Brewery Life

Since launching our 'Buy The NHS a Pint' scheme la Since launching our 'Buy The NHS a Pint' scheme last week, you wonderful folks have purchased nearly 400 pints for our health service stars! ๐ŸŒŸโ 
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For every ยฃ5 'pint' purchased in our online store, we're putting ยฃ5 behind the bar at @ghbc_taproom for NHS workers to claim a pint once we reopen our doors. Any remaining funds after three months will be donated to an NHS charity of choice. โ 
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It's going to be one hell of a party! ๐Ÿปโ 
Space Coyote is an Imperial Stout. It's been loade Space Coyote is an Imperial Stout. It's been loaded up with cacao, coffee, vanilla and ancho chillies to create an 11% oral assault course! ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค๐ŸŒถ๏ธโ 
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The dried ancho chilli adds sweet and smokey notes and a mild heat, with the cacao, vanilla and coffee accentuating the delicious chocolatey, roasty flavours already present in the beer ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹โ 
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Ramona Armitage is our featured illustrator for this label. She based the concept for this design around a Mexican desert, full of mystery and intrigue. The name comes from an episode of a particularly famous cartoon, in which the protagonist eats several hot chili peppers and meets an extra-terrestrial coyote! ๐ŸฆŠ๐ŸฆŠ๐ŸฆŠโ 
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Pick up a can from our webshop today! โ 
Fancy supping on some crisp Hunter while on lockdo Fancy supping on some crisp Hunter while on lockdown? ๐Ÿ’šโ 
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A reminder that we've got six, twelve and 24 packs of all our core range beers in stock on our online shop! ๐Ÿ›’โ 
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We're processing a large volume of orders, but are still doing our best to provide next day delivery for all orders placed before 12pm Monday-Thursday. โ 
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If you can't wait that long, and live locally, you can find us on @deliveroo, where we've got core range, specials and pub packs available! ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธโ 
How's everyone coping in quarantine then? Got all How's everyone coping in quarantine then? Got all your essential supplies sorted? ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽฒโ 
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If not, fret not! Our online shop is still open for business. We're offering free delivery on orders of 12 cans or more, with core range, specials and mixed packs available!
Sun Trap is our newest IPA. It's brewed with new h Sun Trap is our newest IPA. It's brewed with new hop variety Bru-1, which sits ever so nicely alongside the ever-delicious Simcoe. Together they work to create a huge ripe stone-fruit aroma and clean citrus flavours โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŠโ 
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The beer is part of our illustrator takeover series, and features a label designed by the supremely talented @vivalaeloise. We asked Eloise to design a label inspired by the landscape of the east coast of America โ€“ think lighthouses, rolling hills and stunning coastal vistas ๐ŸŒŠโš“โ›ตโ 
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You can pick up a can of Sun Trap today via our online shop, either as an individual can or as part of our Illustrator Takeover Mixed Pack!
Buy the NHS a pint! ๐Ÿบโ  โ  With a pandemic on Buy the NHS a pint! ๐Ÿบโ 
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With a pandemic on our doorstep and our NHS workers hitting the frontlines to protect us all, we knew we wanted to support them. Whilst we donโ€™t have an abundance of PPE or raw materials to donate, we do have a warehouse full of beer.โ 
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Being an independent business and brewery, fighting to keep everything weโ€™ve built alive โ€“ we landed on one simple idea. Pay a pint forward for someone in the NHS. โ 
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Our NHS workers are laying their lives on the line to provide critical care to those most in need of it during this tumultuous time. They are true heroes that deserve to be rewarded once this crisis has passed.โ 
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Each pint paid forward will add to a bar tab on our taproom till system. Once @ghbc_taproom is back up and running, anyone from the NHS and by extension any volunteer signed up to help, can pop in, show their ID and redeem their pint.โ 
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If after three months the tab hasnโ€™t been finished, we will donate the full remainder to an NHS charity of choice.โ 
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Head to buythenhsapint.com to show your support! โœจ
It is with the heaviest of hearts we must announce It is with the heaviest of hearts we must announce that - following The Prime Minister's address to the nation last night, that @ghbc_taproom and @the_douglasfir will now close completely. โ 
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The health and well being of our staff and loyal customers remains the most important thing during these times, and therefore both sites will now remain shut for on and off-trade sales until further notice.โ 
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Our online shop will remain open for you to continue to order our beers to drink at home.โ 
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Thank you for your ongoing support. Stay safe and look after yourselves, and we look forward to welcoming you back when we reopen our doors. It's going to be one hell of a party.โ 
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Lots of love,โ 
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The Gipsy Hill family xx
Morning all - Just a quick update from our end reg Morning all - Just a quick update from our end regarding orders placed through our online shop in the last week or so.โ 
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The support we have received has been amazing, but it has caught us off guard. We're processing lots more orders than we would be in ordinary times. We're doing everything we can ensure deliveries are getting processed and out of the door daily, but our courier service are also experiencing delays due to the volume of orders that they are receiving.โ 
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We are still aiming to provide next day delivery for any order placed before 12pm between Monday-Thursday, but please be mindful that there may be some delays. If you're concerned about the whereabouts of your order, don't hesitate to get in touch with us and we can investigate further. โ 
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Thanks again for your patience and your ongoing support.
