Weird Beard Winter Open Days


As the holidays are fast approaching, we here at Weird Beard Brew Co wanted to throw a little party since it is the season for it. Nothing fancy since we're just a couple of brewers but the brewery doors will be open to the public and beer will be flowing from the taps on the afternoons of the 12th and 14th December.

This is our first official take on Open Days so we are very excited for the events. With a choice of two days to make it over, there is plenty of opportunity to come on down. Do come meet and greet both the brewers and the team, ogle at our new fermentation vessels, sample some of our brews and be craft beer merry! We will have draught and bottled beer for sale, with 50p of all draught sales going towards the Youth Music Memorial Fund for Alice Gross. We hope these events not only give people an opportunity to see where we work and what we do, but to also better establish us and all that is craft beer within our local community.

There will be food and there will be beer to be bought and consumed on site. We have ordered the most delicious, home-made Scotch eggs and sausage rolls from Pig & Hay including veggie options for the occasion. Even if we look forward to drinking with you for the entire afternoon, we will have bottles available for take-away purchases. Watch this space for updates on the beer line-up, no doubt we have some new and limited brews reserved for the dates!

Stumped for Christmas presents? We'll have a selection of merchandise including t-shirts, hoodies, glassware and gift-packs available for sale. Oh, and we're pretty into our music here so expect decent tunes and generally an awesome time to be had all round.












Bottle Shop Pop-Up Bar 6th December








It's nearing the first Saturday of the month again but we say that without monotony. We will be back at the Bottle Shop to make sure you have your beer fixes before the year is out. Come say "Hey!" to Head Brewer Bryan and our new(ish) Event Coordinator, Natasha. They will be serving beers upstairs whilst the Bottle Shop team will have a couple of our brews on draught downstairs. Adding to that, the Bottle Shop has amazing stuff for you to buy as holiday gifts and we'll be bringing along t-shirts for sale so you can drink beer whilst getting some Christmas shopping done. If that isn't tempting enough (seriously, what is wrong with you?!?!) we have lined-up our favourite and latest brews for the occasion.


It's really going to be a treat, but don't take our word for it, read more about the special tap-list from our "what's on the bar?" blog.





Bottle Shop Residency number 1 - 1st November 2014

As hinted in previous posts we now have a residency at the Bottle shop on the first Saturday of every month. We will be upstairs serving from 4 taps, always (we hope) with some kind of rarity for you to be interested in. So come find us at

The bottle Shop
128 Druid St
London
SE1 2HH

Between 12noon and 6pm.

Saturday 1st November between 12:00 and 18:00 we will be serving

Dark Hopfler                                 2.6%   - Hoppy Dark Milk ale (#1 ratebeer Low alcohol beer)
Mariana Trench                             5.1%  - Transpacific Pale ale
Out of Office                                 7.0%   - IPA with Coffee
Something Something Darkside      9.4% - A strong black beery thing...


Halloween Tap Takeover

This coming weekend is Halloween, and we love Halloween, what with all the skulls and such. So to celebrate, we have teamed up with the guys at Craft Beer Co. Covent Garden for a one night extravaganza. We collected together pretty much every beer we had, and shipped them down to the West End. There is enough to keep everyone happy here, with many of the beers being served on both casks and keg, making it the perfect time try them side by side. Many of our occasional and season beers will also be available, along with a couple of one off versions of a classic.


We encourage you to embrace the holiday, and come in fancy dress. We will even be offering up prizes for the best costume.

Both Gregg and Bryan from the brewery will be heading down. See if you can spot them in their costumes.

The full list of beers on offer can be found below. We will be announcing the full list over the coming week.

