Brewed in Cheshire



Congleton Big Beer Weekend

We’re tying up with the Railway in Congleton to produce a new beer for Congleton’s Big Beer Weekend 1st-3rd July, going to be an all English hopped 4%ish bitter unless I change my mind and fire off another 7%erIMG_3679


If your in the Congleton area try to get to the Barley hops a barrel of Collapsed that we’ve held back for nine months is on the bar and is absolutely stunning and very dangerously easy to drink, be quick because it won’t last long. Happy hangovers!

Sod “craft beer”

Keep your “craft beer” kettle’s full of traditional English bitter wort with loads of

lovely Goldings hops waiting for it to come to the boil, next job is racking Pause our chocolate stout



Word Spreads


Dear Nick Calvert and Julie Alexander,
A friend brought to our attention that your brewery were planning (?) to brew a ‘Baltic’ beer and call it after my Uncle – Alexander Obolensky.  How wonderful!
Please could you let me know when this ‘brew’ will be available as we would love to buy some.  Also we have other friends who are CAMRA members and are interested in visiting independent breweries such as yours, so we may well ‘call in’ to learn more.
I look forward to hearing from you.
With regards,
Alexandra Obolensky


Meet Charlie our latest member of staff, adopting the same position that Midge spends most of his life incharlie


1st taste of Obolensky 7.3% Baltic Porter in cask at the Barley hops yesterday, absolutely gorgeous the only problem being after 4 pints of Manning’s Man Up, very tasty, while watching rugby 4 pints of it did a little bit of damage especially to Dave Manning. Hope he didn’t get too much grieve when he got back to White Lion150px-Prince_Alexander_S._Obolensky

New Customers

Busy time delivering to new customers yesterday, new places to try our beers include The Yew Tree Bunbury, The Red Lion Hogmaston, Kings Lock Middlewich, Red Lion Winsford and The Bowling Green Northwich along with regulars like Barley Hops & Railway in Congleton, Ale Corner in Hanley, Little Vic in Newcastle, The Fountain in Leek and Spitting Feathers two brewery taps. With brewery swaps with Bridgehouse Brewery from Yorkshire, Grafton from Worksop, Springhead from Notts and Downton from Wiltshire Front Row are spreading their wings further afield so if you try any of our beers let us know where and we can give them a mention.



ApologieRucked tasting notess to all the wives and girlfriends from Congleton Rugby Club whose Saturday night we ruined, it would appear that your men folk aren’t used to drinking full strength beer and “Rucked” did what it says on the tin! Apparently Dennis Lee couldn’t talk or walk without Kim’s help

Mash Tun

cidImage_FOT4243I think I need a bigger mash tun! First brew of Lomu 5.4% All Black IPA all sold, very good reviews from Manchester Beer & Cider Festival. Will be available in bottles from next week along with Obolensky 7.3% Imperial Baltic Porter

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