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London Beer City 2017
2 Aug 2017

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LONDON BEER CITY (3RD-13TH AUGUST)

For the fifth edition of  London Beer City, we’re hosting and appearing at more events than ever! Here’s everywhere you will find us:

 

3rd: LBC Opening Party at Mason & Co – We’ll be there launching our LBC South Pacific Pale collab with Fourpure and Wimbledon!

4th-6th: London Craft Beer Festival – We’re pouring four beers at every session, with our new #BattleofTheBeerShops Double IPA collab with Hop Burns & Black, our latest releases and some festival specials!

4th-6th: Tap Takeover at The Colonel Fawcett, Camden Town – Seven taps of our latest beers will be pouring all weekend at this hidden gem of a gastropub in Camden Town. Look out for specially chosen pairings with dishes from their menu.

8th: Murk ‘n’ Cheese – Beer and cheese pairing here at the new BBNo Tasting Room; tickets available here!

9th: BBNo x Hawksmoor dinner at Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar – An evening pairing four delicious courses to four BBNo beers (tickets now sold out)

10th: Battle of the Beer Shops Final at Mother Kelly’s – All nine collaborations between London beer shops and London breweries will be pouring at Mother Kelly’s (Paradise Row) for the Grand Final. Vote for our 55|05 Double IPA – Citra & Ella brewed with Hop Burns & Black!

11th: Tap Takeover at Bleecker Burger (Victoria) – Taking over the taps at Bleecker’s new joint and pairing 5 of our beers to their incredible burgers!

12th: LBC Closing Party at Five Points – Taste the best of Tottenham, Bermondsey and Hackney at the LBC closing party, with BBNo beers on tap and tutored tastings!

13th: Brew-niversity at BrewDog Shepherd’s Bush – We’re the special guests at a special edition of the bar’s Brew-niversity tutored tastings, all about amazing yeast!

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Now Open: The BBNo Tasting Room
1 Aug 2017

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The new BBNo Tasting Room is now open at 75 Enid Street.

Change is a constant here at BBNo, and not just in what we brew – there have been quite a few changes here across the business recently that we’re quite excited to share.

In the brewhouse at 79 Enid Street, we’ve just installed a new 4000 litre FV and started double brewdays to help us meet demand for our hoppy beers. As the brewery has grown, so too has our appreciation for what it takes maintain high standards throughout production.

When we took on the tenancy of our second arch at 75, just over two years ago, it was an empty shell. We were in serious need of storage space at that time, as we welcomed more and more people in our taproom, and initially 75 functioned purely as warehousing. We then built a partition wall, to use the rear 30% of the arch as a warm room for conditioning our beers, which at the time were all keg- and bottle-conditioned.

After the installation of our Meheen bottling line and bright beer tanks, we were then able to force carbonate our hoppy beers and release them as fresh as possible. As our focus shifted to preserving the intense hop character of these beers, in which we already invest so much in terms of ingredients, expertise and tank time, it became clear that cold storage was a necessity, not a luxury.

This need became apparent at the same time as the desire to expand the brewery and evolve the BBNo Taproom, into something worthy of the compliment so many people pay us by visiting each weekend. First, a mezzanine floor was installed in 75 for our office to move up to. Next, a further partition wall was built, to allow us to use the middle 30% of the arch as cold storage (at an average of 5 degrees Celsius), which is now installed and operational.

We have been excited to see our friends and colleagues at The Bottle Shop and elsewhere investing in cold storage, and we firmly believe that the dedication and resources applied to the making of highly-hopped pale ales and IPAs must equally be applied to the storage and distribution of these beers.

Our cold storage will now also function as the ‘cellar’ for the new BBNo Tasting Room, taking up the remaining 40% of floor space at the front of 75 Enid Street. This is the evolution of our Taproom into what we hope will be the best possible experience of our beers. Lines run directly from the cold storage section to the ten taps at the bar, ensuring our beers are at peak condition for every visitor. As before, we will always release our freshest beers on Friday, but also feature special edition beers from our Pilot Series, Tasting Room exclusives and more.

