New Sour beer!

 

Gooseberry and Elderflower Sour: 3.4%

For the latest release in our Sour Series, we wanted to create a super refreshing, light and drinkable sour with the fresh and seasonal ingredients of Gooseberry and Elderflower to enjoy in what has been an incredible summer so far.

Lip-puckering from the natural tartness of the gooseberries, with added floral and herbal notes from the distinctive flavour of elderflower. Ever in abundance during the month of June across parks, riversides and countryside across the UK, the elderflower was also hand-picked by our brewing team from across South-East London. Inspired by hazy, hedonistic summer days spent in the countryside we insist for this beer to be enjoyed during lazy, long afternoons with friends in the sun.

Meet the Artist: Lauren Vaughan

Working with a new artist for this Sour; we connected with Lauren Vaughan, a current student at Camberwell College of Arts, to create the can artwork. Lauren Vaughan is a freelance designer and printmaker specialising in decorative patterns, composition and colour within brand identity, typography and data visualisation. We have loved working with Lauren who has a modern, fresh and enthusiastic approach to our Sour releases and has encapsulated the beer inside the can into the artwork beautifully.

What is your background and where did you grow up?

I grew up in Hampshire then moved to London when I was 19 to study Graphic Design at London College of Communication and now I’m currently studying a masters in printmaking at Camberwell College of Arts.

What does a typical day look like for you…

Every day is different depending on what projects I’m taking on. My days will range from being in the printmaking workshop at Camberwell College of Arts experimenting and creating new work for my fine art practice to freelancing on a wide scope of projects from branding to data visualisation, working with small independent businesses or larger organisations.

How do you like to work?

I quite like having a varied work schedule as I feel it keeps things diverse and interesting as well as being able to bridge my fine art and design practices together.

What/who inspires you and your work?

I’m mesmerised by Eduardo Paolozzi’s screenprints, I could stare at them for hours! Every time I see his work I discover new elements that inspire me.

Kenneth Martin’s work has always influenced my practice. I’m specifically drawn to his use of the grid as a structural device contrasting with contingent elements; building formal visual aesthetics. Currently my practice has taken me towards the idea of form and I have been continuously inspired by architectural styles and ornamentation such as Brutalism and Islamic geometric patterns.

What’s your favourite spot in South-East London?

Essentially, I’m more of an East Londoner as I’ve worked and lived there for the past four years but whilst studying south of the river, I’ve had the chance to explore some really cool places like The Peckham Pelican and Franklins. I’m a secret foodie.

Check out Lauren’s work on her website: http://laurenvaughan.co.uk/

Enjoy Gooseberry and Elderflower Sour at our Taproom in Peckham now, with cans to be released at various in-store and online venues from next week.

Join Team Brick

 

Sales Manager

Brick is an independently run brewery that started from humble roots in a Peckham shed. Since 2013 we have been building our brewery; first from a railway arch in Peckham Rye, SE London and have expanded with an additional production site in Deptford, which means more beer, for more people.  With the increased capacity, we are looking for someone to join our ever-growing team as a key player to help drive sales within London, the UK and export.  Brick believes in transparency, honesty and integrity.  Our over-arching strategy is to challenge the perception of the everyday drinker, producing fresh, uncompromising and authentic beers.  This also means we need more people to join our growing team of passionate individuals to drive the business forward.

Key Deliverables

  • To deliver agreed sales targets in terms of volume & profit
  • To research and identify new account opportunities by building the relationship with the manager and staff, putting in place the right activity and ensuring we have the optimum range and visibility
  • To identify national and international growth opportunities and win new business to grow volumes and your outlet base
  • Be able to track, report on and manage performance of your outlets by analysing sales data and reacting to any change in sales accordingly
  • Be fully conversant in all Brick Brewery products, as well as competitor products
  • Training and education of customers and consumers on our products
  • Identify, plan, manage and participate in events at the brewery taproom but also with customers on and off site plus trade shows. Example events such as meet the brewer and tap takeovers
  • Administrative tasks of taking orders, raising Invoices and arranging deliveries
  • Be a strong brand ambassador delivering our strategic message

 

Who are we looking for: 

  • A sales person who has the ability to network and build relationships
  • Experience selling in the beer trade across the UK
  • A confident, enthusiastic & energetic personality
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about beer
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours as due to the role and responsibilities you will often need to work some evening and weekend hours
  • Highly organised & good knowledge of excel
  • Be legally able to work in the UK

 

The role is a full-time permanent position and offers the right candidate, the opportunity to progress and develop within the company.  Salary is commensurate with experience with an attractive bonus structure

How to apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter, mentioning why you would be the right fit for this role and our brand, to ian@brickbrewery.co.uk

Closing date 21stJuly 2018

We’re Hiring!

