors (just across the road from Thornbridge Hall) and what a great time it was! Thanks to everyone who attended and helped to make this a fantastic experience, we’re already excited for next year especially as it is our tenth anniversary. Roll on 2015!

 

To check out photos from the weekend see our Facebook album here

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Peanut Butter Brown Ale

Peanut Butter Brown Ale
Peanut Butter Brown Ale
Date: 4th July 2014


Following on from the success of our Parma Violet Porter this is the latest in our Left Field Series - for this series we have put a lot of effort into combining very traditional styles with new and interesting flavours, preserving to get the balance of flavours just right!

For this one we have created a traditional and robust brown ale into which we have added a huge amount of high quality organic Peanut butter - it tastes phenomenal and we are going to be putting this into keg later this week so make sure to be on the look-out for it!

An amazing weekend at L Eroica

Eroica 2014
An amazing weekend at L Eroica
Date: 23rd June 2014
Location: Bakewell


What an amazing weekend we had in Bakewell – L’Erocia was an amazing success with 2,000 entrants and thousands more pouring through the town to help celebrate this momentous weekend. Looking forward to next year already!

L’Eroica Britannia is coming to bakewell!

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L’Eroica Britannia is coming to bakewell!
Date: 17th June 2014
Location: Bakewell


The ‘most handsome bike ride in the World’ is coming through Bakewell this weekend! The ride itself comes through the town on the Sunday the 22nd but there will be a festival taking place at Bakewell Showground all weekend long to help celebrate the famous event coming to the Peak District.

 

The Festival is free entry and will involve lots of music, street food, vintage stalls, shopping emporiums and a Thornbridge Tavern we are setting up right now! This will involve a good line-up of our beers for people right across the event, in all it will be a great time so check it out and we’ll see you there!

 

http://www.eroicabritannia.co.uk/

Eugene Lands at the cricket

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Eugene Lands at the cricket
Date: 11th June 2014
Location: The Cricket Inn


We were very honoured this weekend when Eugene Cernan, the last man to set foot on the Moon in 1972, landed at one of our pubs – the Cricket Inn.

 

Eugene was in Sheffield for the Docfest festival and enjoyed a Docfest ale that we brewed specially! We had pump clips made up as well to help celebrate our esteemed visitors arrival.

The Great British Home Brew Challenge 2014

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The Great British Home Brew Challenge 2014
Date: 1st June 2014


Waitrose is teaming up with craft brewery Thornbridge and Brew UK to find this country’s best home brew.

 

The Home Brew Challenge 2014 launches on 1st June 2014 and will see the winning beer appear on Waitrose shelves across the UK.

 

Recognising the great British tradition of home brewing, the competition encourages budding home brewers to enter for the chance to see their own recipe transformed by Thornbridge into a commercial craft beer.

 

Waitrose Beer Buyer, Kate Prall, says, ‘This is a hugely exciting project for us, and it comes at a very important time in the history of craft breweries. The resurgence in popularity of both craft breweries and people trying out their own homemade beers means that we’re bound to get some amazing entries to our competition, which we’re looking forward to tasting.’

 

With over 1000 craft breweries now operating in the UK, the range of beers styles available has never been greater.

 

Rob Lovatt, Head Brewer at Thornbridge, explains: ‘A considerable number of home brewers develop great quality beers that can never be appreciated by a larger drinking public. The Home Brew Challenge 2014 will provide home brewers with an opportunity to match their beers against those of other enthusiasts, and have them tasted by a panel of expert beer judges. The Home Brew Challenge 2014 will be a celebration of the British tradition of

brewing with the aim of creating a great new beer and for people to try and embrace many of the new flavours in beers from across the world.’

 

The winning beer will be chosen by an expert panel and will be available in  Waitrose shops from October 2014.

 

See www.gbhomebrew.co.uk for entry details.

 

Cherry Brown

Cherry Brown News
Cherry Brown
Date: 28th May 2014


We just launched a brand new keg beer called Cherry Brown brewed with Morello cherries; an effervescent brown ale with gorgeous aromas of red cherries, flavours of sour red cherries and juicy toffee malt. We put the first keg on for our brewery tour today and it went down a storm!

Haand Festival 2014

Haand Fest News
Haand Festival 2014
Date: 26th May 2014


We were invited to Norway for the weekend to be a part of the Haandbryggeriet Festival in Drammen, a great honour and we found ourselves surrounded by fantastic breweries! The weekend was a huge success and preceded by an event in Oslo where 100’s turned up to try our beers for which we received some glowing feedback!

Valravn

Valravn News
Valravn
Date: 24th May 2014


We have just released Valravn at GABS in Australia and Haand ’14 in Europe! It’s an Imperial version of our Wild Raven, comprising a great body of dark malt complimented with hugely flavoured New Zealand and American hops, this beer is incredibly smooth. It’s a limited one so keep your eyes peeled!

Left Field Series

Left Field News
Left Field Series
Date: 16th May 2014


Click the link for the latest addition to the blog of our Brewmaster Rob Lovatt, here he discusses our latest offerings in the form of our very interesting Left Field Series… http://thornbridge.wordpress.com/

Parma Violet Porter

Parma News
Parma Violet Porter
Date: 13th May 2014


We have just created a brand new beer, it’s the first part of our Left Field series and will be a limited keg batch. We’ve created a very robust 6% Porter and infused it with Parma Violet sweets actually into the brew, it’s a very interesting combination and a great taste of Derbyshire!

