Our last post was prior to the Berwick Food and Beer Festival at the start of September and a lot has happened since then… Our festival debut was fantastic, not only did we have a lot of friends and family come and support the brewery at the event, but we made lots of new friends and introduced a lot of people to Cheviot Brewery and our ales. Our session pale Harbour Wall debuted at the festival and since then has established itself as a regular ale with us brewing it regularly now alongside Upland Ale on regular rotation. Menhir and Flodden Thirst continued to prove popular and have garnered quite a following especially with Berwick drinkers.
Pete & Jonny on the Bar at Berwick Beer Festival 2018
Since then, Cheviot Brewery was selected for, and enjoyed at the York Beer Festival, where The Schil, Upland Ale and Menhir made up 3 of the over 500 beers on offer at this huge event. And just last weekend the excellent Red Lion Inn at Alnmouth (which we are proud to supply regularly) held their beer festival in aid of Hospice Care North Northumberland and we were pleased to donate a cask of or newest ale to the event.
A new ale you say! Indeed, an oatmeal stout named Black Hag has been popping up on Northumbrian bars over the last few weeks. The response to Black Hag has been excellent from pubs, drinkers and even other brewers, and we will be brewing it again soon. Black Hag is also one of the first ales to be available not just as a cask ale, but now also in 500ml bottles. Upland Ale, Harbour Wall, The Schil and Black Hag are now available to buy as bottled ales at events and also from retailers, cafes and other good stockists (details to follow on our Where to Drink Page), either as single bottles or as gift packs with or without a Cheviot Brewery pint glass.
Our latest brew, a 5 malt oatmeal stout!
Our new bottle range.
Now four months into brewing we are delighted with the response our ales have been having not just in Northumbria but further afield at great pubs across the North East, Yorkshire and now also the East Midlands.
With some more events coming up in the coming weeks and a very special delivery on the cards very soon, there is much more exciting news in the making, so stay tuned…
A NEIGHbourly visit from Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre to collect our spent malt which the horses love as a feed.