Published on June 2nd, 2013 | by Nottingham Drinker0
Magpie Brewery – Local Brewery News
News from Magpie… Bob Douglas writes
Well, Stout and Porter has been made, strolled and drunk, and we are now well into the Mild Trail. So that means Midnight Mild, and Dark secret are back for two glorious months appreciating the dark side! This years dark secret has had it’s recipe slightly tweaked, big prize (not) to anyone who can tell us what the change is! For all those who love the stouts and porters, fear not we will continue to have at least one or another of our dark ones available through the year.
New Beers…. As I write we will have made a few new brews
What you’ve missed:. Crusader was the first, ready for the St Georges Day festivities. This was another addition to our single hopped range, taking its name from the Hop. A copper coloured beer, with a surprisingly light, hoppy taste, If you missed it, we did bottle some so keep an eye out next time your stocking up your home supplies!
What to look out for: We are supporting the trentbarton centenary with a new beer just for them, which will first be available at their Big Weekend at the end of may, so keep your eyes peeled for this new addition out and about in June.
In June we will be celebrating with the Dolphin Morris Men, with a new beer, ‘Forty Five’ A light hoppy beer with a flowery head, which will be in as many pubs that feature on their 45th Anniversary tour programme as we can sell it to.
What’s to look forward to: Cast Bar, at the Nottingham Playhouse is a hidden gem. Supporting real ale, with three hand pulls, and more importantly LocAle, regulars will notice the frequent additions of Magpie on the bar which we are delighted about, and we will be brewing a celebration beer for the Playhouse’s 50th Birthday later in the year
By popular demand we have increased our bottling to keep up with new customers. You can now find our bottles at Hops in a bottle in Mansfield and the Doghouse on Carlton Road. At the time of writing we are looking to help Baz from the Doghouse promote a darts tournament, and later in the year a beer festival. Check out our website for updates and further details. There are a couple of other beer festivals coming up at pubs in the Moleface Group, more details next time.
Finally, we have been in demand! (well asked a couple of times) to do Meet the Brewer events. The first was at the Horse and Plough in Bingham where we certainly had a great time. There were 4 of our beers on the bar, we also brought a load of sample bottles for drinkers to try – including some of Gavin’s trial beers – and Katrina made shed loads of our pasties, made with beer crust pastry, which all disappeared at a rate of knots. The next such event is at the Roebuck, but I have a nasty feeling we will have done that by the time this issue is published. Nevertheless, we will be out and about quite a bit over the next few months (the sun brings us out) so we’ll hope to see you somewhere!