Brewery Life

Instagram post 2222113739856400976_1386213112 🍑🥭⁠ Introducing Finzels - our first ever Sour IPA, brewed with our great friends over at @Lefthandedgiantbrewing 🍑🥭⁠
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Sour IPA's combine the juicy-hop forward profile of New England style IPAs with the sharp tartness and luscious fruit flavours of the best kettle sours, backed up with some milk sugar to bind all those flavours together.⁠
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For our collaboration, we brewed a New England Double IPA with lactose, alongside a classic Gipsy Hill sour. We added lactose to the NEIPA to balance out the sourness, and to give a bit more emphasis to the fruit flavours.⁠
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Post brewday, we fruited the NEIPA during fermentation, picking stone-fruits to complement the aromas from a heavy dry hop addition of Rakau, Mandarina Bavaria, Huel Melon, and Motueka. We settled on mango, apricot and peach, adding around 850kg to the beer while it was still in tank.⁠
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After adding the fruit, all that was left to do was to blend in our sour until we had achieved the desired level of sourness in the finished beer. The result is a big bodied, fruity, slightly sour, low bitterness, hop forward IPA that weighs in at 7.5% and drinks like a sorbet in a glass.⁠
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Finzels will be available to purchase online via our online shop as part of our next set of specials releases on Wednesday 22nd January at 12pm. ⁠
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You can read more about the collaboration by checking out the latest blog on our website (link in bio). ⁠
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Instagram post 2221343675506461229_1386213112 It's time to meet another new member of the Gipsy Hill crew! A big welcome to Pat, who's recently joined us as Sales Director! ⁠
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What exactly do you do here at Gipsy Hill?⁠
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I look after our awesome Sales Team, Distribution, Retail and Export. We have ambitious and exciting plans to grow our business in 2020 and beyond. It’s my job to ensure that happens whilst delivering fantastic customer service to the amazing businesses that buy our beer. Delivering all of this will mean better and fresher access to our core range and specials for everyone in London and beyond to enjoy!⁠
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How did you get involved in the beer industry?⁠
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I actually started out in the wine industry just as the craft beer boom started to happen. It really caught my attention! At the time, breweries like BrewDog, The Kernel & Magic Rock were doing some really interesting stuff so I decided I’d like to learn more and jumped ship from wine into beer. ⁠
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In 2014, I was given my first sales role at BrewDog by James Watt looking after customers in the South-East of England. I learnt so much about great beer and great business while I was there. It’s been a whirlwind six years in the industry so far and I can’t wait to see what the next six have in store!⁠
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What’s your favourite Gipsy Hill beer and why?⁠
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Tough one! Over Christmas and New Year I drank a lot of Hepcat. It’s packed full of flavour whilst being very sessionable. Hepcat gets my vote!⁠
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What do you like to do outside of the beer industry?⁠
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My wife and I have recently welcomed a new addition to the family, so that is certainly keeping us busy outside of work! Besides changing nappies, I love cooking, stand-up comedy, football and an addictive Netflix series!⁠
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Look out for another new arrival this time next week! ⁠
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Instagram post 2218429314532255661_1386213112 Congratulations on making it through the first full week back at work! 🎉⁠
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If you're feeling in the mood for beer, @ghbc_taproom is open as usual tonight, serving up 20 taps of the good stuff. ⁠You deserve it! ⁠
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Instagram post 2217055448070493100_1386213112 Looking for something tasty to sup on this #Veganuary? 🌱⁠
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You'll be delighted to know that all our core range beers are vegan friendly, meaning you can continue to enjoy them safe in the knowledge that no animal products were used in any shape or form to brew them. ⁠
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Pick up a mixed six pack from our online shop today! ⁠
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https://gipsyhillbrew.com/product/core-range-six-pack/⁠
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Instagram post 2216270348684722883_1386213112 It's a new year, and time to meet some more new members of the Gipsy Hill family! First up is is Jack, a recent recruit in our bar company! ⁠
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What exactly do you do here at Gipsy Hill?⁠
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I work in @ghbc_taproom and @the_douglasfir, pouring beer, talking beer and tasting beer!⁠
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How did you get involved in the beer industry?⁠
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I started working in bars and venues whilst at university, and developed an interest in home-brewing and craft beer. ⁠
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What’s your favourite Gipsy Hill beer and why?⁠
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My favourite Gipsy Hill beer is Goober: a chocolate and peanut-butter stout, which was brewed in collaboration with @toolbeer and (impressively) without any adjuncts! ⁠
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What do you like to do outside of the beer industry?⁠
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I love seeing and writing about live music, and playing Psychadelic Doom Metal with my friends.⁠
