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Christmas Opening..

 

We will be shutting down the office and Brewery Shop for the Christmas period from 12noon on the 24th of December and will be back to business on Wednesday the 28th of December 2016

 

The Brewery shop will trade from 11am till 6pm on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Saturday (NYE) 10am till 3pm only

 

Pub last deliveries before Christmas is Thursday 23rd of December 2016

 

Final delivery to Wales is Monday the 19th of December 2016

 

The Move...

 

After some fretful planning, we have now consolidated our two brewery operations into one new site. Severn Vale Brewing and Cotswold Spring Brewing Co have moved to a new location in Tortworth Business Park in South Gloucestershire.


As part of the move, we have invested into a new 30BBL brewing plant that will more than double our production capacity. The investment is supported by the West of England Growth Fund which is drawn from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund.

 

Our beer is of course the most important thing and we will continue to use spring water - that's why we dropped a borehole at Tortworth to access the same water aquifer as Cotswold Spring Brewery's old site. We'll keep our existing brand portfolios, and continue to brew from two sets of brewing plant in the one brewhouse.

 

Earlier in the year Managing Director Mark Frankcom said “We are delighted to be moving to our new site. Cotswold Spring Brewing Co's OSM is the reigning SIBA Supreme Champion beer, and sales are such that we have needed to invest in new production capacity. Our new operations at Tortworth will put us in a great position to make more of the brands and products that our customers are asking for.”

 

 

Two Supreme Champion Brewers to join forces...!

 

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We are very pleased to announce that we have merged with Severn Vale Brewing Co, of Cam. This will bring together the accredited two best brewers in Gloucestershire and possibly the west country - Nik Milo, of course from Cotsowld Spring Brewing Co, and Steve McDonald from Severn Vale Brewing Co. Don't worry we will continue to manage both brands of beers, and so you will still see your favourite characters such as Codger, Trooper and Stunner on the bar. This is an exciting development, for everyone associated with our two businesses – our employees, our customers, and of course our consumers...

 

 

Once again we were at the Sheffield SIBA BeerX National Finals (2015) 

With Severn Vale’s Nibley Ale winning it's way through to the Cask Bitter category, alongside our Aviator lager, which reached the finals for Premium Lager Keg category

 

Our Cask Aviator now has two Keg cousins...!

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Due to such popular demand, we have branched out into the growing market of keg Real Ale and also our own brand of Cider

 

Please Note: 

Is it really keg 'Real Ale' (well we think so) or 'Craft Beer'...?

Well, 'Real Ale' relates to live, cask-conditioned British beer or its bottled equivalent, which this is... However, the growing 'craft crew', don't really care where beer is from, how it's made or served, so long as – bit vague, this – it's been made with love and it tastes great... So this combined with our traditional techniques, usual characterfull passion, natural ingredients and pure Cotswold spring water means we think we are not only correct in calling it a keg Real Ale, but also on to a bit of a winner...!

 

SIBA unveils ‘the best of the best’ beers at BeerX

            

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has announced three Supreme Champions and 60 medal winners in its National Beer Competition 2014. The winners were unveiled at the organisation’s BeerX event in Sheffield.
                     
(l-r) Nik Milo of Cotswold Spring Brewery; SIBA commercial director Nick Stafford and Jonny Mills of Bristol Beer Factory.                      
(l-r) Nik Milo of Cotswold Spring Brewery; SIBA commercial director Nick Stafford 
and Jonny Mills of Bristol Beer Factory.
                   
Top honours and the Supreme Champion title went to: OSM (Old Sodbury Mild) from Cotswold Spring Brewery in the cask category.
                
All Gold, Silver and Bronze medal-winning beers were chosen at a judging session on Tuesday which marked the start of BeerX. A panel of around 100 brewers, industry experts, local licensees and beer enthusiasts assessed the 300 finalist beers, which had all earned their place in Sheffield by winning a medal at one of SIBA’s eight regional beer competitions. All the finalist beers are now on sale at the BeerX Festival of Beer, which is anticipating 2,000 visitors before the event’s close on Saturday evening.
                        
SIBA chief executive Julian Grocock said, “With close to 800 brewers now within SIBA’s membership, competition for a medal is intense at both regional heats and the national final. To win a place at the final judging at BeerX is an achievement in itself and we applaud all our finalist brewers as well as the medal and trophy winners. “While coming away with an award is of course a tremendous accolade, every brewer here today is a winner. For many of our finalists, the BeerX Festival of Beer is a unique opportunity to put their brews in front of new drinkers outside their heartland. Helping our members to expand distribution of their beers has always been one of SIBA’s key goals and we hope that BeerX results in additional sales for many of them.
                  
