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by CKA Group through its Cayman Island subsidiary CK Bidco. They see the brewer as a good buy because they expect pubs to remain an important part of British culture. Good to see that someone has some confidence in our poor confused country, but it does seem that everything is owned by the Chinese, Japanese, Dutch or the bloody Americans! Just read in ‘What’s Brewing’ that Molson Coors has bought out London brewer ‘Hop Stuff’ – I sense a feeding frenzy going on – Jaws 5 (Global Brewers sighted off Lands End)

Brewery News:
Backyard Brewery – ‘State of Flux’ with the Dragon hop has been flying out to great acclaim but their other beers have been widely acknowledged to be drinking very well. Sales at the ‘Fountain’ have seen an all-time high with this warm weather. Backyard Bitter also available at the ‘Victoria’ and ‘Jiggers Whistle’.

Beowulf  - ‘Black & Blueberry’ 4.5% and ‘Chocolate Porter 4.7% have been selling well over the last few weeks; and a milk stout is on the way to hit the bars in Autumn, but no details yet. Phil is still planning on selling the brewery and retiring in the next 2 years, as he is now 65 and it’s getting no easier working the brewery on his own. He is looking for someone to take on the brewery but keep the same name and beers. To buy bottles from the brewery call 01543 454067 first to make sure he’s there.

AJ’s  - Andy has opened a brewery tap next to the Long Acre St. brewery and intends to serve 3 different ales there once a month. As the opening date was the 17th August we must expect the next open day will be 14th or 21st Sept.

Dates for your Diary

Bridgnorth Beer Festival, 5th-7th Sept: SVR Railway Station

Cannock Beer Festival, 19th– 21st Sept: Prince of Wales Theatre. 63 ales, 20 cider& perries.

Walsall CAMRA AGM, ‘Lyndon House’, 7th Oct: 7.30pm

Metro Café Beerfest, 3rd -6th Oct: Church St. Bilston

Nottingham Beer Fest, 9th – 12th Oct: Motorpoint Arena, Bolero Square. (1000 casks)

Dudley Winter Ales Fayre : 28th – 30th Nov: Dudley Town Hall. 70+ ales, Key-keg bar.

And finally:  Marriage is like a pack of cards – at the start all you need is two hearts and a diamond. At the end however; you wish you had a club and a spade!


Autumn Newsletter 2019 continued

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the Friends of Highgate Brewery committee or members. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information printed here is accurate and up to date, no responsibility for errors or omissions is accepted.  RN

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