Bar Beer Events Meet The Brewer

Moor in Norwich & Peterborough

THIS WEEKEND!!! Moor extravaganzas in Norwich & Peterborough!


Do you like Moor beer? You should drink Moor beer. The puns are relentless on a #MoorOnTour

  • Brewery: Moor Beer Company
  • Location: Bristol (formerly middle of pretty much¬†nowhere in Somerset)
  • Owner/Brewer: Justin Hawke … an American showing the UK how to do hops ūüėČ
  • History: Founded in 1996, taken over by Justin & Maryann in 2007: more here
  • Features: One of the first UK micros to leap into being 100% unfinedultra-tasty vegan friendly cask & keg

Moor is one of my own all time favourite brewers and one of the very first I traded with, given they inspired the creation of Jolly Good Beer… people wanted Moor, people couldn’t get Moor… problem solved.

The Plasterers ArmsSaturday – Norwich – The Plasterers Arms

If you’re in the Norwich area come to the awesome Plasterers Arms for all things Moor… this is a mega tap-takeover across cask and keg lines offering a huge variety of the Moor lineup, with some special bombers and some of the can range available to boot! Hoppy: got it; Dark: got it; Brown: got it; Pale: got it; Smokey: got it; Barley Wine: got it; Barrel Aged: got it; You… get it?

The official gig is set to run from 8pm, but we’ll be hangin’ about from a bit earlier.

Check out the event page on FaceBook.

Or @ThePlasterers on Twitter.

Stoneworks TapwallSunday – Peterborough – The Stoneworks Bar

Cambridgeshire’s awesomest new new-wave bar brings you Moor in keg spanning the core to the frankly slightly mental. DIPA, BDIPA, even plain old IPA – then how about hoppy wheat, pale ales, old ales, and a barrel aged barley wine?

The bar opens at midday Sunday… and the finger-in-the-air starting time for shenanigans is 1pm. We’ll have a representative from the brewery, and I’ll be there to drink beer. ūüėČ

Stoneworks are less on top of the FaceBook, but they do have a FaceBook page you can visit.

Or @TheStoneworks on Twitter.


Some Moor Badges (no, we don't have ALL these beers:) I wish!
Some Moor Badges (no, we don’t have ALL these beers:) I wish!


And should Moor’s awesome beer sound your sort of thing, we supply to trade accounts across East Anglia and the East Midlands. We keep our Moor here:¬†

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Jolly Good Beer & Brewers @ Food Park Night Market

Jolly Good Beer Bar
Jolly Good Beer Bar

I’m a bit late to putting this together, because Food Park Night Market has SOLD OUT!¬†So… there here be a teaser for those didn’t make it to booking in time, and an appetite whetter for those who will be there with us on Saturday.

Food Park has practically become a Cambridge foodie institution – this collective of food vans and related businesses shows up all over town providing the food variety and excitement that Cambridge’s drab corporate office estates fail to deliver. Pints of tasty beer don’t quite fit in for most at lunchtime – but a few times a year Food Park gets together to do a “night market” where proceedings practically require a great drinks offering to go with the great food. We’ll be there with great beer amongst the gin, wine, cocktails and fizz.

For the first Food Park of 2016 the Jolly Good Beer bar will host Atom brewery from Hull and Harknott from Cumbria on the draught – both of which will have folk present on the night.

We’ll also have Magic Rock and Moor cans for folk in the mood for a quick tinnie of great beer. The beer list will include:

    • Atom – “For Science!” – will be at the event!
      • Schr√∂dinger’s Cat, 3.5% – full bodied, yet low ABV, hop-bomb
      • Pale Ale, 4.5% – UK Olicana & Admiral hopped cirtusy pale ale
      • Ocean of Storms, 5.0% – saison aged on blueberries
      • Dark Matter, 4.5% – sea salt, cocoa and black lime infused oatmeal stout
    • Hardknott¬†– “Serious About Beer” – will be at the event!
      • Cumbrian Lager, 4.8% – lager! lager! lager!
      • Intergalactic Space Hopper, 5.2% – IPA
  • CANS
    • Magic Rock
      • Salty Kiss, 4.1%¬†– gooseberry gose
      • High Wire, 5.5% – pale ale
      • Rapture, 4.6% – red ale
    • Moor
      • Revival,¬†3.7%¬†– session pale ale
      • Illusion, 4.5% –¬†black IPA
      • Return of the Empire,¬†5.7% – English IPA
  • SODA
    • Square Root – “Handmade in Hackney”
      • A range of non-alcoholic sodas from the awesome Square Root. It’s what keeps me going when I am doing these events! So we figured we should add them to the lineup.

Food Park beers

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Yeastie Boys do Cambridge – Thu July 2nd

Yeastie Boys Invasion Map

Some may have noticed it in Cambridge already… there’s been a Kiwi presence¬†in some bars, with beers from New Zealand sneaking onto taps¬†across the city. But this isn’t just¬†beer on a holiday – this is a full on KIWI INVASION. And in the front ranks are the¬†Yeastie Boys super-hopsters. Since last October they have been infiltrating the UK from the sea – reaching our shores after a long voyage from the opposite side of the planet. Creeping into our bars… skulking in our cellars… ready to LEAP OUT, rip across our tastes buds and punch down our throats. Delivering enjoyment and flavour to British beer lovers. It’s the best kind of invasion there is.

Our next “Meet the Brewer” event is a doozy… we will have Yeastie Boys Stu¬†in town to talk Kiwi beer!

