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Summer Social: Design in the Microbrewery Sector
Thu 14 July 2016, 19:00 – 22:00 BST
With a vast number of breweries emerging throughout the North East, we've invited some of the best known northern brands to tell us how they hold onto their individuality in such a highly populated landscape.
Each brewery will have a stand where you can sample their lovingly crafted beers, whilst enjoying live music, hog roast and lots of networking.
Tickets for the event are £15* per person (£10* for Design Network North members). This will get you entry to the event, two drinks vouchers and all the food you can eat!
If you are one of our members and have not received the voucher code - contact us
Beers will be available from:
Multi-award winning North East based craft brewery with taste and heart. Sonnet 43 Brew House was inspired by the Victorian poet Elizabeth Barret Browning. The Raven and Impressment are just some of the beers available from Sonnet 43.
Firebrick Brewery finds inspiration for its beers in the heritage of Blaydon on Tyne and the North East of England. Their first beer was brewed in January 2013, the Blaydon Brick. Coalface, Elder Statesman and many more followed.
Almasty (meaning “The Wild One”; a name used to describe Siberian or Eastern European mystical creatures) is an exciting brewery emerging onto the North East’s already healthy looking brewing scene. Their beers can be found in a selection of northern inns and taverns.
With over 70 years drinking experience between them, father and son brewers Mike and Leo Bell knew what beers they liked. Their tastes have changed recently, as they have experienced the bright, fresh and complex flavours that can be crafted using only water, grain, yeast and the growing range of hops from around the world.
Opened in the Grainger market in 2012, four years after its sister shop mmm..., glug... stocks over 700 beers and ales from the North East, the UK, Europe and beyond - as well as wines, ciders and artisan spirits. Local brewers include Tyne Bank Brewery, Wylam Brewery and Tempest Brew Co.
Box Social Brewing
Box Social is a six barrel micro-brewery based in Newburn, complete with tasting room. Their aim is to create great Artisan craft beers with the finest ingredients. Box Socials were events held in the Victorian era in the homes of the middle classes, in order to socialise. Taking this into the 21st century, Box Social Brewing are connecting people over great artisan craft beer.
Brinkburn St Brewery Ltd was formed in January 2015 and started brewing in September 2015, after a 9-month period of set-up and trial brewing. They have focused their brewing to date on west coast USA-style ales such as hoppy IPAs and brown ales. They use a combination of cascade, chinook, citra and amarillo US pacific coast leaf hops with selective dry hopping.
Nestled in the heart of Newcastle in an old Victorian railway arch, Errant is a hidden gem in Newcastle's industrial playground. Under the near-constant hammering of the trains above, Tom and Martyn are working to bring their pride and joy beers to Newcastle's pubs.
Live music provided by:
Paul's modern take on the 'one man band' using live loops, guitar percussion, harmonies and effects has seen him supportartists such as Turin Brakes, Jon Gomm and Billy Bragg. A diverse and challenging writer with a unique voice, his live performances range from whispering intensity to a white knuckle, edge of your seat, ear splittingly glorious racket.
Design in the Microbrewery sector will be a relaxed networking evening. There will be some short talks from local breweries, live music, food and plenty of time for networking. To find out more, get in touch