Thumper is a chocolate milk stout, brewed in colla Thumper is a chocolate milk stout, brewed in collaboration with @craftbeergoodbanter, the craft beer Meetup Group! โ 
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Session-able yet decadent and delicious, it's conditioned on cacao nibs with added lactose for that sweet creamy mouthfeel ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฅ›โ 
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Thumper is part of is part of our Illustrator Takeover series, featuring artwork by a set of guest illustrators giving their own spin to our distinctive visual identity. โ 
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The artwork for this beer is by @davidboring9, whose work focuses on a combination of simple shapes, consistent lines and block colours. The label features Andrew, co-founder of CBGB. โ 
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You can pick up Thumper as an individual can or as part of a mixed box from our online shop!
What a crazy week it's been! โ  โ  We've been bo What a crazy week it's been! โ 
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We've been bowled over by the support and love you've shown us since things all went a bit bonkers. After last night's announcement from the Government we've decided to move to takeaway sales at @ghbc_taproom. The taproom will be open from 11am-8pm today and tomorrow, with a full update on hours to follow next week.

If you live locally and want to pop in we'd be delighted sort you out with some beers to take home! โ We will continue to offer 20% off on all cans and bottles, and 10% off growler fills. โ 

Thanks again, and stay safe folks! ๐Ÿป
Plans for this weekend's @BrewGooder Global Gather Plans for this weekend's @BrewGooder Global Gathering may have temporarily been put on hold, but that doesn't mean we can't shout about our collaboration beer! โ 
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Well Digger is a Blood Orange Weiss beer โ€“ all the body, sweet esters and malty flavours of a traditional Weiss, with an added layer of sweet and juicy Blood Orange! ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠโ 
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The beer is part of our Illustrator Takeover series, featuring artwork by a set of guest illustrators giving their own spin to our distinctive visual identity. The artwork for this beer was produced by our very own sales team member @unqo_!โ 
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We hope to be able to provide you with an update soon with further details of our fundraising plans for the Global Gathering Project. In the meantime, why not pick up a can of Well Digger from our online shop today?โ 
Would now be a good time to announce that we've go Would now be a good time to announce that we've got five new beers available to purchase from our online shop? ๐Ÿ˜…โ 
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Our March specials have seen us team up with some of our favourite illustrators to produce a set of one-off label designs. The change up in designs are part of our partnership with The East London Comic & Arts Festival (@elcafest) ๐ŸŽจโ 
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Five illustrators were offered the opportunity to take on our can designs. Two from our own Gipsy Hill team and three that have worked closely with ELCAF over the years.โ 
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The beers are as follows: โ 
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Thumper: Chocolate Milk Stout with @craftbeergoodbanter โ€“ 3.9% (Artwork by @davidboring90 *)โ 
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Space Cayote: Imperial Stout - 11% ABV (Artwork by @ramonaarmitageart)โ 
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Gruff: Red Maibock with @mahrsbraeu โ€“ 6.8% ABV (Artwork by @jaydeperkin*)โ 
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Sun Trap: New England IPA โ€“ 6.5% ABV (Artwork by @vivalaeloise*)โ 
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Well Digger: Blood Orange Weiss Beer for @brewgooder Global Gathering โ€“ 4.9% ABV (Artwork by @unqo_)โ 
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* Featured artist appearing at ELCAF 2020โ 
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The beers are available now on our online webshop as individual cans, or a five beer Illustrator Takeover mixed box! โ 
Hi folks,โ  โ  We canโ€™t thank you enough for y Hi folks,โ 
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We canโ€™t thank you enough for your continued support during this time. Orders from our e-commerce platform have gone through the roof. Please bear with us while our warehouse and logistics team work around the clock get your beer to you as quickly and safely as possible.โ 
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With this in mind, we wanted to reassure you of the steps we are taking at our brewery to ensure you can enjoy our beer safe in the knowledge that any risks to you, our customer, are as small as possible.โ 
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Single-use gloves are to be worn at all times in our production and warehousing departments. These are disposed of and refreshed at regular intervals.โ 
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Hand sanitising stations have been installed in all of our units at the brewery at exit and entry points.โ 
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All members of staff working on online shop orders have been instructed to wear disposable gloves at all times, and all cans sent via online orders will be sterilised before packing.โ 
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If youโ€™re self isolating, stocking up, or just want to show your support to an independent business, you can place an order with us at any time. Weโ€™re currently offering FREE delivery on all orders over ยฃ20, and aiming to get all orders before 12pm booked in for next day delivery (Monday-Thursday)โ 
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Thanks again for all your orders, and we hope you enjoy the beers.
