Paul calls time on Martland Mill Brewery

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After nearly five years at the helm, Paul and Delia Wood have decided to call time on the brewery they established in March 2014. The brewery has been put up for sale so that they could focus more on family life.

However, the Tap ‘n’ Barrel, Martland Mill’s micropub in Jaxon’s Court, will still be run by Paul and Delia although it will lose its tie and become a free house.

For more, see https://bit.ly/2W8OyUz

Hophurst Brewery scoops top award

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At the recent Manchester Beer and Cider Festival, Hindley-based Hophurst brewery took the spoils from the Manchester Brewers Challenge thanks to its milkshake porter “Porteresque”.

The 5.5% dark beverage was crowned by a panel of blind tasting judges as the favourite cask ale put forward by Greater Manchester and Manchester breweries for sampling.

For more, see https://bit.ly/2IQYE9V

Dunscar Bridge Brewery goes into administration

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Dunscar Bridge Brewery, based on the outskirts of Bolton, have ceased trading and gone into administration.

The brewery was formed in 2009 as a small 3.5 brewers’ barrel plant in the Brewhouse pub in Dunscar Bridge. In 2017, a new brewing plant was sourced and installed nearby in the former Dunscar Bridge textile processing works. The new brewery had approximately ten times the capacity of the old one at 27.5 brewers barrel. By 2015 the brewery was owned by a combination of family members and best mates.

It’s always sad when a brewery with a long tradition falls upon hard times.

 

Monkey business in Bolton

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The much anticipated brewery tap for Northern Monkey Brew Company opens it’s doors to the public from 12 noon tomorrow (21st September, 2018). It;s conveniently located on Nelson Square in Bolton – just a 5 to 10 minute walk from Bolton Interchange. Also expect beers from other local breweries (such as Blackedge and Holy Well) plus cider and craft keg. Check out the entry on CAMRA’s Whatpub.

GIbberish brewpub reduces opening hours

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Gibberish brewpub on Caryl Street in Liverpool announced, via twitter, that it will be closing as a regular bar and devoting itself only to monthly beer events. Expect 12 new beers each month for a Thursday-Sunday mini fest, starting 27-30 September. The boutique brewpub was opened in December 2017 by Gaz Matthews, co-founder of Mad Hatter Brewing Company. [more]

Work commences on Beatnikz Republic bar

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After a successful crowdfunding campaign, Beatnikz Republic brewery announced that work has commenced on their bar based on Tariff Street in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. [more]
On the same street, Leeds-based Northern Monk brewery are also opening a bar in a premise that used to house the popular Kosmonaut bar. [more]

Plans approved for first Thornbridge Brewery and Pivovar venue

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Thornbridge Brewery and craft beer wholesaler Pivovar have had plans to transform a former branch of Lloyds Bank in Birmingham into their first joint venue approved. The ‘Birmingham Tap’ will open in Autumn 2018 and will be the first of ten venues with others planned in Manchester, York, Leeds, London and Brighton. [more]