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Christmas Opening Hours 2019Posted on Thursday, December 19th, 2019
Please note our festive opening hours this year:
Monday 23rd 11:00 – 18:00
Tuesday 24th 11:00 – 16:00
Wednesday 25th CLOSED
Thursday 26th CLOSED
Friday 27th 12:00 – 21:00
Saturday 28th 12:00 – 21:00
Sunday 29th 12:00 – 18:00
Monday 30th 11:00 – 18:00
Tuesday 31st 11:00 – 16:00
Wednesday 1st CLOSED
Thursday 2nd CLOSED
Friday 3rd 10:00 – 21:00
Saturday 4th 10:00 – 21:00
Sunday 5th 12:00 – 18:00
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
2019 Beer Advent CalendarPosted on Friday, November 22nd, 2019
Featuring 24 gluten-free and vegan beers, including some of our special releases from 2019 and festive favourites such as Godswallop and Audit Ale. The 2019 Westerham Brewery Beer Advent Calendar is available in a fully gluten-free version, as well as a non-gluten free box (containing Nova Anglia NEIPA as well as the other beers featured in the gluten-free box) for only £65.
The box also features a “chimneys and candy canes” game on the side to provide some festive fun for the whole family. The calendars are now ready for shipping or collection from the Westerham Brewery Tap Room. Don’t miss out! Order today.
SALSA ApprovedPosted on Monday, August 12th, 2019
Westerham Brewery has passed its annual SALSA audit last month, demonstrating once again the great care and high standards to which Westerham beers are produced. The processes at Westerham Brewery were described by the auditor as “excellent”.
The Safe and Local Supplier Approval (or SALSA) is written by experienced food safety experts and is a robust and effective food safety certification scheme.
Approved suppliers can demonstrate that they operate to standards that are recognised and accepted across the industry and exceed the minimum standards expected by enforcement authorities.
SALSA approval is only granted to suppliers who are able to demonstrate to an auditor that they are able to produce safe and legal food and are committed to continually meeting the requirements of the SALSA standard.
You can access the Westerham Brewery SALSA listing here.
Find out more about SALSA by visiting their website: https://www.salsafood.co.uk/
The Westerham Brewery presents OktoberwestPosted on Monday, July 29th, 2019
A traditional Bavarian style Oktoberfest beer festival held at The Westerham Brewery on Saturday 28th September 2019.
Come and enjoy some Bratwurst or Schnitzel with Sauerkraut and other sides. Listen to traditional Oompah Music and modern covers from the Bierkeller Band. Wash it all down with a stein or two of our very own Oktoberwest Märzenbier, Summer Perle or our German style helles lager, Helles Belles.
There are two sessions on Saturday. Choose which you would like to attend and make your menu choice when you select your ticket type. If you’re booking a VIP table you will receive an email to make your menu choices.
Tickets can be purchased individually (where you will be seated at any one of the beer tables) or book a whole VIP table at the front for up to 10 guests for the ultimate Oktoberwest experience.
Session 1: 12pm – 5pm (bar closes at 4:30pm)
Session 2: 6pm – 5pm (bar closes at 10:30pm) SOLD OUT
1) Bratwurst Sausage
2) Schnitzel – Chicken
3) Schnitzel – Pork
4) Jägerschnitzel (Hunter Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce)
5) Vegetarian Bavarian Style Sausage
All the dishes will be served with Potato Salad and Sauerkraut
The event is open to over 18 years old only.
Dirndls and Lederhosen are strongly encouraged!
There will be a £5 deposit for your Oktoberwest stein which will be refunded if you don’t wish to keep it.
Westerham Brewery Brings Home the GoldPosted on Monday, July 29th, 2019
Westerham Brewery took home two Gold Medals in the Classic Premium Bitter and the Bottle/Can Speciality Medium to Dark Beers categories, as well as the Bronze Medal for Overall Champion of the Bottle/Can Competition at the SIBA South East Independent Beer Awards, which took place at the Tonbridge Juddians Rugby Club on the Friday 5th July.
The Gold Medal marks the 7th Gold Medal for Audit Ale in 11 years. Meanwhile, Wally Winker’s Death by Chocolate (released as a special earlier this year) received its first awards: a Gold Medal in the Can/Bottle Speciality Medium to Dark Beers category, and a Bronze Medal in the Overall Champion of the Bottle/Can Competition. Audit Ale is a strong ale, brewed to the 1938 strength and using the same ingredients as the original best-selling bottled beer of the Black Eagle Brewery, and has a smooth, warming flavour with notes of rich dried fruit, raisins and molasses. Wally Winker’s Death by Chocolate is a triple chocolate stout, brewed with chocolate malt, cacao nibs, vanilla essence and chocolate essence. The stout has rich chocolate and vanilla on the nose, with plenty of coffee and chocolate on the palate followed by a medium dry finish.
“Judges had a tough job separating the pack as the standard was extremely high once again. The winners from the SIBA competition are officially the best independent craft beers in the UK, something brewers should be extremely proud of.” Ian Fozard, SIBA Chairman.
The SIBA South East Independent Beer Awards 2019 judged a huge range of beers across a number of styles in separate cask, keg and bottle & can competitions. As the awards are judged mostly by brewers, industry experts and beer journalists the SIBA Independent Beer Awards are very much seen as the prestigious ‘Brewers’ choice Awards’ by the industry. Robert Wicks, Founder and Head Brewer at Westerham Brewery, had this to say on their win:
“We were delighted to have Audit Ale triumph once again in the Premium Bitter Category. We were however really excited to win Gold for the Wally Winker’s Death by Chocolate. We expended more energy and skill in developing this beer and it appears to have paid off!” Robert Wicks, Founder and Head Brewer, The Westerham Brewery Co.