Moving from a weekly-built taproom to a fixed Tasting Room in a dedicated space presents many other benefits. Initially we will be keeping the same opening hours, but with a view to extending these in the future. We’ll also now be able to host more events here, including our beer and cheese pairing evening on 8th August during London Beer City, and the UK’s first Uppers & Downers Festival with Good Beer Hunting on 13th September.

Meanwhile, 79 Enid Street will remain open to visitors for the time being, although in the long-term this will become a retail-focused Brewhouse Shop for sales of bottles (individually, in mixed packs, or by the case), merchandise and potentially growler-fills in the near future. This will be implemented later in the year.

We soft-launched the new Tasting Room space last weekend, and it will now be open every Friday and Saturday. We’ll continue to tweak and improve the space for the next couple of months, so please bear with us as we work on delivering the standard of experience you, our guests, deserve.

Cheers!

 

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Vacancies: Tasting Room Manager & Bar Staff
19 May 2017

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Tasting Room Manager

Brew By Numbers (BBNo) is at an exciting stage.  Having come through our start-up phase, we are looking ahead at the challenges and opportunities an established brewery faces.  One of which is to reinvent the popular BBNo Taproom, as well as introduce new products and methods of service.

With many exciting opportunities, goals and prospects ahead, now is the perfect time to get on board and join the team.  The successful applicant will play a part in developing the BBNo vision and implementing a shared plan through clear objectives. Below is a link to download the job description for the role of Tasting Room Manager:

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If you wish to apply, please send a CV with a covering letter to jobs@brewbynumbers.com before 31st May, with “Tasting Room Manager Application” in the subject heading, and address your applications to Chris Hall.

Bar Staff

We’re also hiring for new bar staff to work on Fridays and Saturdays. If you’ve ever wanted to work in craft beer, this is a great chance to get involved in a small, growing business and get experience and knowledge about a wide range of beer styles. Our Taproom will soon be evolving into something new and exciting, with lots more opportunities for events and in-depth staff training.

If you’re interested, send an email to jobs@brewbynumbers.com listing any relevant experience, with the subject heading “Bar Staff”, addressed to Tiki Murray.

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BBNo @ Paris Beer Week
11 May 2017

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Find us at Paris Beer Week this Friday and Saturday.

From the early day of Brew By Numbers we have been excited to observe and be part of a growing craft beer scene in France, so it’s a real pleasure for us to be involved in the 4th Paris Beer Week this year, thanks to our importer Quentin at DBI (www.dbi-biere.com)! This Friday 12th and Saturday 13th May we’ll be in Paris at a few different events, and we’re hoping to sample the very best of French beer and food while we’re there.

Here’s a list of where we’ll be and links to the event pages:

Friday 12th May

Brewing Workshop at Brew Unique, 1pm – 6pm

Paris’ public use brewing space welcomes us for a brewing workshop. Meet Chris and Andrew and use the BBNo numbering system to generate some beer recipes!

Tap Takeover at Hoppy Corner, 7pm

After our event at Brew Unique, we’re taking over six taps at this popular craft beer cafe:

  • 01|08 Saison – Wai-iti & Lemon – 6.3%
  • 05|11 IPA – Citra & Mosaic – 6.5%
  • 08|06 Stout – Oatmeal – 5.5%
  • 11|25 Session IPA – Citra & HBC 431 – 4.2%
  • 21|09 Pale Ale – NZ Cascade & Pacific Jade – 5.5%
  • 45|01 Belgian IPA – Tettnang Saaz EKG – 6.0%

Saturday 13th May

Paris Beer Week ‘Grand Final’ Beer Festival, 12pm

You can also find us at the showcase beer festival closing Paris Beer Week, with these beers on tap over the course of the festival:

  • 01|08 Saison – Wai-iti & Lemon – 6.3%
  • 11|25 Session IPA – Citra & HBC 431 – 4.2%
  • 21|09 Pale Ale – NZ Cascade & Pacific Jade – 5.5%
  • 45|01 Belgian IPA – Tettnang Saaz EKG – 6.0%

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Upcoming Farmhouse Series Releases
28 Apr 2017

We’ve got two new exciting entries in our Farmhouse series of mixed fermentation beers – here’s a little about them and where to find them:

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Our 18|06 Farmhouse – Pear Saison uses pear juice from Oliver’s Cider & Perry.

