Kinver Brewery - West Midlands Champion Beer 2012 and 2013

Kinver Brewery - West Midlands Champion Beer 2013

Kinver Brewery Company, CAMRA West Midlands Champions 2012 and 2013. An award winning independent brewery based in the picturesque village of Kinver, South Staffordshire. The brewery uses traditional floor malted Maris Otter barley and hops from a wide range of sources including Worcestershire, America, Czech Rebublic and Germany.

Kinver Brewery - Champions 2012 2013
Over the Edge

Over The Edge

CAMRA West Midlands Beer of the Year 2012 and 2013

Over The Edge
Half Centurion

Half Centurion

GBBF Silver Medal Winner 2011

Half Centurion
Kinver Brewery - Award Winning Ales

Kinver Brewery - Award Winning Ales

Kinver Brewery - Award Winning Ales...

Kinver Brewery - Award Winning Ales

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

The 8th Stratford upon Avon CAMRA beer festival organised by Shakespear branch of CAMRA shall be held on 13th and 14th June 2014. The festival theme is Shakespeare's favourites. 

The festival is open until the beers run out.

Stratford upon Avon is just a short hop along the London Midland Stourbridge Line and easily accessible from Birmingham and the Midlands.

Kinver Festival Beers
The following beers are planned for the festival, subject to confirmation:
  • Vintage 57
  • Khyber

Festival Venue
Stratford upon Avon Racecourse
Luddington Road
Stratford upon Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 9SE

The festival is about 25 mins from Stratford town centre,  and 30 mins from the train station

Friday, 28 March 2014



The 17th Stourbridge Beer Festival runs from 10th to 12th April 2014.

Kinver Beers available at the Festival beers for 2014 are:

Vintage 57  A celebration brew for 57 year old brewers, born in 57
Life Begins  A celebration brew to mark Stourbridge & Halesowen CAMRA's 40th Anniversary
TBA  A cutting edge festival special............

The Venue Stourbridge Town Hall, adjacent to the new Tesco Stourbridge store

£10 Entrance package includes Entrance fee, festival glass (£1 Refundable)and £6 beer tokens (CAMRA members receive £8 beer tokens). The festival closes at 11.00 p.m. or when the beer runs out.

Kinver Brewery - Purveyors of fine beer to the Houses of Commons 2014

Walsall Beer Festival
Taste the national award winning "Over the Edge" at the Black Country's 33rd Walsall CAMRA Beer Festival from Thursday 3rd  April 2014 to Saturday 5th April 2014.

Walsall Festival Beers:
Kinver Brewery beers available at the Walsall Festival are:

Over the Edge - 7.5% UK National Winter Ale Gold Medal 2014
The Only One  A festival Special in memory of Jon Brookes

Kinver Brewery brew the current CAMRA Champion Beer of the West Midlands, and the CAMRA Champion Barley Wine of Britain 2014.

"The Only One" is a charity beer brewed for the festival in memory of Jon Brookes, the drummer of the indie band "The Charlatans".  He collapsed on stage in 2010 in Philadelphia, caused by a brain tumour, and died in 2013.  Jon Brooks was also the co-manager of the Kinver band, The Arcadian Kicks.  Tommy Kelly, bass guitarist, is Dave and Carol's son.

Getting to the Walsall Beer Festival
The 2014 venue is once again at the stunning Edwardian town hall in Walsall town centre, Lichfield Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP, West Midlands.

Festival Admission and Opening Times
Thurs 5pm to 11pm
Fri + Sat 12 noon to 11pm.
Camra members £1
HM forces with card £2
General public £3
Refundable glass £2.

Friday, 21 March 2014

The following Kinver Beers are on tap at The Kinver Constitutional Club this week:
  • Key of the Cave
  • Over the Edge
  • Light Railway
  • Khyber
  • Vintage 57
  • Crystal
  • Black Ram
  • Kinver Edge
  • The Noble 600
  • May Bug

Kinver Constitutional Club is one of four finalists for the CAMRA Club of the Year 2014.  The club was founded in 1937,  when the pub known as the "Green Dragon" was purchased from Julia Hanson.


Details can be found on page 422 of CAMRA's Good Beer Guide 2014


Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Kinver Brewery have been invited by the MP for South Staffordshire, Gavin Williamson, to supply beer to thirsty MP's at the Stanger's Bar in the Houses of Parliament, London.

Five barrels of Kinver Edge have been supplied, which are available from Wednesday 12th March 2014. 

