Brewery Life

Instagram post 2192352725025479538_1386213112 Launching tonight @sevendialsmkt! The Social Brew Collective is a collaboration project uniting six UK craft breweries to produce a series of beers, promoting how brewing can be inclusive and accessible to all. ⁠
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The project aims to highlight the diversity within the brewing industry and the way in which beer can bring people together. ⁠
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Each of the social enterprise breweries employs staff who may otherwise find getting a job to be very difficult. These breweries are businesses rather than charities, they pay fair wages to all of their staff who are in direct employment. ⁠
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It’s vital that the industry recognises the hard work of those fighting for diversity and inclusivity and it champions and supports these moves.⁠
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Our collaboration was with @IgnitionBrewery. Based in Lewisham, Ignition harnesses the talents of people with learning disabilities to brew great beer. ⁠
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Together we brewed a murky New England Pale. It's loaded up with El Dorado, Mosaic & Belma hops, kicking out big mango & stone fruit flavours, with grapefruit and citrus on the nose.⁠
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Goes well with brewing inclusively – drinking mindfully.⁠
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https://gipsyhillbrew.com/product/social-brew-collective⁠
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Instagram post 2190925699057740685_1386213112 Time for another Gipsy Hill introduction! This is James, our new Content and Communications Manager (and the guy writing this caption!)⁠
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What exactly do you do here at Gipsy Hill?⁠
I work in the marketing and events department, managing all of our content and external communications. This usually involves lots of taking pictures of, and shouting about, our wonderful beers!⁠
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How did you get involved in the beer industry?⁠
I’ve worked in pubs ever since I was old enough to drink in them. While at university I developed an interest in Belgian beer and then UK craft. A masters degree in journalism led to a role as a food & drink journalist, where I specialised in covering the independent brewing sector. I worked in production at @ParrotdogBeer while in New Zealand earlier this year, and joined Gipsy Hill shortly after returning back to the UK! ⁠
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What’s your favourite Gipsy Hill beer and why?⁠
Out of the core range it has to be Hepcat, purely for its consistency and the fact it's got some New Zealand hops in!⁠
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What do you like to do outside of the beer industry?⁠
I absolutely fell head over heels for running at the start of last year – it’s my favourite thing to do to stretch my legs and clear my mind. Beyond that I enjoy cooking, and have a love-hate relationship with watching Tottenham Hotspur. ⁠
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What’s your favourite thing about working here?⁠
I love to kick back with some of the team and enjoy a few beers in the taproom on a Friday night. It’s a wonderful, communal place to work, and everyone in the team genuinely do feel like mates. ⁠
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Instagram post 2190178528704056733_1386213112 Our December Specials have landed! ⁠
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This month's releases are two brand new recipes, and the return of two popular specials (including one with a suitably festive theme...) 🎄🦌⁠
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1️⃣ Social Brew Collective – Collaboration NEPA with @ignitionbrewery.⁠
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2️⃣ Shifter – West Coast IPA brewed with Centennial, Citra and Columbus.⁠
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3️⃣ I.P.F – Session IPA brewed to raise awareness of @breathingmatters & promote the fight against Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.⁠
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4️⃣ Blitzen – Christmas Kriek-style sour with sweet & sour cherries.⁠
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The beers will be launching in our online shop, and pouring at @GHBC_taproom and @the_douglasfir this Wednesday! ⁠
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Instagram post 2187354678110837683_1386213112 Next up in our series introducing you to new members of the Gipsy Hill crew is Pete, our head of Direct Sales!⁠
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What exactly do you do here at Gipsy Hill?⁠
I run the direct sales team. Setting targets, monitoring progress, putting team and personal professional training in place. I also manage some of our key accounts too.⁠
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How did you get involved in the beer industry?⁠
I got a job one summer washing casks and sweeping the floor in a small brewery, at the end of the summer, the brewer left and the owner taught me to brew beer. I bounced around a few breweries for the next few years, making beer but eventually decided that the glamourous world of sales was calling.⁠
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What’s your favourite Gipsy Hill beer and why?⁠
A tricky one and a lot of the time I’d say Hepcat, but I’m properly in love with Hunter. It’s just so drinkable. I’m always left wanting another one.⁠
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What do you like to do outside of the beer industry?⁠
I’m pretty outdoorsy and love nature so I’m happiest out walking with a pair of binoculars. In the summer I also really enjoy road cycling and sailing . In the winter I’m more often found indoors, cooking and listening to music. I really enjoy travelling in France, usually where the wine is good!⁠
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What’s your favourite thing about working here?⁠
I really like the team spirit we have here. It feels like we have real shared values and goals.⁠
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Instagram post 2186554648588299317_1386213112 Did somebody say core range six packs!??⁠
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We're thrilled to now be able to offer both six and twelve packs of our core range through our online shop. What's more, buy a twelve pack and you'll save more than 10% off our regular listed price!⁠
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Perfect fridge (or stocking) fillers just in time for Christmas 🎄🎁⁠
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https://gipsyhillbrew.com/product/core-range-six-pack⁠
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Instagram post 2185829887252492685_1386213112 It’s that time again. Say hello 👋 to another of our recent recruits, Ciaran, who has joined as Director of Brewing Operations!⁠
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What exactly do you do here at Gipsy Hill?⁠
I am in charge of all things production from raw material sourcing, working with the brewing team to get the right beer brewed, packed and more importantly making the best tasting beer in the country!⁠
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How did you get involved in the beer industry?⁠
I have been involved in brewing since school, working with the local breweries where I grew up, and studying Brewing and Distilling at Heriot-Watt University. It’s the only industry I have ever known.⁠
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What’s your favourite Gipsy Hill beer and why?⁠
Hepcat – hoppy and super drinkable.⁠
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What do you like to do outside of the beer industry?⁠
I like to cycle and drink beer of course!⁠
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What’s your favourite thing about working here?⁠
Everyone has a real passion for making great beer with a no compromising approach to the process or the final product.⁠
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Instagram post 2185119990370234695_1386213112 In case you missed it... With the winter nights drawing in, we've brewed up a seasonal stout!⁠
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Apogee is loosely based on Kosmonaut, the smooth, rich and dry Irish stout we first released earlier this year.⁠
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For this incarnation, we've added more oats in the grist for added sweetness, while bumping up the ABV a touch for added body. It's super rich, creamy and full of roasty malt flavours.⁠ Get yours from our online shop today. ⁠󠀠
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https://gipsyhillbrew.com/product/apogee⁠
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Instagram post 2182934132631783797_1386213112 It’s time to meet another new member of the Gipsy Hill family. Please give a warm welcome to AJ, resident Kiwi and killer packaging assistant!
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󠀠What exactly do you do here at Gipsy Hill?
I make sure the beer goes in kegs and boxes.
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󠀠How did you get involved in the beer industry?
I was managing pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants and ended up as a manager of The Four Thieves (A Brewpub in Battersea). I started helping the head brewer out on my days off and got a taste for it. I then moved back to New Zealand and was a full time brewer for 3 years before moving back to the UK and taking up a job with Gipsy Hill.
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󠀠What’s your favourite Gipsy Hill beer and why?
Baller. Not too high in ABV and full of flavour. It's a beer that you can sit on and enjoy that wont push you off your seat too quickly.
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󠀠What do you like to do outside of the beer industry?
I like skating, cooking and reading.
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󠀠What’s your favourite thing about working here?
The people. Production is hard work and it's the people that make the long cold wet hours worth it.
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󠀠Stay tuned for another staff introduction early next week!

