5
Nov

Meanwhile, locked away in the lab…

It’s all about quality and it’s check, check and check again here at Mashionistas. For me, I think this might be the hardest part of the brewing game. Here we have an 6% IPA straight out of the keg. Based on a simple recipe of Pale Malt, Wheat and Oats generously dry hopped with Mosaic […]

14
Oct

First beer in the keg!

So we’ve made a beer. Our first one, a Brut IPA, was always going to be the one with all the mistake so it’s possible this one won’t see the light of day. The great thing is with brewing, of course, is that we won’t know until we try it – probably in about a […]

3
Oct

Ready. To. Brew.

Just as I was beginning to think it might never happen, the final missing piece of the brewery has arrived and we are, at last, ready to brew. We need to tell you all about our first brew day but before we do I know some of you will be interested in the kit. I […]

27
May

Next stage: brew room is ready

After a lot of work, the garage has been refurbed to a standard acceptable for food and drink prep. We struck lucky in that we found two great catering workstations for sale on ebay, but we were sad to hear, when we picked them up, that they were from a small charity which was having […]

27
May

All systems go. Let’s buy lino! Lino? Lino?!

When we decided to go commercial, in our teeny tiny way, I did not imagine for one moment that our first actual purchase, our first momentous handing over of hard cash that would deplete our small pot of money, would be for lino flooring! The process of setting up a commercially licenced brewery in the […]