St Austell Brewery has taken a minority share in Cornwall’s Harbour Brewing. Harbour was founded in 2012 at Kirland near Bodmin and its distribution has been helped along by its larger neighbour. Details of the deal were not made public. ‘Proper job!’
Cheltenham based Deya Brewing Company has invested some £60,000 in restoring 65 hectares of peatland in Snowdonia in a bid to offset some of its emissions and reduce its carbon footprint. The company declares its carbon footprint on each can of beer, and admits it is not helped by getting most of its hops from the US and New Zealand. Deya believe it?
Dawkins Brewery closes: Glen Dawkins has closed the Bristol brewery citing spiralling operating costs and a slow recovery after the pandemic. He has thanked all the customers over the years for their support in a statement shared over social media saying, “Despite the amazing efforts of the brilliant team we could not continue against the overwhelming headwinds of spiralling costs alongside post Covid recovery.” The 6 Dawkins pubs in Bristol will remain open serving the community.
AJ’s : Next open days: May 27th & June 24th 12-
Beowulf : brewer Joe Dash is celebrating his first anniversary at the Chasewater brewery with a new session pale ale called ‘Zwodder’ 4.0%, using Olicana hops (floral notes with hints of mango & passionfruit). The term ‘zwodder’ is Old English for drowsy, muddle headed, or hazy state of mind as in “he’s come over all of a zwodder, after drinking six pints of Zwodder”. He has logoed merchandise (T-
’52 Degrees’(ex. Backyard) has been asked to comment but so far have not replied. Supplies seem to be hit and miss according to local stockists like the ‘Fountain Inn’, although I was recently told that the Hoard was back on form, but Scarlett had got the pipes mixed up and it was actually ‘Enville’.
Severn Valley Railway Beer Festival, Engine House, Highley, 9th-
Wolverhampton Beer Festival, 6th-
Halifax Trip 29th July;
Bridgnorth Beer Festival 7th-
And Finally: If at first you don’t succeed -