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!

We’re Hiring!

Brick Brewery started in Peckham, London in December 2013 producing beers inspired from around the world.  Having expanded three times already the brewery has secured an additional production facility in Deptford.  As such the existing brewery and taproom space will undergo an expansion and subsequent refurbishment resulting in a significant increase in potential footfall.  The refurbishment will increase the offering to customers on site and create a craft beer destination in Peckham.

As part of this further expansion, Brick are looking to hire a taproom manager to add to the ever-growing team.  We are looking for someone who is passionate about beer, customer service and wants to be part of a dedicated team in a fast growing market sector.

The Taproom manager will be responsible for promoting and running the taproom and assist in driving the brewery brand forward in 2017 and beyond.  The role will require a confident individual capable of discussing Brick beers and the trends in craft brewing in general.  The individual will have a strong background in cellar management, personnel management and customer service.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the taproom
  • Create, run and oversee taproom events such as tap takeovers, meet the brewers, seasonal events
  • Overseeing the bar to ensure the area is adequately stocked, presentable and clean, ready for taproom opening hours (this will include till and cash management)
  • Cellar management to include responsibility of beer lines, beer styles, stock rotation, cleanliness of work area and potential sourcing of complimentary beers from other breweries
  • Ensuring all taproom facilities are functional
  • Set up and management of inside and yard area for taproom opening and events
  • Staff employment, rotas, development and training
  • Wage management
  • Manage ePOS system and provide weekly activity and performance reports
  • Ensure gross profit targets are achieved

What you need to have:

  • Passion and enthusiasm for craft beer
  • Experience in cellar management
  • Staff management experience
  • Ability to work well individually and as part of a team
  • Personal license
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Permission to work in the UK

This job description is not exhaustive and you may be required to carry out other duties as requested

If interested, please send your CV with a brief cover letter to: info@brickbrewery.co.uk

Closing date for applications: 1st September 2017

 

 

 

 

Let’s Celebrate our 223rd brew!

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Peckham Pils has been with us since we started in 2013 and continues to be our flagship beer.  We were one of the first London micro breweries to produce this style.  We now produce 10 times the beer we started out making and so we thought sod it, let’s celebrate.  So behold our commemorative 223rd brew in a special limited edition shrink wrapped, 500ml can.

Designed by local artist and graphic designer, Iris Loi, through a collaboration with Peckham Platform, a creative and educational charity based in Peckham, it ensured that we supported and celebrated our local community, who are incredibly important to Brick, plus got a gorgeous design to boot.

Why 223rd?  Well by the time we thought of the idea we had already bypassed 200 and we simply couldn’t wait to 250!

Available on Saturday 11th March 2017 exclusively at the Tap Room and from 4pm at our good friends Hop Burns and Black alongside myself of course for a tasting, and then from selected bottle shops, bars, restaurants from Monday 13th March 2017.  You can also join us on Friday 17th March for a tasting session with one of our brewers at Salthouse Bottles in Brockley, London.

Also, check out the amazing stuff happening at Peckham Platform

and our fabulous graphic designer Iris Loi

Hope you enjoy it!

Ian

 

 

 

Our Brewery Tours

a behind the scenes look at creating the beer at Brick Brewery

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We are all very passionate about the art and craft of producing consistent top quality beers. Our range is pretty diverse and we continue to experiment on small batches available only at the taproom. All the brewery members, including bar staff, are trained in how the beer is produced and what gives each its unique flavour and characteristic.

Each employee can walk a customer through a tasting journey but we also offer in-depth brewery tours and tasting sessions. Here you will get a chance to see how its all made and end with an informed tasting session highlighting the complexity of each of Brick’s beers.

If you are interested in booking a tour then please email us at sales@brickbrewery.co.uk

We are turning Three!

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Happy Birthday to us, Happy birthday to us, Happy birthday dear Brick, happy birthday to us!

That’s right, we are turning 3 years old and to celebrate we are having a little party at the Tap Room on Saturday 10th December and you are all welcome. We have some exclusive beers for your tasting pleasure, some special food from @SlowRichies and from 6pm we have some northern soul tunes being cranked out by Rob from @Peckhamsoul.

We also have a late license until midnight so you can enjoy it all for longer.
So get yourself down, come and wish us Happy Birthday and enjoy the celebratory vibe. We are open from 12 noon.

Inside the Brewery

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micro brewery equipment tank

Located in a railway arch just behind Peckham Rye station we have managed to pack in a pretty sizeable microbrewery operation. Tanks have been custom made to fit snuggly side by side maximizing every available square foot. We have also gone skyward, building a mezzanine floor to store the grain and hops. We can eek out about 1,100 litres on our 5bbl brewhouse which means we have to brew three times to fill our newest 3,000 litre fermenters. In all we have nine fermentation tanks; two originals at 900 litres (they look so sweet), three tanks at 2,500 litres and four tanks at 3,000 litres. All in all we have room for 21,300 litres or 37,483 pints at one time. Each brew takes up to five hours, with some days brewing twice.

The beer is held in tank for up to four weeks to allow the yeast to convert the sugars to alcohol and carbon-dioxide and help improve flavour and aroma – you just can’t rush it! We lager our Peckham Pils for a further two weeks to make it crisp and clean.

We never use finings in our beers, so our beers are naturally hazy and packed full of flavor.

It’s hard physical labour but we have a team of dedicated brewers who get their heads down and crack on. If you’d like to see first hand the process, why not come down and muck in. We always welcome an extra pair of hands cleaning casks or raking out the mash.

If you are interested in booking a brewery tour then please email us at sales@brickbrewery.co.uk