Easter Beers – a pairing guide

Easter Beers – a pairing guide

With everything that has happened over the last year, we don’t need any excuse to try and make the things just that little bit special. There is lots of Easter excitement and we thought we would help you along with your plans with a simple beer pairing guide....
Brewing Life: Conditioning and Bottling

Brewing Life: Conditioning and Bottling

GIVE IT A REST Once primary fermentation has been completed, the beer is cooled down even further (to around 7 degrees) and left to rest. This is known as the conditioning phase. This is a crucial step in the brewing process in which all of the lovely flavours in the...
Brewing Life: Fermentation

Brewing Life: Fermentation

COOLING THE WORT Once the wort has been boiled it needs to be cooled down before it can be transferred to the Fermentation Vessel so that it’s at the optimum temperature for yeast to be added. Too hot and the yeast will die, too cold and it won’t be active...
Brewing Life: The Mash and The Boil

Brewing Life: The Mash and The Boil

Once we have all of the ingredients prepped and ready to go, the real fun can begin… MASHING IN  ‘Mashing in’ is the first step in the brewing process in which we mix the malt with water in order to convert the starch in the malt into fermentable...
VÉLO – OUR FIRST NEW BEER OF 2021

VÉLO – OUR FIRST NEW BEER OF 2021

We are so excited to launch a brand new beer for 2021. VÉLO is one of Nigel’s creations, inspired by his love of Belgian beers as well as from a fact finding trip to Belgium as part of the Field to Firkin project.  Both Nigel and Al met several different brewers...
Brewing Life: Prepping the Brew

Brewing Life: Prepping the Brew

READING THE RECIPE A great beer starts with a great recipe!  It usually takes us about six months from initial concept, through trials and taste testing before we arrive at a recipe we are happy with.  The recipe for Hurricane was developed back in 2017 and first...
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