DUTY MANAGER

BRICK BREWERY TAPROOM

Full time (35h)

We are on the hunt for a new Duty Manager here at Brick Brewery Taproom!

Our recently refurbished taproom has 20 beer lines offering not only Brick beers but carefully selected beers from other outstanding breweries across the globe.  Always busy developing new ideas, we want the tap room to further become a destination for outstanding beer.  To help realise this we are looking to add talented, knowledgeable and passionate people to our team.

The Duty Manager role is a key player in the day to day running of this outstanding beer venue.  The person applying for this role needs to be passionate about beer and be motivated to share that passion with all types of customers.  We want this individual to challenge the perception of the everyday beer drinker whilst showing passion for the product.  The perfect candidate will have an aspiration to grow and learn in a constantly changing and demanding environment.

We believe in providing opportunities to all Brick employees.  Although your main duties will be running shifts and customer service, the role itself is very versatile.  Your role can include helping to plan and run events, beer selection and representing the brand at festivals.

The must haves:

  • The ability to work both independently and with a team
  • Wide-ranging knowledge and passion for beer
  • Experience and confidence running shifts and supervising bar staff
  • Experience and confidence cash handling and being a key holder, opening and closing
  • Cellar management, including changing kegs and casks, line cleaning, stock taking and ordering

If this sounds like you, please send your CV and a covering letter to taproom@brickbrewery.co.uk telling us why you would be perfect for the role.

Closing Date: 6th July 2018

We are a London Living wage employer

New Beers!

 

NEW BEERS!

May was an extremely busy month for us all at Brick with loads of tap takeovers, meet the brewers, tastings, collaborations and generally being busy in the brewery to get beer into your hands! In amongst the May madness saw the release of 2 new and one-off beers released at the end of the month.

STRAWBERRY AND CUCUMBER SOUR, 4.5%

 

The latest in our Sour Series, we aimed to encompass the best flavours of a typical British summertime and throw it into a beer… just in time for this BBQ appropriate weather we are very much enjoying. Inspired by quintessential picnics on the beach, BBQs and countryside adventures and using ingredients synonymous with British summer time, the combination of strawberries and cucumbers evokes memories of sunny afternoons spent with friends and family; just how we want this beer to be enjoyed… (our beer version of that typical summertime drink, most famously drank and Wimbledon).

A sessionable 4.5% makes it perfect to enjoy on a hot, summer’s day; the strawberry adds a fresh sweetness whilst the cucumber adds a refreshing and cooling balance to the tartness of the sour beer.

DIPA, 8.7%

After the success of our Mango DIPA back in February we fancied giving this popular style another go with a straight up, no fuss, hop-packed DIPA. The hop bill of Ekuanot, Mosaic and Simcoe create that bitter marmalade flavour, sweet malts and grapefruit juiciness help to keep this DIPA light. In the finish there is a lingering hoppy and rind bitterness.

Dangerously drinkable despite the 8.7%, this pairs perfectly with the juicy and smoky BBQ meats being served up in your garden.

You can buy the DIPA online from our website, just head over to Shop or both of them from loads of great outlets including:

Eebria

Bottle Shop

Hop Burns & Black

But be quick…once they’re gone they’re gone

We’re Hiring!

Brick is an independently run brewery that started from humble roots in a Peckham shed. Since 2013 we have been building our brewery; first from a railway arch in Peckham Rye, SE London and last summer we have expanded with an additional production site in Deptford, which means more beer, for more people.  This also means we need more people to join our growing team of passionate individuals to drive the business forward. We are looking for 3 different positions, Warehouse and Brewery Assistant, Senior Sales plus an Office Adminstration and Credit Control Officer

Warehouse and Brewery Assistant

The role of Warehouse and Brewery Assistant will combine responsibilities across warehousing and packaging

Key responsibilities:

  • General warehouse maintenance and cleaningStock rotation
  • Assist on packaging lines – keg, cask and can
  • Packaging and labelling of small and large pack items
  • Liaise with warehouse & sales teams about stock coming off the packaging lines & organising the storage of packaging materials
  • Maintain a high level of Health and Safety at all times
  • Ensure packaging materials are monitored and maintained for beer styles
  • Working with sales and warehouse manager to pick stock for daily deliveries
  • Act as an overspill drayman, delivering product to customers when needed
  • Be a brand ambassador

While the role requires no specific brewery experience the ideal candidate will have/be:

·       Team player
·       Be fit and able to lift 50kg or more
·       A passion for craft beer
·       A desire to innovate and share passion for beer is essential
·       Hold a full driver’s license and be over 25 years of age, for motor vehicle insurance
·       Ability to work on repetitive tasks
·       Experience of manual work
·       Display common sense and attention to detail
·       Legal right to work in the UK

This list is not exhaustive, additional responsibilities and duties may be required on occasion.

