Brewery Update, January

Like the rest of the country we are snowed up to our eyeballs and despite the joy of the snow it’s a frustrating time because we are unable to get back to work on the brew house.

The fermenters and brewing vessels are a forlorn sight drizzled with snow. Our big problem is that we can’t concrete – the ground is too cold with or without the snow cover, so all we can do is sit and wait. The forecast looks like we are set for the month – we have daily weather chats.

We have alas also had to delay our drilling into the red sandstone to source the mineral water we need for the pale ale. Whilst we know geologically we are secure we are all keen to see it flowing, so on that point also we must wait for the weather to turn. Despite the weather we are still hoping that when we get going the core build will take us about 3 months.

Better news though – our latest Joule’s refurbished pub, the Duke of York which opened in December had a very good Christmas, a big well done to Paul and Wendy, it’s never easy opening a new pub and opening around Christmas time makes it even harder, still, they have done very well at a busy time.

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