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

 

We are turning 4!

Can you believe that 4 years ago, our tap Room opened and we served our first beers?  It has been such a whirlwind and since day 1 we have been overwhelmed by the support of our community and beyond. This last year has been crazy, we have worked really hard to bring you all better beer, more beer and more experimental and special beers. We have started to build a really great team of people who are passionate about Brick and we have a solid bunch of bars/pubs/restaurants/bottle shops and customers, like you, who continue to be passionate about what we do as well.  So in celebration of everything over the past 4 years we are throwing a party to which you are all invited!!

This Saturday 9th December, the Tap Room will be hosting our 4th Birthday Party and we have some treats in store. We have not 1, but 2 very special beers for the occasion.  Brewed especially for the party, we have a New England Pale Ale which has heavy grapefruit and tropical notes.  Naturally hazy, it has a satisfyingly sessionable bitterness that keeps it refreshing with a smooth finish. We also have the launch of the 3rd in our Sour Series, Clementine and Cranberry Sour (yes we know on the poster it is the other way round!).  Tasting it last night it is a light cranberry colour, zesty and refreshing from the clementines with a hint of warmth from the fresh ginger. These are exclusives and won’t be on general release until next week. There will also be a host of other Brick beers on offer as well.

We have extended opening hours from 12noon – 12midnight, with DJ’s from 3pm and food from Slow Richie’s with a special birthday burger to boot!  We will also be giving away a case of beer on the hour, every hour from 3pm to 11pm. To be in with a chance of winning you just show your pledge to our crowdfunding campaign and be entered into the hourly draws for free beer!  Please click here for more info and to pledge.

We have indoor and outdoor seating with heaters plus we are setting up our mobile bar inside! There are no tickets, it is free entry and everyone is welcome!  So please come down and help us celebrate a wonderful 4 years!

Building Brick’s Social Beer Hub!

 

This year has been a good year for Brick, thanks to the support of the local community who have supported us since day 1, we have just completed our 4th expansion of the brewery by taking on an additional production site in Deptford to increase our capacity and have started building an amazing team of people.  During this expansion we have moved some of our bigger tanks from our Peckham site and that now means we have some space to internally expand our Tap Room and provide a more accessible space in which to enjoy our beers.

We are so proud that our taproom is already a great place to drink great beer, but we want to build on this solid foundation and through much needed renovations and internal expansion provide a social beer hub for our customers and community to enable you to enjoy more beer in a more enjoyable space.

We have some great plans and we want you, our amazing supporters to be a part of it.  We are looking to expand our bar with 20 plus taps for you to enjoy lots more craft beer from us and other great breweries, more toilets (yay I hear you cry!), an inside bar, 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 and a dedicated food area.

 

So we have launched a Crowdfunding campaign that allows you to become part of allowing us to realise the vision and get something in return!  There are some fantastic rewards to say thank you for pledging and for being a part of our Brick community.

Check out the full details here and get pledging – the campaign runs until 18th December but some of the rewards are limited and we don’t want you to miss out!

 

Brick x Kanpai

This is Mottainai, a brand new collaborative beer brewed using Kasu, the result of the primary fermentation of sake from our good friends, Kanpai London.  Kasu is packed with amino acids, enzymes and made up of a tonne of complex flavours.  It really is a sought after ingredient in the restaurant trade and beauty industry.  This beer contains rice, live yeast and koji and brings a unique umami (savoury) and citrus notes.  Unfiltered, this beer has an orange hue and a dry finish.  This beer truly is a blend of two different brewing methods and is one not to be missed.

Launched just this week, you can get your hands on it from numerous places across London, a few of which are listed below:

Hop Burns & Black

Bottle Cave, East Dulwich

The Cage

John the Unicorn

The Beer Shop

Salthouse Bottles

Four Quarters, Peckham

Dr. Ink, Fulham

Plus you can always buy it from the Tap Room.  Limited edition and a great partnership from two local Peckham businesses, this is something special.

 

Brewer & Packaging Vacancy

As most of you will know if you have been following Brick, this 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.

The role of Brewer/Packaging will combine responsibilities across wort production and cellaring but with a focus on over-seeing all aspects of the packaging process, including canning, bottling, cask and keg.  As part of the brewery production team the individual will also assist in the brewing process.

Role Responsibilities:

    • Monitor operations against QA guidelines
    • Brewhouse operations including all aspects of wort production
    • Cellaring
    • Maintain accurate production records
    • Ensure all production compliance with the relevant food acts at all times
    • Represent the company at beer tastings
    • Canning, Casking and Kegging

Key responsibilities:

    • Preparation of canning and kegging lines prior to packaging runs
    • CIP and sterilisation of both canning and keg packaging lines
    • Complete all appropriate production documentation from grain to glass
    • Basic maintenance of packaging equipment
    • Bulk beer storage and transfer, including the correct handling of lines and sanitation of hoses and fittings
    • Follow SOP (standard operating procedures) with the Head Brewer and ensuring their compliance by the brewery team
    • Ensuring the output of the canning line and kegging line is consistent with weekly planning
    • In conjunction with the Head Brewer, continue to reduce beer and material losses, while improving line efficiencies
    • Liaise with warehouse and sales team about stock coming off the packaging lines and organising the storage of packaging materials
    • Maintain a high level of Health and Safety at all times
    • Ensure all packaging materials are monitored and maintained for beer styles

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

The ideal candidate will have:

    • Brewing qualifications and/or minimum of one year previous industry experience
    • A passion for craft beer brewing
    • A desire to innovate and share passion for beer essential

The role is a full-time permanent position and offers the right candidate, the opportunity to progress and develop within the company.  Starting salary will be relative to prior experience.

