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Father’s Day Jazz 2017

There was a marvellous atmosphere on a very hot Sunday afternoon when approximately 350 people gathered in Elgood’s Brewery Gardens to enjoy music from the Theydon Select Six.  This was the biggest attendance ever at what has become a very popular annual event.

Although the day was extremely hot, welcome shade could be found under the trees which are a feature of this beautiful garden.  Visitors enjoyed their picnics, which looked delicious; the beer, which was (of course) excellent; and the band, who were superb, playing a wonderful selection of music throughout the afternoon.

A fantastic range of prizes had been donated for a raffle in support of Norfolk Hospice Tapping House, which raised £450 for this worthy cause.

The event was organised by Dave & Sheila Dyer, who were delighted with the turn out.  Dave was particularly grateful to local jazz clubs at Peterborough, Stamford, Three Holes and Cambridge, and Leverington Parish Newsletter for help with publicity, which significantly boosted numbers.

David & Sheila also expressed their thanks to everyone at Elgood’s who helped with the organisation and to Nigel & Anne Elgood for hosting the event.

Elgood’s opens new Brewery Shop and re-opens Online Shop

ELGOOD’S NEW RETAIL OUTLET

Elgood’s New Brewery Shop, situated within the reception area of our North Brink Offices, carries the full range of our award-winning bottled beers as well as a selection of brewery-themed gift items.  Customers can also purchase draught beer in jugs and polypins, which can be pre-ordered for collection or filled while you wait.

Opening times will be Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm throughout the year (except public holidays).

We have also refreshed and re-opened our on-line shop where customers throughout the UK can order beer for home-delivery.  Visit www.elgoods-brewery.co.uk/shop to view the range available.

We must not forget to mention our other retail outlet in our Visitor Centre, which is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from the end of April until the beginning of October.  Here customers will be able to book a tour of the brewery, find a huge choice of gifts and souvenirs as well as the beers and brewery-themed items.

For more information please contact us on 01945 583160.

Chairman Nigel Elgood celebrates the opening of the new shop. (photo courtesy of the Fenland Citizen)

TRIUMPH FOR ELGOOD’S COOLSHIP AT INTERNATIONAL BEER COMPETITION

Wisbech Brewers Elgood & Sons are celebrating their most recent success at the International Brewing Awards, where they were delighted to be named Championship Winner in the International Speciality Beer Competition.

Chosen as the Championship Winner from a group of seven gold-medal winning speciality beers, Elgood’s Coolship Fruit is a Lambic-style, naturally fermented sour beer flavoured with berry fruits.

Trophies were awarded to only nine brewers and one cider maker at the award ceremony, which was held in London’s historic Guildhall on Wednesday 26th April at the Brewing, Food & Beverage Industry (BFBi) Supplier’s Association National Luncheon.  The event was attended by more than 400 people, including more than 125 brewers and cider makers from 21 countries.

Unofficially termed “the Oscars of the brewing industry”, the International Brewing Competition was first held in 1886 and is the oldest international brewing competition in the world.  Competition entries are judged by a panel of international judges, all of whom are experienced brewers and tasters drawn from fifteen countries.

Elgood’s award was presented to Head Brewer Alan Pateman by John Willetts of Barth-Haas Group, the category sponsor.  Alan was very proud to receive the award.  “It’s unusual for an English brewer to make a sour beer.  Our Coolship Blonde received a silver medal at the awards in 2015.  To collect the Championship Trophy for Coolship Fruit this time is the ultimate accolade”.

Both Coolship products are available, from Elgood’s Brewery Shop, Visitor Centre Shop and on-line at www.elgoods-brewery.co.uk alongside our full range of bottled beers.

Elgood’s and Facebook

Elgood’s Brewery is delighted to announce that with immediate effect our active Facebook page is here!

All other accounts bearing our name are not our official account so please only visit our official Facebook Page.

We’ll be updating the page regularly with all of the details of our seasonal ales, news and events.

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Elgood’s Gardens re-opens for 2017

Elgood’s renowned gardens re-opens for the 2017 season on Tuesday 25th April.

Why not pop along and see what the spring has to offer? You could also drop into our shop and sample our award winning ales.

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