Ennerdale Craft Brewery

Cumbrian Beer

Today we teamed up with our amiga española

Today we were lucky enough to have Spanish brewer Asun Bosch join us in the brewery.

Asun has been brewing beer for “La Jefa: Cerveza Artesana” in Tenerife and wanted to spend a day with Dave to learn all about the brewing process of our English ales.

uwww brewer friends!

“La Jefa” is the Spanish feminine form for “boss”, or female boss! The brewery has only been up and running for a couple of months but they have already produced three amazing craft ales… with equally amazing art work! And it gets better, each ale is dedicated to a “La Jefa” that history has kept silently hidden.

1.’Rosalind’ is a light, blonde beer that will fill your taste buds with floral tastes, honey aromas and inspirational overtones. Historically it was almost impossible for female scientists to assert themselves. Education was limited and academic contributions were often dismissed or perhaps worse, misattributed. Rosalind Franklin’s data was used without her permission and her huge contribution to science (unlocking the double helix structure of DNA) was extremely under-acknowledged. Every time you drink a Rosalind you acknowledge “La Jefa” in science!

2. ‘Olive’ is a strong, brown ale that is both sweet and malty with aromas of coconut and vanilla. In her short life, Olive Morris co-founded the Brixton Black Women’s Group and the Organisation of Women of Asian and African Descent (OWAAD). She was also a core member of the British Black Panther Movement. She campaigned for access to education and decent living conditions for Black communities and she fought against state and police repression. Despite dying at a young age, she empowered the people who lived and worked around her. Olive dedicated her life to the struggle for liberation, democracy and socialism- This one is for her!

3. ‘Hedy’ is a tangy, zesty, well-hopped American IPA. It has a high alcohol content and should be savored to receive all of its signals. Hedy Lamarr was a successful American actress, however, with the outbreak of World War II she “did not feel very comfortable, sitting there in Hollywood and making lots of money when things were in such a state”. Instead she turned to inventing and, with help from composer and pianist George Antheil, created a radio guidance system that used a frequency-hopping signal that was immune to interference from enemies. Unfortunately, the US Navy did not adopt her technology until the 1960s, however, the principals of her work are used in Bluetooth technology and versions of modern day Wi-Fi. Cheers to that!

You can visit their website for more info, or if you’re planning a holiday in Tenerife be sure to check out La Jafa and taste their ales (be careful though- they’re strong!)

It would have been rude to not taste our beer…..

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:

Attention hospitality world: We now offer a Bespoke Beer Service

If you have a pub, restaurant, bar or bistro and want to add a personal touch to your beer taps or bottle fridge (or both) then we have what you’re looking for… We are excited to reveal that The Ennerdale Brewery now offer a Bespoke Beer service.

All you have to do is tell us what you like or what your bar is missing and our brilliant brewer and beer nerd Dave will get to work on designing your very own craft ale or premium larger.

Prices will vary depending on the ingredients and love that go into each unique brew, but the service will include personalised bottle labels and pump clips for barrelled beers.

Bespoke beers always add a very personal and friendly feel to a bar and make a great talking point for those who drink them. The personalised name, tastes and flavours that you create, as well as the pump clips and labels provided by us, act as a great selling point and are a wonderful way to get people chatting about your business!

So what are you waiting for? Give us a call on 01946862977 to discuss things further with Russell, our Out Reach Sales Manager. Alternatively, just drop us an email at [email protected] and we will get back to you asap.

March Customer of the Month: The Harbour Master, Whitehaven

Located on Whitehaven harbour, Sean and his team run a late night coffee house and bar where you can go and chill out with beautiful views of the marina.

Sean opened The Harbour Master just before Christmas and he was adamant that he wanted our real ales available on their very first launch night… The rest is history…

With their great selection of coffee, tea, rums and beers, as well as fun events like games nights and social sketch, there really is something for everyone (including our canine friends- the bar is even dog friendly)! We’re excited to see what else they have planned for the upcoming months when the sun hits their stunning outdoor terrace.

Sean, to thank you for your continued support, you will receive your FREE CASE OF ENNERDALE ALE with your next order. Ahoy matey!!

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!