Friday, 5 February 2016

Tyne Bank on Eebria.

Tyne Bank Brewery

You can now by our beer online anywhere in the UK. Our bottled range is now available here:

We've put together some mixed cases as well as the individual bottles to showcase our wide range of beers. There's a general mixed case filled with an even spread of styles, as well as a dark beers case and a pale ales selection, each containing 12 bottles.

Postage is a competitive £5.99 per brewery, regardless of how many bottles you buy. Your order comes through to us, and we use Eebria's specifically designed packaging ensuring your beer arrives safe and sound. If you'd like to make the most of the packaging, we have boxes which hold 12 bottles, and boxes which hold 24.

Our bottled and kegged beers are also available in Eebria Trade, so if you're interested in stocking our beers in your pub, bar or bottle shop you can now take advantage of the excellent courier service provided. 

If there's a Tyne Bank beer you've been desperate to try, but you live outside of the North East, head over to our Eebria page and place your order now. Make sure you tell your local pub if you're keen to try our keg beers too.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Quarterly Hop Series #1 - Motueka Dollar.

Like any brewery, we love experimenting with different hops, so this year we will showcase some of our favourite varieties in the form of a series of special versions of our best selling beer.

American pale ale Silver Dollar is our most popular brew, and is the perfect base for experimenting with generous hop additions. The amber coloured malt bill is able to carry the big flavours imparted by the extra hops, and by using the same base recipe for each version you will easily be able to pick out the different flavours each hop brings to the party.

For the first quarter of 2016 we have used possibly our favourite hop, Motueka. Grown in New Zealand, this multi purpose variety has a great aroma, and is said to have a distinctive fresh crushed citrus “Mojito” lime character. By adding it late in the brew, and as a hefty dry hop, we found it has brought juicy, tropical notes to the beer with plenty of fruity hop character carried by the malt bill. Bred by crossing a native NZ variety with the classic noble hop, Saaz, we use Motueka in many of our beers as we love it's moreish flavour and versatility. It works just as well as a bittering hop as it does for aroma.

Motueka Dollar is available now until the end of March is cask and keg, when it will be replaced with a new version using a different hop. Stay tuned to find out more.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

January Special - Chocolate Raspberry Stout.

Our first monthly special of 2016 is a lovely winter warmer in the form of Chocolate Raspberry Stout. Who says you have to behave yourself in January?

The beer is a balanced dark ale at 4.7%, brewed with real chocolate and raspberries for a subtle and balanced flavour that builds with each sip. At under 5% the beer is accessible, but not lacking in flavour. The combination of chocolate, crystal and cara malts combined with around 8kg of real chocolate melted into the beer ensures plenty of chocolatey goodness. We then added raspberry purée and whole fresh raspberries to punctuate the richness with a fruity bite.

Chocolate Raspberry Stout is inspired by a one off beer we brewed last year on our test kit for local beer writer Michael Brown's wedding. This was a 9% imperial recipe which we've scaled back to create more sensible beer balancing all the flavours of the beer which inspired it.

This rich and enticing, yet well balanced beer is available now in both cask and keg, to help ward off those cold winter nights.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

December Special - Crème Caramel.

Our Christmas special is now on sale, and we are very excited about it! We usually hold a vote to decide what our December special will be, but this year we knew what we wanted to brew. Crème Caramel is the most luxurious beer we've ever brewed, and is pure Christmas indulgence. 

Weighing in at 5.7% it sits at the stronger end of the spectrum, and is inspired by MD Julia's favourite beer, Southern Tier's Crème Brulee. The malt bill is made up of Maris Otter, crystal, chocolate and a huge helping of caramalt for a complex and deep toffee flavour. We then added Demerara sugar to the brew which leaves behind sumptuous caramel notes when it ferments out, adding to the malt base. The two most important ingredients for this brew however, are the lactose and vanilla. The lactose sugar does not ferment, and therefore leaves a creamy sweetness in the beer, and the heaps of Madagascan vanilla combine with it for a rich custard flavour and mesmerising aroma. This beer is crème brulee dessert in a glass. 

Crème Caramel is available now in cask and keg, and we are also selling mini kegs from our brewery shop. Get in touch to place your order now before they sell out! 

Friday, 20 November 2015

Mini Kegs are Go!