18|06 – Farmhouse – Pear Saison – 6.0% 

A Saison brewed with low colour Maris Otter, wheat, spelt and oats, and simple hopping of East Kent Goldings in the boil. This was then blended with 300 litres of pear juice from Tom Oliver (Oliver’s Cider & Perry) and fermented with a mixed culture of our house saison yeast and selected Brettanomyces strains.

The pears used (Butt Pears) have moderate acids and tannins that produce fruity, slightly astringent flavours when used in perry. After the Saison yeast finished its work, the Brett has been left to shape the body of the beer gradually, harmonising the contrasting flavours and textures.

A rich, warming pear flavour coats the palate, lifted by a crisp, prickling carbonation and dry saison character. Delicate spice and herbal notes accentuate the fruit, ending with an assertive dry finish and lingering pear note.

18|06 is pouring at our tap takeovers at Taphouse in Copenhagen and The Pilcrow Pub in Manchester this weekend, and we’ll be giving the beer its proper UK release soon on draught and in 750ml bottles.

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18|07 Farmhouse – Table Saison

18|07 – Farmhouse – Table Saison – 3.6%

This table saison was brewed with low colour Maris Otter and small amounts of oats, wheat and rye for texture and body. Saaz hops went in the boil, and coriander, lime and grapefruit zest for spicing. This was fermented with a mix of our saison yeast and Brett in tank.

Whilst remaining extremely light in body and crisp in texture, there’s a surprisingly depth of structure to this low-ABV saison. Soft fruit notes including strawberry and peach find their way into the Brett-forward aroma, while the palate is sharp, clean and delicately layered with spice and grain notes. It’s equally enjoyable as a simply refreshing beer; or as a complex farmhouse ale to be explored and savoured.

18|07 is on sale at the BBNo Taproom this Friday and Saturday, and at our events in Denmark this weekend. Available on draught and in 750ml bottles.

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BBNo x Bleecker (April Fools!)
1 Apr 2017

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BBNo x Bleecker – Burger Pale and Burger Stout

We’ve done some great collaborations with people outside of beer, from Nanban and Hawksmoor to Workshop Coffee and HasBean. Finding partners who care as deeply about their creations as we do is what makes these collaborations worthwhile – and unique. We approach each of these partnerships with the earnest aim to create something that is as much them, as us. In that spirit, our latest collaboration with the award-winning Bleecker Burger meant taking a step into new and exciting territory – incorporating their delicious burgers into two new exclusive beers.

After exhaustive planing sessions and recipe design meetings, we eventually found a way to respect both partners’ processes and sincere belief in all-natural ingredients giving the best and boldest flavours. This video explains all. Get the beers from Bleecker Spitalfields, Bleecker Victoria and the BBNo Taproom while stocks last!

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05|22 India Pale Ale – Hop City 2017
30 Mar 2017

We endeavour to be our own harshest critics, and this sometimes means making ruthless decisions about beers we’re deeply looking forward to share, and indeed taste for ourselves. When those beers are ones we’ve committed to special events, the decision is even more difficult, and we have recently been forced to make such a decision.

We regret to announce that 05|22 India Pale Ale, brewed specifically for Hop City in Leeds next month, will sadly not appear at the festival. 05|22, and several other unreleased beers in tank, have been affected by issues we can attribute to what we believe is a bad batch of yeast.

Our concerns about the batch of yeast have been shared with both our supplier and other breweries, and evidence suggests a number of breweries, particularly in the London area, have experienced similar problems to us.

The issues we have had, including but not limited to unusually high attenuation, have had numerous unfortunate knock-on effects in the brewhouse and on our production schedule. Whilst we believe some of the beers affected (05|22 IPA included) may be able to be rescued, given work and additional conditioning time, the resulting beers will no longer be the ones we originally envisioned. Others have been affected more severely and have regrettably already been disposed of, having failed to meet our standards.

