Saturday, 23 April 2016


Happy St Georges Day.

Hopefully the sun is shining and you can head to a beer garden to enjoy a pint of our ale, available across the UK on selected Punch pubs on their Finest Cask Rotation.


We finalised the T shirt design for the £150 Motueka reward this week hope you like them.

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Our crowd cube pitch is going well, we are 50% funded and well on the way to achieving our dream. Thanks to all our investors please spread the word for the final push to the end.


Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Exciting news to announce......


We have some exciting news to announce.....
Julia Austin our Managing Director has written an open letter explaining more about our plans.

Hi, I’m Julia, founder of Tyne Bank Brewery. 


Back in 2006, while working as a Chemical Engineer, I took a trip to British Columbia where I experienced a craft beer scene way ahead of where we were in the UK.  The skills, passion and knowledge evident amongst these breweries and tap rooms fuelled my dream to open my own brewery.

Five years later in 2011 Tyne Bank Brewery was born and our ambition and ethos has always been based on those early experiences.  We aim to combine local passion with the best ingredients available globally to ensure we maximise the flavour for every product we produce. It’s what we put into it that guarantees what you get out of it. 

I am extremely proud of what Tyne Bank Brewery has achieved. We have several awards; notably Summer Breeze which recently won gold in class and silver overall in the 2016 National SIBA keg awards and Silver Dollar, our American Pale Ale which won gold in class in 2014.  Our Monument, an English bitter was awarded the top 3 Gold Stars in the Good Food Guide’s Great Taste Awards and furthermore it was rated in the Top 50 of 10,000 food & drink submissions across all categories in 2015.

Because of our success we now need to relocate to larger premises.

Rather than merely moving to a larger site, we wish to take maximum advantage of the new opportunities that the unprecedented thirst for craft beers are bringing.

Firstly Artisan produced beer is no longer exclusively “cask conditioned” and served via a handpull. The craft-keg revolution is now firmly established whilst high-end beer connoisseurs now favour the can to ensure their beer is in the freshest condition.

Secondly, drinking at the brewery “tap” has never been more popular and we would love to engage with our customers in our own tap house and events space enabling us to showcase our products and offer a great bar experience in an industrial setting.

After a lot of research we have found a large characterful leasehold premises a stone’s throw from the existing brewery and at over four times the size of our current unit it is perfect to put our exciting plans in place. 

So here’s what are we planning;
·         To refurbish, relocate and expand the brewery.
·         To install the north east’s first canning line with flexibility to also bottle and keg
·         To open a brewery craft tap house along with a unique events space.

The next step in our journey will be expensive and so we need investment. 

We are independent and proud of it, with a strong desire to build a solid, multi-faceted craft brewery business.   We want to share the journey with people that will help us grow and are passionate in making Tyne Bank Brewery one of the North’s most progressive craft breweries.

We want all our investors to become part of our DNA.

From £10 to £50,000 we’re offering the opportunity to invest and own an equity stake in Tyne Bank Brewery and in return we offer our shareholders a unique experience, ensuring they are truly engaged with us and most definitely enjoying the ride.

Find our more at https://www.crowdcube.com/tyne-bank-brewery-limited/pitches/bwaD7l




Investments of this nature carry risks as well as potential rewards. Please #InvestAware


April Special - Vienna Lager



Back by popular demand for April is our Vienna Lager. 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.