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Stay tuned for more staff introductions over the next few weeks! ⁠
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Instagram post 2212646513136413120_1386213112 A New Year, and a New Look!⁠
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We've given our core range another makeover with the addition of some smart new black hats 🎩⁠
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Bandit was looking very swanky indeed off the packaging line today! ⁠
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Instagram post 2210472344873579310_1386213112 From a classic West Coast IPA, to a Hazy collaboration NEPA and our famous Christmas Kriek-style sour, it's not hard to see why our December specials have been some of the best selling of the year. ⁠
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Which was your pick of the bunch? ⁠
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Instagram post 2208297685885362461_1386213112 We might be looking forwards and gearing up for the new year here at the brewery, but we still like to roll back the years every now and again. ⁠
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Shifter is our classic, old school West Coast IPA. Bitter, resinous and full of pine, it's an absolute call back to the classics. ⁠
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Start up the engine, and take it for a spin! ⁠
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https://gipsyhillbrew.com/beers/shifter/⁠
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Instagram post 2206636992589067823_1386213112 A very Merry Christmas from Gipsy Hill! 🎄⁠
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However you're celebrating, and whoever you're spending it with, we hope that you have a relaxing and enjoyable festive period. We're taking a well earned break at the brewery, but will be back to work making more of the beer you love first thing in the New Year!⁠
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Lots of love, ⁠
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The whole Gipsy Hill family ❤️⁠
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Instagram post 2206063082149460724_1386213112 T'was the night before Christmas, when all through the brewhouse, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse 🐭⁠
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When what to our wondering eyes did appear, but Adam, our head of packaging, dressed as a reindeer! 🦌⁠
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Adam is the face of Blitzen, our Christmas-style Kriek. Packed full of sweet and sour cherries, it's the perfect accompaniment to your Christmas Eve mince pie! 🥧 ⁠
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Who's joining Adam in cracking one of these tonight? ⁠
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Instagram post 2205474066744108994_1386213112 Have you tried Social Brew Collective yet? It's a collaboration brew with @ignitionbrewery and part of a wider project that seeks to champion diversity & inclusivity within the beer industry 💪⁠ It's also a pretty darn tasty NEPA, if we say so ourselves! 😛⁠
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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. ⁠Each of us was paired with a social enterprise brewery. These breweries that pay fair wages to staff who would otherwise find getting a job difficult. ⁠
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We believe it is of vital importance that we support these organisations, who are fighting for diversity and inclusivity in our industry. We'd wholeheartedly encourage you to check out the amazing work done by Ignition, and the other social enterprise breweries involved in this project. ⁠
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https://gipsyhillbrew.com/beers/social-brew-collective/⁠
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Instagram post 2203224434200808891_1386213112 I.P.F. is a beer made in memory of John Corcoran Snr, and to raise awareness of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. ⁠
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A terminal lung disease that kills more people a year than leukaemia, brain and stomach cancer, it's a terrible and torturous disease. ⁠
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We made this beer to celebrate the life of John, and to help create much needed awareness for @BreathingMatters, a registered charity which raises funds to fight the disease.⁠
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Pick up a can from our webshop today, and join us in raising a glass to John 🍻 ⁠
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https://gipsyhillbrew.com/product/i-p-f/⁠
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Instagram post 2201835416814348235_1386213112 A few of you have been asking about our opening hours at @ghbc_taproom and @the_douglasfir over the festive period. ⁠
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Here's when you'll be able to pop in and get your Gipsy Hill fix this Christmas! 🎄🍻⁠
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Taproom:⁠
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20th-22nd December: Regular hours⁠
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23rd-26th December: Closed⁠
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27th-29th December: Regular hours⁠
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30th December: Closed⁠
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Tuesday 31st December : 6pm-2am ⁠
(Ticketed NYE Party)⁠
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1st January: Open 12pm-10pm⁠
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 2nd January: Normal hours resume⁠
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Douglas Fir:⁠
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20th-23rd December: Regular Hours⁠
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24th December: Open until 8pm⁠
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25th-26th December: Closed⁠
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27th-30th December: Regular Hours⁠
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31st December: Open until 1am⁠
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1st January: Normal hours resume⁠
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