Wow – what a week this is proving to be. Firstly our pub – The Old Fighting Cocks in Oakengates has been announced as the 2013 CAMRA Telford and East Shropshire Branch Pub Of The Year. Then in the budget today the chancellor has announced he’s scrapping the beer duty escalator and actually cutting the duty . . . → Read More: Double Good News
We’ve been keeping it a bit quiet but now’s the time to let you all know what’s been happening in the mash tun. Back in January we started experimenting with an old hopping method called mash hopping. By adding fresh whole leaf hops to the top of the grain bed just prior to sparging we can . . . → Read More: Mash hopped for a fuller flavour
Our website was hacked and as a result we had to delete whole chunks of content. The main victims were the beers page and the news posts. Hopefully we’ve removed all the nasties and updated the beers page. Unfortunately the news posts now have some gaps. Sorry . . . → Read More: Hacked
We went down to @Wadworth brewery yesterday and collected our first oak casks. Just a couple of 18s to test out oak ageing Wenlock Stout. They’ll be filled on Thursday and then into the cellar at @F1ghtingcocks to rest for a while. Look out for Stout From The Wood at The Fighting Cocks in the . . . → Read More: Stout from the wood
We’re launching our new beer direct web site. You can now buy 20 litre polypins of real ale and we’ll deliver them for free to a mainland UK address.
20 litres is about 35 pints and the beer will keep fresh for at least two weeks. Real ale at home for around £1.80 a pint.
Have a look . . . → Read More: Beer Direct
Announcing our new craft beer. Ironbridge Craft Gold is a 4.3% continental style beer in a keg. Yes – a keg!
Craft Gold is cold filtered, not pasteurised, and therefore it retains all of the flavour of its real ale counterpart (Centennial). If anything the flavour is enhanced by the light carbonation and chilling to around 5 . . . → Read More: Craft beer
Our Foundry Gold features in a new recipe video by our friends at The Hundred House Hotel. Not sure who Stuart means by . . . → Read More: Video star
You can now bring your own container down to the brewery and get it filled up for £1.50 per pint. Call us on 01952 433910 to check we’re in. Large tankers may need to be booked . . . → Read More: Bring Your Own Jug
Today we’ve brewed ‘Four Candles’ again ready for the run up to Christmas. Yummy and not . . . → Read More: More Candles
If you’re planning on drinking at home there’s no need to compromise on quality. Our excellent real ales are available in 4 pint jugs, in 5L minicasks, in 10L polypins, in 20L polypins and in 9 gallon casks. Please call the brewery to place your order and we’ll deliver free to any TF postcode.
Alternatively bring your . . . → Read More: Drinking at home?