News of the Brews

February 6th 2020 - Even More Reason to Celebrate!

We are not usually ones to blow our own trumpet but when our passion for brewing authentic double drop ales is recognised by others, well, it would be rude not to give it a mention.

After our success last week, our London Porter, Old King Coel, has now been awarded Bronze in the Champion Winter Beer of Britain 2020.

Here's 'Old Rog' (right) collecting the award and looking very happy about it too!

31st January 2020 - Colchester Brewery Comes Out on Top!

We had great success this week at Colchester Brewery. Judging has taken place over various beer festivals throughout 2019 and we are very proud to announce that we received 5 awards for our beer.

Tom Knox, Roger Clark and Dom Skeet were all present at the Colchester Winter Beer Festival to accept the 5 honours in The Champion Beer of East Anglia Awards.

In the Porter category, we won Gold for our London Porter, Old King Coel 5%.

In the Speciality Category, Gold went to our Brazilian Coffee and Vanilla Porter 4.6%.

In the Strong Ales and Milds Category, Bronze went to Double Brown, 4.6%.

In the Bitter Category, joint Silver went to Colchester No.1, 4.1%, our Best Bitter.

And we are even more pleased to announce that Old King Coel London Porter won Gold in the Overall Champion Beer of East Anglia and Brazilian Coffee and Vanilla Porter won Bronze!

Pictured here are the three "lads" along side Dan Young, Vice Chair of Colchester and North East Essex CAMRA.


Hop Picking for our October beer "Day of the Triffids"

It's all hands on deck this week, even the Sales Staff are getting involved in picking the hops for our October beer Day of the Triffids - 4.1% - a locally picked, light amber, green hopped beer. Available from Friday 27th September.

triffic triffids


Chappel Beer Festival is here again and we will be taking up our usual place in The Shunter's Arms.

Come and see us at the East Anglian Railway Museum, Wakes Colne from Tuesday 3rd September to Saturday 7th September 2019.

More beer awards

We had some success in Chelmsford and Mid Essex Camra's Champion Beers of East Anglia, announced in February.

Overall Champion Beer of East Anglia: *Silver*  Brazilian Coffee and vanilla porter

Speciality Beers: *Gold* Brazilian coffee and vanilla Porter

Best Bitters: *Bronze* Colchester No.1

New pump clip designs

A few months ago we were lucky enough to have Julie and Kai from agree to design new clips for our permanent beers.

new clips

Once the drawings were done by Julie, it was over to our graphic artist Trevor Johnson to put the new designs into the final designs. We thought it would be a great excuse for a little party. A little shin-dig was organised at the Odd One Out and we were joined not only by Julie and Kai's family but also ten landlords and landladies from the town's pubs.