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.
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.
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.
What are you doing at the weekend? Are you coming to the festival?
Wincle Beer Festival
29-30 June 2018
There is now less than a week to run before Wincle beer festival gets underway. The anticipation is building, the marquee will soon be up and folk will then descend for a fab few days of merrymaking and fun.
The festivities are all the more poignant for us this year. They mark our 10th-anniversary celebration and we can think of no better way to enjoy it than a sun-drenched weekend with you – our friends!
This quintessentially English fixture has grown over the past few years and is now a regular favourite for many people. They tell us that it’s the best place around to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, live music, and a great offering of fine beers, a well-stocked bar, and wonderful food.
Of course, it just wouldn’t be the same without our enigmatic location. We’re blessed to be nestled here on the edge of the Peak District and on the bank of the River Dane.
So, old friends and new – you are all welcome.
The fun starts on Friday evening at 6.00pm until late. And then again on Saturday around midday.
Foot stomping should be the order of the day when our first band kicks off next Friday evening.
We have a wonderful and eclectic mix of live performances lined-up. It’s a real mix of styles and genres with everything from Irish folk, through to blues and our not to be missed headline band – the River Chickens.
As with any festival, it’s all about the people and the atmosphere. And we think that Wincle’s combination of distinctive rural fun is just about the bee’s knees.
The beer will be flowing. There will also be a range of gin, wine, Prosecco, cider and soft drinks. Not to mention some finger licking good food to keep us all going.
Here ‘s the line-up
Friday: Music from 6:00 pm
Riverside Blues Band
Saturday: Music all afternoon and into the evening
Squeezy Pete and his band
Black Cat Blues
So, why not make your plans, put a little time aside and join us on the field for what promises to be a fantastic festival for all the family.
The countdown is underway and it is now just four weeks until Wincle Beer Festival.
Wincle Beer Festival
29-30 June 2018
Each year we plan for things to be better than before. This year we’ve invested in making the festival experience the best yet with an all-weather marque. That means, rain or shine, nothing will stop the beer flowing.
Leaving nothing to chance we tested out the ‘beer tent; at Wincle Fete last weekend. It is safe to say that things are now really coming together.
Fun on the field
As ever we’ll be offering a great family experience in a beautiful, riverside location, right outside the brewery doors. With a huge range of beers to add a little fun to the weekend.
So, if you haven’t done so already, mark the date in your diary and we hope you’ll come and join us.