The Stranger's Bar


The Strangers' Bar is an exclusive bar within the Palace of Westminster,  home of the House of Commons and of the House of Lords, and the seat of the UK parliament.  The bar is only open to MPs, officers of Parliament, their guests, and members of parliamentary staff, but is not open to members of the public.

The name Strangers refers to those present in parliament who are not members of parliament or staff. Strangers may view parliamentary proceedings from the Stranger's Gallery in the House of Commons.

The Palace of Westminster has been the seat of Parliament for over 900 years.  Kinver Brewery delivered five barrels of beer from the Midlands to wet the appetite of parliament, but previous visitors from the Midlands delivered barrels of gunpowder for Guy Fawkes to blow up the House of Lords in 1605.  The gunpowder conspirators fled from London and were cornered at Holbech House, 6 miles north from Kinver Village, where they were blown up by a stray spark whilst drying out a wet barrel of gunpowder in front of a fire.  The failure of the Gunpowder Plot to blow up the English parliament is celebrated throughout the UK on November 5th with bonfires and firework displays. The Kinver Constitutional Club host a large bonfire and display each year to celebrate the failure of the Midland's conspiracy.

The Parliament of Great Britain was formed one hundred years after the Gunpowder Plot following a treaty signed on 22 July 1706, and ratified in law by Acts of Union passed in 1707 by the Parliament of England and the Parliament of Scotland.

Kinver Brewery are no strangers to the Houses of Parliament,  having previously met Gavin Williamson M.P.  to lobby for the scappping of the Escalator Beer Tax.   Gavin Williamson was presented with the Beer Champion Award for his work to secure the tax cut.

The 35th Burton Beer and Cider Festival will be running from 13 Mar 2014 to 15 Mar 2014

Beers
Kinver Edge
May Bug


Venue
Burton Town Hall, King Edward Place
Burton-Upon-Trent
Staffordshire
DE14 2EB

Opening

Thursday 13th March 
Evening 6.30pm-11pm (CAMRA members: free, non-members: £1)

Friday 14th March 
Lunchtime 11am-6pm (CAMRA members: free, non-members: £2)
Evening 6pm-11pm (CAMRA members: £2, non-members: £6)

Saturday 15th March 
All Day 11am-10pm (CAMRA members: £1, non-members: £3)

Saturday, 1 March 2014


Five Kinver beers will be available at the Leicester Beer Festival to be held from Wednesday 12th to Sat 15th March 2014 at the popular venue of Charotar Patidar Damaj.   Kinver Brewery have brewed a special festival ale for the event.

Kinver Beers

RegimentAle
Golden Holden - 4.5%
Over The Edge - 7.5%
Maybug - 4.8%
Vintage '57 - 5.7%


Admission and Opening Times
  • Wednesday 12th March 5pm to 11pm = £2.50
  • Thursday 13th March 11am to 11pm = £2.50
  • Friday 14th March admissions 11am to 3pm = £2.50, admissions 3pm to 11pm close = £3.50 
  • Saturday 15th March admissions 11am to 5pm = £2.50, admissions 5pm to 10pm close = free 
  • Free admission to card carrying CAMRA members at all times.
Regiment Ale
The 2014 festival theme commemorates the now defunct Royal Leicestershire Regiment, who were involved in the siege of Sevastopol during the Crimean War in the Ukraine.  The regiment were also engaged in assaults on Kinburn and Redan, where Sergeant Philip Smith won the first Victoria Cross for the Regiment, awarded at the first ceremony in 1857.  The Crimean war is famous for the charge of the Light Brigade, celebrated in The Noble 600 beer, and for the nurse, Florence Nightingale.  It was the first war to use the newly invented railway, telegraph and photography.

The Regiment was known as The Tigers,  and was formed over 300 years ago in 1688.  Many new regiments were formed in 1688 following the "Glorious Revolution" when James II was over thrown by William of Orange following the last successful invasion of England.  The regiment served with distinction around the world until it was merged into The Royal Anglian Regiment in 1964.

Golden Holden
Golden Holden Ale is a hoppy ale brewed in memory of Andy Holden who passed away in Dudley in January 2014.  Holden was an Olympian athlete who competed at the Munich Olympics in 1972.  Holden won World cross-country gold in 1979, but subsequently took up marathon running to win three golds at Bermuda marathons and a gold at the Hong Kong marathon.  He was a dentist by trade with a practice in Coseley, but had a passion for real ale, running 100 miles to drink 100 pints in just one week.   Latterly, Andy Holden was a youth coach at Tipton Harriers.

