Thursday, 29 December 2011

2011 Highlights

We've been thinking about our highlights of the last year...

Our Top 10

1, Winning the BBC Food & Farming Award for Drinks Producer of the Year

2, Southville Hop winning at the SIBA Southwest competition

3, The 12 Stouts of Christmas, choosing them, brewing them & Stout Day

4, Vintage our 1000th Brew

5, A very small amount of a triple hopped Independence - just incredible

6, The first time we brewed Independence

7, The Beer & Food Tour, we can't wait to do more Beer Dinners next year

8, The standard of beers at the 2011 Homebrew Comp and how successful Indian Ink was

9, Great Taste Awards

10, Grillstock, wow, we sold some beer that weekend!

We can't wait to make lots more highlights in 2012...

January Pint Pot

Public Brewery Tour

Our first Public Brewery Tour of 2012 is on Monday 9th January at 7pm.

Come & join us for an evening of beer tasting, learn a bit about the brewing process, and get a branded glass and bottle opener to take away. The tour lasts about 2 hours and only costs £10.

To book your place on the tour email or call 0117 9026317.

The next tour is on Wednesday 8th February.

2012 Homebrew Competition

Ever wanted to have your home brew in your local pub?
Ever wanted to brew professionally?

Here’s your chance!

Enter your very best in the 2012 Homebrew Competition. Will your beer follow in the footsteps of Indian Ink that was enjoyed throughout the country.

The Winner receives...

Your beer brewed commercially & distributed throughout the region.

A day brewing with the professionals.
9 Gallons of the finished product.

A launch event for the beer at one of our pubs.

Rules and Regulations

2 bottles of your beer must be submitted to the Bristol Beer Factory by March 16th 2012 with a completed entry form.

This year there are no restrictions on type or strength of beer, however it must be possible to brew on a commercial level.

Extract or all grain mashes are permitted.

Competition entrants must reside within 50 miles of the brewery.

There is no limit on the number of entries someone can make.

Judges will give feedback on all brews entered.

5 Beers will be selected for the Final on April 3rd to which all entrants will be invited.

For any queries please call The Brewery on 0117 902 6317 or email

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Beers of the Year

As lots of newspapers and bloggers do their favourite beers of the year, here are ours...


BBF Beer - Acer
UK Beer - Moor Revival
Foreign Beer - 3 Fonteinen Doesjel
Keg Beer - Victory Hop Devil
Bottled Beer - Racer 5


BBF Beer - Southville Hop
UK Beer - Thornbridge Jaipur (cask)
Foreign Beer - Odell Myrcelle
Cask - Arbor Snufty Jack
Keg - Sierra Nevada Juniper Stout
Bottle - Sierra Nevada Southern Harvest


BBF Beer - Saison
UK Beer - Orkney Dark Island Reserve
Foreign beer - Green Flash Pallet Wrecker
Cask - Acer
Keg - Pliny The Elder
Bottle - Southville Hop


BBF Beer - Independence
UK Beer - Kernel Super Alpha Pale Ale
Foreign Beer - Odell Red Ale
Cask - Fyne Ales Jarl
Keg - Southern Tier Mocha
Bottle - BBF Laphroaig Cask-aged Stout

Simon (only drinks our beers)

BBF Beer - Ultimate Stout
Cask Beer - Independence
Bottle - Southville Hop

Please let us know your favourite beers of the year...

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Public Brewery Tour

Tuesday 13th December is the date for our next Tour for a Tenner.

Starting at 7pm and lasting about 2 hours, come and taste lots of beers, enjoy a brewery tour and receive a glass & keyring to take home.

Email or call on 0117 9026317 to book your place.

The most generous brewery tour in the world...

You can now purchase a tour as a gift from here or if you want to come yourself please book via email or phone and pay on the night.