  • StuWHERE: The Blue Moon, Norfolk Street, Cambridge
  • WHEN: Thursday July 2nd from 6pm.
  • HOW-MUCH: Non-ticketed, show up when you can, hang out… buy beers from the bar.
  • WHAT: Yeastie Boys, 4 on draught, some bottles too…
    • Digital IPA – 5.7% – India Pale Ale, hop till ya drop…
    • Gunnamatta – 6.5% – Earl Grey tea infused IPA, totally the awesomesauce.
    • Pot Kettle Black – 6.0% – South Pacific Porter, well hopped velvety dark lusciousness.
    • Stairdancer – 4.4% – Pacific¬†Ale, crisp dry Nelson Sauvin quaffing juice.

Digital IPA Keg BadgeGunnamatta Keg BadgePot Kettle Black Keg Badge

This is a simple non-ticketed general beery love-in… so just show up on the night, enjoy some Yeastie Boys brews, and chat beer. We may also line up a special tasting session on the side once we’ve worked out what our bottle stocks permit… pop along to the Facebook event page and let us know you’re coming.

There will also be a few¬†Kiwi beers in bottle available in the Blue Moon’s fridge, including the awesome 100%-peated-malt beasties that are Yeastie Boys¬†Rex Attitude and xeRRex*POW*

Since last October Jolly Good Beer has been working to get imports from New Zealand out and about amongst the pubs, bars, and bottle-shops of our region. And they’ve been well received too… each order of Kiwi beer is bigger than the last. The New Zealand Craft Beer Collective was formed to export some of the cream of the NZ beer crop and fully launched in the UK at the start of 2015. Every couple of months a full refrigerated container of chilled Kiwi goodness is shipped our way, and from the importer our small part of this is delivered directly to our own coldstore. It’s a chain of supply that guarantees even the crisp pale goodies full of Kiwi hops last the journey to still taste awesome in UK bars.

Yeastie Bear

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Meet the Brewer: Pig & Porter at Burwash Manor – May 17th

Pig & Porter LogoOur next meet-the-brewer event will be at Burwash Manor’s “Sizzling Sunday”¬†on March 17th.¬†The “Sizzling Sunday” is a celebration of Burwash Manor Farm’s own¬†delicious Rare Breed Pork. As well as the farm Burwash Manor is home to a collection of interesting shops located on a farm in Barton, just a hop skip and a jump from Cambridge town centre.

We will have three Pig & Porter¬† (@PigAndPorter) beers on draught, and Cozzi & Boffa¬†(@CozziBoffaWines) will have three in bottle to enjoy on the day or take-away. Not only that but we’ll have Sean Ayling, the Pig & Porter founder-brewer, in attendance to chat about beer and how this¬†relatively-new brewery got up and running. Pig & Porter is an up-and-coming new brewery in the UK scene, which has already made a good impression in craft beer venues across the country – with their first splash into the scene that we noticed being at IndyManBeerCon last year . IMBC is a young yet already prestigious craft beer event where they take their beer selection very seriously.

Keg Badges for BurwashThe three Pig & Porter beers have been chosen with tasty pork products in mind*, although¬†we think Pig & Porter fit the theme of the day quite well in name alone. Additionally we’ll have three other beers on draught that also feature in Cozzi & Boffa’s bottle/can range.

  1. Pig & Porter, Honey Hill Wit – 5.0% – a flavoursome hazy wheat beer loaded up with honey. Perfect complement to a honey glazed ham, or any slab of pig for that matter.
  2. Pig & Porter, Neither Nor – 5.0% – British pale malts fermented with a lager yeast. Quaffing beer, great for washing down a pork feast.
  3. Pig & Porter, Red Spider Rye – 5.5% – a robust rye-driven beer, full of berry fruits and woody spiciness. I reckon you could cure a very tasty bacon with it.
  4. Beavertown, Gamma Ray – 5.4% – A hop-driven American Pale Ale – much loved, Beavertown just can’t brew enough of this stuff!
  5. Hammerton, Pentonville – 5.3% – An unctuous Oyster Stout – yes, with real Colchester oysters in the brew.
  6. Moor, Nor’Hop – 4.1% – Moor’s classic hoppy quaffer featuring the freshest of new-season Northern American hops.

That should be enough to keep most¬†beer lovers happy! However… the bar shall be located just outside the Cozzi & Boffa shop, where they will additionally have a range of beers in bottle and can chilled and ready to drink. As well as their usual shelves full of awesome British craft beers which you can buy and take away to enjoy at home.

See you there!


* Now, if you’re vegetarian then don’t fret – all beers selected except the oyster stout are veggie-friendly, and aside from the Honey Hill vegan-friendly too. That said I’m not sure the overall celebration of rare breed pork will be quite up your alley.

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Meet The Brewer: Weird Beard @ The Blue Moon

WeirdBeardLogoWeird Beard is¬†a London microbrewery founded by two beer lovers in 2013. In a short time they’ve taken the British craft beer scene by storm – brewing a range of fun beers spanning a multitude of styles. Co-founder, brewer, and faceless-spreadsheet-ninja Gregg Irwin will lead a tasting of a set of the brewery’s beers, including some core beers plus also some special stuff.

This is a ticketed beer tasting. However if you’d like to just pop along and meet Gregg from Weird Beard that is perfectly OK! Gregg will hang around to chat with folk interested beers, brewing, and breweries!

The exact set of beers is TBC – we’ll publish some highlights as they’re confirmed over the next few days.



Final beer details are still being confirmed. There’ll be 1 cask beer, 3 keg, and a selection of bottles/cans.

Find Weird Beard on Twitter:

This event is kindly hosted by The Blue Moon pub on Norfolk Street. Sister-pub to the Cambridge Blue, the Blue Moon’s focus is on interesting keg beers – with 10 taps, many of which feature great beers from British micros. But they also have¬†cask lines, bottled beers, and a variety of interesting spirits.