”Mark Frankcom of Cotswold Spring Brewery said, “It is an extraordinary accolade to be judged the best cask beer by our peers at this great beer competition. We’re very proud of OSM, which is based on a traditional local recipe and produced from 100% malted ingredients.
                    
All Bronze, Silver and Gold award winners received their certificates and trophies on stage at BeerX from BBC Radio food and drink broadcaster Nigel Barden and SIBA commercial director Nick Stafford.
 


SIBA 2013 National Beer Competition

 

OSM was judged Champion Beer in the category for Standard Milds. It was one of just a handful of beers to win a national award, from around 1,400 that entered the initial stages of the competition. It then went on to win Silver in the ‘beer of beers’ making it the second best beer in the country at the moment – a remarkable achievement especially as it was Supreme Champion only 2 years ago. Stunner was awarded Bronze in the Best Bitters category.

 

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Mark Frankcom, the handsome on the left says, “This is a fantastic achievement and we are delighted to win these Awards, ahead of some of the finest brewers in the country, and to do so twice in three years is remarkable. Producing fabulous beer consistently well is vital for success in this very busy marketplace. It’s testament to the skills and experience of our Master Brewer, Nik Milo, and underlines our strapline of beers Brewed Purely With Character.”

Nik is the one in the middle with the hat. We don't know who the other bloke is...

 

OSM wins Silver at The Great British Beer Festival
 

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Mild category - Silver - Cotswold Spring - Old Sodbury Mild

 


Bottled Beers win 5 Gold Stars


CAMRA have just released the Good Bottled Beer Guide for 2013, and 5 of our beers have been awarded the coveted Gold Star standard - Trooper, Keeper, Stunner, Guv'nor, and OSM. The others are pretty good too! We were also awarded the Rosette, which author Jeff Evans awards to those brewers who consistently produce good bottled conditioned beers. Four of the beers are currently available and Guv'nor will be back in the winter. Copies of the book are available in our Brewery Shop for £12.99. Follow the link for nn article in Gloucester Echo Glos Echo Article

 

1000th Brew:

 

Thanks to everybody who entered out naming competition, we had a terrific response. The winning entry comes from Marya Marriott, who's local pub is The Carter's Rest in Wroughton. Our 8.5%ABV Trappist-style beer will be called "Walloonatic" to represent the Belgian origins of the beer and, of course, it's alcoholic content! The beer can be bought in bottles from the brewery shop at £3.25 a bottle.

 

Tewkesbury Camra’s 18th Winter Ales Festival

 

Another GREAT festival organised by a FANTASTIC group of Real Ale supporters, and a SUPERB result for our 1000th brew ‘Walloonatic’ in its first appearance at an official beer festival... Beer of the Festival, as voted by the public, went to Walloonatic...!

 

SIBA Wales & West Region Beer Competition 2012

 @ Ludlow Spring Festival, Ludlow Castle, Shropshire

 

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Cotswold Spring Brewing Co. won gold medals for its Stunner in Best Bitters category and Old Sodbury Mild in Standard Milds. In addition Trooper won a silver in the Strong Bitters category and Keeper won a silver medal in the Bottled Speciality Beers section.

 

Having won golds in their respective classes, Stunner and OSM will now go on to compete in the National competition in March.

This is the first time that we have won four awards in one SIBA competition, with two awards for beers launched just this year (Stunner and Trooper).

Mark Frankcom, Cotswold Spring Brewing Co.'s Managing Director said: "Winning four awards from SIBA is a real testament to the skills of our master brewer".

"We know our customers love the beers we brew, but it's great to get this kind of recognition from our peers in the brewing business.

"We've been brewing beer here since 2005 and we're earning a reputation as one of the region's best craft brewers; we've developed a few new beers recently and it's great to build on our reputation and win prizes for new and old beers alike."

 

Standard Mild Ales - OSM won the Gold medal

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Best Bitters - Stunner won the Gold medal

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Strong Bitters - Trooper won the Silver medal

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Bottled Speciality Beers - Keeper won the Silver medal

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Proud to sponsor CAMRAs Bristol Beer Festival 2012...

 

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The fifteenth annual CAMRA Bristol Beer Festival

was run from 15th to 17th March 2012, 

with special addition to the design of the glasses...!?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mobile Website:

 

We have also moved into the mobile arena. If you see our QR (quick response) code, simply point your Smartphone at the code and you can see what beers we have right now and all the ones we have coming up. You can even get alerts when we have new beers!

 

A big thanks to Your Round (www.yourround.co.uk) who set this up for us. Please follow their link to find out more

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