From Castle Rock
Welcome to our blog space. Catch up on all the latest Castle Rock going ons here, including regular notes from our brewers, thoughts and musings on industry topics, and more.
INTO THE WILD
Into the Wild: a Castle Rock Brewery x Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust 20th anniversary witbier is launched at the Canalhouse.
Brewer’s Notes – Army of Me
Army of Me is our latest dry hopped pale. Matt, our developmental brewer, takes the time to share a bit about the process behind the pint
Oatmeal Stout crowned GOLD at BeerX 2022
Castle Rock Brewery wins GOLD for Oatmeal Stout in the Dark British Beers category at BeerX 2022.
Brewer’s Notes – Into the Wild
Into the Wild, our collab beer with the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, launches on our shop and at the Canalhouse on Wednesday 16th March. Our developmental brewer Matt shares his notes on the beer below.
Our marketing executive Jess writes a little bit about Castle Rock's #MyLocalIs campaign and what her local pub means to her.
The Castle Rock Brewery Podcast is here!
Episode 1 of the Castle Rock Brewery Podcast is now *LIVE*
Brewer’s Notes – Oatmeal Stout in cask
Oatmeal Stout is now available in our pubs and beyond in keg, can and for the first time, in cask. Read on for notes straight from our developmental brewer, Matt.
Brewer’s Notes – Fog People
Fog People is our latest beer, a big and juicy NEIPA coming in at 5.9% ABV. Our developmental brewer Matt took the time to write up a few notes about the beer and the process behind the pint.
#MyLocalis Protect and celebrate pubs during the winter months. Castle Rockian Pádraig Kelly writes about why pubs matter to her and our communities.
Brewer’s Notes – Babooshka
Babooshka is our latest dry hopped pale. Matt, our developmental brewer, takes the time to share a bit about the process behind the pint
Brewer’s Notes – Inbetween Days
Introducing Inbetween Days, a west coast style pale. Read on for notes from Matt, our developmental brewer, on the beer and the process behind the pint.
Be a Beer Artist! Our Design Competition is OPEN!
Castle Rock Brewery and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust are brewing a collab beer to celebrate 20 twenty years of friendship. Enter our competition to design the artwork for this exclusive beer, and see your work on bars and in beer shops across the country!
#MyLocalis Protect and celebrate pubs during the winter months. Castle Rockian Chelcie Gascoigne writes about why pubs matter to her and our communities.
Castle Rock's campaign to protect pubs is back and with it, the chance to win a £50 gift card to spend in their pubs and two tickets to their annual Yard Party in May later this year. To enter the prize draw all you need to do is respond to the question: What does your local mean to you?
Castle Rock Yard Party 2022
Our annual (and long overdue) celebration of beer is back for 2022! Join us in our brewery yard for a weekend of live music, great food and good times, and most importantly, the best beer we can get our hands on!
Castle Rock takes 3 wins at SIBA Regional Awards
What a way to make the sun shine on a dreary, drizzly December day! We are enormously proud and humbled to hear that three of our canned beers have taken home awards from the SIBA Regional Bottle & Can Beer Awards 2021 (Midlands).
Brewer’s Notes – SIPA: Mosaic
Earlier this year, following a couple of cans we were really pleased with (NEIPA and West Coast SIPA), we brewed SIPA: Mosaic and it quickly became an in-house favourite. Our mutually beneficial brewing partnership with Attic Brew Co. was still in its early days then but one year on and two collab beers later, it’s still going strong.
Brewer’s Notes: Chocolate Orange Stout
Liv, our brilliant and lovely head of brand and communications, came up with the idea for us to brew this one. If it was going into your 24 pack of beers advent calendar, it would be behind door 24.
Brewer’s Notes – Pint of Plain
Sometimes you just want to keep it simple, and sometimes the old songs are the best. We realised we haven’t brewed you a porter in a long time, which is weird because they are amazing. We love a nice pint of porter, it’s got stacks of flavour and all those beautiful, warmed up crystal and roasted malts smell great on a brew day.
Brewer’s Notes: Cosmic Dancer
To bring a little more colour to Cosmic Dancer, and a bit more complexity to the palette, we added Munich malt and a hint (just a hint) of chocolate. Think biscuit and toasted cereals. All this helps provide balance and structural support for the dry hop bill.
Brewer’s Notes: Midlands Bitter
Castle Rock's latest collaboration brew is with Birmingham-based attic brew co. Midlands Bitter is available in cask from the end of November in our pubs and beyond.
COP26: What’s Needed? – Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
COP stands for ‘Conference of the Parties’ and these are UN conferences on its different conventions. COP26 is where world leaders come together to talk about climate change and how to tackle it, as it’s the COP for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Wednesday 27th October – The Girls Night In Campaign
On Wednesday 27th October, women across the country will be participating in the Girls Night In campaign by boycotting bars and nightclubs. This is in response to the recent increase in reports of women being spiked and injected during nights out.
Recruitment Day at the Canal House
The Canalhouse is hosting an open event focused on recruitment for roles within the Castle Rock Family, a truly fun and unique company to be a part of! Members from our team will be around to talk to informally and discover all there is to know about our upcoming opportunities.