Brewery News

Oktoberfest is Off

It is with regret that the Oktoberfest planned for this Saturday at Brentwood Brewery will NOT be going ahead due to circumstances beyond our control. Anyone who bought tickets will receive a full refund.

We apologise for cancelling at such short notice. The latest changes to Covid-19 restrictions have made it impossible for us to continue with the event.

Organiser Jon Cloke of Brentwood-Landkreis Roth Town Twinning Associati􏰀on said: “The announcement of further Covid-19 regulati􏰀ons on Tuesday and the promise of further extensions today, together with a requirement for a Covid-19 Risk Assessment that we could not possibly complete in three days, meant that the Oktoberfest became unworkable.”

Our bar, The Tap Room and the Brewery Shop, which are currently outdoors only, will be open on Friday and Saturday as usual from noon to 4pm for table service only. Booking in advance is advisable but not essential. Please be advised that anyone wishing to use our toilet facilities (inside the brewery) must wear a face covering or mask.

There is some good news. We still have plenty of Brentwood and Elephant School Beer for you to enjoy outside the brewery or to takeaway. Plus, for a limited time, we have some German style beer too.

So do come along and be waited on!

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Tickets Sold Out for Oktoberfest

All tickets for Oktoberfest have now been sold.

The outdoor, socially distanced, ticket only Oktoberfest will take place at Brentwood Brewery on Saturday 26th September 11am – 5pm.

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Oktoberfest 2020

It’s exactly the right time of year to enjoy a traditional celebration of beer at Brentwood Brewery with this year’s Oktoberfest. We’re hosting our next beer festival, Oktoberfest, on Saturday 26th September 11am – 5pm.

No Live Band This Time But You’ll Still Enjoy Some Traditional German Drinking Music

Yes, there will be oompah music. Yes, there will be Bratwurst. And, don’t worry, obviously we’ll have plenty of beer. As well as Brentwood and Elephant School ales brewed on the premises, we’ll also have a choice of two German style beers, a Weissbier and a Dunkel.

Special Sausages (Bratwurst) On the Menu

Oktoberfest is being held in partnership with Brentwood – Landkreis Roth Twinning Association. Numbers are restricted due to social distancing and Covid. Tickets at £6 each need to be booked in advance via Eventbrite. Bratwurst or vegetarian equivalent, salad and a pudding are included in the ticket price. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Enjoy a Pint or Two of Refreshing Brentwood Beer

We’ll have socially distanced seating, some is under cover, but feel free to bring your own table, chairs and gazebo, if you wish.

Traditional dress in lederhosen and dirndl outfits is encouraged but it is entirely optional.

See you here. Prost!

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Distanced Beer Fest Success

We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along to the brewery for our first socially distanced, outdoor Beer Festival on 8th August. It was the first event we’ve held since lockdown. Arrangements may have been slightly different than usual but our Pie & Pint Festival still managed to maintain a very chilled vibe despite the added challenge of scorching heatwave temperatures.

Thirsty Weather | Photo by Wendy Pike
Thirsty Work for Head Brewer Ethan Kannor | Photo by Wendy Pike
Chilling Out in Roasting Heat | Photo by Wendy Pike

“It was marvellous to see so many people back at the brewery enjoying themselves. We’re delighted and very grateful for their support.

“A lot of thought and work went into making the brewery as safe as possible for staff and visitors. We wanted the festival to be fun too. From the feedback we’ve had, people had a good time and felt reassured about the safety measures we put in place.”

Brewery MD, Roland Kannor

Socially Distanced Tables Under Gazebo | Photo by Wendy Pike
Enjoying a Pint | Photo by Wendy Pike
Relaxed Atmosphere | Photo by Wendy Pike

Good Feedback

Beer Blogger Justin Mason | Photo by Wendy Pike

Essex beer blogger and writer Justin Mason was at the festival. He commented on Twitter:

“Socially distanced tables, socially distanced queuing, very well organised and everyone was very sensible.”

