Presenting ‘The Best of Local Brewers’

Lichfield Arts are delighted to be partners in this Years Lichfield Food & Drink Festival and presenting ‘The Best of Local Brewers’

With over 1,000 small brewers in Britain we are delighted that we have four of the finest in the Lichfield District plus a craft lager maker and the only cider maker in Staffordshire.

You will be able to sample their fine products at the festival

They are:

Backyard Brewery Brownhills set up by Austen Morgan and Michael Bates just 5 years they produce a wide range of beers including the award winning ‘Staffordshire Hoard’

Beowulf Chasewater Phil Bennett started brewing in B’ham in 1996 before moving to Chasewater in 2004. He names his beers after medieval battles, bravery and gallantry. Noted for producing award winning dark beers particularly ‘Dark Raven Mild’

Blythe Hamstall Ridware-Rob Greenway set up this small brewery in 2003 following redundancy and has since won many awards .Particular favourites are Palmers Poison, Staffie and Ridware Pale

Quartz Kings Bromley- Husband and wife Scott and Julie Barnett, she is a Master Brewer set up this brewery in 2005.They produce a fine range of beers and a full range of bottled beers. Particular favourites are Blonde and Crystal

Freedom Abbots Bromley started brewing hand crafted lagers in 2005 all conforming to the German Purity Laws. They have rapidly established themselves as an alternative producer to ‘Mass Produced Lager’ Very popular are the Organic Lager and Pilsner

Woodys Cider Branston In 2008 Frank Wood semi-retired was concerned about the amount of fruit going to waste. So he brought a miller, made is own press and using local produce established himself as the only Cider Maker in Staffordshire .After the fruit ferments for 12 months it produces a Medium Dry Premium Cider.

You will have the chance to Meet the Brewers and Cider Maker on Saturday 31st August at the Guildhall

2.00pm Austen Morgan from Backyard and Julia Barnett from Quartz

3.15pm Frank Wood Woody’s Cider

Come along and ask them all the questions you always wanted to ask them about your favourite drink .
Why did they start a brewery – What goes right? – What goes wrong?
What is their Favourite Beer or Cider other than their own?

For more information please see the Lichfield Food Festival event page

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