Brewery News

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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Local Delivery Now Available

We sincerely hope you’re keeping well in these very strange times.

As you know, the office and Brewery Shop are currently temporarily closed but we’re very pleased to announce we’re now able to offer free local delivery, bringing Brentwood Beer to your front door.

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.)

Although Brentwood Brewery is temporarily closed in line with government rules to slow the spread of coronavirus, it is possible to collect orders from the Brewery between 0900 – 1000 on FRIDAYS if the orders have been placed, paid for and collection is arranged in advance (please remember to practice social distancing when collecting orders).

Cheers to Brentwood Beer

Beer List (available at 17.04.2020)

Bottles

12 x 500ml (case) £32 inc VAT
BBC1, IPA, Blonde, Gold, Hope & Glory
Mixed case (12 x 500ml bottles) £35 inc VAT

12 x 330ml Elephant School Pils £32 inc VAT

24 x 330ml Elephant School Pils £50 in VAT

12 x 500ml Old Roly Cider £35 inc VAT

Polypins

IPA, Legacy, Gold
18 pints £45 inc VAT
36 pints £68 inc VAT

Polypins will be made not bright (with sediment) so will need 12 hours to settle. Store in a cool place 10 – 12 degrees.

Keep safe. Keep drinking beer – we’re sure there must be a connection! See you when we are able to (soon we all hope).

Best wishes,

Roland & The Brewery Team

Everything’s Upside Down but We Can Now Bring Brentwood Beer to Your (Local) Doorstep

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Brewery Shop CLOSED

Following the Prime Minister’s address to the nation last night and his advice reminding everyone to stay at home in an effort to slow the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19, the Brewery Shop is now CLOSED. We will re-open once we have been advised it is safe to do so and we look forward to welcoming you back then.

Take care and look after each other.

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Bottled Beer Available

Our shelves are stacked with plenty of bottled Brentwood Beer, in gift packs (4 or 6 bottles) or cases of 12 bottles.

The Brewery Shop is open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm and Saturday 10.30am – 3.30pm.

No Shortage of Bottled Brentwood Beer Here

Social Distancing

We’re following government advice about social distancing and asking our customers to strictly adhere to the 2 metre distance restriction, that way we’ll all be doing our bit to stop the spread of Coronavirus, COVID-19.

Social Distancing is Imperative

If government advice or restrictions change, then obviously we will abide by those new measures. As a result, it is possibe our current opening hours may change at short notice. We will keep you updated.

Please take care & look after each other.

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Beer Festival Postponed, April Tours Cancelled

Due to government advice on social distancing, to avoid spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19), Roland and Ethan have postponed the Pie & Pint Beer Festival at Brentwood Brewery planned for Saturday 28th March and Brewery Tours on Saturday 4th April are now cancelled.

The Brewery Team wishes you all the very best and looks forward to welcoming you back to the brewery again, once it’s safe to hold a beer festival gathering.  We all hope that will be soon.  Cheers to that.  Look after yourselves,

Roland, Ethan and the Brentwood Brewery Team

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Tryanuary Themed Winter Beer Festival

January sunshine, a comprehensive real ale menu and the chance to sample new beers had visitors flocking to Brentwood Brewery’s Winter Beer & Food Festival (Saturday 18th January).

Aimed at encouraging real ale fans to try something new in the new year, the theme of the festival was Tryanuary. Something new and certainly different was the brewery’s latest product range, Milkshake IPAs by Elephant School Brewing, which was launched at the festival. In three flavours, Key Lime Pie, Lemon Cheesecake and Strawberries & Cream, Milkshake IPAs are the creation of Head Brewer Ethan Kannor.

Ethan and Roland Kannor Try Strawberries & Cream Milkshake IPA With All the Trimmings
Photo by Wendy Pike

“I wanted to brew a beer style that we hadn’t brewed before. I also felt that Elephant School had been playing it too safe lately, so I had it in mind to create something a little more bizarre.”

Head Brewer Ethan Kannor

Not everyone shared Ethan’s enthusiasm for being bold and trying a Milkshake IPA with whipped cream and sprinkles but some beer fans did try a glass of the beer on its own.

Strawberries & Cream Milkshake IPA

“The general consensus was that people liked the Milkshake IPAs. It is a sweet beer and the reason for that is I used three times more lactose than ever before.

“My favourite is the Strawberries & Cream and actually the cream works really well with the beer. The sprinkles are just a bit of theatre.”

Ethan Kannor

Ethan Kannor Adding Sprinkles (Seriously)
Photo by Wendy Pike

Also new on the drinks list and proving popular with festival goers was a sparkling mead brewed by Dave Golding. Dave’s Mead went into production thanks to a sizeable donation of local Doddinghurst honey from Dave’s dad.

Dan Pouring a Jar of Dave’s Mead | Photo by Wendy Pike

Tempted by a choice of hearty winter stews, made by chef John at The White Horse, Coxtie Green and served by Lynn, hungry festival goers enjoyed some warming comfort food with their pints. Among the dishes’ fine ingredients list were Brentwood-brewed beers Brentwood Gold and Marvellous Maple Mild, adding richness to the gravy.