NB Please note that the role will require some heavy lifting, possible shift-work and fork-lift truck training.

The role is a full-time permanent position and offers the right candidate, the opportunity to progress and develop within the company.  We are an accredited London Living Wage Employer

How to apply:
Please send your CV and a covering letter, mentioning why you would be the right fit for this role and our brand, to info@brickbrewery.co.uk
Closing date Friday 25thMay 2018

 

Senior Sales
With the increased capacity due to expansion, we are looking for someone to join our ever-growing team as a key player to help drive sales within London, the UK and export.

Key Deliverables:

  • To deliver agreed sales targets in terms of volume & profit
  • To maintain and grow our customer base by building strong relationship putting in place the right activity and ensuring we have the optimum range and visibility
  • Commercial acumen with experience in structuring deals
  • Industry networking
  • To identify national & international growth opportunities & win new business to grow volumes & your outlet base
  • Be able to track, report on and manage performance of your outlets by analysing sales data and reacting to any change in sales accordingly
  • Be fully conversant in all Brick Brewery products, as well as competitor products
  • Training and education of customers and consumers on our products
  •  Identify, plan, manage and participate in events at the brewery taproom and account sites as well as trade shows.  Example events such as meet the brewer and tap takeovers
  •  Be our brand ambassador and deliver our strategic message

Who are we looking for:

·       A senior sales person with a solid book of contacts
·       Ability to build relationships
·       Strong presentation and communications skills
·       Experience selling in the beer trade across the UK and Internationally
·       Experience working with main UK and international distributors
·       A confident, enthusiastic & energetic personality
·       Ability to work independently as part of a team
·       Passionate about beer
·       Highly organised & good knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint etc.
·       Legal right to work in the UK

The role is a full-time permanent position and offers the right candidate, the opportunity to progress and develop within the company.  Salary is commensurate with experience with an attractive bonus structure

How to apply:
Please send your CV and a covering letter, mentioning why you would be the right fit for this role and our brand, to info@brickbrewery.co.uk
Closing date Friday 25thMay 2018

 

Office Administration and Credit Control Officer

We are looking for a key player to provide general office admin and direct support to the Managing Director as well as perform credit control activities.

Key Deliverables:

  • Provide administrative and support functions for the smooth running of the brewery offices
  • Provide sales and marketing support
  • Own specific projects from inception to completion
  • Work with and support the managing director, coordinating his daily and weekly activities
  • Adopt the organisation’s credit control policy, which sets out the company’s values and guidelines for chasing payment from its clients
  • Deal with payment queries and overpayments in an accurate and timely manner
  • Build strong working relationships with our clients as well as other members of the team to assist with collection of outstanding debts, via phone, email and in person
  • Assist with any other ad hoc duties as and when the business may require them

While the role requires no specific brewery experience the ideal candidate will have:

  • A professional and can-do attitude, self-motivation, flexibility and the ability to prioritise, multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • You’ll also have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office
  • Previous experience in office work, customer service or accounts
  • Legal right to work in the UK

The role is a full-time permanent position and offers the right candidate, the opportunity to progress and develop within the company.  We are an accredited London Living Wage business

How to apply:
Please send your CV and a covering letter, mentioning why you would be the right fit for this role and our brand, to info@brickbrewery.co.uk
Closing date Friday 25thMay 2018

 

Intoart Mural

 

Some of you might remember back in November 2017 when we announced our Taproom renovations, that one of our main objectives was to create and provide a dedicated exhibition space to support local artists and creatives. We strive to work with local creatives at any opportunity, regularly demonstrated through working with local artists to create can labels for our Sour Series and other special beers. We wanted to take this even further and create a space that will support local artists in being able to exhibit their work for our customers to enjoy.

That’s why we are so excited to announce a long-term collaboration with Intoart providing exhibition space for their many fantastic artists. Intoart is an art and design studio based in Peckham working inclusively with people with learning disabilities. Its vision is for people with learning disabilities to be visible, equal and established artists.

The dedicated wall space will provide Intoart with an opportunity to create murals directly onto our white wall and fill the canvas with their creations. The first artists to fill the space was designed and created by Yoshiko Phillips and Andre Williams, working together in a collaborative project.

