Ennerdale Craft Brewery


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Our gin night is back, and this time, we are being joined by Helen from Tipsy Filly!

On Saturday 5th October at 7pm, we are having a GIN MASTERCLASS where Helen will teach us all how to make some delicious gin cocktails and tell us all about her business and all that gin has to offer (which is a lot if you weren’t sure).

Tickets will be £17 which will include the masterclass, two double gin cocktails, 6 tasters of different gins, recipe cards, canapés and the chance to buy Tipsy Filly’s newly released and tasty gins!

Creating her masterpieces!

The class will run for about 45 minutes, and our bar will remain open after this until around 9:30 pm, where more gin, beer and other drinks will be available. We will also be open for meals as normal, so if you aren’t coming to the event then you can still come and enjoy our delicious food and beer throughout the night! If you are coming along to the class, then you too can still come for a meal before the class, or you can stay for a meal and a few more drinks afterwards!

Helen created Tipsy Filly in 2017 and in only two years, Tipsy Filly has created lots of happy (and tipsy) customers who have left amazing reviews online! You can take a look for yourselves here:


Helen is super gin-thusiastic and is being booked up quicker than ever, so take your chance to come and see what Tipsy Filly has in store! We only have 30 places, so make sure to get your tickets now. To purchase them, simply call us on 01946 862977. We can’t wait to see you all there. Cheers!

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That’s right, we have a new ale that will be ready for delivery next week!!

Our breweing guru, Dave, has been reALEly busy this week, coming up with a new special beer espiecially for the rugby world cup!

The new beer will be called Top Tackle!! It is a pale golden American style IPA at 4.5% alcohol.

The new pump clip!

Dave has used the original American craft beer hop Cascade and a newer variety Summit which combine to give a citrus-grapefruit hoppy flavour and aroma.

This is going to be a great addition to our selection and will definitely help us to watch the rugby world cup in style. Enjoy guys!

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August Customer of the Month: The Melbreak Country House Hotel

The Melbreak Country House Hotel is a family-run hotel which offers beautiful accommodation, as well as fantastic food in The Conservatory restaurant.

The hotel is ideally situated with easy access to local towns such as Whitehaven, Cockermouth and Workington, as well as the heart of the Lake District.

The Melbreak Country House Hotel takes our best-seller, Ennerdale Blonde, each week meaning there is always plenty to go around!

With stunning accommodation for travellers, an excellent selection of dishes in The Conservatory (including afternoon tea) and our ale on draught, what is not to love?

The Conservatory Restaurant

The Melbreak Country House Hotel team, to thank you for being great customers, you will receive a free case of Ennerdale Ale with your next order. Cheers! 

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Our Barrel Run Is Quickly Approaching!

We know, it is the event that you’ve all been waiting for (us too)! If you don’t know what our barrel run is, then let us educate you…

Every year, we host a fun day in which teams of two people run a scenic 2.5 mile route from our very own Brewery to the Fox and Hounds pub in Ennerdale, carrying (yes you guessed it) an empty 9 gallon barrel! Fancy dress is also a must!

Run Forrest, run!

This year’s event will take place on Saturday 21st September and the subscription will begin at 10:30 am before the race kicks off at 12 pm. It is £10 entry per team and all money raised this year will go towards getting a defibrillator for Rowrah.

Defibrillators are crucial when it comes to saving lives. Cardiac arrests can happen to anyone of any age and fatality is a huge risk for the victims, if not treated soon enough. With every minute that passes without treatment, the chances of survival are decreased by 10%! Defibrillators are life-saving and are therefore vital to have in the local community. Involvement in this event will help us to make this possible, so please help to support us in raising money for Rowrah’s defibrillator!

Some important facts about how defibrillators benefit comminities.

On completion, each participant is given a free pint of Ennerdale Ale at the Fox and Hounds, before being transported back to the Ennerdale Brewery for sandwiches and chips, live music, entertainment, and more beer!

It is always an incredibly fun day for all of the family. We have a bouncy castle for children to enjoy, lots of brilliant raffle prizes to be won and we will be joined by the amazing Vortigern, a local Celtic Rock band! They have a great atmosphere and will happily play until their fingers get sore. They will begin performing at 5 pm, ready to give everyone an evening full of bangers!

Vortigern – they will rock your barrels!

If you can’t join the event but you would still like to help support our cause, then raffle tickets can be bought from the Brewery Tap from the start of September and any raffle prize donations would be hugely appreciated.

Get your tickets soon!

It is a fantastic opportunity to raise money for an excellent cause, as well as have a laugh with all of your family and friends! Get your troops together and form your teams, because this year will be one to remember. Call us on 01946 862977 or email us at [email protected] to enter.

We hope to see you all there to help us raise money for a wonderful cause – thank you all for your continued support.


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An Audience with Henry Priestman

On Saturday 3rd of August, we were joined by Henry Priestman!

One of our lovely Ennerdale Brewery members, Brian, held his 60th birthday party with us on Saturday where the guests were entertained by the one and only, Henry Priestman.

Henry Priestman: The man, the myth, the legend!

Henry Priestman is a former member of the popular Liverpool band, The Christians, who are well known for some fantastic singles such as Ideal World and Hooverville (released back in 1987)!

The duo played some banging tunes such as Grey Is The New Blonde, which even got Barrie and Doreen dancing…now that sounds like a real party!

Entertaining the guests!

It was another fantastic night down at the Brewery Tap. Everyone had a great time and it was full of music, laughter and of course, beer!

We hope you had an excellent night too, Brian, and a massive Happy 60th Birthday from all of us here at the Brewery. We hope to see you again soon for another shindig to be remembered!