No, not a case of spell-check gone mad or Paul Hogan extolling the virtues of an Alpine fizzy drink – no, I’m in search of the near extinct Vienna lager.

Think ‘Austria’ and this conjures up a country renowned for its sticky cakes, coffee and, perhaps, diethylene glycol […]

By |July 5th, 2017|CAMRA, Real Ale, Stowey Brewery|0 Comments

Nettle and Dandelion Beer

We were calling ourselves a craft brewery here at the Stowey Brewery, brewing craft beers ten years ago and we’re still brewing interesting beers to date.

For the past few years we have been producing beer from the abundance of fruits, flowers and herbs growing naturally in the Quantock Hills, in Somerset and our latest craft […]

By |July 31st, 2016|CAMRA, Real Ale|0 Comments

Pebbles Tavern, Watchet

With news of so many pubs closing, at about 30 a week, it’s fantastic to hear of a new real ale pub opening and, not only that, it being a roaring success.

Pebbles Tavern in Watchet is one of those pubs. A small linear bar that looks like it’s been there forever with its distressed walls, […]

By |February 7th, 2015|Real Ale, Stowey Brewery|0 Comments

Somerset Hop Picking

For the past few years the Stowey Brewery has been growing its own hops in order to make what are known as ‘green hopped’ beers for the autumn. These beers are slightly ‘fresher’ and lighter than traditional bitters and are a cross between a summer ale and a more recognisable standard real ale.

The hop flowers […]

By |September 26th, 2014|Quantock Hills, Real Ale, Stowey Brewery|0 Comments

Ian and the Stowey Brewery on the Longest Day (21.06.14)

This weekend saw us here at The Old Cider House working hard at any number events in and around Nether Stowey and the Quantocks promoting both the area and local beer.

On Friday Ian spent his day on the back of a very noisy and uncomfortable tractor trailer giving a running commentary to groups of cider and […]

Brewery Workshops

It’s Saturday and our next group of brewers have arrived for our tutored brewery workshop here at the Stowey Brewery. Whether you are a keen home brewer or are thinking about setting up your own micro, nano or even smaller brewery, these courses are just so much fun!

Just two brewers today – meaning that there […]

By |March 8th, 2014|Real Ale, Stowey Brewery|0 Comments

A French Real Ale!

From the Stowey Brewery, The Old Cider House, Nether Stowey.

Having a small craft brewery means that we can make small amounts of beer that larger breweries could not commercially produce and we have been lucky enough to be able to source a reasonably new hop – Aramis – a French hop supposedly with  ‘sweet, spicy […]

By |January 11th, 2014|Real Ale|0 Comments

Real Ale in the Quantocks

Real Ale has been a feature of our life in Nether Stowey. Ten years ago we set up Real Ale Walks, taking groups of walkers up into the Quantocks and then down into the pubs for a unique real ale experience.

Seven years ago we opened the Stowey Brewery providing craft real ale to the pubs […]