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For one day only, we’re closing the shop and tap

It’s not very often that we close the shop.

Brewery shop closed

Saturday 8th September

For one day only though we’re shutting the doors while Giles slips out to marry Sonia. It all looks set to be a fabulous day with everyone from the Wincle Beer Co. there to join in the celebrations.

The good news is that we’ll be open again on Sunday when the beer will flow as usual.

Thanks for your patience.

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We do hope you’ll join us for another great night at the brewery tap

Now is the time to enjoy a drink at the brewery tap. Before the autumn equinox and the season officially changes.

Brewery Tap Night

First Friday of every month

Open 5:30 pm until close

Tonight we’ve two very special offerings for you to enjoy. We’ve got the launch of Full Fat, our latest seasonal beer. This 4.6% ABV milk porter gives a big hit of chocolate with

hints of treacle & liquorice in its flavour.

There will be some great food with a delicious Nepalese curry to help stave off any nip off autumn in the air.

So, with a well-stocked bar, food,  and a good mix of friends and friendly folk it all looks set to be a great night at the tap. Who knows, we might even have to light the fire!

We do hope you’ll join us.

More about autumn

There are two separate dates that are said to mark the start of autumn.

The autumn equinox 2018 falls on Sunday 23 September

The meteorological autumn began on 01 September.

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RAF Dakota to recognise Wincle Beer Co. with an official flypast

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.

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New cellar equipment ensures the perfect pint at the tap

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.

Giles

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It’s official – Wincle Beer Co. gets worldwide recognition

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.

We do hope you like it!

Best wishes

Giles

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Tap night tonight– a celebration of International Beer Day

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.

Moe about International Beer Day

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:

  1. Enjoy beer! Gather with friends to enjoy the taste of beer.
  2. Celebrate and recognize breweries and bartenders.
  3. 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

We are celebrating with a new range of full-strength premium beers

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.

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Tap Night – first Friday of every month

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.

We do hope you’ll join us.

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Save the date – we’ve started planning next year’s beer festival

Five thousand pints, four hundred campers, and a record turnout. What a festival it was and so much fun and laughter on the field.

Of course, it wouldn’t be the same without you all, our friends. Plus, the army of volunteers who work so hard to make it all possible. So, it’s a great big thank you to you all.

It was, without doubt, our biggest and best festival yet. Which was in no small part helped on by the most fantastic weather. We also hope you made the most of the brilliant catering, along with the most magnificent music.

Once again, the tug of war proved popular. But try as we might to keep the winning title local, it was, in the end, the Baa-Baas from Inverness who finished triumphantly.

All-in-all it sure was thirsty work. A point proved by the fact that you drank the bar dry late on Saturday. No doubt we’ll be ordering even more beer next time around.

So, if you enjoyed it this year. Or you couldn’t make it, but like the sound of what you hear, then save the date and we look forward to seeing you all next year.

Put the date in your diary.

Wincle Beer Festival 2019

28-29 June

Thanks, and enjoy the summer.

Giles

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Wincle Beer Festival STARTS TONIGHT

Wincle beer festival and camping

Happy beer drinkers

That’s it – the countdown is over; the planning is done and the fun starts tonight.

Wincle Beer Festival THIS WEEKEND

Friday: bar opens 6:00 – midnight

Saturday: Midday – midnight

We have seven brilliant bands playing live over the weekend, some fabulous food and of course a vast array of beautiful beer.

It’s going to be just perfect!

Each year the festival has grown. Word has spread quickly about just how good and how much fun a day in Wincle can be. For those who don’t already know our festival is in the field, right outside the brewery door and nestled in the most beautiful countryside to be found.

This year promises to be special though. It’s our tenth anniversary and the forecast is for a full weekend of none stop sunshine.

So’ make your plans, arrange your transport and we hope to see you very soon.

Giles

The campsite has been fully booked for weeks now and we just can’t squeeze any more tenets on the field – sorry.

And please DON’T drink and drive!