Welcome to our first Brew Review post. We plan to make this an occasional post to take a look at some of the events and places we’ve been to recently, based on our regular ‘BrewView’ posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. In this Brew Review we talk about Beer & Bands, WADFest, Heights of Abraham and the BBC Good Food Show.
We’ve been working on High Tor for some time and it’s had a very limited release so far. The beer appeared at Rail Ale 2017 and less than 120 bottles have been sent out this year. We’ve just finished our first full batch and we’re ready to roll it out as a regular offering.
In November 2015, following thirty years experience as a homebrewer, Brewery Director Rob, spurred on by positive feedback from friends, decided to take the leap and open Matlock Wolds Farm Brewery – a microbrewery nestling on the North side of the Derwent Valley. Matlock Brewing Company Limited was incorporated about 6 months earlier than this and with the birth of Wolds Farm it flourished.
Operations began when some of our first beers were offered to our local beer shop, Armits, for sampling. The very next day they became our first supplier of bottled beers. After a few weeks, Matlock & Dales CAMRA contacted us and we invited them for a tasting and inspection of our “ brewery”, which at the time had a capacity of a mere 50 litres and was housed in the utility room of our house!
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