Tyne Bank mini kegs are now on sale! We are excited to announce that you can now enjoy our delicious cask conditioned ales anywhere with our new 5l mini kegs. Holding just over eight and half pints, these stainless steel containers feature a pull out tap and can be filled with any of our core range of beers. Simply open the vent on the top, pull the tap out at the bottom and you're ready to go.

We've found the best way of filling them is straight from our conditioning tanks, so the beer is unfined. This means it will be slightly hazy as we've left all the flavour in, but also means you can move it around whilst its open as there will be next to no sediment to disturb. An added bonus is that the lack of finings make all of our mini kegs vegan friendly, so everyone can enjoy them. They will last around 4 weeks if kept sealed and cool, and up to four days once opened if kept cool.

They cost £20 and can be bought from our shop on site. We'll keep a stock of filled ones closer to Christmas, but at the moment we'll fill yours straight from the tank while you wait. Whilst our core range will always be available, we can also fill them with our monthly specials, but only in limited numbers and you'll have to book them in advance. For example if you'd like one filled with our December special, Crème Caramel, let us know now and we'll reserve one for you.

Email or call the brewery on 0191 265 2828 to order yours.

They will be available from Coppers 8till8 and Glug in the Grainger Market next month too, keep an eye on our Twitter page for updates.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Christmas Market Day.

On Saturday 12th December we are hosting a Christmas Market here in the brewery. A great chance to pick up some excellent local gifts and enjoy some brewery fresh beer while you shop.

Away from the chaos and madness of the high street, come along to our brewery and choose from a wide range of gifts from top quality local producers and artists. Open from 11am til 5pm we're squeezing quite a lot into the brewery including chocolates, soaps, art, jewellery and more. Everything on sale is made locally, and you will be able to buy some unique and interesting gifts for Christmas at prices to suit every pocket.

Of course we will be putting our pop up bar up for the day, so you can enjoy brewery fresh beer whilst you shop. We'll have cask and keg beers, and hot spiced cider to warm you up. Ouseburn Coffee will also be in attendance to keep you going. One very special beer we are excited about will be a one-off nitro keg of our December special, Creme Caramel. Using nitrogen instead of carbon dioxide to provide the condition to the beer results in smaller bubbles and a thick, creamy body. So if you want to try this luxurious version of the beer you will have to pop down on the day!

As well as all the great local traders, we will be selling our full bottled range, gift packs and merchandise which make great presents. We'll also be taking orders for closer to Christmas for polypins, mini kegs and larger bottle orders so you can collect at your convenience.

For more details and announcements make sure you join the official Facebook event which can be found here:

The Q2 bus stops very close to the brewery on Walker Road, so if you're in town getting some shopping done and struggling for ideas, pop along and escape the crowds, unwind with a beer and you will probably find the perfect gift you've been looking for.

Bring your friends along and join us for a beer whilst supporting some great local producers.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Barrel Aged Beers.

Our trio of brand new barrel aged beers are now on sale. The most extensive barrel ageing programme in the North East sees three luxurious beers hitting the shelves in time for Christmas. We're really happy with the beers, here's the details:

Heavenly Porter - OK so this isn't a new one, but we've doubled the amount we usually mature as you guys just love it so much. A robust porter blended with Heaven Hill bourbon is locked away in oak casks from the very same distillery, adding even more complex layers of warming whiskey flavours. Lots of vanilla up front, with oaky and boozy notes unwinding with every sip.

Scotch Ale - Warning, not everyone will like this beer. However if peat is your thing, you will love it! The 5.5% 90 shilling style ale we brewed back in March has been maturing in Scotch whisky casks for months, and has picked up all of the peaty flavours associated with Islay single malts. Deep toffee notes carry the peat flavours well, this is a beer for wild, wintery nights.

Cherry Stout - Finally, the beer we are most excited about. We've aged our popular oatmeal stout brewed with whole sweet and sour cherries in a Port hogshead. Cherry Stout already has plenty of layers of flavour, and this special barrel aged edition has even more. Deep oak notes lead to a crescendo of dried fruit and rich berry notes and a boozy finish which lingers on the palate for a long time.

On Friday 20th November get yourself down to  Coppers 8 till 8 in Gosforth, where Sam will be on hand with samples of all three beers and to talk you through each of them. Details on the poster below:

You can pick up bottles from our brewery shop for £8.50 each, and they are also available in all good bottle shops over the coming weeks. Of course you can also pick them up from our market stall by Greys Monument from 2nd - 6th December, and at our Christmas Market Event at the brewery on Saturday 12th.