Emperor’s Brewery Rum Barrel Aged Black Forest Moon Pour

Back in July 2019 the tiny Emperor’s Brewery filled two 20 year old wooden rum casks with their Black Forest Gateau Imperial Stout and left it. On 4 April this year they filled eighteen little 10 litre kegs with it and left them to mature further. We have recently been one of the lucky recipients … Read moreEmperor’s Brewery Rum Barrel Aged Black Forest Moon Pour

Heads and Tales: Tom’s Tap and Brewhouse

Back in 2013, when Grace and Duncan were down South on the London/Kent borders, Duncan was interested in hop varieties that could give American type flavours but be grown in the UK.  One such hop was then called OZ97a, and he was reading a blog post about it. OZ97a* was “considered unacceptable to brewers in … Read moreHeads and Tales: Tom’s Tap and Brewhouse

Head and Tales: Polly’s Brew Co

Back in September 2016 Dave Roll, then our local rep for Shrewsbury & West Shropshire CAMRA, messaged us from the first day of the Shrewsbury CAMRA Beer Festival. There was a cask Milk Stout on the bar, and it was flying out, better still it came from a new brewery in Mold. Black Brook Brewery. … Read moreHead and Tales: Polly’s Brew Co

Oswestry pub named as best in the UK

The voice of Independent Brewing in the UK has named The Bailey Head in Oswestry as the best craft beer pub or bar in Britain, outside of a city centre The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), named the Bailey Head pub champion at their annual conference in Liverpool on Wednesday (11/03/2020) evening.  The prestigious event … Read moreOswestry pub named as best in the UK

Our year in beer, 8 March 2019 to 7 March 2020

On the pub’s birthday it is time to look back at a bumper year of beer. The numbers this year are: 609 DIFFERENT cask real ales 154 DIFFERENT Keykeg and keg beers Listings of these can be found here (requires Google sheets). The brewery that has featured most on our cask lines is Salopian with … Read moreOur year in beer, 8 March 2019 to 7 March 2020