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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019

2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Posted on Monday, June 24th, 2019

Westerham Brewery Tap Room & Shop has been awarded the 2019 Certificate of Excellence!

We would like to thank all of our customers who have visited the Tap Room and left a review. Your feedback is invaluable to us and helps us continue to improve our offering and provide the best customer experience possible. Please continue to review your experiences with us, or get involved on our social media channels using the handle @WesterhamBrew or searching for Westerham Brewery wherever applicable. You can also visit our social media pages using the links below:

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Thank you for all of your continued support, and we look forward to welcoming you at the Westerham Brewery Tap Room & Shop soon.


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Westerham Brewery Celebrates 15 Years of Brewing

Posted on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

May 26th 2019 marked exactly 15 years since the first brew by Westerham Brewery, who began brewing in a converted barn at Grange Farm, just outside the town of Westerham, Kent. The Brewery is now located in a purpose-built facility on Beggars Lane, Westerham, with a Tap Room & Shop on site. To commemorate the occasion, the Brewery played host to an all-day Beer Festival and an evening of live music entitled The Great Gig in the Marquee. Westerham Brewery also created a special 15 hop session IPA using 15 different Kent-grown hops.

The Beer Festival over the second Bank Holiday Weekend celebrated Westerham Brewery’s 15th Anniversary by showcasing beers from Westerham and friends, as well as live music throughout the day and street food from Pizza Federicci, Jacob’s Ladder Butchery and The Moules & Bread Shed.

The Beer Festival was free to attend, and local residents were given a flyer which could be exchanged for a free Westerham beer at the Festival. Sunday night saw Kent’s own Pink Floyd Tribute band On Thin Ice perform The Great Gig in the Marquee. Guests were treated to a two-course gourmet dinner, as well as a choice of wines and Westerham beers.

Robert Wicks, Founder and Head Brewer at Westerham Brewery, said: “We are proud to have made it to our 15th Anniversary still making great beer, even if we have a little less hair today than in 2004! Over the last 15 years the beer business has changed enormously, and we enter our next 15 years with a young team driving the business forward. Innovation of new beers and styles is at the forefront of our future.”

Here’s to the next 15 years of brewing in the hop garden of England!

 


Westerham Brewery in Free From Magazine

Posted on Monday, June 10th, 2019

It is a pleasure to be featured in this new trade magazine, further establishing Westerham Brewery as a supplier of award-winning beers for the gluten-free and vegan communities (as well as others). As one of the first breweries in the country to provide such a vast gluten free and vegan friendly offering, we are proud to be able to support those communities and provide them with delicious beer where so many others fall short. The gluten free community makes up about 13% of the population, with the vegan community making up 7%. However, those who are gluten free (either by choice or medical conditions) are often overlooked when it comes to beer offerings.

Here at Westerham Brewery we were one of the first breweries in the country to use a revolutionary new technology to break up the gluten chains in our beer, without affecting the flavour. We believe that going gluten free should not mean having to give up good beer, and therefore provide a wide-range of styles to suit any taste. All of the bottled, canned, and keg beer produced by Westerham Brewery is gluten free and vegan friendly. And if you are a coeliac (or just curious) you can check the lab test certificate for your specific batch of beer by clicking here.

You can read the full magazine by clicking here (Westerham Brewery is on pages 36-37).


Fine Farm Produce Award 2018

2018 Fine Farm Produce Award

Posted on Monday, June 10th, 2019

Westerham Brewery has been awarded the 2018 National Trust Fine Farm Produce Award for two of its bottled beers – Viceroy IPA and Grasshopper. The Brewery is proud to have taken home the award every year from 2008 – 2018.

Viceroy India Pale Ale:

‘A satisfying IPA with an aftertaste of dry
treacle toffee flavours.’
John Keat, Fine Farm Produce Award Beer Judge

Grasshopper Kent Red Ale:

‘A rounded bitter with moreish taste.’
John Keat, Fine Farm Produce Award Beer Judge

FFPA Certificates Westerham 2018