Justin Mason

Sensible, Socially Distanced Queue | Photo by Wendy Pike
Socially Distanced Tables | Photo by Wendy Pike

Perfect Pie Weather

Regardless of searing temperatures, it seems our festivalgoers’ appetite for that Great British staple, the home cooked pie, remains undiminished, whatever the weather. Dean’s delicious steak pies and chicken pies were so much in demand that they completely sold out by mid afternoon.

Dean Taking a Well Deserved Break from the Kitchen | Photo by Wendy Pike

Cute Pooches

VIP (Very Important Pooch) Rubble and his ‘dad’ Mike | Photo by Wendy Pike

Some canine regulars also joined us. As well as Lucy the lovely lab and cute Luna, Rubble the bulldog from Hornchurch was there with his owner Mike. Rubble’s been attending brewery events since he was a tiny, sleepy pup. He’s made such a big impression on the brewery team that Roland’s considering naming a new beer after him.

Cute Luna | Photo by Wendy Pike
Lovely Lucy with Owners Cllr Noelle Hones and Cllr Jon Cloke

Save the Date

We’re holding our next beer festival, Oktoberfest, on Saturday 26th September and hope that you’ll join us. Again, it will be outdoors and socially distanced. Details to follow soon.

Ralph Kannor Enjoying a Pint | Photo by Wendy Pike

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Lumberjack is Back

We know you’ll be pleased to hear Brentwood Lumberjack 5.2% is now back in stock and available in bottles. We’ve had many enquiries asking when this strong, slightly sweet, full-bodied bitter will be available to buy again. Today is that happy day.

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New 9 Pint Polypins

You can now buy your favourite Brentwood Beer in 9 pint Polypins.

The new, smaller size Polypins cost £25 each and are available for five of our beers – Brentwood IPA, Brentwood Gold, Brentwood Best, Legacy and Hope & Glory.

They can be ordered from our online shop www.brentwoodbrewing.co.uk or via email: [email protected]

Don’t worry. We sell Polypins in 18 and 36 pint sizes too.

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Tours & Experience Days

Brewery Tours and Experience Days are not taking place at the moment, for obvious reasons. Looking ahead, it seems most unlikely they will resume before next year.

As a result, currently we are not selling vouchers for Brewery Tours or Experience Days. However, they will be available for purchase nearer to Christmas, in readiness for use in 2021, as they do make rather marvellous Christmas gifts.

Although we cannot predict when our Brewery Tours and Experience Days will return, rest assured, we will let you know when that will be, the moment we know.

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Our Bar Re-opens Saturday

Some good news at last! We’re pleased to confirm that our bar, The Tap Room at Brentwood Brewery, will re-open on Saturday 4th July from Noon – 3pm.

The Tap Room will be open on Fridays and Saturdays noon – 3pm and if people are drinking we’ll stay open until 5pm.

For your safety and ours, things will be a little different when The Tap Room re-opens:

We will be strictly observing social distancing rules.

Tables can be booked by emailing [email protected]

Visitors will be able to enjoy their pints in our outside area only – don’t worry about the weather, it is a covered outside area.

We will be serving in plastic glasses but if you’d like to bring your own glass along and decant your beer, that’s fine.

There is much to celebrate on Saturday 4th July as it’s also the brewery’s 14th birthday. Hope to see you at The Tap Room soon.

Best wishes & cheers to you all,

Roland & The Brewery Team

We’re 14 on Saturday

Local Delivery Update

We’re still offering free local delivery, bringing your favourite Brentwood Beer to your doorstep.

Orders can be placed through the website. Also by email to [email protected] or via Facebook, but please leave us your phone number so we can ring you for payment. All orders must be prepaid by card before delivery.

Please place your orders before TUESDAY for FRIDAY deliveries (this may run into the following week depending on the delivery area.)

From 22nd May

We’re pleased to announce the Brewery Shop will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from Noon – 3pm from today (May 22nd) for sales of bottles, flagon fills and pre-ordered Polypin collection.

We’ll be practising social distancing and ask that our customers observe the 2 metre rule too.

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Shop Open Fridays & Saturdays – Hurrah!

From today (May 22nd) the Brewery Shop will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from noon – 3pm for bottles, flagon fills and pre-ordered Polypins.

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