October 16

Our kettle has been brewing non-stop this month. As well as our classic core beers –Tunnel Vision and Piston Broke, and newly upgraded Golden Bolt (back on as a core beer and now available as a 30 litre keg, we’ve been making our seasonal Broadgauge and Chuffin’ Ale and last, but not least, our award-winning Funnel Blower for bottling.

Of course we’ve still managed to summons something special for October too. Ghost Train is a ruby bitter with a creamy smooth taste. We’ve made good use of roasted malts again, but changed the proportion of roasted crystal and chocolate malts to temper the intensity of the colour from red to ruby. The use of UK Golding and Fuggle hops has produced a traditional, robust English bitter flavour.

Ghost Train is actually the resurrection of an old favourite we first brewed in 2011 at the original 10 barrel brewery. We aimed for a dark and mysterious brew for the Halloween season!

Managed to find a bit of time to get away from the brewery with the rest of the guys. Everyone still intact after a team building away day in Lacock – archery, clay pigeon shooting, axe throwing and relatively safe quad bike racing. The hardest challenge was waiting until after the competitions and tap the beer!

Bye for now.


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