It’s March 2016, 13 years (almost) since our very first brew and we have reached our 4000th brew milestone!
Our first ever brew was in our 10 barrel brewing plant which over the years has developed into a 40 barrel plant. Increase in demand means the brewing plant is always busy and it was of little surprise to us when we realised we were at the 4000 mark!
Head Brewer Paul Ward has been with us here at brewery since we began in April 2005 and together with Brewer Sam Jubb, worked hard to ensure the 4000th brew was as good as all of the ones before it!
Here’s looking forward to the next 1000 brews and hitting the 5k mark!
Farmers Stout wins double in the Rotherham CAMRA Champion Beer of Yorkshire competition at The Rotherham Real Ale & Music Festival.
A dark enriched ‘black and white’ stout balanced by ploughing through roasted malts and flaked oats with a subtle bitter hop character, the Farmers Stout scooped Gold in Stout Category and Bronze in the overall Champion Beer of Yorkshire competition.
We have been brewing Farmers Stout since we first started at Bradfield Brewery in 2005 and it continues to be a strong seller in our permanent range of ales to this day.
Originally brewed just for cask, we now sell it in Keg as a smooth flow stout which has increased its popularity further.
Farmers Stout is also available in 500ml bottles and 5litre Mini Kegs (Mini Kegs are subject to availability), from our Brewery Shop and other outlets.
The Rotherham Real Ale & Music Festival is taking place from 1st to 3rd March at Magna, Rotherham. Further details can be found at http://www.magnarealale.uk/
Farmers Irish Dexter returns to our cask ale line up for March 2018, it’s 12th year appearance as a seasonal contender.
This sweet malty ale inherits its name from the Dexter breed of cattle originating from Ireland – a perfect combination for a brew to celebrate St Patrick’s Day!
Deep dark red in colour the beer fits well in character with the Black, Red and Brown colourings of Dexter cattle,
At 4.8% abv it’s a session ale fit for the hardy real ale drinkers – timing perfectly on the schedule to compliment watching the Six Nations down the pub with the rest of the herd!
The Pump clip has had a face lift too! Check out the new design!
We are kick starting this year’s seasonal range with a new brew!
Nigel & L.J from Cotswold Eye paid us a visit and gave it a try – see what they had to say! Watch the video here.
Farmers Cold Start will be a 3.8% abv, smooth dark beer created using Arctic Hops to give it a bitter sweet flavour and floral tones.
This new brew will compliment our seasonal range with a darker offering whilst maintaining a moderate abv.
Available in 9gallon casks & 5litre Mini Kegs from 29th January 2018.
Are you a Belgian Blue Silly Moo?
Our new nose hanger beer mats are adding a little fun and cheers to this year’s festive beer.
Available in pubs stocking Farmers Belgian Blue the beer mats are a great addition to any social gathering – something to add a little giggle between friends! Put them on your nose, pull a funny face if you wish, take a selfie and upload to social media – you can even tag us in if you wish!
Also available to buy from our brewery shop – perfect to go with your Christmas Hats at the Christmas dinner table!
The Bradfield Brewery Tap, The Nags Head at Loxley has been voted into CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide for 2018.
The Good Beer Guide is fully revised and updated every year with details of more than 4,500 pubs across the country serving the best real ale.
From country inns to urban style bars and backstreet boozers, all selected and reviewed by over 170,000 CAMRA members, this is your definitive guide to finding the perfect pint.
• Complete entries for over 4,500 urban and rural pubs, giving details of food, opening hours, beer gardens, accommodation, transport links, pub history, disabled access and facilities for families.
• Informative features section, with articles on pubs, beer and brewing, as well as beer festival listings from around the country.
• All pubs are nominated, evaluated and reviewed by local CAMRA volunteers and we never charge for entries
• Unique brewery section listing all the breweries in the UK – micro, regional and national – that brew real ale, with tasting notes for hundreds of their beers written by a trained CAMRA tasting panel.
The Good Beer Guide can be purchased from CAMRA direct http://www.camra.org.uk/gbg
It is also available from other online stockists.
Farmers Blonde has been awarded Bronze in the Cask Bitters & Pale Ales category at SIBA’s North East Independent Beer Regional Awards 2017.
The prestigious awards, run by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) at the “B-Fest” Beer, Blues & Folk festival held at the Barbican Centre in York, are judged by brewers and beer experts and seen very much as the ‘brewers choice’ awards in the industry.
The competition is entered by breweries from the whole of Yorkshire, as well as Humberside, Cleveland, Durham, Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.
The “B-Fest” Beer, Blues & Folk Festival featured 200 of the region’s best independent beers, served through 40 rotating handpulls, alongside local craft cider, street food and live music from top local bands. The SIBA North East Region’s “Independent Beer Awards” were judged immediately before the festival opened its doors, locals were the first to try the best-of-the-best beers from the competition.
We are pleased to report that our hand reared Heavy Horse foal is fairing well in his Dray Horse training with our friends at Warwickshire Shire Horses.
Decade, born at the brewery in May 2015 and named after a decade of Brewing at the farm, left the Brewery last year to begin his dray training.
Working alongside his half brother Jack, Decade is enjoying his new pastures and has settled into the dray life with amazing ease and comfort.
Decade is pictured here having a visit from the Gill family during the Bakewell Show event which he was attending with his fellow horse colleagues in the Shirehorse enclosure
Bradfield Brewery were proud to sponsor Tony Shirtcliffe of Malin Motor Bodies in this year’s Silverstone Classic – The World’s greatest Historic Race Festival.
Tony was in attendance with his Austin A35 classic, which was also raced by celebrity Wayne Gardener as part of the three day festival.
More than 100,000 spectators enjoyed the classic motor racing festival where Twenty-two races featured iconic cars spanning more than eight decades of history
Once again the event was a record breaker which raised a significant amount of money for its nominated charity Prostate Cancer UK.
Landlady of the Bradfield Brewery Tap, Megan Packham attended the event on behalf of Bradfield Brewery with Tony’s son John Shirtcliffe, and had a fantastic time, cheering Tony on over the finish line!
Now in our 12th year of brewing we thought it was maybe time to share our story.
We’ve gone from milking 100 cows a day to brewing 100,000 pints of beer a week and we have a lot of stories to tell from the journey!
The book also features mouth watering recipes from lifelong friends at the famous Magpie Café in Whitby – our Farmers Ales are a great match for dishes made from a fresh Whitby catch!
Published by RMC media, Mine’s a Pint is available to purchase from our Brewery Shop and online via Ebay.