Vintage'57
A special brew for those born in '57 (i.e. both the Kinver brewers) who are 57 in 2014

Wednesday, 19 February 2014


Kinver Over the Edge has been crowned the gold medal winner of  the Barley Wine and Strong Old Ale category at the GB National Winter Ales Festival (NWAF) 2014

A panel of beer writers, members of the licensed trade and CAMRA members judged the competition.
Barley wine (or barleywine) is a style of strong ale developed as part of a war effort, to quench the British aristocracy's thirst for strong drinks during the war between the UK and France in the later part of the 18th century,  when their favourite tipple of vintage claret from Bordeaux was difficult to obtain.

Barley wine was exclusive to the aristocracy and the newly rich industrialist founders of the Industrial Revolution in England.
200 years later,  Over the Edge,  is a favourite tipple to be enjoyed by all.

Available on draught and in bottles from selected outlets

Monday, 17 February 2014

Why not hop in and enjoy a Giant Cod in Kinver Ale Batter, or succulent chunks of beef cooked in Kinver Edge with other chef's secret ingredients at The Vine Inn, Dunsley Road, Kinver Lock, Dunsley, Kinver.

Kinver Edge and other special guest Kinver Beers are regularly on tap. Dogs are welcome in the tap bar.    The Menu at The Vine


Enjoy great food, washed down with a pint of Kinver cask beer on the patio, whilst watching the canal boats navigate the lock.  An exceptional location to enjoy exceptional beer.



If you are not nearby, then why not try a pint of Kinver here

Sunday, 16 February 2014

The following beers will be available at the National Winter Ales Festival (NWAF) to be held at The Roundhouse, Derby from Wednesday 19th February 2014 to Saturday 22nd February 2014
Visitors to the CAMRA event at The Roundhouse, will be surrounded by a selection of 350 beers and 75 ciders.

Admission charges can be found here

Kinver '57 is a class beer brewed for those who were born in 1957, and who shall celebrate a hoppy 57th birthday in 2014. 

Over The Edge is the gold medal winner in the Barley Wine and Strong Old Ale category at NWAF 2014

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Kinver Beer is now available in bottles online and in store at  the retail shop Nickolls and Perks, Lower High Street, Stourbridge, opposite the entrance to the Stourbridge Tesco and Stourbridge library.

Bottled Kinver online or in the retail shop, subject to availability, are:

- Over the Edge
- Half Centurion
- Khyber
- Kinver Edge


Nickolls & Perks wine merchants were formed in 1797, co-incidentally the same year that the locksmith and hydraulic engineer Joseph Bramah patented a handled beer engine for beer pumping, now commonly known as a handpump, a trusted sign of cask real ale.  This is the period in British history when Barley Wine was invented in England, due to the impossibility to import Claret wine from Bordeaux for the aristocracy and the newly rich of the Industrial Revolution. Clearly a True Brit determination to overcome supply difficulties in times of war.

Kinver Brewery are proud to be associated with Nickolls and Perks, who are  rated amongst the best independent wine merchants in the UK.  Renowned purveyors of the world's very best and award winning fine wines, and now award winning fine beer and ale too.

Limited free parking is available in the Lower High Street, or a small hop across from Stourbridge Town Railway Station.

Kinver’s first steam engine was installed in the same year of 1797 at the Hyde Spade Mill to operate a steam hammer.  It was also the year of the last military invasion of Britain that was able to land on British soil.  Perhaps, the local industrialist and owner of the Hyde Spade Mill,  Francis Homfray celebrated the success of the steam engine or the failure of Napoleons troops with a glass of vintage wine from the newly established local wine merchant?   Horatio Nelson, however, would have struggled to raise a glass having  lost his right arm at the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife earlier in the year.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Over the Edge - Gold Medal and  Beer of the Year 2013
Over the Edge has once again won the cup for the West Midlands Champion Beer of the Year 2013. 

150 CAMRA members and Brewers attended the awards ceremony at the Barton Arms, Birmingham from around the CAMRA West Midlands Region, which covers the counties of Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire,  Worcestershire and West Midlands


Black Ram - Silver Medal



Over the Edge - West Midlands Supreme Champion 2012 and 2013



Kinver Black Ram was also awarded Silver Medal in the Stout Category



Kinver Brewery



Kinver Brewery is an award winning independent brewery based in the picturesque village of Kinver, South Staffordshire. Kinver Brewery is just a stone throw away from Kinver Edge, an area of oustanding natural beauty.

Kinver "Over the Edge" is the current Champion Winter Barley Wine / Strong Ale of Britain 2014. Current Champion Beer of the West Midlands 2013 and 2012



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