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Stepping in: 05|21 – India Pale Ale – Azacca & NZ Cascade

We’re very disappointed to not be able to bring 05|22 to Hop City, but as we grow we place ever higher demands on the quality of our beer. Furthermore, we knew that this festival deserved only the very best hoppy beer we could bring. To that end, our freshest and most recent IPA – 05|21 with Azacca and NZ Cascade, packed on 13th March – will be going instead. Most importantly, it will still be tasting at its best when it is served at the festival.

We remain extremely excited to be at Hop City and hope to see you there!

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NUMBERS OF THE BEASTS
14 Feb 2017

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Tickets now available!

NUMBERS OF THE BEASTS – A tasting of six rare and beastly beers – March 1st – 6.30pm – £20pp

For the second year running, Brew By Numbers is teaming up with Colorado’s Left Hand Brewing for a tutored beer tasting – this time with some of their biggest and rarest beasts.

Left Hand’s Chris Lennert and Brew By Numbers’ Chris Hall will guide you through a range of each brewery’s biggest offerings, including BBNo’s latest Imperial Stout and their fresh;y released new Double IPA and Tripel. Left Hand meanwhile have brought some very special bombers to the party – some not to be found anywhere else in the UK!

Your ticket gets you a generous sample of all six beers. There will be meat, cheese and bread provided by Cannon & Cannon on the night, but it’s recommended to eat something substantial before taking on the beasts!

The Beer List

– 55|04 Double IPA – Citra & Ekuanot 8.5%

– St Vrain Tripel 9.3%

– 14|04 Tripel – Hallertau Blanc 8.5%

– Widdershins Barley Wine 10.7%

– 08|02 Imperial Stout 9.5%

– Left Hand Oak Aged Wake Up Dead 10.2%

Get your tickets from Eventbrite here!

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Behind the Numbers: 18|04 Farmhouse – Gose
14 Dec 2016

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18|04, available in 750ml and on draught at the BBNo Taproom, and in 750ml to buy from our online shop from Friday.

A new beer in our Farmhouse series launches this Friday at our taproom and on our online shop: 18|04 – Farmhouse – Gose, a mixed fermentation sour wheat beer brewed with salt and coriander.

Our first attempt at this sour German style, 19|01 – Gose – Classic, was well-loved at the brewery, though we knew that it was not quite as sophisticated as some the best examples we had tasted in this once almost-extinct style. 19|01 was kettle-soured and its tart flavours were slightly less refined than beers with more authentic souring and complex fermentations.

As the first full-size batch of mixed fermentation beer we have produced, 18|04 reflects an increase in knowledge, experience and refinement of our brewing practices. It is also an indication of the kind of beers which will take up an increasing amount of production capacity here at BBNo in the very near future.

18|04 differs from our first Gose in a number of ways. Instead of being kettle-soured, it was soured in tank with a blend of three different lactic acid bacteria (lactobacillus) and fermented with both our clean, house saison yeast as well as a house Brettanomyces culture. As before, salt and coriander are used in the boil, along with a small amount of lime zest, though the beer’s rounded, complex Brett character is what really sets it apart from our earlier efforts. Its bright, sour, salt and funk flavours are sharp and fresh, and will continue to evolve over time.

18|04 Farmhouse – Gose will be available on draught and to take away from 6pm this Friday at the BBNo Taproom for our final taproom weekend of 2016, and to order from our online shop from 12pm the same day.

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Christmas on the BBNo Online Shop
9 Dec 2016

 

We’ve added lots of new beer and merchandise to our online shop, just in time for Christmas – check out some of our newest lines below!

IMPORTANT – Christmas deliveries

To ensure orders can be processed in time to be delivered before Christmas Day, we would advise customers to place orders as soon as possible. To ensure delivery in time for Christmas, please place orders no later than midday on the 19th of December.

As usual, allow 2-3  working days for a delivery. If there is no sign of your delivery within this time – please contact us immediately, either on 02036375467 or by email to  help@alesbymail.co.uk.