Tucking into Lunch with a Pint
Photo by Wendy Pike
Dan Fraser with Refreshment at the Ready (BBC1) | Photo by Wendy Pike

Entertaining the brewery crowd with live music all afternoon was Essex acoustic guitarist and singer Dan Fraser. Whilst it was his first gig at Brentwood Brewery, the Colchester-based musician has more than 140 gigs to play in the UK and Germany this year, so far. See www.facebook.com/danfraseracoustic.

Dan Fraser Plays Brentwood Brewery | Photo by Wendy Pike
Frank Tabor of Blackmore and James Simpson of Doddinghurst | Photo by Wendy Pike

Festival goers enjoyed the choice of a dozen or so different draught and cask Brentwood and Elephant School beers.

Enjoying a Sociable Pint at the Winter Beer & Food Festival
Photo by Wendy Pike

“Holding a beer festival in January can be quite a risky thing to do so we are delighted that so many people turned out to enjoy an afternoon at the brewery. I’m sure the sun shining, helped.

“As always, despite the excitement of trying new beer styles and flavours, the vibe at the festival was a very chilled one with people enjoying a pint or two, good company for a chat and great food, cooked at our brewery tap, The White Horse. ”

Brentwood Brewer MD Roland Kannor

GV Tryanuary Themed Winter Beer Festival | Photo by Wendy Pike

Brentwood Brewery’s next event is a Beer & Pie Festival on Saturday 28th March.

Brewery Regular Lucy with owners Jon Cloke & Noelle Hones
Regular Brewery Festival Goer Rubble the Bulldog

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Brewery Panto Audience Helps SNAP Charity

Generous Christmas beer festival goers who watched Brentwood Brewery’s free Christmas Panto have raised £160 for Warley-based, Essex children’s charity, Special Needs and Parents (SNAP).

Sam Tandy & Penny Hollington of SNAP Charity and Ethan Kannor and Ralph Kannor (sitting) of Brentwood Brewery | Photo by Wendy Pike

“Top hats off to the talented team at Brentwood Brewery for raising funds and awareness for SNAP in such an entertaining way.
“The brewery’s community spirit is an inspiration and their continued support for our charity is greatly appreciated by the SNAP team and the thousands of families that fundraising like this helps to make a difference to.”

Michelle Andrews, SNAP’s Events and Marketing Manager

The Drunkest Showman Cast | Photo by Sam Bowtell

The panto, The Drunkest Showman, was performed at the brewery’s Christmas Beer Festival (7th December) by a cast comprising of the brewery team, the Kannor family and some good friends. The family-friendly show was written by MD Roland Kannor’s youngest son, Ralph.

Ralph Kannor | Photo by Wendy Pike

As well as scripting the production and adapting the lyrics to a handful of songs from The Greatest Showman, Ralph played the lead role and directed the show.

Special mention to Ralph Kannor for his screenwriting, composing, directing and acting skills – Hugh Jackman would be impressed!

Michelle Andrews.

SNAP ambassador Penny Hollington, joined the panto cast, playing the key role of Buddy the Devil, an evil lager rep.

Penny Hollington as Buddy the Devil in The Drunkest Showman | Photo by Holly Kannor

“SNAP is a good cause very close to all our hearts. We know first hand what wonderful work the charity undertakes, working with and supporting the families of children with special needs or disabilities as they have helped us and my son Oakley.”

Head Brewer Ethan Kannor

“We’re looking forward to more fun and fundraising with another brewery production this year.

Our thanks to everyone who came along to support the Christmas Beer Festival and Panto and all those who generously made voluntary donations to SNAP charity.”

MD Roland Kannor

L-R Phil Pebardy, Andy Webb and Paul Buckley appearing in The Greatest Showman
Photo by Wendy Pike

Brentwood Brewery won the Society of Independent Brewers’ National Community Brewer of the Year Award in 2018.

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We’re Open Every Day Until Christmas Eve

Whether you’re after some beery Christmas gift inspiration, a quick pint at the bar in our Tap Room, or Brentwood Beer in bottles or Polypins to buy and enjoy at home, the Brewery Shop is now open every day until Christmas Eve. (See below for opening times.)

Frosty Baubles – The Perfect Festive Pint

Have you tried our Christmas beers? Frosty Baubles and Good Elf.

Celebrate this Christmas with a Pint of Brentwood Beer

The Brewery Team will be taking a well-deserved break from 25th – 27th December inclusive.

The Brewery Shop will then re-open on Saturday 28th, close Sunday 29th and open again Monday 30th December.

New Year’s Eve, 31st December we’ll be open 9am – Noon. On New Year’s Day we’re closed.

We’re back to regular opening hours on Thursday 2nd January.

Merry Christmas from Brentwood Brewery

A Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year, A pocket full of money and a cellar full of (Brentwood) Beer.

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