1. 10.03.09SIBA National Finals 2009 – Yet More Awards Won!!

    Well, we promised to keep you updated so here we go. We are very proud to announce that we collected 3 awards at the SIBA National Finals 2009:

    Bronze – Overall Supreme Champion Beer – Bishops Farewell

    Gold – Champion Premium Bitter – Bishops Farewell

    Bronze – Champion Bitter & Pale Ale – Inferno

    More prestigious awards to add to our collection coming off the back of our victory in the SIBA East Region Final 2009 (detailed in our previous news article).

    Congratulations to all the other brewers that made it into the finals, yet again some fantastic beers and breweries showing off their talents. Well done all, cheers!


    We are so pleased to announce that we have just been crowned SUPREME CHAMPION WINTER BEER OF BRITAIN 2009 with our outstanding and exceedingly drinkable strong ale Attila!!

    Getting to the final and winning against some outstanding beers and brewers is fantastic, and something that all at the brewery are extremely proud of – being as its one of all our favourite tipples!
    So, here’s to John and Alex for continuing to brew such wonderful top quality beer!

    It’s on in the Brewery Tap, Peterborough as this news gets written so go and find out for yourselves just how good it is and why it won.



    Please see below Captain Sensibles Log of recording whilst enjoying their favourite beer JHB at their back garden bar named “The Knackered Back”.
    Delivery of the beer is thanks to a very good friend of Oakham Ales & The Damned, Pete Goddard – thanks Pete!
    The new album is finished and will hopefully be released by October – so please go buy it!

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    Update . . .WE WON !!!!!!

    We are extremely happy to annonce that Hawse Buckeler scooped WORLDS BEST STRONG DARK ALE, WORLDS BEST DARK ALE, and was RUNNER UP in the WORLDS BEST OVERALL BEER.

    Hawse Buckler, which was originally produced as a one off as an annual special for Peterborough Beer Festival 2006, went through stages of blind tasting by a selection of leading journalists, retailers, brewers, and other qualified tasters from around the world to become the best in its style. They were up against hundreds of entries from the UK, Europe, United States, Austrailia.

    Please go to the offical WORLD BEER AWARDS site to see for yourselves


    Please telephone the ladies in the office on 01733 370500 or email to order your cases of JHB, Bishops Farewell, or Hawse Buckler to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

    Having a party? – Why not order a 9 gallon cask (68 drinkable pints) of one of our delicious ales for you and your guests to enjoy. We can prepare if for you so it is ready to drink, or you can settle it yourself – the choice is yours. Full instructions can be provided on either choice, but we do ask for a weeks notice for the ready to drink option.

    We also offer a delivery service for people within our delivery area. Please call 01733 370500 or email for further information.

  6. 22.02.08The fight to save the Brewery Tap goes on!

    The fight to save the Brewery Tap goes on!

    The 14,500 strong petition was submitted to the Principal Planning Officer at Bridge Street council offices on Monday 18 February 2008. A response to the North Westgate development plan is due from the council by the end of March 2008. The petition is ongoing and your support is much appreciated and crucial. PLEASE VISIT THE BREWERY TAP TO SIGN THE PETITION OR SIGN UP ONLINE (click the don’t scrap the tap logo on the left).

  7. 28.09.06Best Own Brew pub 2007

    Ladies and Gentlemen, The Brewery Tap is proud to announce we have received ‘Best brew pub 2007’ from the Good pub guide. The passage in the 2007 edition will read as follows.

    OWN BREW PUB OF THE YEAR, An impressive range of 12 real ales are served at this enormous brewpub. Nine guests come from a plethora of thoughtfully sourced countrywide brewers, and they keep a good number of bottled belgian beers. Theres an easygoing, relaxed feel to the open plan contemporary interior and the pub also offers a comprehensive range of very tasty Thai food. Licensees: Stuart Wright, Jessica Loock, Paul Hook. Tel 01733 358500.

  8. 13.09.06A Pint of Poetry – and a dash of Drama

    Once a month (the second Wednesday), Charters hosts “A pint of poetry” – your chance to have a drink with friends whilst being entertained by a variety of poetry and short drama performances.

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  9. 13.09.06Sunday afternoon Blues a hit…

    Since starting the Sunday afternoon Blues, things have been going well with more and more people are turning up for a relaxing afternoon session of great blues, great beer, great food and great views. The range of bands has increased to allow us to bring you better and bigger artists from all over the country and hopefully abroad.

    Forthcoming dates –
    08/10/06 – Lula’s Blues
    22/10/06 – Pure Instinct
    05/11/06 – Paul Cowley and The TT’s
    19/11/06 – The Dave More Band