Ale Trailers gearing up for Coast to Coast Trans Pennine Trail Challenge

The Team Ale Trailers, made up of 8 men with mixed cycling ability, are set to complete the Coast to Coast Trans Pennine Trail over 3 days – 216 miles of track, mud and hills stretching from Southport to Hornsea.

Taking on the challenge to fundraise for chosen charity BlueBell Wood Children’s Hospice, the team will depart from Southport on Wednesday 16th May, finishing their first day at Hadfield. Day 2 will be a 75mile stretch from Hadfield to Selby and then the final leg will be 55 miles cruising home to Hornsea!

Amongst the team is Downhill World Champion winner, Steve Peat – one of the most successful downhill riders ever – Steve will be encouraging adventurous cycling when it comes to descending the hills of the trail – he may not be so adventurous climbing back up them though!

Cask Ale Brewers Richard Gill and Sam Jubb from Sheffield based Bradfield Brewery are joining the line up and have been given the important task of bringing the evening refreshments!

May is a big month for cyclists – with Tour De Yorkshire the talk of the region, it spurred the boys on complete the trail, and to raise money for charity by getting in the saddle and taking on a challenge!

Speaking of the challenge ahead, Steve Peat said “It could be hard work dragging a group of beer monsters along this 216 mile endurance route, but its been great getting the lads together and training for the event! We are looking forward to the mud, sweat and beers we are likely to endure!”

Steve will be taking a break from training this weekend to take part in Peaty’s Steel City Downhill event which takes place this Saturday (5th May 2018). ‘The biggest little race in the world’ is back for the 8th time, bringing the atmosphere of a world cup race to Sheffield’s Grenoside Woods. Featuring 200 races, the event is a ‘must see’ for all mountain biking enthusiasts, where the thrill of a downhill will see competitors racing for top speed! Riders will have chance to practice during the morning, with the first race starting at 12noon.

If you would like to support the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and the Ale Trailers on their coast to coast challenge, donations can be made via their just giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ale-trailers

For further details of the DownHill event or the Trans Pennine Challenge, including photo opportunities and interviews, please contact Steve Peat by email stevepeat@me.com

 

Bradfield Brewery to offer warm welcome at new Deepcar Pub!

Bradfield Brewery have taken ownership of the King and Miller Public House situated in Deepcar, Sheffield.
Formerly owned by Admiral Taverns, an opportunity knocked at the door for us when we saw the establishment had been placed on the market for sale.
With contracts now exchanged, we are keen to get the doors open and give a warm welcome to customers old and new.

Shortly to become a Bradfield Brewery Tap, the King and Miller will feature at least 6 cask ales from our Farmers Ales range, as well as a great selection of fine wines, spirits and soft drinks.

With open fires, a pool table and a spacious, enclosed beer garden – the pub will endeavour to offer a warm and friendly atmosphere where everyone will be welcome.

Operating a public house venue is not something new for Bradfield Brewery who have enjoyed a decade of success at their Brewery Tap, The Nags Head at Loxley.

Bradfield Brewery is based on a busy working farm in the picturesque village of Bradfield in Sheffield. Since brewing their first cask ale in 2005, the brewery has enjoyed continued success with their Farmers Ale range, delivering their cask ales to outlets nationwide.

John Gill, Director at Bradfield Brewery, on the acquisition said “We are excited at the opportunity to serve another local community with a traditional style public house which will offer great products in a friendly atmosphere. A traditional pub is something we believe should remain a part of our society and we are pleased to be bringing this offering to the local community of Deepcar and Stocksbridge”.

The King and Miller will be re-opening soon with a date yet to be confirmed.

Following this exciting news, the Brewery are now looking to recruit a Manager or Management Couple to take care of the day to day running of this new venture. Ideal candidates will have previous management experience as well as a high level of customer service and leadership skills. Any enquiries including CV’s should be directed to Bradfield Brewery by email to lisa@bradfieldbrewery.com

Bradfield Ye Olde English Ale – By George It’s Good!

Brewed with St George in mind, this traditional brew, Bradfield Ye Olde English Ale commemorates all things traditional and is on the seasonal calendar ready for St George’s Day on April 23rd.

Bradfield Ye Olde English ales features on the brewing schedule for the 11th year running and with a redesign of the pump clip for 2018, this year’s brew is sure to go down without a fight.

Bradfield Brewery makes 4000th Brew!

It’s March 2018, 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! 

 

 

 

Double Win for Farmers Stout!

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/

Irish Dexter Back amongst the Seasonal Herd!

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!

 

New Brew for 2018!

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?

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!

 

 

Bradfield Brewery Tap in The Good Beer Guide 2018

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 scoops another Industry Award!

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.