We’re ploughing on with lots of new and exciting projects here at Welbeck. We have just extended the cold store here at the brewery so that we can make sure we keep sending out our wide range of top quality beers to your local pubs. We’ve made the most of the ground floor extension by turning the new space upstairs into a rather nice ‘industrial’ bar area. This means there is a permanent cosy bar area in which we are now able to host parties and brewery tours. It’s still a couple of months away but you’re probably planning your Christmas activities already, and let’s be honest, you’ll probably need some real ale over the festive season! We are able to sell you bottled beer and casks in either 36 pint disposable polypins, or 72 pint casks. Please contact Claire for details of brewery tours and beer sales on 01909 512539 or Claire@Welbeckabbeybrewery.co.uk. Did you know it’s Guide dogs week between the 4th and 12th October? We have produced a lovely Cascade hopped pale ale at 4.0% which was designed and brewed by the Mansfield branch of Guide Dogs. This citrussy creation is called Barley May, named after two of the active guide dogs in our region. For every pint we sell 10p will be donated to the charity and we will also be placing collection boxes in our regular pubs. The official launch of this beer will be on Wednesday 24th September, 6pm, at the Grey Horses Inn, Carlton in Lindrick. Please support this campaign and donate to the Guide Dogs charity – yes you may be able to help change a blind person’s life by simply drinking a pint of our beer! The last and probably one of the most exciting projects is a Pop-up pub at Cuckney House. This beautiful early 18th Century, Grade II listed country house is currently unoccupied, however we’ve been granted permission to use a few of the spectacular rooms for a pub during the six weeks that the village pub is closed for refurbishment. This will be open on Thursdays to Saturdays between 9th October and 15th November. The profit from this venture will be going to the local Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance charity. More details will be coming soon and we hope you are very much looking forward to it. That’s all for now, we’ve got to get brewing!