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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:

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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.


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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


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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.


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Wincle Beer Festival – get ready for Friday

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.

We can’t wait to get started.


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One week to go – Wincle Beer Festival next weekend



The bands are booked and we’ve ordered the beer.

Wincle Beer Festival

29-30 June 2018

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

Murphy’s Marbles

Riverside Blues Band

Saturday: Music all afternoon and into the evening

Squeezy Pete and his band

Josh’s Band

Silver Back

Black Cat Blues

River Chickens

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.

We’d love to see you here.


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Get ready for Wincle Beer Festival – four weeks to go

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.

  • Great beer
  • Good music
  • Fantastic food
  • Fun on the field
  • Camping

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.


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