Brewery News [April 2019]

[extract from minutes of Wigan CAMRA Branch meeting on 15th April 2019]

Details have been submitted to Camra HQ, so they should appear in the 2020 GBG

Sales continue to be strong moving into April with us continuing to brew at full capacity. We have brewed a new APA, Pale and Session IPA. We will be brewing a Mango & Passionfruit Milkshake IPA and a new New England Session Pale in the next few weeks. We are also planning some flavoured dark beers, so watch this space.

The Twisted Vine will hold its second beer festival in September to coincide with cask ale week. The next beer tasting will be on Tuesday 14th May. We plan to have six ciders on in May and a loyalty card scheme for Cider Month. So far, there has been limited take up for the cider event so more people are encouraged to sign up. To support Mild May our dark beers will be different milds.

It’s been another steady month at Martland Mill Brewery with good sales to regular outlets which has been boosted by beer festival sales and “brewery swaps”. It’s also been encouraging to see that there’s been a lot more interest in the sale of the brewery, so hopefully there’ll be something to report soon!

A popular event was held at the Wellbeing Cafe in Wigan. A new American Pale Ale has been launched – Hopping Mad

On the late May bank holiday weekend they will be celebrating Magic Weekend with beer, gin and rugby league.

No report

Business at the brewery continues to thrive, last week (WC: 01/04/2019) was the most successful week for the brewery since it started brewing in December 2017.

Another new beer called “RPM” has been introduced to the growing range of beers on offer. “RPM” is 3.7% citrus golden ale brewed using Citra hops. The beer will be available from week commencing 15 April. Orders have already been received for this new beer.

After a break we have brewed Mutiny IPA, pleased to say sales have gone well. The specials we brewed, Northern Light and St George’s have both sold out in quick time with some great feedback from customers.

The keg sales are continuing to rise, we expanded the range which has gone done well with Outlets. Karma Citra and Uberlegen performing especially well.

The Posthouse at Orrell is going well, the local people seemed to be welcoming the latest addition to the Orrell scene!