Bayern in Bottles

Bayern News
Bayern in Bottles
Date: 1st May 2014


Our Late Hopped Pils ‘Bayern’ is available in bottles for the first time, after receiving great feedback from last years keg release we decided it was only fitting to do bottles as well.

 

A lot of love and attention goes into the making of a great Pilsner and our Bayern is certainly no different; it undergoes the full lagering process here at the brewery before we release it! This amount of time and the distinctive Noble hops we use help to create a beer which is clean, delicate, soft and extremely moreish.

 

Get yours here

World Beer Cup

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World Beer Cup
Date: 28th April 2014


It has been over two weeks since I returned from Denver and I am still beaming from winning a Silver medal for Wild Swan at the World Beer Cup. For me this is THE competition at which to win an award, owing to the level of organisation, the professionalism, the calibre of the judges and the breweries you are up against!  What I really love about it is... Read more on our Brewers' Blog

Prepare for Summer

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Prepare for Summer
Date: 10th April 2014


Prepare for Summer with £5 OFF ALL T-SHIRTS & CRAFT UNION.

 

Keep cool and get in the know of which beers you'll need when you crack out the BBQ!

 

Get yours while stocks last! Offer ends at midnight on the 30th April 2014!

Some Beer Thoughts

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Some Beer Thoughts
Date: 8th April 2014
Location: Thornbridge Blog


Waving goodbye to our latest tanker heading to the the USA laden with Jaipur, Halcyon and Medici (our new India Brown Ale), I started thinking about how the American Craft Breweries have influenced the British brewing scene over the last 10 years or so. During my formative years at Meantime Brewery I visited the US numerous times and was blown away by the craft beer scene there. However, some of my favourite beers have come from closer to home and from some of the most distinguished breweries of Europe.
Over the last 6 months... Read More on our Brewers' Blog

A Quick Mention

Medici News
A Quick Mention
Date: 26th March 2014
Location: Thornbridge Brewery


We have been working to develop our fantastic new India Brown Ale ‘Medici’ which is being collected this week for the USA!

A Message from Rob Lovatt, Head Brewer

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A Message from Rob Lovatt, Head Brewer
Date: 21st March 2014


This year appears to be flying by – already 3 months since I last updated this blog.  Myself and the team have been really busy and worked really hard to get three more of our existing beers into bottle and also squeezed in the brewing and bottling of a brand new beer very close to mine and also my brew team’s hearts! 

 

I heard a great quote recently that said “tradition is about handing on the flame not looking back into the ashes” - I like to think this reflects the way we make beer here at Thornbridge. A good example of this is with our Double Scotch  -yes a traditional beer style  - Scotch Ale - but one that can be produced today in an exciting way that reflects the past but isn’t hindered by it. So with the Thornbridge take on this I have produced a beer that is a true expression of maltiness, full bodied, with a smooth alcoholic warmth and a deliciously moreish residual caramel sweetness.  Hops need to play  a balancing act rather than being at the forefront, and so this is what I aimed for.  To add complexity, I chose to have a percentage of the beer barrel aged in Auchentoshan whisky barrels.  But the key for me was to get just the right level of whisky and wood character expressed in harmony  –  this is a beer after all not a spirit and the complex balance of aromas  and tastes, whilst a challenge, I like to think has been achieved  in a perfect blend. I hope you enjoy it as much as the team and I  had fun brewing it.

 

To start with Colorado Red , a beer we first brewed with Doug Odell from Odell Brewing Company, is back by popular demand and for the first time in bottle.  A Red ale at 5.9% abv and just the right amount of bitterness to balance the malt sweetness.  The reason we think this beer works so well is the complex blend of juicy British malts with a combination of several English hop varieties. I defy anyone to tell me that British hops are not as good as American hops when used in the correct way.  I feel that this is the definitive English Hopped Red ale produced in this country.

 

We also felt Sequoia, our American Amber would work really well in bottle format and we managed to squeeze it into the bottling schedule.  This beer uses hops from Australia, England and America to get the right hop flavours of citrus and pine and tastes really fresh and lively with the additional level of carbonation.

 

Our third new bottled beer is Beadeca’s Well (the orginal name for Bakewell), a recipe one of our young brewers, Ben Wood developed with a guiding hand!  This beer is a satisfying blend of roasted malts like Chocolate and Brown, with just the right hint of smoke from Bamberg Beechwood smoked malt.  The flavour intensity of smoked malt is highly variable and experience of use is required to get the right level of smokiness; we feel in Beadecas Well we have this just right.

 

Last year at the Hall Brewery we decided to brew a Weizenbock as part of our European series.  My team and I absolutely loved it and we decided to brew an entire batch for bottle at the Riverside brewery.  Classic in formulation and using a Bavarian strain of yeast, we employed all of the secrets of the Bavarians to maximise the flavour compounds which epitomise this very special style.  It’s a real celebratory beer and also best drunk as fresh as possible. The beer named Otto is now available in bottle and from the 24th to the 30th March 2014, you can get £5 OFF – let us know what you think.

 

I’d also like to let you know we have another batch of Bayern, our German Pilsener currently at 4°C where it’ll stay for the next few weeks.  We were delighted with the reception of this beer and have decided to also get this beer into bottle as soon as it has finished maturation.

 

We look forward to letting you know more about our future brews including a very special collaboration with our friend Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery which is currently only known as ‘Operation Serpent’. All I can tell you at this point is I have a 150 ex-Bourbon casks currently swelling in our new purpose built barrel store. ..

 

I’m off to judge at the Beer World Cup in Colorado a couple of weeks, we’re hoping for a couple of medals and to get some inspiration from our friends in the States.

 

Cheers


Rob

 

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