Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Beer Factory on Film

Please let us know what you think of our new movie!

Filmed & Directed by the brilliant Dan Habershon-Butcher.

And if anyone needs some wooden actors or rabbits in headlights, please contact us directly at the brewery, all acting work gratefully accepted...

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

This week in the brewery...

we are...

Brewing No7 (three times), Sunrise (twice), Acer & Chocolate Stout
Having oak casks refurbished
Tasting Worcesterberries
Tasting Coffee
Installing new computers
Enjoying a fantastic public tour
Being surprised by our new beer
& Loving the film that Dan the Cameraman has produced

Windmill Hill City Farm Beer

We are going to pick up some Redcurrants & Worcester Berries from the Windmill Hill City Farm today, they will be going into some freshly refurbished oak casks with No.7.

In a couple of months time lets hope for a beautifully complex beer with vanilla oak and tart fruits combining with the toffee malt flavours in the beer...

Friday, 19 August 2011

This week in the brewery...

we have...

Brewed Independence, No.7 (twice), Sunrise (twice), Acer & Southville Hop
Bottled Bristol Stout & Gold
Sold lots of t-shirts (& beers!)
Welcomed Sam Burrows to the team
Tried to find a name for a beer
Changed our minds about a million times
Looking forward to selling loads of Independence at "See No Evil" on Saturday
Shop open Saturday 10 - 1 with Head Brewer Chris at the helm
Still have a few places left for Monday nights tour
Starting to get some menu's through for the Beer & Food Tour
Planning the beers for Factoberfest on 17th & 18th September
& working on the Oscar's acceptance speech after some stunning acting in our new film master piece - filmed & edited by the super patient & creative Dan Habershon-Butcher

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

4 Silver's

The Taste of the West Awards are out this morning and we're very pleased to have picked up 4 Silver Awards for Hefe, Gold, Milk Stout & Southville Hop.

The BBF Beer & Food Tour

For far too long beer has been the poor relative on the British dinner table but the recent craft beer explosion is beginning to change this, beer has never been as widely available, varied and creative as it is now. The BBF team are taking their beer and food gospel on the road with events in some of the countries great eateries. We have a range of about 14 beers (buy beers here) to choose our pairings from with a huge range of styles from very hoppy pale ales to stouts, wheat beers and old English ales. We will also bring some of our newest beers down for everyone to try for the first time.

The 2011 Beer & Food Tour is coming together - throughout September & October we will be taking all sorts of beer & food matching events from Bristol to Cheltenham, Somerset & London. Details of each of the individual events will follow soon and will include Beer & Food matching meals, beer & cheese, beer & chocolate, beer & foraged food... and we will be taking events to the Hotel Du Vin, Flinty Red, The Apple Tree Inn and many others, as well as working with the likes of Trethowan's Dairy, Mark's Bread and this years Masterchef winner Tim Anderson. We will be promoting the huge spectrum of flavours in different beer styles that can compliment and even accentuate those in different foods.

The evenings will be a chance to celebrate beer, using beer in the cooking of some of the dishes, and even using the raw ingredients at different stages throughout the meal. Lee Evans from the Apple Tree near Glastonbury said “I am excited by the challenge of incorporating some of the raw ingredients into the meal, the array of flavours in the beers should make for some really unique and flavourful dishes.” Some of the events will focus on a particular type of food, such as cheese or chocolate, whilst others will focus on the skills of the chefs.

Friday 9th September - The Pump House, Bristol - Foraged Food & Beer matching
Thursday 15th September - The Apple Tree Inn, West Pennard, Nr Glastonbury, Somerset - 6 course tasting menu, featuring local produce lovingly turned into Michelin standard dishes £40
Wednesday 28th September - Butcher & Grill, Wimbledon - details to follow
Monday 3rd October - The Brewery - Beer, Bread & Cheese with Mark's Bread & Trethowan's Dairy
Friday 14th October - Hotel Du Vin, Bristol - A 5 course meal, using local produce paired with local beer
Tuesday 18th October - Flinty Red, Bristol - Matt is putting together a stunning menu, he's even coming to brew a beer with us especially for the dinner
Monday 24th October - Fleet River Bakery, London - with 2011 Masterchef Winner Tim Anderson - details to follow
Other dates coming soon...

For far too long beer has been seen as a simple drink not worthy of food and tasting events, but we want to redress the balance and take our range of beers around the country to show how well beer can work with food, and how complex and exciting different beer styles are. It promises to be an amazing tour, there are so many great chefs and food producers we will be working with, we can’t wait to change people’s perceptions about beer.

Monday, 15 August 2011


The Bristol Beer Factory and Tobacco Factory are hosting their annual Factoberfest on the weekend of the 17th & 18th September. This is the biggest Beer Festival yet with 30 beers and local ciders, it is over the whole weekend rather than just one day, and includes a market on both Saturday and Sunday, a Beer Flight with the BBF Brewers and live music playing throughout the weekend.

The Factoberfest is a family friendly event and entry is free, there is a kid’s area, a full weekend of live music, and two markets. On Saturday the Tobacco Factory car park is hosting a Craft Market between 12 and 4pm and on Sunday a Food Market takes over the same space between 10 and 2.30pm.

There are over 30 beers, from local breweries in Bristol, Somerset, Wiltshire & Gloucestershire as well as some from our favourite craft breweries from further afield. This promises to be a fabulous festival with the Bristol Beer Factory providing 12 beers including some new and exciting specials.

Bristol Beer Factory’s Simon Bartlett commented “We have gone all out this year to create the biggest Factoberfest yet, the event has been growing over the last couple of years, and this year promises to be the best yet."

Factoberfest is on the 17th & 18th September from midday, entry is free.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Saturday Shop

The Shop is open as usual this week from 10am to 1pm next to Mark's bread on North St.

Tomorrow we have bottles of our new Project Progress "Acer" and a new (& the brewer reckons our best) batch of Southville Hop. There are also mini-casks of Acer, Sunrise & No.7.

Our new T-shirts are available to buy for only £12.50, there aren't many so come & get them!

Saturday Beer Tasting

On Saturday 6th August we will be doing a tasting at the fabulous Arch House Deli in Clifton village from 11am - 2.30pm. Lots of different beers to try and lots of goodies in the shop to buy!

Come along and try some of our beers before or after a spot of lunch in Clifton, a lovely way to spend a Saturday.

The BBF Beer & Food Tour

Awaiting a few more dates and details will follow very soon...

First event is at the Pump House on September 9th

Friday in the brewery...

and we are...

Brewing Bristol Stout
Planning more brews for the 12 Stouts for Christmas
Getting the recipe ready for our 1000th Brew
Looking forward to bottling some Independence
Buying some vanilla pods
Selling t-shirts in the shop tomorrow
Decanting lots of bright beer
& feeling very rock'n'roll

Brewery Tour for a tenner

Our next Tour for a tenner is on Monday 22nd August at 7pm. The tour lasts for 2 hours includes plenty of beers, a pint glass, bottle opener & a bottle to take home. If you would like to know what others think of the tour read this

Call or email us now to book your place on the next tour
0117 902 6317

Monday, 1 August 2011

Monday at the brewery...

and we are

Brewing Sunrise (twice)
Drinking Independence
Listening to Credence Clearwater Revival (apparently)
Welcoming our newest recruit; Sam Burrows, master of the sale
Admiring ourselves in our new t-shirts
& looking forward to drinking a lot of very strong US beers at the BSF bar at GBBF tomorrow

August Pint Pot