The ship inn brewery
In March 2008, after 9 months of converting our garage, a long held ambition of mine was realised with the opening of our very own Ship Inn Brewery. We were very fortunate to secure the excellent services of brewer Michael Hegarty and our initial brews of Ship Hop Ale, Sandcastles at Dawn and Dolly Day Dream were very well received.
4 years on and the brewery has moved from strength to strength. The pub is now self sufficient in real ale, with beer brewed on the premises and rolled a mere 10ft from brewery to cellar. The word local has come to mean just that, and with no deliveries from other brewers we have significantly reduced our carbon footprint.
We are very lucky to have Michael as our brewer, his flair and creativity gives us beautifully balanced and innovative beers. The brewery now produces 20 well acclaimed beers ranging from Dolly Daydream, a premium bitter, to Sea Coal, a dark wheat beer.
From December 10th 2010 we began to bottle all of our beers which are available exclusively from The Ship.
For the beer buffs amongst you, facts and figures!
- Brewery opened March 2008
- Kit consisted of six 2 ½ brewers barrels
- Vessels capable of producing five brewers barrels per week
- Two extra vessels commissioned Christmas 2009
- Brewery now
7 ½ brewers barrels per week Or 24 x 9 gallon casks per week Or 1,728 pints!
- We produce 20 different beers
- 16 beers are brewed in constant rotation
- We brew three times per week
- All beers are to be bottled
|Sandcastles at Dawn||3.8%|
|Ship Hop Ale||4.0%|
|Specials / Seasonal|
|100/200/300 etc... Not out – every 100 brews||4.2%|
|Ale-lelujah Christmas beer||4.2%|
|The Forsyth Lager||5.0%|
|Do The Ginger Hop||4.2%|
Water is taken from the river Coquet at Warkworth, out of the tap and into the vessels. Malt from Thomas Fawcett and all the beers use the same bittering hop called ‘Arora’.