9 April 2014

Peloton Pale Ale Returns.

We are happy to announce the return of everyone's favourite cycling themed beer to the Free Trade Inn. With the clocks changing and (hopefully) the weather improving, now is the time to dust off the bike, oil your chain and head out for a ride. What better way to finish than admiring the views from the Free Trade with a pint of Peloton.

Brewed in collaboration with The Free Trade and the Cycle Hub Cafe to celebrate the UK cycling culture, Peloton is a 3.7% pale ale featuring a delicate aroma with hints of mango. The flavour is of juicy tropical fruits, and the mild bitterness leaves a slightly dry and very refreshing finish. At 3.7% Peloton provides great refreshment as a relaxing, post ride pint, yet leaves you able to ride home safely, providing you enjoy it responsibly of course.

Peloton is available on draft at the Free Trade, in bottles at the Cycle Hub as well the brewery and selected outlets such as Glug and Coppers 8 till 8. The beer is also stocked in the recently opened Pedalling Squares at the bottom of Whickham Bank, who also do lovely cake!

2 April 2014

Heavenly Porter - April Special

April sees the return of our popular bourbon blended ale, Heavenly Porter as this month's special. 

The beer is deep brown with a reddish tinge in colour thanks to the careful blend of eight malts, giving a slightly sweet aroma, a smooth initial taste and medium body. After fermentation we blend the porter with Heaven Hill bourbon. Distilled in Kentucky, the heart of bourbon country, since 1788 Heaven Hill is charcoal filtered to make a smooth and mellow whiskey.  As you drink the beer the slight warmth of the bourbon becomes evident, and adds an extra dimension with hints of vanilla and a real depth. 

Heavenly Porter will be available this month and will be featuring at CAMRA's 38th Newcastle Beer and Cider Festival, so make sure you pop along and give it a try.

New Branding Launch Night

Join us at Pleased to Meet You on High Bridge in the centre of town on Friday 4th April to help us launch our new look with a bang. We are holding a tap takeover, with several of our cask beers available, and a one off kegged version of Cherry Stout. What's more, if you collect 6 stamps on our loyalty card at PTMY on the night, and at Lady Greys or Redhouse as well in the two weeks following the launch event, you get one of our new T – Shirts worth £20 absolutely free!

The time has finally come to launch our brand new look. Everything from glasses to T - Shirts is new, so make sure you come along this Friday from 7pm and check it out, we will all be there so please have a beer with us and say hi.

Revolutions Collaboration Beer - Communique

Especially for The Craft Beer Company’s beer festival in their new Clapham pub, ‘Craft 100’, we teamed up with our good friends at Revolutions Brewing Company from Castleford, Yorkshire. Something we have wanted to do for a while is brew a collaborative beer with Mark and Andrew, who's excellent brewery specialises in musically themed ales referencing their vast and eclectic tastes in music.

We decided to brew a 6% coffee porter called 'Communique' in honour of legendary Dire Straits guitar player and frontman Mark Knopfler, who grew up in Newcastle. For the beer, we used a coffee from one of London's best roasteries, Square Mile. The Buzira variety from Burundi has hints of blackcurrant, which are enhanced by the addition of Bramling Cross hops. Available at ‘Craft 100’ at The Craft Beer Co Clapham between 3rd – 6th April, and in limited amounts around Newcastle and Yorkshire, this strong yet delicate porter is bursting with berry flavours and subtle coffee notes, hiding its 6% ABV very well.