Yoshiko Phillips’ works are inspired by traditional Japanese embroidery, textiles and Baroque architecture. Often referencing animals, mythical creatures and beasts, these majestically coloured and enigmatic compositions employ bold confident line-work reminiscent of ancient calligraphy.

Andre Williams’ work focuses on meticulously rendered illustrations often alongside striking typography. In the past his illustrations have depicted collections of robots, classical sculptures and ritual masks. He has also applied his graphic drawing style and striking use of colour to hand screen-printed textiles and painted woodcut reliefs.

We are thrilled to welcome Intoart into the Taproom and invite you to come down and view the fantastic artwork!

Indian Trio

 

Welcome to Se London’s version of India! Well, some Indian inspired beer anyway! Inspired by the rich and unique flavours of Indian cuisine, we wanted to use the same spices and ingredients to create a small range of Indian tasting beers in very different styles.

What started out as very initial ideas, soon evolved into 3 very unique tasting beers with some amazing combinations of ingredients.  Launched last week at Craft Beer Rising and hitting bottle shops/pubs/bars and restaurants this week (as long as we can get through the snow!) these are not going to be hanging around long!

Tamarind and Lime leaf Sour

Take fresh tamarind and lime leaf, add it to a Berliner Weisse Base and let the kettle do its souring thing and what you have here is a tartness from the Tamarind that enhances the sour base, whilst the lime leaf adds a distinctive citrus flavour and aroma.  We have received some amazing reviews – plus the design is pretty special too!

Mango DIPA

Juicy and Tropical.  This DIPA packs Citra, Cascade and Summit hops.  Fresh Mango adds a distinctive citrus flavour and aroma.  Bitterness is medium to allow the fruit notes to shine through; like the Indian sunshine.

Kerala Stout

Rice boats and lazy canal waterways have inspired this Kerala stout.  Cumin, cardamom and curry leaves have been bended with the warmth of chillies and cinnamon to create a tingling fragrant finish.  Perfectly balanced with the sweet, creamy mouthfeel of toasted coconut.

Here are just a few of the places in which you can get your hands on one:

Clapton Craft SE23

Ghost Whale

Park Fever

Hop, Burns & Black

Salthouse

Water into Beer

Bottle Cave Dulwich

Stone Mini Market

Beer + Burger Wilsden Green

Clapton Craft NW5

Dr. Ink

Hood

Three Hounds

Booma, Brixton

Real Ale 

Craft Beer Rising here we come!

We are super excited to say that we are going to be at Craft Beer Rising for the first time this year and it starts tomorrow!  Running from 22-24 February it is the UK’s biggest craft beer festival and this year it is even bigger and better, and not just because we are there!

It is a place for us to showcase our beers to thousands of people from all over the country plus we are also taking the opportunity of launching some new beers as well exclusively at the event.  There are trade shows plus also times when it is open to the general public.

Check out all the details on the event and buy tickets here, and come and see us on stand 15.

Come along to our Open Day!

Since the beginning of 2017 we have been working hard on getting our additional production site up and running and whilst there are always things to do, improvements to be made, we are pretty much there.  We thought you may be missing us as the Tap Room is currently closed for renovations and so we thought we would throw open our big red doors and have an Open Day for all to enjoy!

So put the 27th January in your diaries and come along and check out our additional site, we will have our mobile bar serving the freshest of beer on draught alongside cans, there will be hourly brewery tours, tasting sessions running at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm, music from our special playlist and food.  If that wasn’t enough, we are also offering the first 50 people a free 1/2 pint on us!  So come down and say Hi!

A Big Thank you!

THANK YOU!!

We wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you who pledged funds in our recent crowdfunding campaign in return for rewards to help make our Tap Room a more accessible, cosier and enjoyable environment year round with space for more of you to enjoy our full range of beers plus other fantastic guest breweries.

We have now started our renovations and even though we didn’t meet our target we will do our utmost to make sure that the space realises as much of our initial plans as possible. We will be expanding our bar and moving it inside with 20 taps for you to enjoy lots more craft beer from us and other great breweries, there will be more toilets (yay I hear you cry!), a space for experimental brewing with opportunities for you to get involved, a better cold room to look after the beer, space for exhibitions for local artists plus a dedicated food area.

 

We will be closed until the end of January 2018 to complete the refurbishments and so please follow us on social media for full updates and our opening date.  We have been in touch with all of you lovely people who pledged and your rewards will be winging their way to you very soon.  Any queries regarding our crowdfunding, please contact Nadia on nadia@brickbrewery.co.uk