Category: Brewery news

  • New labels

    We’ve updated our labels with a new design that has great impact but keeps the essential elements of the originals –

  • January 2015

    Well January is a bit quiet. Sales are very slow. I guess everyone is holding back after the Christmas and New Year celebrations. One bright spot – we’ve just delivered our first FOUR CASK delivery to The Lamb, Holloway Road, London. This is their bespoke special bitter ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’. Made with Pilgrim and Progress hops,…

  • New outlet

    We are pleased to announce that our ales are now on sale at Q Gardens, Milton Hill, Steventon. Their web page is:

  • Hops everywhere!

    Just received my first ‘big’ consignment of hops – 9 different varieties of 5 kg each. That will keep me going for a while. But they’re so much cheaper bought like this.

  • Now on sale…

    Our beers are now available from Chieveley Motors Shop, Long Lane.

  • Open days

    On 21st June, we were present at the 42 Engineer Regiment (Geographic) open day at the Denison Barracks, Hermitage. It was a great privilege to be invited by the Regiment, some of whom had bought our beers from Hermitage Post Office. On sale was our latest ale ‘Jubilee’, on draught; in bottles we had Auld…

  • Burn’s Night

    Here are some friends enjoying a few pints of Auld Peat at the Hermitage village Burn’s Night. The first draught beer from the Brewery. Photo courtesy of Roy Marr.

  • Setting up the new brewery

    It’s been an interesting few months setting up my new brewery but the most challenging was adapting to the new, larger equipment. I’ve been used to brewing about 20 L each time with large buckets and various bits of kit that I’ve built myself. Now I’ve got a 100 L plant so things are quite…