Cask

1   Mariana Trench - Pale Ale - 5.1%
2   K*ntish Town Beard - American Wheat Ale - 5.9%
3   Hit The Lights - IPA - 5.9%
4   Five O'Clock Shadow - IPA - 7%
5   Black Perle - Milk Coffee Stout - 3.8%
6   Decadence (chilli) - Stout - 5.6%
7   Out Of Office - Coffee IPA - 7%
8   Hive Mind - Honey Red - 5.4%
9   Dark Hopfler - 2.5%
10 Decadence (vanilla) - Stout - 5.6%

Keg

11   Mariana Trench - Pale Ale - 5.1%
12   K*ntish Town Beard - American Wheat Ale - 5.9%
13   Hit The Lights - IPA - 5.9%
14   Five O'clock Shadow - IPA - 7%
15   Black Perle - Coffee Milk Stout - 3.8%
16   Decadence - Stout - 5.6%
17   Fade To Black Black - Black IPA - 6.5%
18   Hacienda - Black Saison with orange - 6.9%
19   Heaven & Hell batch 4 - BA-DIPA - 9.6%
20   Holy Hoppin' Hell batch 5 - DIPA - 9.2%
21   Heaven & Hell batch 5 - BA-DIPA - 9.2%
22   Sadako - Imperial Stout - 9.2%
23   Sadako Heaven Hill - BA  Imperial Stout - 9.2%
24   Sadako Ardbeg - BA Imperial Stout - 9.2%
25   Out Of Office - Coffee IPA - 7%
26   Bearded Nurse Ardbeg - BA Barley Wine - 10.2%
27   Something Something Darkside - Black IPA -9.4%
28   Something Something Barrel Aged - BA Black IPA -9.4%
29   Hive MInd - Honey Red - 5.4%
30   Little Things That Kill batch 9 - Hoppy Session - 3.7%

Bonus Keg line will be our collaboration with Northern Monk

31  Blue Habit - Blueberry Saison - 6%

Bottle Shop Bermondsey bar 20/09

After the success of the pop up bar we held with Bottle Shop down in Bermondsey as part of last months London Beer Week, we have been invited back.

So come join us this Saturday between 12:00 and 18:00 at

128 Druid St
London
SE1 2HH  

To enjoy the following beers on tap.

Little Things That Kill               3.8%   - Czech hop inspired session IPA
Black Perle                            3.8%  - Milk coffee stout (contains lactose)
K*ntish Town Beard                5.9%   - American style wheat pale ale
Bearded Nurse BA Macallan  10.2% - Barley Wine aged in Macallan Whisky barrels.
    (We did promise Ardbeg barrel aged, but do to unforeseen issues we had to swap)

We hope to make this a regular monthly thing, so keep an eye out for future announcements. 


London Brewers Alliance Rising Stars - Tap Takeover and Meet the Brewers

If we are not all too beered out after London Beer week, our friends at BrewDog Camden have a great event lined up for this coming Saturday.

They have brought together some of the best up and coming breweries in London, and through out the day will have a selection of the best beers they have to offer. But not only will they have the beers from these breweries on, they will also have someone from the breweries at the bar to talk about what they are doing.

There are a total of 7 breweries taking part, some of which we had the pleasure of serving with at this years London Craft Beer Festival. We will officially be around between 5 and 7, but hope to be around to check out the other guys most of the day.

Rough timings for the event can be found below. But check out the official BrewDog event page, or the facebook event.

Hop Stuff: 12-1
Hammerton: 1-2
Five Points: 2-4
Orbit: 3-5
Brick: 4-6
Weird Beard: 5-7
Pressure Drop don't have anyone available sadly.

Bottle Shop pop-up bar

To celebrate the beginning of the first London beer Week, we will be hosting our very own, and first pop-up bar with our friends at The Bottle Shop Druid Street. 

128 Druid St
London
SE1 2HH  

We will be serving 4 beers on the mezzanine, while the usual great selection of bottles will be on sale down stairs, along with 2 Weird Beard beers on tap.

Gregg, Bryan and brewer Paul will all be there to chat with. We will also have Andy Parker from Elusive Brewing coming along to introduce our collaboration brew Lord Nelson, and to give away a few tasters of prototype beers he is working on.

It all kicks off at mid day until around 6pm. And the beers being serve are

Lord Nelson (Weird Beard, Elusive Brewing collab.) - 6.9% Farmhouse Ale
Little Things That Kill batch 8 – 3.5% Session IPA with Sorachi Ace, Summit & Apollo
Mariana Trench 5.3% - Pale Ale
Decadence – 5.4% Stout
Holy Hoppin' Hell – 9.6% IIPA with Amarillo, Centennial, Simcoe & Columbus
Sadako (BA Heaven Hill) – 9.2% Imperial Stout

Check out the LondonBeer City site for more details of great events going on all week.


