Firstly, a huge thank you for everyone who joined us at the Rising Sun for our 12th annual Sunfest festival. It was the biggest one yet and we had such a great weekend!
We’ve got a brand new festival coming up later this month which we’re holding in the brewery itself… Funk Fest is taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend (25 and 26 August) and we can’t wait! Expect a celebration of all things sour and mixed fermentation, with 30 beers on offer from our Funk Dungeon project as well as our friends around the country, with street food and funk and soul sounds in keeping with the theme. Of course, we’ll have tank beer in abundance too to keep the palate refreshed (or for those who just fancy an afternoon in the brewery with the freshest Moonshine possible). Head to www.bit.ly/funkfest18 for tickets.
Amidst all these festivities we do of course have plenty of new beer coming out too. Voyager 11 is beginning its journey, this time with a cargo of Ekuanot, Cashmere and Huell Melon hops for a veritably fruity and vibrant 5.6% IPA. Also new to the Brewers Emporium, our first single-hopped session IPA Serenity (3.8%) makes its debut, jam-packed with the newly released Idaho 7, promising big notes of resinous pine and a full bodied tropical flavour punch.
From Dr Morton’s archives we’re reviving the original cure-all Snake Oil (4.1%), an English hopped pale with an earthy, grassy flavour. And finally… returning just after the Bank Holiday is a bit of a nostalgia for you all as we bring back Matins as a special release. This was our first ever beer way back in 1996 so we’re pretty excited about bringing it back. For those of you who don’t remember, it’s a 3.6% pale ale with a pleasant and grassy flavour and plenty of body for the ABV.
Have a good one folks and hope to see you at the brewery over bank holiday weekend for some funky fun!