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 pvick@brickbrewery.co.uk

Closing date 25th October 2017

Beer and Meat Pairing

 

There is no doubt about it, beer and meat goes well together and there are definite parallels between the British craft beer revolution and its cured meat counterpart. Both are driven by passionate people who delight in producing stunning products in small batches. They love their craft, they love building teams of like-minded people, they love growing a business, and they love to talk about what they do.

So we have got together with one of the best British suppliers of meat and charcuterie, Cannon & Cannon for a beer and meat pairing night where we get to show off their stunning flavour combinations which maybe some air-dried loin followed by a light hoppy IPA, or a rich blood, wine and chocolate salami married with a dark porter.

During the course of the evening you will be guided through 5 courses of meat and beer pairings which will stimulate the tastebuds and delight the senses. All 5 beer and meat tasters are included in the price of the ticket.

The formal part of the evening will last about an hour and a half, after which there will be an opportunity to indulge in more beers from the bar and platters of the finest British cured meat, cheese, pickles and bread. A perfect way to while away a Thursday evening.

Come and join Jake who is super excited to guide you through our beers and why they have been chosen with the meats. It all starts at 7pm on 26th October and you can book your tickets here

Brew York x Brick v2

Milk was a Bad Choice is our second collaboration with Brew York, this time brewed on their kit up in York.   This is a chocolate espresso milk stout which tastes absolutely amazing.

Available in keg and cask, this is launching this Friday 13th October at the Tap Room.  Come down from 5pm where you will be able to taste this beauty exclusively before its general release next week.  Wayne and Lee from Brew York will be there alongside Ian and the rest of team Brick. So come down, say hi and enjoy this Milk stout, it most definitely will not be a bad choice.

Keg badge designed by Tom Sutcliffe

Delivery Driver Needed

It is busy times here at Brick and we are now in need of a full time Delivery Driver for the London area.

The main duties of the role require 3 to 4 days delivering stock with the remainder of the week working at the brewery on warehouse duties

Key Responsibilities:
• Delivering and collecting stock
• Loading and unloading vehicles (Job involves heavy lifting and manual handling, bending and sitting for long periods)
• Route planning
• Warehouse management and inventory / stock management

Requirements:
• Must be 25 years of age or older for insurance reasons
• Hold a full clean current UK driving license
• Sociable, self-motivated, team player but also able to work independently.
• Have excellent customer relationship skills – polite, responsive and helpful
• Be responsible for ensuring all deliveries are ‘signed for’
• Collect and be responsible for all cash on delivery payments where necessary
• Knowledge of traffic laws and highway code
• Ability to speak, read and write English language essential
• Excellent numerical skills
• Keeping the warehouse in a clean and tidy order
• Inspect van / truck for defects before and after trips and report any defects to Line Manager
• Liaison with repair garages when needed
• Keep vans / trucks clean inside and out, cleaning out at end of working day
• Physically fit and able to move heavy items is essential
• Experience driving a van in London
• Any other duties as assigned by supervisor
• Interest in Beer is a definite bonus

Please apply by sending a covering email outlining why the position appeals to you, what you will bring to the role, along with a copy of your CV to info@brickbrewery.co.uk. Please be sure to put “Delivery Driver” in the subject field.

Applications without a covering letter will not be accepted.
All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.
Salary is £21,000 p.a. with the bonus of some beer, when not driving of course

Closing date Friday, 22nd September 2017.

Brick x Brew York

Back in May we got together with the guys from Brew York to work on a Home and Away collaborative project (no, not the Australian soap).  This was a project where we brewed at home in Peckham and then Away in York.  First up, for us it was our Home brew and we decided to work on an India Pale Lager and boy is it good.  Launching this Friday at the Tap Room, I love Lamp is dry hopped with Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe.  The beer is light in colour and bursting with tropical flavours which lends a slight fruitiness to the finished beer.  Available in keg only this will be available across London and the York area from next week but in Peckham from Friday!!

Why I Love Lamp we hear you ask? Well we are fans of Anchorman…….and we love Brick Tamland

Rhubarb Sour has arrived!

 

We have been working on this beauty ever since we took it to the London Brewers Market back in April.  The feedback was phenomenal so we did it again and worked on it to make it even better.  We released it in keg and it went down a storm so we went one better and just in time for summer.  A Can!  A gorgeously designed can by our lovely friend Iris Loi.  We launched last Friday at Clapton Craft in Forest Hill and at our Tap Room and they are on general release from this Monday 3rd July.

We used kettle souring techniques to create a tart, mouth puckering hit balanced by sweet and flavoursome rhubarb.  At 2.7% ABV it is THE perfect summer quencher.  It’s a limited edition release so grab a couple for your summer party or BBQ and enjoy!

To name a few,you can get your hands on them from:

Brick Brewery Tap Room

Clapton Craft in Forest Hill

Hop, Burns and Black

The Beer Shop London

Flock and Herd

The Cage

The Troubadour

Trina’s Wines

We Brought Beer in Clapham

Ghostwhale

Jones of Brockley

Water into Beer

The Larder

London Beer Dispensary

Westow House

Dulwich Vintners

Bossman Wines/Bottle Cave, Lordship Lane