In light of ever changing circumstances, we wanted In light of ever changing circumstances, we wanted to update you with our current plans for @ghbc_taproom & @the_douglasfir. โ 
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For the time being, both venues will remain OPEN for both on & off-trade sales, with the additional precautions previously outlined remaining in place. We have also removed a number of tables from each site to improve social distancing. All regular planned activities such as Run Club, Quiz Night and Brewery Tours will NOT take place until further notice.โ 
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Our staff are under no obligation to work, but we want to ensure they have the opportunity to do so if they feel comfortable.โ 
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We will continue to operate takeout sales from The Taproom and Douglas Fir for customers who would prefer to drink in the comfort of their home, with 20% off all small-pack beer to take away. You can grab takeout beers during opening hours from both venues, or from the Taproom at any time during brewery opening hours (Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm, plus during Taproom hours).โ 
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We are working on further solutions to provide at-home delivery services to our regulars. In the meantime, we recommend purchase of our beers via our online e-commerce store or on Deliveroo.โ 
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The safety of our patrons and staff remains at the very forefront of our minds, and we will be reviewing this policy on a daily basis. Please check our social media feeds for any further updates.
This #StPatricksDay might be a bit less boisterous This #StPatricksDay might be a bit less boisterous than usual, but that doesn't mean we can't kick back and enjoy a roasty stout or two this evening! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชโ˜˜๏ธโ 
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What's been your favourite dark beer we've brewed at Gipsy Hill? โ 
With the current situation, we understand why some With the current situation, we understand why some of you may not feel comfortable spending extended periods of time in public spaces, and prefer to enjoy your beer in the comfort of your own home. โ 
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From today for the foreseeable, we are offering free delivery on any orders over ยฃ20 from our online store. Our venues will remain open until official advice changes, but we'll also be offering 20% off on takeaway beers from both @ghbc_taproom and @the_douglasfir. โ 
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Stay safe, look out for each other and keep drinking great beer ๐Ÿป
In case you missed it, yesterday we published some In case you missed it, yesterday we published some information about the measures we will be taking to protect everyone who enters our venues as a result of the spread of COVID-19. ๓ € 
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Actions our team will be taking:
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All staff will thoroughly wash and sanitise hands on entry and regularly throughout their shifts. We are fully stocked with antibacterial soap & sanitiser stations around the venue and our staff will be taking regular hand wash breaks. ๓ € 
Our team will be making sure that all regular use surfaces are disinfected hourly. This includes, door handles, bar areas and toilet facilities. 
Staff will use disposable gloves when collecting glasses and make sure to avoid touching the rim of glasses at any time. ๓ € 
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What can you do to help us?

Our bars will be open at our usual opening hours unless government guidelines suggest otherwise. All weโ€™re asking is that you take a few steps to protect yourself and those around you.
Please wash your hands on entry and help us stop any nasties coming into the venue. Youโ€™ll find info on how to effectively wash your hands by the sinks in all our sites. Washing for 20 seconds (or the time it takes to sing happy birthday twice) should do the trick. 
Catch any coughs or sneezes in a tissue or the crook of your elbow. After using a tissue please dispose of it in the bin 
If able, please return your glasses to the end of the bar into the racks provided. By doing this, we can minimise the risk of any contamination. Staff will still be regularly collecting glasses using gloves but every little helps. 
If youโ€™re feeling ill, maybe give it a miss until youโ€™re feeling better. Weโ€™re proud to be able to welcome everyone to our venues including children, the elderly and people with disabilities but what may be a slight cold for you, could translate to something much more worrying for others. 
Relax and enjoy the bar! Times like these can be stressful but closing off from the outside world can worsen side effects like anxiety and depression. 
Rest assured, if you visit The Taproom or any of our other sites, we will be doing everything we can to make sure the space is a happy, safe and welcoming place for everyone to hang out.