6
Oct
West Midlands Craft Beer Festival

West Midlands Craft Beer Festival 2019

We’re are absolutely delighted to have been asked to participate in Twisted Barrel’s West Midlands Craft Beer Festival on 09 November 2019. A celebration of modern and traditional beer and beer culture from across the region, the festival is the first all inclusive beer festival in Coventry. You can come for an afternoon, evening, or […]

6
Oct
Needle and Pin menu

Our first Meet the Brewer, with 3 BRAND NEW BEERS

We’re always keen to talk about our beers – and have already spoken at our local homebrew club and CAMRA – but our first invitation to do a proper Meet the Brewer event – By Invitation and With Tickets – felt very different. Back in February 2019, Sean from Loughborough’s Needle and Pin came to […]

23
Feb

FOUR new beers!

We’ve been holding back a few beers for various reasons, but are delighted to announce FOUR, count ’em, brand new brews released in to the wild today … As Lime Gose By: a lime and bergamot goseThe Watchful Tree: a Scotch Ale with silver birch Thirty 50: an experimental IPA brewed for Simon’s birthdayVianne: a […]

23
Feb

Wigan here we come….

We are thrilled to have been invited to send a beer up to Wigan Beer Festival 2019, running from Thursday 28 February to Saturday 2nd March. They’ve chosen As Lime Gose By, our sour beer made with Indian white limes, pink Himalayan rock salt, and Calabrian bergamot. The result is a refreshing citrus taste with […]

1
Sep

California 15: The Rare Barrel / Jupiter, Berkeley

It was with some sadness that we headed to Berkeley; grumpy kids the night before meant we didn’t get to go to the funky-looking brewery in San Jose that we wanted to visit (Uproar) plus we were moving into our last few days of holiday.We’d decided to visit Berkeley because we wanted to eat at […]

31
Aug

California 14: Firestone Walker, Paso Robles

We almost didn’t make it to Firestone Walker – we’d spent the morning at the fabulous Hearst Castle, built by billionaire newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, then popped to the nearby beach to marvel at the elephant seals lazing in the sun (spoiler, they’re huge!). Our kids were a bit grumpy and we almost pushed […]

23
Aug

California 12: The Bruery, Placentia (South LA, near Disney)

The Bruery. It’s the reason I was persuaded to come to California – literally; because when I looked at Disney I saw they were a mere ten minutes drive away. The Bruery are both prolific and excellent, and those two things don’t always go together. They are also really inventive and I always look forward […]

21
Aug

California 11: Draughtsman, Palm Springs

Vegas was so Vegas that there was a tv in the corner of our bathroom and a phone on the wall in the WC. To us Brits, this is the very height of decadence. Anyway, on our last morning there, the tv weather presenter delivered the news that temperatures that day would reach 110. Ho, […]

19
Aug

California 10: Vegas, Baby!

Ah Vegas! The city of conspicuous consumption of all things – water, neon, and of course money… A city where you can watch, astonished, as a man playing blackjack casually loses twenty chips to the dealer over a 90 second period. Then you realise each one is worth $1000. Still, we managed to tear ourselves away […]