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Our Pale Ale is Back- And it’s as popular as ever!

Brewer Dave has been rushed off his feet creating our Honeycomb Beer, but he has still managed to ensure we have our refreshing seasonal ale out for delivery this week too!

In fact, our Pale (ennerd)Ale has once again been so popular that we are already down to our last cask! But don’t worry, some of the brew has been sent away to be bottled and will be available at the start of May (and Dave will also be brewing more casks when he can fit it into his busy schedule).

It may lack colour, but it certainly doesn’t lack taste!

Can’t wait that long to taste the fresh, fruity, thirst-quenching taste of Pale??? These are a few of our lovely customers who got their orders in quickly and will be receiving their deliveries today and tomorrow:

Our Honeycomb Beer is finally here- and it’s beeeautiful!

Brewer Dave has been very busy brewing our latest special beer this week. Our favourite beer nerd has combined caramalt and crystal malts with goldings hops to give a smooth golden ale with a slight floral hint. He then added the magic ingredient- local, Cumbrian honey from the Whitehaven and District Beekeepers Association to give a delicious, gentle honey flavour.

As we all should know, Britain’s bees are in trouble (over 35 UK bee species are under threat of extinction) and a decline in bee diversity could have a serious impact on how our natural world functions. Bees pollinate lots of the food that makes our diets healthy (and tasty) so without them we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the apples in our lunchboxes or the tomatoes on our pizzas!

The Beekeepers Association, who have multiple hives dotted around the Cumbrian countryside, aim to:

  •    Improve beekeeping in the county.
  •    Educate and train Beekeepers.
  •    Improve public relations and public education.
  •    Control disease and disorders in honeybees.

We’re extremely proud to be brewing with delicious, local honey from an association that supports such a great cause. Casks of Honeycomb will be available next week and bottles will follow soon after. So what are you waiting for? Have a beer for the bees!

‘Ging Real Ale Trial’ take a Trip on the Wild Side…

We always enjoy the reviews on YouTube from Stuart and Andrew’s Ging Real Ale Trail. Of course, we love it even more if they are reviewing our ale from Ennerdale Brewery! Take a look here to see the thumbs up they give to our Ennerdale Wild. 

It’s fantastic to have such support from Stuart and Andrew – they know their onions (well they know they’re beer!) and it was great to see them picking up on more and more hoppy aromas and subtle flavours as they supped on the Wild.

Well guys, English Pride will be available again for the Six Nations tournaments and for the first time, we are doing a bottled version too! We hope you’ll enjoy this as well and can’t wait to see feedback on YouTube. We hope we’ll be able to welcome you up here to the brewery later this year if you fancy a visit to Wild Ennerdale… Or perhaps you’d like to make up a team in our annual charity barrel run?

Ennerdale Brewery Charity Barrel Run

Our annual barrel run takes place in September

We are very grateful for all the coverage and support that we get from real ale fans. Do keep in touch with us on Facebook and Twitter– we love to hear what you think and always take note of suggestions.

Catch up soon x 

 

 

 

Our beers are on their holidays

Fans of Ennerdale Bottled beers have been sharing photos of our ales on their holidays…

Ennerdale Blonde - Cumbrian real ale refreshing sunny DevonRecently spotted in Devon defending the coast, before doing its final duty being enjoyed at a bbq!

As the real ale is refreshing more distant corners of the country (it’s been photographed in Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Devon, and of course closer to home in Lancashire and around the Lake District) we are now building an online shop. This is a really exciting development for the brewery and we hope to have this up and running by the end of September.

Three Hot Blondes from Ennerdale - real ale doesn't get much better!

Ging Real Ale Trail review Ennerdale Brewery Bottled BeerThere are lots of plans on the go at Ennerdale Brewery with an open day planned to coincide with the annual barrel run, and we’ll let everyone know what’s going on in the next few days!

This is being run in memory of Phil Callery, who was our head brewer who was a big part of our early success.

Here at Ennerdale Brewery we love the fact that people take the time to share and send us their photos from around the country. As a small microbrewery we don’t expect our reach to go much further than Cumbria- but the reach is growing! This comes from those who holiday in the Lake District and fall in love with our cask and bottled ale (and of course locals who take a case of beer with them to enjoy on a sunny evening around the UK!)

This is also a moment to say a big thank you to the increasing number of outlets who are stocking our ale and to those who spread the word through reviews. Your support is very much appreciated!

YouTube review: Ennerdale Brewery “Darkest” 

What would we do without those of you who have a passion for great beer? As a small microbrewery in the wilds of Ennerdale, to see a review of our three Cumbrian bottled beers on Youtube is a real treat! A big thanks to Stuart and Andrew Pickard for sharing their reviews and for making us all very happy! We rely on the quality of the brew and the enthusiasm of those who drink it to help spread the word about us, and we appreciate every bit of feedback.

Ging Real Ale Trail review Ennerdale Brewery Bottled BeerNatural ingredients and a whole lot of love and care go into brewing. It’s not only fantastic to know that they bought the beers in West Yorkshire so we’re reaching beyond Cumbria, but also to see their comments on their Facebook page and watch their commentary in the video below.

The bottled beers sit really well alongside our core range of real ale, and whilst we work all the time to increase the number of pubs and other venues who sell our casks, whether permanently or as a guest beer, the feedback on the bottles has been very positive as people are enjoying being able to drink it anytime, anyplace, anywhere!

Now that we have added Wild Ennerdale to our core brewing, we’ve got a great range across the ABVs and colours to suit many tastes.

Added to that, it’s about time to think about brewing our summer seasonal ale “Copper”! We’ll wait til we get two consecutive sunny days… or maybe not – we might be waiting a while!! But hey, the sun is always shining with a good pint of ale in your hands, so we’d better get our skates on!

Here’s Stuart and Andrew’s critique of Darkest. Follow them to see the other ales reviewed on Youtube!