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.
Q. What do Wincle and the Swiss Alps have in common?
A. Ice Cream
The delicious Big Brown Cow Ice Cream now served in our shop is produced from a heard of Swiss Brown cows. We can think of nowhere better to enjoys the taste than sitting out in our sun-drenched beer garden this weekend.
The Brown Swiss originated on the slopes of the Alps in Switzerland; because they were bred in this harsh climate, they are resistant to the heat and cold. Though the heard that produce this ice cream live somewhat closer to home.
The ice cream is from Buttertons Lane Farm near Haslington, Crewe. The farm operates Natural England’s Highest Level of Stewardship to produce the best quality products.
The values of the farm fit in nicely with our own. And the strong link to the land will no doubt resonate with anybody who chooses to relax and enjoy the taste surrounded by our beautiful rural landscape.
So, why not treat yourself and head on down to the brewery while the good weather lasts. You won’t be disappointed!
The 1700’s were busy times in Britain. Bonnie Prince Charlie came and went, the Newcomen steam engine was invented and a small acorn began to grow in Swythamley Woods.
The prince certainly made his mark in history and Newcomen revolutionised mining. His atmospheric engine was the first to pump water out from mineshafts deep below the ground. Meanwhile, the acorn steadily grew.
In Wincle though, the big story is the mighty oak that grew in the woods. It is, in fact, that same tree from which our beautiful new bar top has just been fashioned.
The tree was felled around ten years ago and the timber has been seasoning in a barn ever since. It is now as hard as steel and makes a fabulous showpiece on which to serve our beer.
What we really like though is the fact that something hard was struck when the tree was felled by the saw.
On close examination, an iron arrowhead was dug out from between the grain.
This was subsequently dated to the 1700s and so was most likely shot from a bow when the prince was in his prime.
Wishing all our customers a great night of celebrations tonight and a very happy and prosperous 2016!
Please note that the shop is closed tomorrow (New Years Day); but JW of ‘Butchered’ brown ale fame is back at the helm on Saturday 2nd January for those of you that fancy a stroll and a tipple with the man himself.
This year’s brew of Beater gets underway at the Wincle Beer Co. today.
It’s now the third season for this annual treat and a great time to celebrate the countryside and all that it produces. Few people know this better than Lee our local gamekeeper who inspired this fabulous ale.
It’s the oak smoked barley malt that gives the 4.6% ABV autumnal beer its distinctive richness. And as Lee would no doubt tell you there’s nothing more satisfying after a hard day’s beating in the cold than a pint of rich, warming ale.
We reckon we’ve got the recipe bang on too as Beater sold out in record time the first year we brewed. Since then we’ve increased production so stocks should last a little longer.
So look out for Beater on tap in your favourite pub from early November. Or pick up a bottle from selected shops.
Of course you’re also welcome to call at the brewery where we’ll be happy to keep you supplied.
A special brew of Wincle beer and the good will of customers at the Lazy Trout, Meerbrook has raised funds to rebuild a school in Nepal. The sell-out idea was the brainchild of licensee Will Howard following the region’s devastating earthquake in April this year.
Will, 32 said: “I first became involved with the region while studying for my ‘A’ Levels in 2000. As part of a school expedition from Sheffield we visited the area. The experience inspired our group to raise enough money when we returned home to build the original school, but in April it was very badly damaged by the earthquake.
Following Will’s initial fund raising efforts, which included a parachute jump, the licensee is now back in touch with his old mates to rebuild the facility.
Having always maintained his links with what had grown to become recognised as one of the top schools in Kathmandu, Will and his wife, Clare had even spent a month teaching there in 2009 prior to taking over at the Lazy Trout.
To help re-establish the school the Wincle Beer Co. donated a barrel of beer, the sale price of which went directly to help fund the build.
With the support of everybody at the pub, every penny raised by the light refreshing beer will make a significant contribution to the project.
Giles Meadows, head brewer at the Wincle Beer Co. said: “The damage caused by the earthquake, measuring 8.1 on the Richter scale was devastating. Many of the pupils and their families fled the area. I am delighted that we have been able to help give them back their school to attract the young people back into their village with the opportunity for a good education.”
The beer, which has been aptly named Peace Garden is a 4.8% ABV pale ale sold out within days of going on sale.
How does an evening at the brewery, a great selection of beer and free food sound?
Well, that’s exactly what will be on offer when we throw open the doors for a night at Wincle’s brewery tap next week.
On Friday 16th October we’ll have a mouth watering line-up of beer and a fine selection of local gin along with some delicious wine and draught cider. We’ll also be providing a complimentary meat and cheese board.
Along with a pre-season tasting of this year’s vintage Wassale it all promises to add up to a great night at the tap.
We hope you can join us – doors open at 7.00pm
To place an order or to make any enquiries please contact us at:
Wincle Beer Company Limited
Tolls Farm Barn
Cheshire SK11 0QE