Sunday, 28 August 2011

Kinver has the Edge

Extract from an article published in the August 2011 edition of the Dudley Camra "Ales & Tales" written by Carol Kelly:

"Dave and I first visited Kinver in 1984, when we lived in Perton, Wolverhampton. With four pubs listed in the Good Beer Guide, we visited regularly most weekends to see the beautiful area of Kinver Edge, the sandstone Rock Houses, and lovely canal walks.

We came to live here in May 1986 and at that time there were 10 pubs:

  • The Elm Tree - Davenports *
  • The Crown and Anchor - M & B *
  • The New Rose and Crown (The Spring) - Banks's *
  • The Royal Exchange - Banks‟s
  • The Old Plough - Simpkiss *
  • The Plough and Harrow, (The Steps) - Bathams
  • The Olde White Harte - Banks's
  • The George and Dragon - Ansells *
  • The Cross - Hansons
  • The Vine - Bass
*now lost to housing.

We had t-shirts printed in 1988 for our son's Godfather party. "The Kinver 10" listing the pubs on the front of the shirt. Dave thinks he first visited the Con Club one Kinver Country Fayre Day. He became a member after a little while and as it increased it's range in real ale, Dave told Steve the Steward of the club that this place should be in the beer guide. With an introduction to Dudley CAMRA scorers, eventually the rest is history.

Kinver is now home to a brewery and the CAMRA National Club of the Year 2011, The Constitutional Club.  We still have 5 pubs all serving real ale:
  • The Cross is now Black Country Ales and Kinver is available as an occasional guest
  • The Vine is now an Enterprise Inn and serves both Kinver and Enville Ales
  • The Plough and Harrow – Batham‟s
  • The Royal Exchange and Olde White Hart – Marstons.
It is a lovely place to live and a great place to visit!"

Download or read the full Dudley CAMRA article about Kinver Online 

Kinver Beer is regulary available at The Vine in Kinver, and occasionally at the Cross Inn at Kinver

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Nottingham Beer Festival October 2011

Kinver Brewery shall be at the Notttingham Beer Festival from 13th to 15th October 2011

Five beers will be available ~  Black Ram, Light Railway, Crystal,  Edge and Khyber

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Frocester Beer Festival

Kinver Brewery shall be strongly repesented at the Frocester Beer festival, near Stroud on 26th and 27th August 2011

Featuring an early appearance of Over the Edge 7.6%, The Noble 600 4.5%, Half Centurion 5.0% and Kinver Crystal 4.5%

Meet the Kinver Brewers at The Strand, Cheltenham

Ian Davies and Dave Kelly will be at The Strand pub in Cheltenham on Wednesday 24th August from 6pm

There will be a beer tasting session, where you get to sample and learn about some of our beers.

Friday, 12 August 2011

The Cross Inn at Kinver Beer Festival

The Cross Inn at Kinver held a beer festival from 11th to 14th August 2011.  Kinver Brewery was represented by three ales.

Golden strong bitter with centennial hop bite that overwhelms the fleeting malty sweetness and drives through to the long dry finish.  ABV 5.8%

Like it Lovatt
A special brew for the Cross Inn beer festival. ABV 4.5%

Basils Brew
A special brew for the Cross Inn beer festival. ABV 5%

Regular Kinver Brewery Beer List

The next Cross Inn Beer Festival is planned for July 2013

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Kinver Brewery Wins Silver Medal

Kinver Half Centurion wins a Silver Medal at the Great British Beer Festival in the Strong Bitter Category.

HALF CENTURION was brewed to celebrate the 50th birthdays of both founders of the Kinver Brewery Company.  A 5.0% pale premium bitter with hop and citrus flavours

Monday, 1 August 2011

Great British Beer Festival August 2nd to 6th, 2011

Two beers shall be exhibited at the Great British Beer Festival in London.

Edge (4.2% ABV)
Cyclops Style -Bitter
Colour - Amber gold
Smell - vanilla, winey, port
Taste - crisp, citrus, hoppy
Bitter - 3.5
Sweet - 2.5

Half Centurion (5% ABV)
Cyclops Style - Premium ale
Colour - golden yellow
Smell - whiskey, malty, warming
Taste - sweet, sharp, grapefruits
Bitter - 4
Sweet - 4