Hops, Hops and more hops! That’s been life in the brewery recently. I’ve been working hard with our New Product Development team to draw up the recipes for our 2018 cask ale range (along with some new and top secret brews that will be hitting the shelves soon). Personally, I can’t wait to see the results of all our labours, all of these recipes genuinely have something to offer the discerning drinker – I think I might dedicate next month’s blog to giving you a more detailed tour of all our upcoming brews…. Speaking of tours, It’s that time of the year again when we throw open the doors to the brewery, rack up some fresh casks and scoff mince pies under the mistletoe. In other words, it’s time for our annual Christmas Open days. On Friday 8thand Saturday 9th December we invite you to join us for a beer or two and most importantly to take advantage of our 20% discount. It’s the ideal time to place your orders for Christmas. You save 20% and we’ll make sure your beer is as fresh, and well-conditioned as possible ready for whenever you’d like to collect. I’ll be handing over the reins of the brewery tours to Emma, our lovely events coordinator who will be leading 3 tours on the Saturday. Places are limited, so please book in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. So, another year passes by in a blur. 2017 has seen some amazing times for Box Steam; we’ve had our beers distributed across Europe by Lidl, won more awards than you can shake a stick at, worked with some fantastic pubs and run bars at events all across the South West. It’s been hard work at times, but all the team have pulled together to go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that all of you out there have the best beer we can brew. Merry Christmas to you all and here’s to a fantastic 2018! Cheers!