Wednesday, 19 February 2014

CAMRA Champion Barley Wine Strong Old Ale of Britain 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

Over the Edge is entered into the GBBF final to be held in Olympia 12th to 16th August 2014

Monday, 17 February 2014

Kinver Edge Pie and Kinver Ale Battered Cod at The Vine, Kinver

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

Kinver Ales at the National Winter Ales Festival, Derby

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

Bottled Kinver Real Ale at Nickolls & Perks

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.