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Instagram post 2182207525021378533_1386213112 We had an absolute hoot munching down burgers and chatting about our beers at @honestburgers Brewer Street last night. They've still got some of our core range in stock, so be sure to pop in for a visit next time you're in Soho!

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Instagram post 2181475626221122748_1386213112 Have you tried Overkill yet? This juicy, chewy and punchy IPA has been one of our most popular specials of the year - so much so that we've had to add some additional stock to our webshop today for you thirsty folks.

https://gipsyhillbrew.com/product/overkill

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Instagram post 2180763815779916011_1386213112 We’ve been a busy bunch down here at the brewery since our most recent expansion. The plus side to this is that we’ve got lots of new members of our Gipsy Hill family to introduce you to. First up today is Terry, our new London Sales Manager.
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󠀠What exactly do you do here at Gipsy Hill?
I’m a sales manager for anywhere north of the river bringing great beer to London’s finest establishments.
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󠀠How did you get involved in the beer industry?
My very first job within the beer industry was working in an airport bar at Stansted from the ripe age of 18. From there I worked my way up the ladder to a management level in bars and pubs across Essex and London.
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Without a shadow of a doubt it has to be Hepcat! It was my favourite beer before I even started working here so selling it is a huge bonus. It tastes bloody amazing and it’s so consistent. I’ve never had a bad pint of it!
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󠀠What do you like to do outside of the beer industry?
I’ve just started training for the Barcelona Marathon in March after running the Royal Parks Half in October. I also love a good box set or documentary on Netflix!
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The people! Everyone is so friendly and switched on. Lots of companies refer to their staff as family and sometimes that can feel a bit like corporate tosh but here it feels so genuine.
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Keep your eyes out for more staff profiles over the next couple of weeks!

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Instagram post 2177819329588225860_1386213112 Grey and dreary days call for bright and flavourful beers. A fresh batch of Hepcat straight off the canning line today 🧡

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Instagram post 2176407691815503993_1386213112 How exactly do you make a beer gluten free?
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With Bandit now firmly a part of our core range, we've spent some time today digging into what exactly how it achieves its gluten free credentials, without compromising on beer quality. 󠀠
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Head to the link in our bio to find out more. 󠀠
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Instagram post 2175689170303095303_1386213112 Oozing with Acai, Blueberry, Cranberry and Pomegranate, Carioca is our new superfruit sour. It might or might not be one of your five a day, but it’ll make you happy either way.
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Goes well with budgie smugglers and healthy(ish) living.
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https://gipsyhillbrew.com/product/carioca
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Instagram post 2174962124203698749_1386213112 It's #LivingWageWeek! Here at Gipsy Hill we are hugely proud to be a @livingwagefoundation employer across our brewery and bars, because we believe that a hard day's work deserves a fair day's pay 🙌

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Instagram post 2172607107576590106_1386213112 Cans of Overkill, our collaboration brew with @warpigs_brewpub_cph, have been flying out of the online shop. It's a big, bold and brash IPA, pumped full of experimental US hops and backed up with juicy esters from Vermont Yeast.
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Goes well with smoked meats and rock & roll.
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https://gipsyhillbrew.com/product/overkill
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