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Oz Clarke Meets Stroud Brewery

26 June 2018 | 0 Comments
The Stroud Brewery team with Oz Clarke at Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival

We recently showcased our organic beers alongside other local breweries in the Real Ale Marquee at the annual Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival in Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham.  Plenty of loyal Stroud Brewery fans and landlords called by to enjoy the seven different casks and kegs we had taken along. We were complimented on our beers…

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Adventures at River Cottage

05 June 2018 | 0 Comments

With a weekend of thunderstorms predicted we hit the M5 at the start of last week’s Bank Holiday weekend with a van loaded up with organic beer and headed for the rolling hills of Devon. We actually arrived at our destination without too many delays and in glorious sunshine. River Cottage HQ is set in…

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Stroud Brewery to Invest in Purpose-Built Brewery

01 June 2018 | Comments Off on Stroud Brewery to Invest in Purpose-Built Brewery

To our surprise, Stroud Brewery is running out of space and bursting at the seams in all areas: the brewery, office and tap. There is no way we could have imagined this 6 years ago when we expanded in to our existing site, it seemed HUGE then. In 2017 we were given the opportunity to…

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Au Revoir Frenchie!

17 May 2018 | Comments Off on Au Revoir Frenchie!

This week’s big news is that our Commercial Director, Ian French (Frenchie), is leaving us. Ian has worked for Stroud Brewery for 7.5 years (7 year itch)! During this time he has brewed beer, sold beer and drunk beer! Ian started brewing beer on our 5 barrel kit under the guidance of our then Head…

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Tiny Blog

06 April 2018 | Comments Off on Tiny Blog

Last month, I attended a seminar at Tiny Rebel Brewery. The day, organised by our friends at Muntons Maltings, was based around the raw ingredients used in the brewing process.   Fabien Clark, Muntons Brewing Technologist, ran us through the many different types of malt in the first part of the seminar. Malts that Muntons…

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Black Forest from the Wood

02 March 2018 | Comments Off on Black Forest from the Wood

Garvan from the Drapers Arms asked if we had anything that would suit wood.

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Pairing Craft Ale with Food

01 March 2018 | Comments Off on Pairing Craft Ale with Food

For people interested in innovating and pairing alcohol with food, it’s not all about wine. Premium craft ales provide the perfect platform for finding amazing combinations that both compliment the food and showcase the diversity and complexity of flavours that ales have to offer. The key characteristics of a beer are its sweet-maltiness, how well roasted…

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Uplifting

09 January 2018 | Comments Off on Uplifting

Stroud Brewery were pleased to support Tom “The Uplifter“, in his latest crowdfunded project, the production of a fantastic 10 inch record dedicated to the town of Stroud (UK) pressed on clear vinyl with an accompanying music video. The launch of the record and first showing of the video was held at the SVA Brunel Goods Shed…

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Green and Pleasant

22 September 2017 | 0 Comments

Two years ago I entered a room dripping with the most memorable aroma in all my experience of beer (and brewing  as an industry doesn’t lack memorable aromas both good or bad). We had been invited by Ali Capper of the British Hop Association, on a tour of her farm in Worcestershire and our senses…

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Haze Issues?

15 September 2017 | 1 Comment

Last October Chloë and I joined a very well attended presentation in Bristol called ‘Glowing in the glass or is hazy lazy’. It was presented by Roger Ryman of St Austell and Justin Hawke of Moor Beer and was quite a lively discussion about the relative values of fined and unfined beers. I think a lot of the attendees…

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