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Some good news for the weekend: Blonde is back in bottles!

Due to a huge increase in sales (probably due to the ridiculous amount of back to back bank holidays we’ve all been faced with over the past couple of months) we completely sold out of our much loved, best selling beer- Ennerdale Blonde.

We managed to get some brews in and casks were soon back in stock, however, bottles are a little more complicated due to the time it takes for them to be sent away to be put into bottles and labeled.

BUT WE HAVE SOME GOOD NEWS and just in time for the weekend. Today, Barrie was back and forward from Bottled in Cumbria (the company that put our lovely little ales into bottles) collecting a very hefty supply of Ennerdale Blonde Bottles.

Here’s hoping that’s enough to keep us going for the foreseeable future….. But that been said, we know how much you beer drinkers love our ales and how quickly you can get through them. So cheers to the weekend!

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Our new FV means more beer can be brewed

Some people get excited about love letters or ASOS parcels, but we had an even more exciting delivery come through our door last week… A brand new fermenting vessel for our brewery.

Our ales are put into the fermentation vessel after they have been brewed and this is where the magic happens: The yeast ferments the malt sugars into alcohol!

Fermentation can sometimes take a long time, so if all of our vessels are full then no more beer can be brewed until fermentation is complete. We’re hoping that this new fancy piece of equipment is going to be the solution to that problem.

The huge parcel arrived on Thursday morning from Eden Brewery in Penrith and it is already filled with our beer!

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May Customer of the Month: The Wasdale Head Inn, Wasdale

Situated at the head of remote Wasdale and surrounded by mountains, The Wasdale Head Inn is the perfect base for walkers and climbers. If you’re seeking the superlative, look no further, Wasdale is home to England’s highest mountain, deepest lake and the smallest church.

The Wasdale Head Inn has been used by travelers for over two hundred years and its authentic, warm, friendly bar and restaurant still serves great food (and ales!) to hungry tourists.

The Wasdale Head Inn boasts stunning, comfortable rooms, but if you prefer the great outdoors they also have their own campsite- complete with hot showers and the option of breakfast butties!

With the summer approaching, The Wasdale Head Inn are stocking more of our ales each week. So what are you waiting for? Get yourself out into the fresh air and the sunshine before treating yourself to a nice, cold Ennerdale Ale in the comfort of their bar.

Gillian, to thank you for your continued support, you will receive a FREE CASE OF ENNERDALE ALE with your next order. Cheers!

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Struggling to think of a gift for Fathers Day?

If your dad is anything like my dad he will be difficult to buy gifts for this Fathers Day. If your dad is anything like my dad he will also really love beer. The solution? An Ennerdale Brewery Membership.

Membership will entitle your dad to:

A unique welcome gift (either a T-shirt or a bottle gift pack).
A welcome letter and membership card to access 10% discount off our Ennerdale bottles and casks, as well as 10% off beers bought in The Brewery Tap Cafe Bistro.
1 free brewery tour, plus 20% off for any guests he would like to bring along (you?!)
He will also receive invitations to members only nights at the brewery where he can enjoy tasting sessions, learn more about our beers and have the opportunity to get to know the team.

All for only £25 for the year! Memberships can be purchased online or pop in and see us at The Brewery Tap.

Our Brewery Tours (starting at £15pp) are also a great, more personal gift, as you can spend the day together learning all about our beer. Give us a call to book.

Alternatively, if that’s more than you’re willing to spend on your old man, for £9.95 you can purchase our beautifully wrapped beer gift packs which contain 3 bottles of Ennerdale Ale of your choice.

The perfect gift this Fathers Day- Beer!


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“Experience a day out like no other at The Ennerdale Brewery- An attraction that will live long in the memory”

We recently collaborated with myhotelbreak.com as they investigated why their guests should visit us here at The Ennerdale Brewery. Find out what they discovered in this guest blog post that they kindly wrote for us:

“Having great attractions to visit really adds to a hotel break. For those looking at their next hotel break in the beautiful area of Cumbria we highly recommend taking time out to visit The Ennerdale Brewery. Here at myhotelbreak.com, we’re really keen on exploring new attractions and we found the perfect, idyllic spot in The Ennerdale Brewery.

Let’s find out more:
We did our homework before we arrived. We knew there was a lot on offer at the brewery, but we only had a few hours to spare so we had to plan specifically what we wanted to do. We really wanted to do a brewery tour; this was one of the main motivations in visiting as we hadn’t experienced a brewery tour before. We also heard great things about The Bistro Tap which serves some of the best, homemade food in the area.

The Brewery Tours:
Due to the time constraints on our visit, we knew we had to be clever with what we decided to do. There are three types of brewery tours to choose from and we chose the ‘tour only’ which lasted one hour. This tour fitted perfectly into our itinerary; it was really insightful and we gained a deep understanding of the whole brewing process from start to finish. We were told that at the start of the brewing process The Ennerdale Brewery only use four natural ingredients; water, malt, hops and yeast. One of the added highlights to the tour is that everyone gets four 1/2 pints of Ennerdale Ale- which went down very well indeed!

At £15.00 per person, the tour was really good value for money. However, we did have to book the tour in advance so we suggest the same to anyone who is thinking of signing up. Also be aware that a £10 deposit is required at the time of booking.

Other tours available are:
-Package 2: Tour + Pie and peas (vegi options available). £25.00pp. Duration 2 hours.

-Package 3: Tour + Pie and Peas + Unlimited Ale. £35.00pp. Duration 4 hours*
*Minimum number of 15 people for this package.

The Brewery Tap:
Once the tour had finished, I’m not going to lie, food was the main thing on my partners mind, so we headed next door to the renowned Brewery Tap. The Bistro has a real rustic, woodland feel to it as well as being very welcoming. The menu is very varied with lots of choices available. We wanted something really great so I chose the Lasagne and my partner had the Homemade Pizza. We had heard great things about the food here and it did not disappoint. Both meals were just perfect; piping hot and made with care. It arrived in very good time too. You can check here to see the rest of the menu.

There is a wide variety of drinks here at The Brewery Tap too, from their own craft ales to wines and spirits. We of course had a couple of ales crafted by the superb brewery team. We also discovered that The Brewery Tap run various nights throughout the year, such as the Open Mic Nights.

This was a perfect day out! We highly recommend a visit to enjoy all that is on offer at The Ennerdale Brewery, in the beautiful surroundings of the West Cumbrian Lake District”.