Saturday, 31 December 2011

Tasting Notes: Moor Old Freddy Walker (7.3%) - Old Ale

This black, full-bodied Old Ale is exquisite (A trademark of Moor Beer Co in general), and a 'must try' for anybody who seriously likes beer. It is listed in Roger Protz's book '300 Beers To Try before You Die'.

It is quite complex as beers go, thanks to the combination of 5 malts (Pale Ale, Lager, Crystal, Wheat and Black), blended with Liberty and Bramling Cross hops to give just the right level of bitterness.

This beer has an aroma of treacle and rich fruit, with a perfectly balanced flavour rich chocolate and fruitcake. It is particularly good with berry fruits and dark chocolate. (Shame chocolate dipped strawberries are not on the menu, that would be an ideal match.)

Friday, 30 December 2011

e-petition: Royal Independent Commission for the Investigation of the Public House Trade

Would UK residents please sign this e-petition. It will only take a couple of minutes of your time, currently 25 pubs are closing their doors never to re-open. We must act now to stem this tide.

Thank you in anticipation.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

New Years Eve @ The Brewery Shades

New Years Eve Tickets are £10 this includes
Buffet of Roast Pork, Roast Beef, Coq au Vin, Sweet and Sour Pork, Vegetarian Boloagnise, pasta salads Roast potatoes Spicy sausages french bread cheese selection and Desserts.
Raffle, First Prize a free drink every day for a year,
Glass of bubbly at midnight,
Tea coffees and breakfast rolls served from 2.30am
Open from 8pm to 4am we have a Circus Theme
PLUS DJ ROB is in the house to bring in the new year!

Monday, 26 December 2011

About The Brewery Shades, Crawley

The pub takes its name from the fact that the now long defunct Chandlers Brewery was established on the site in the year 1814. Though, the origin of this historic building dates from much earlier.

The oldest part of the building dates back to the 14th century, and is timber framed. It was originally used as a gaol to house prisoners awaiting execution  on the nearby gallows ( which still stand). The pub is home to at least 3 ghosts dating from this original incarnation.