 

Brewhouse Print T-Shirt

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BBNo Brewhouse Print T-Shirt

The Brew By Numbers brewhouse, as drawn by artist Jonah Schulz. Unisex fit, 100% combed and ringspun cotton jersey t-shirt, available in Maroon, Navy or Deep Heather, in S/M/L/XL/XXL. Buy it here. Special offer: Buy any t-shirt and use code ‘tee15’ to get 15% off your basket!

 

11|21 – Session IPA – Mosaic & Wai-iti

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Our newest Session IPA.

Our newest recipe Session IPA is bursting with waxy citrus and juicy tropical fruit, and a hop character almost as big as our most recent Double IPA, but at a sessionable 4.2% abv. Packed on 6th December and available to buy here.

 

BBNo Branded ‘Craft Master One’ Glass

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Photo © Gavin Freeborn

Enjoy your BBNo beers at home in the same branded 2/3rd pint glass used in our Taproom. Buy it here.

 

08|02 – Stout – Imperial

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Available in 750ml only

The new version of 08|02 uses six different grains – Maris Otter, Munich, Brown, Black & Chocolate malted barley; and rolled oats – to build a rich, luxurious and complex palate. 08|02 balances the typical roast and cocoa notes with warming, stewed fruit and raisin flavours and rounded, dry bitterness in its finish to keep its balance. It’s a beer for seeing in the end of the year, and can definitely be kept to see in the end of the year after that, too. The last bottles of this beer are now only available from our online shop – order it here.

 

 

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New Job Vacancies at BBNo
28 Nov 2016

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Brew By Numbers (BBNo) is entering an exciting stage of growth. Having come through our start-up phase, we are looking ahead at the challenges and opportunities an established brewery faces. With our bottling line and new tanks in place we can assure consistency and quality of packaged beer like never before. With many exciting opportunities, goals and prospects ahead, now is the perfect time to get on board and join the team. BBNo is looking to fill several roles. All new team members will play a part in developing the BBNo vision and implementing a shared plan through clear objectives.

The roles we are looking to fill are Lead Brewer, Cellar (Fermentation) Manager and Warehouse Manager.

Please see links to the job descriptions for the three roles below:

– Warehouse Manager Job Description

– Lead Brewer Job Description 

– Cellar (Fermentation) Manager Job Description

If you wish to apply, please send a CV with a covering letter to jobs@brewbynumbers.com, with “Lead Brewer Application”, “Cellar Manager Application” or “Warehouse Manager Application” in the subject heading, and address your applications to Dave Seymour.

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08|02 Imperial Stout returns this weekend
17 Nov 2016

 

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Available from the BBNo Taproom from 6pm: 08|02 Stout – Imperial.

It’s been over two years since we last released 08|02 Stout – Imperial. In that time we’ve learned a lot about making bigger beers and the balance of textures and flavours required to execute them.

Last week we took a new version of the beer to The Duke’s Head in Highgate for Darker Days, an event celebrating rich beers for the colder months, where it paired beautifully with a Ghanian spicy beef and peanut stew. After its patient maturation and mellowing of its boisterous flavours, it was clear it was ready at last. Friday 18th at the BBNo Taproom sees the official launch of the new 08|02, on draught and in 750ml bottles only.

Keeping its number but with a refined and improved recipe, the new version of 08|02 uses six different grains – Maris Otter, Munich, Brown, Black & Chocolate malted barley; and rolled oats – to build a rich, luxurious and complex palate.

However, this is not just a stout with the volume turned up. 08|02 balances the typical roast and cocoa notes with warming, stewed fruit and raisin flavours and rounded, dry bitterness in its finish to keep its balance. It’s a beer for seeing in the end of the year, and can definitely be kept to see in the end of the year after that, too.

This very special beer will be available for a limited time in 20 litre KeyKeg and 750ml bottles only – from our taproom this Friday 18th at 6pm and then on general release from Monday. Come to our taproom to try it before release, and don’t miss out on this special beer before it’s gone!

 

 

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