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Father’s Day Jazz a roaring success

Despite the overcast and slightly cool weather, nearly 400 people gathered in Elgood’s Brewery Gardens to enjoy an afternoon of jazz organised by Dave & Sheila Dyer.

Music was provided by the Peter Rudeforth Jazz Band who played a wonderful selection of classic numbers with some stunning solos from the band members.  In between sets from the Jazz Band, the audience was treated to music from a Ukulele Band whose line-up included our very own Dave Dyer.

Visitors enjoyed their picnics, which looked delicious; the beer, which was (of course) excellent; and the bands, who were superb

A fantastic range of prizes had been donated for a raffle in support of Norfolk Hospice Tapping House, which raised £500 in total for this worthy cause.

Dave Sheila were delighted with the turn out and they expressed their thanks to everyone at Elgood’s who helped with the organisation and to Nigel & Anne Elgood for hosting the event.

Elgood’s Beers now available at Morrison’s

Elgood’s are delighted to announce that selected Morrison’s stores in East Anglia now stock our award winning bottled beers.

Philip Pope, Mayor of the historic town of St Ives, is also the landlord of Flood’s Tavern in the town which is owned by Elgood’s Brewery.

Philip Pope, Mayor, officiating at the opening of the new Morrison’s store in St Ives

Phil, with a selection of Elgood’s bottled beers at the new Morrison’s store in St Ives.

 

The photos show Phil officiating at the opening of the new Morrison’s store in St Ives where a selection of Elgood’s bottled beers are on offer to customers.

Please see here for a full list of Morrison’s stores that stock Elgood’s beers.

(Photos courtesy of the Hunts Post)

 

 

ELGOOD’S COOLSHIP MANGO SOUR WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

Wisbech brewers Elgood & Sons were very proud to receive a Silver Medal for the latest addition to their range of sour beers, Coolship Mango Sour.  Judged by brewers and industry experts and organised by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) at their flagship BeerX event in Liverpool, the awards run across a huge range of beer style categories in cask, craft keg, bottle and can. Elgood’s Coolship Mango Sour was awarded Silver in the Speciality Light Beers category.

Elgood’s Head Brewer, Alan Pateman, who was a judge at the event, said, “We are very pleased indeed to receive yet another award for one of our Sour Beers.  As one of the first UK breweries to develop a Belgian-style, naturally fermented beer, we have been delighted with the continued success of these products in winning prestigious awards.  This is, of course, reflected in the popularity of the beers in the market place.”

Coolship Mango Sour takes its place alongside the rest of the Elgood’s range of award-winning ales and speciality beers.

Presentation at Elgood’s Brewery to the Norfolk Hospice Tapping House

Wisbech Brewers, Elgood & Sons, were delighted to hand over a cheque for £1,500 to Rebekah Mills of Tapping House at the Brewery’s Christmas Open Weekend.

A raffle and other competitions held over the course of the weekend realised £200.  Prizes included a homemade Christmas Cake and Christmas Pudding, donated by Elgood’s employee Sheila Wright, who first came up with the idea of holding a raffle in support of the Hospice.  Other prizes included a ham donated by Plater’s Family Butchers of Wisbech, a hamper donated by the Brewery and several items donated by the various Craft Stall holders.

The proceeds from the weekend were added to those raised at various other events throughout the year, including the annual Jazz in the Garden afternoon organised by Dave & Sheila Dyer, which raised £450; donations and booking fees from the Craft Fairs in May and September, £490; Elgood’s Beer Festival, £221; plus several other individual donations.

Rebekah Mills of the Norfolk Hospice said, “We are extremely grateful to Elgood’s for their continued support over the years.  It was a pleasure to be invited to the annual Open Weekend once again and to receive a cheque for £1,500 for their fundraising efforts this year.  The Weekend, like all of the events organised by Elgood’s, is a wonderful event and it was lovely to see so many people there.”

Lucky Prize Winner

Friday 13th proved a lucky day for Carolyn Godfrey of Tydd St Giles when she was presented with a cash prize of £100 by Belinda Sutton, MD of Wisbech Brewery, Elgood & Sons.

Belinda Sutton presents Mrs. Godfrey with her £100 prize.

Mrs Godfrey had taken part in a ballot of visitors at the recent Beer Festival, which took place at the Brewery in September.  Voters were asked to vote for their top 10 beers at the Festival and all the ballot papers were entered into a prize draw.

The results of the ballot will be used by the Brewery team to come up with ideas for new recipes to add to Elgood’s portfolio of award-winning beers.

The presentation took place in the Brewery Shop at the North Brink premises, a new facility that has been open since May this year to extend Elgood’s retail presence in the town.  The Brewery Shop is open 9-5 Monday to Friday all year round, the Visitor Centre Shop is open from May to September and there is an on-line shop offering home delivery.

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