…the goose is getting fat. Wassale is here and there’s no looking back.
Hurrah! We love this time of year. Today we are brewing one of our all time favourite recipes -the cask version of Wassale. Developed by our brewing team to a secret recipe, this particular brew is now in its tenth year and the appetite for it just keeps on growing. So much so that we now create 2 strengths for your enjoyment – 1 at 4.8%ABV for cask and the other at a heady 8%ABV for bottle.
Take a look at our Instagram page @wincle_beer for moments around the brewing process and see the magic unfold!
Available now in bottles and from the beginning of December in Cask – come down to our Open tap night for the Great Wincle Lights switch on and try some for yourself.
Flags will be flying and Wincle brewery will be dressed in bunting this weekend when an RAF Dakota makes an official flypast.
The Dakota will fly over the brewery on Saturday 25th August at 3:04 pm.
The flypast is a huge honour in recognition of the Wincle Beer Co. teaming up with the Royal British Legion to raise funds for their local Poppy Appeal. The flight also marks the 100th anniversary of the RAF.
Giles Meadows, head brewer at Wincle said: “Everybody is welcome at the brewery on Saturday to come and see the plane as it passes overhead. We’ll also have a sneak preview and first tasting of Standard Bearer, our a 4.0% ABV remembrance ale, which we will be launching in cask and bottle this year to raise funds for the Royal British Legion.
This will help fund the work of providing lifelong support for the Armed Forces community – serving men and women, veterans, and their families.”
To find out more about the Wincle Beer Co. or to become a stockist of Standard Bearer please contact the brewery: www.winclebeer.co.uk.
Here in Wincle, we want every pint poured at the brewery tap to be served in perfect condition.
That’s why we’ve just commissioned brand-new cellar equipment, with a state-of-the-art cooler, to ensure there’ll be no disappointment.
We put a great deal of work and affection into the brewing of our beers. This new dispense equipment will now ensure that no matter how hot or cold the outside temperature, every pint that we pour will be just perfect. That’s 12℃ for cask and a very refreshing 4℃ for our own keg beers.
From the three hand pumps, we’ll be serving our seasonal beer Ratter this weekend along with Sir Philip and our commemorative Standard Bearer. While the keg line will feature Wincle’s own Czech Pilsner.
So, if you’re passing our way, or looking for a good reason to get out of the house, then please call in and be amongst the first to try it out and we’ll be delighted to serve you.
We’re over the moon this week with news of our silver medal in the prestigious International Beer Challenge.
This ranks us among the very best in the beer fraternity and is a fabulous reward for everybody here at the brewery.
The silver medal was awarded for the outstanding design and packaging of our XO Barley Wine. The beer is one in our Vintage Collection, specially brewed this year to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Wincle Beer Co.
The high strength beers; XO Barley Wine, Russian Imperial Stout, Colonial Pale Ale and Abbey Ale each has an alcohol content above 8.0% ABV and comes in a 330ml bottle.
We worked closely with local branding and PR specialists This* agency to develop the packaging. This included naming of the beers and creating the family of four distinctive bottle labels.
This* agency has worked with us since our start-up in 2008. During which time it has built websites, provided design, PR and social media services and played a big part in our success.
All that remains now is to enjoy the beer which is in stock at the brewery shop.
Tap night at the brewery is particularly well-timed this month as it coincides with International Beer Day.
Brewery Tap Night
First Friday of every month
Open 5:30 pm until close
That’s why we’ve decided to add our very own international twist with copious quantities of Wincle’s own Czech Pilsner. We’ll be putting on a fresh keg of the chilled lager to complement our regular beers. Ratter our 4.3% ABV summer ale will also be on tap.
Added to that there’ll be delicious pies and peas coming from the Chapeau Café at Marton.
And don’t forget there’s wine, Prosecco gin and cider too.
International Beer Day is a day to celebrate and savour the world’s most popular alcoholic beverage. Raise a glass of beer today to toast both breweries and bartenders. It is truly a global celebration, enjoyed by people from over 50 countries around the world.
Man and woman, of course, have enjoyed beer since about 6,000 B.C. Ancient civilizations even referred to it as a food staple.
The goals for International Beer Day are:
Enjoy beer! Gather with friends to enjoy the taste of beer.
Celebrate and recognize breweries and bartenders.
Celebrate all the beers of the world.
Here are some ways to participate in International Beer Day:
Drink beer, either lager or ale is fine.
Sit on your patio or deck, and soak in summer, along with a refreshing lager or ale of your choice.
Go on a beer tour. Visit a brewery or micro-brewery.
Give a gift pack of beer to a friend.
Have a beer at your local bar or pub. Thank the bartenders.
We do hope you’ll join us at the brewery for the celebration
Our new, 8.5% ABV Abbey Ale follows a long and proud tradition of beer being brewed in Wincle.
This is, in fact, one of four, premium, full-strength beers to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Wincle Beer Co. The inspiration for Abbey Ale comes from a brewing history in the village that goes back around one thousand years when Cistercian monks were fermenting their own supplies.
We’ll never know quite what kind of beer the monks we drinking, but we do hope they’d approve of what we’ve now done.
Like each of our four premium beers, Abbey Ale is bottle conditioned and comes in a distinctive 330ml bottle. The first delivery was received at the brewery this week and is in the shop now.
Dark amber in colour and with a smooth, rich, malty flavour – it’s not to be missed!
So, if you fancy a tipple then why not call in to see us.
Our brand new seasonal beer and a great offering of spectacular food will take centre stage at tomorrow’s Brewery Tap Night.
Brewery Tap Night
First Friday of every month
Open 5:30 pm until close
‘Ratter’ came on stream this week as our seasonal offering for July and August. This is a pale and light, 4.3% ABV summer wheat beer. Easy-drinking Ratter is perfectly in tune with the hot, dry start to summer with plenty of fruit character coming through from the Olicana and Hallautau Blanc hops.
To complement our delicious beer, we’ll be enhancing the evening of sun at the brewery with paella and Sangria from around 6:30 pm.
Coming hot on the heels of last week’s festival it looks like everything is stacking up for another fab night in Wincle.