Jamie Tuxford and Brad Welsh, co-hosts at the Peacock, Stannington, provided the opportunity for regulars to meet-the-brewer as part of their autumn programme. The evening was hosted in the pub’s conservatory and attracted a strong turnout.
There was a presentation by Harry Brunt (Thwaites’ experienced brewer) accompanied by Louise Watson (head of customer relations) and the publicity team. There was the opportunity to handle the ingredients and ask questions. Attendees were treated to samples from the core range including Original, Gold and IPA. Each beer was paired with hot food specially prepared by Brad and his team. The pub has recently gained the accolade of Thwaites’ Area Winner for Best Pub Food Provider.
Future plans for practically-minded cask ale enthusiasts include an opportunity to be involved in a brew at the local Blue Bee Brewery. The pub offers the core Thwaites’ range accompanied by two guest beers which have recently included Marston’s Pedigree and Bradfield’s Belgian Blue. Thursday is Cask Ale Night with cask beers reduced by 30p. The pub also hosts a popular Tuesday evening quiz commencing at 8pm.