25 June 2015

Tyne Bank on Instagram.

We've just joined Instagram! If you use the photo based social media site head on over to our profile and give us a follow. Expect exclusive pics and updates as to what we're up to here at the brewery from the latest beers we're brewing to the events we're hosting. 

Our page is here:

Please let us know if you're enjoying our beers out and about, or at home, and share your snaps using the tag #tynebankbrewery

24 June 2015

Meet the Brewers at The Steamboat.

Join us on Thursday 2nd July at CAMRA's South Tyneside pub of the year for a meet the brewers and beer tasting session.

We will be at The Steamboat in South Shields from 7:30pm hosting a guiding tasting session and talking all things Tyne Bank, including the history of the brewery and an in depth look at three of our cask ales.

There will be Buffet food available, and a raffle in aid of 'Big Pink Dress' raising money for Breast Cancer campaigns with some great Tyne Bank prizes.

Tickets are £4 and are available from the pub, but the evening is close to selling out so be quick if you'd like to come along. This will be your first chance to sample our July special, alongside classic Tyne Bank ales. We're looking forward to it, see you there.

18 June 2015

Meet the Brewer at Glug this Saturday.

Struggling to find the perfect Father's Day gift? Join us at mmm... and Glug in the Grainger Market this Saturday 20th June where we will be on hand for a tasting session and helping you to choose and ideal present for Father's Day. We can answer any questions you might have about the brewery or the beers, or just for a chat and a sample.

From midday you can call into the shop and try our range of bottled beers, including our brand new 330ml special edition bottles:

Strawberries & Cream - At 3.8% this extra pale ale carries serious flavour, we used lactose and vanilla for a sweet and creamy base, and added a crazy amount of fresh strawberries.

Caribbean Stout - This 6.5% rum and raisin chocolate stout is rich, luxurious and packed with flavour. Deep chocolate notes support the rum soaked fruit in this boozy stout, with hints of burnt sugar on the finish.

Belgian IPA - A bold, hop forward beer brewed and dry hopped with a great combination of hops including Cascade, Nelson Sauvin, Chinook and Citra. Fermented to a substantial 7.2% with a Belgian ale yeast, this beer is a hybrid of two classic styles.

We'll also have plenty of our usual bottled beers to try from the hoppy Pacifica Pale to the luxurious Mocha Milk Stout. We can tailor the perfect gift pack for Father's Day with the combination of beers and glassware to suit you, and you can take the opportunity to try some beers you might not have sampled already. See you on Saturday!

11 June 2015

June special - Vienna Lager

After it's storming debut at our 4th Birthday party last week, our June special, Vienna Lager is hitting the handpulls and keg taps now. The beer is brewed using Vienna malt, which is kilned at a higher temperature than usual to provide a rich and toasty flavour. It isn't kept at the high temperature for long though, which allows the enzymatic activity to remain high, therefore it can be used to make up the majority of the malt bill. Combined with a lager malt, it makes for a medium bodied and full flavoured beer. We've hopped Vienna Lager with Saaz for a traditional European lager flavour and a crisp, refreshing finish.

This style of Lager was developed in Austria in the 1840s, and was made popular in the US when Viennese brewers emigrated and took their knowledge with them. It is often referred to as pre-prohibition lager as it was a popular style widely brewed in the US before alcohol was outlawed nationwide in 1920.

Our take on this historical style is available this month in both cask and keg.