Thursday, 22 May 2014

Kissingate Brewery Spring Fest and Nooksack APA

The Kissingate Brewery and Twickenham Fine Ales collaboration brew, Nooksack APA, won Beer of the Festival at this year’s Sussex Beer & Cider Festival. The idea for the collaboration, beer style and recipe came from Twickenham’s Head Brewer Stuart Medcalf and Kissingate’s Gary Lucas. The team at Twickenham, including Steve Brown (Managing Director) and Ben Norman (Marketing Director), felt the time was right for the two breweries to share their creativity and produce an authentic American Pale Ale that had a fresh and prominent hoppy character with a subtle residual sweetness. The hops used in the brew were all from Washington State, USA. The name ‘Nooksack’ was given to the beer after the Native Americans who live in the area. All 100 casks of the beer brewed were sold out just three weeks after its official launch at the festival.
Although both breweries have won many awards for their beers, neither one could have anticipated such success. The Nooksack will be brewed again in late July. Orders have already been taken! Also, due to a demand in Sussex for the beers of Twickenham Fine Ales, especially during the rugby, the team is looking into working with a partner to supply their beer into the county.

Pictured from left to right: Stuart Medcalf (Twickenham Head Brewer & Director), Dave Hall (Twickenham Second Brewer) and Gary Lucas (Kissingate Brewery)

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It is also the Kissingate Brewery Spring Fest this Saturday 24th May:

Monday, 19 May 2014

Langham Saison

Brewed using special European yeast and German malts, this refreshing Saison-style farmhouse ale from Langham Brewery of Lodsworth, West Sussex, has a subtle aroma of banana and clove, with a beautiful citrus hopping and delicious dry finish. At 3.9% it is a truly tasty and quaffable beer for the summer. Enjoy!

Thursday, 15 May 2014

A Special Night of Music at Langham Brewery

Langham Brewery is the place to be this Saturday 17th May when US singer-songwriter Rick Bailey will be playing a special gig as part of his UK tour. The gig will commence at 7.30pm and is free entry to the public. Florida-based Rick visits the UK each year to catch up with old buddies, progress his music projects and to play to his UK-based fans. Rick is over for the month of May and is playing a number of venues throughout the UK.

“We are delighted to be able to welcome Rick to the heart of the South Downs National Park as part of his UK tour”, said Simon Goodale of Heard and Seen. “Rick has a busy schedule and to book him for a Saturday night is a lucky coup”. Rick commented that “when Simon called me and suggested a gig at a brewery I jumped at the chance. I love the UK and your audiences’ respect for music. To play my songs and meet new people in an unusual environment is an opportunity not to be missed – I am really looking forward to the gig”.
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Rick is an all-round entertainer mixing up each performance with classic versions of covers and a selection of his own material topped off with his magical, versatile guitar playing. An evening of fine music and fun is assured.


Simon Goodale,, 07580 105571.