It’s with great excitement that we announce this coming Sunday’s Open Day beers.
For the event, we’ll be rocking a 6 Tap bar, which includes a new feature: “The Friend’s Tap”. On top of all our latest brews, we will be offering a guest beer from a brewery that we have a collaboration in the pipe-line or under our belt.
To kick start this special feature tap, we’ve got something from our long-time friends from up in Manchester, BlackJack Beers. With these guys we’ve brewed beer together, drank beers together, pub crawled, festival-ed, you name it…and they are the guys that have been bringing our beers up to the Greater Manchester region for yonks. We got a lot of love for them and think you should too.
Dragon’s Tears 5.2%
A classic saison style infused with “Dragons Tears” Jasmine tea leaf that have been picked within the first 3 weeks of the season. Expect this to be floral and fragrant, with the refreshing quality both a saison and iced jasmine tea has to boast.
We always strive for an amazing taplist for those who venture to our brewery but this time, we’re also making up for the recent postponement of the open day. So with Dragon’s Tears to get you thirsty, here’s what Weird Beard brews will be pouring from draft:
Weird Wired 5.7%
A very recent release and all sold out within a week, this is our collaboration brew with 8 Wired Brewing Co and in partnership with the NZ Collective. A crisp, light Extra Pale Ale that is all about showcasing the UK-NZ hops we used for it. Blackcurrant meets tropical fruit in this super quaffable number.
(Disclaimer: Only 1 keg of this so come early to avoid disappointment but we do have some bottles of it also).
Spreadsheet Ninja 4.8%
Our Pilsner, refined and rebranded to a hop-changing lager that now weighs in below 5%. This batch is a reworked recipe of our Gregg’s favourite version and is Citra hopped. For those who know about hop-shortages and follow our blog, we’re lucky and so pleased to have this hoppy Pils on tap.
Five O’clock Shadow 7%
Our core American IPA but the tweaked recipe, which you can read all the about here, that recently won best at BottleDog’s “Blind IPA Tasting”. Because of hop availabilities, we’ve opted for a different choice USA hops: Centennial, Simcoe, Summit and Chinook as well as re-jigged he malt-bill. We believe in staying true to ourselves but here, change was a very good thing.
Single Hop Centennial 8.7%
With a personal favourite of Gregg’s we ought to have the other co-founder and headbrewer, Bryan’s, personal favourite on also. Here it is! A pine-y, orange-juice fruity double IPA that is quite frankly too delicious for its/our own good. We here love this beer so much, we’ve had to hold back on pillaging the fridges of any bottles so that you too can get your hands on them this weekend.
Ole Smoky Blend Barrel Aged Sadako 9.2%
Brewed with 10 different malts including oats with additions of honey, molasses and fresh coffee beans, this is our flagship Impy Stout that has been barrel aged and blended in Ole Smoky Bourbon barrels. It’s a deliciously rich, complex and intense dark beer that has hints of Campfire marshmallow. Limited bombers are available for treating yourselves and others.
Other bottles, which are not mentioned above, that will be available from drink-in and/or take away include:
- Limited bombers of Macallan Barrel Aged Weird Brodmance (a Maple Syrup Imperial Stout)
- Sorachi Faceplant (A Sorachi Ace Hop-bomb of an IPA)
- Something Something Barrel Aged (Bourbon barrel-aged Double India Stout)
And a bit of a show-stopper, since it’s only ever been brewed and released one time before a few years ago:
- Bearded Nurse (a Barley Wine)
Plenty of merchandise including branded stemmed or Craft Master glassware (£3), assorted t-shirts (£15) and hoodies (£25) will be on sale.
On that note, we’ll let you plan your beer wish-lists, plan your route and see you at the brewery from 12-7pm on Sunday!