Tap Take Over - Camden BrewDog 19th Feb

Come and join us at Camden BrewDog this coming Wednesday evening from 18:00 for our first Tap Takeover of the year. We will be bringing 10 different beers along for everyone to to get stuck into, with one also going through the hopinator.

Both Gregg and Bryan will be there on the night, along with the newest addition to the brewing team Dan, to talk you through the beers and generally have a good time.

On the back of being voted 5th Best New Brewery in the RateBeer Awards, and we will have been brewing for a year this week, we have plenty to celebrate. Emma, Camden manager, has agreed to allow us to select some music for the night, so expect to hear a bit of the inspiration behind some of the beers names. Along with all kinds of other treats.


There will also be a limited edition T-Shirt we had designed especially for the event. These are not for sale anywhere, but we will be giving away some on the night to a few lucky drinkers. 

So come along to Camden Brewdog from 18:00 on Wednesday 19th Feb to enjoy the below beers with the Weird Beard Team.

Little Things That Kill batch 3      - 3.4% 
K*ntish Town Beard                       - 5.2% 
Decadence Stout                              - 5.4% 
Mariana Trench                               - 5.5% 
Fade To Black                                   - 6.3% 
Five O'clock Shadow                       - 7% 
Bad Habit Barrel aged                    - 8.6% 
Something Something Dark Side - 9% 
Holy Hoppin Hell batch 3              - 9.6% 
Heaven & Hell                                  - 9.7%

RateBeer Best Awards 2013

We were very honored recently to be awarded 5th best new brewery on the world in the RateBeer Best Awards for 2013.


And we are in great company, with our friends at Siren coming in a fantastic 2nd and fellow Londoners Pressure Drop not far behind in 10th.

So thank you to everyone who has tried our beer and rated it over the last year. As a relatively new and unknown brewery, in a world where there are so many amazing new and more established breweries, it is great to know people have the faith to try our efforts.

So a big THANK YOU to everyone.

You can see the results on the RateBeerwebsite here

Hive Mind Beer launch - Tuesday 26th November

HIVE MIND may refer to:

        * Collective consciousness [1]
        * The apparent consciousness of colonies of social insects [2] such as ants, bees and termites
        * Swarm intelligence [3], the collective behaviour of decentralised, self-organised systems, natural or artificial
        * A hoppy red honey ale made by Weird Beard in collaboration with the many brains of London Amateur Brewers.


The London Amateur Brewers is a home brew club that meets the first Monday every month to talk beer, taste and give good honest feedback on members beers. Both Gregg and Bryan have their home brewing roots with these guys, so back in October it was our absolute pleasure to invite them along to brew a collaborative beer with is. 




The beer we come up with is a 5.6% red(ish) ale brewed with a healthy dose of Honey. Brewed with Cascade, EKG, and Nelson Sauvin in the boil, and a little Mosaic dry hop to finish it off.


Not sure we have done an official launch yet, so this could be a first in almost a year of brewing.  Both cask and keg will be available at The Harp in Covent Garden this Tuesday 26th November from around 18:30. Both Gregg and Bryan will be about, with a few members of the London Amateur Brewers, so come and say hi. You will probably find us up stairs.

Camden Beard launch





On Saturday 19th October you can sample the beer we brewed as part of the Brewdog Collab Fest, with our now great friends from Brewdog bar Camden, along with the beer brewed with brewdog and many other beers brewed at some great breweries. The beers will be available in all the bars, and both Gregg and Bryan will be at the Camden bar during the evening, and maybe the day time, to chat about the beer and anything else that may be on your mind.

You will be able to find our beer, Camden Beard in your favourite Weird Beard stockist very soon after this event.

Indy Man Beer Con

We are really excited to have been invited to bring beer along to the Saturday and Sunday sessions of this years Indy Man Beer Con. Along with some great, and some very special beers, both Gregg and Bryan will be at the festival serving the beer. So please do come along and say hey.

The beers we will be taking along are.

Five O'clock Shadow - our American style IPA - Keg
Decadence - Our new luxurious stout - Cask
Heaven & Hell -Barrel aged version of our DIPA Holy Hoppin' Hell - Keg
Camden BearD - American Wheat Pale Ale - Cask

Our friends from  BlackJack Brewing will also be bringing along our collaboration Weird Wit, a watermelon wheat beer. They will be about on Thursday & Friday, so be sure to go and check them out.

New fermeters

This week we took delivery of 2 brand new 10bbl fermenting vessels.





We first set up the brewery with 2 of these, meaning we could brew just once every 2 weeks, as the beer sits in these vessels for that long. By buying 2 more we have essentially doubled our capacity, meaning we can brew once a week now, and meaning there should be loads more of our beer out there to enjoy. It also means we have more freedom in what we brew, as recently we've had to concentrate on getting the core beers out there, as we kept selling out very fast.

Meet The Brewer - Cask Pub & Kitchen Monday 12/08/13

We hope you can join us on Monday when both Gregg and Bryan will be showcasing our beers at the Cask Pub & Kitchen in Pimlico, from 5pm.

Expect 10 cask 7 kegged beers, some exclusive to this event. We will be launching a very limited edition beer, and there will also be some T-shirts to give away.

Below is a list of the beers we will be bringing.

CASK                                                                           Keg

1. Hit The Lights                                                           1. Hit The Lights
2. Mariana Trench                                                         2. Mariana Trench
3. Five O'Clock Shadow                                                3. Five O'Clock Shadw
4. Black Perle                                                              4. Single Hop Nelson Saison
5. Single Hop Amarillo                                                  5. Single Hop Amarillo
6. Bad Habbit                                                               6. Bad Habit
7. Holy Hoppin' Hell (citra, Pacific Gem)                         7. Single Hop Chinook - Bourbon Barrel Aged
8. Little Things That Kill
9.  Little Things That Kill (aged on coffee beans)
10.Fade To Black

The Bad habit, Single Hop Amarillo and Little Things That Kill (aged on coffee beans) are the only casks that were made of these beers. So they are exclusive to this event, and will not be found anywhere else.

Holy Hoppin' Hell (citra, Pacific Gem), this is the second batch of our double IPA. This time we used Citra and Pacific Gem for the late hops, and it weighs in at 9.7%. This is one of only 2 casks in existence.

We will be releasing our barrel aged version of our Single Hop Series No.1 - Chinook (A Boring Brown Beer) at this event. This was the first beer we brewed, which we left in a Heaven Hill Kentucky bourbon barrel for a little over a month. This beer is limited to just 200 litres, of which there are only 2 kegs and the rest in bottles. One of those kegs will be at the Cask event. 

Find more information on these beers on our website.

Beer is now leaving the brewery

We have now started selling beer, so casks are leaving the brewery. We are trying to tweet about as many of these as we can, and give as much information, but we cannot always know when the beers will go on, so please do check with the free house yourself.

The best way to keep up to date, is to keep an eye on our Outlets tab on the main website, where we list all free-houses, bottle shops and beer festivals we are suppling.

If you do find our beers out there, please do let us know what you think, feedback is always helpful.

The Bull Stout and Oyster festival

We have sent our very first cask out of the brewery to our friends at The Bull in Highgate for their Stout and Oyster festival. This will be taking place over St Patrics day weekend, starting Thursday 14th March to the Sunday.

There will be a great selection of locally brewed stouts. And no double Gregg and Bryan will be around to sample these themselves, most likely Friday evening and Sunday if there is any left.

We are brewing!


It has been very busy at the brewery over the last few weeks. Not everything is 100% set up and working, but I guess the fact that we are now brewing counts as news.

So far we have brewed and bottle 2 special beers, Boring Brown Beer, and Miss the lights. And have Black Perle and Mariana Trench from our core range sat in fermenters. These beers should be out in the wild soon, so keep a look out.