BREWERY SHOP OPENING HOURS AND MONTHLY TAPROOM
Well that was fun! And after seven weeks of good times and good vibes at our Summer Shakedown events we want to keep things rolling. From October through until the end of the year we will be hosting a monthly brewery taproom on the first Saturday of each month. The opening hours will be the same as during the Shakedown (11am to 8pm) and there will be a street food offering every month.
But that’s not all! We are also tweaking our shop opening hours and from next month onwards will be open later on Fridays (midday to 6pm) and later in the day on Saturdays (11am to 4pm). This does mean the end of our Thursday shop hours, however, which have been up and down in terms of demand over the summer and especially quiet during the Shakedown weeks. Our feeling is that being open later on a Friday and on Saturday afternoon, rather than the morning as we have been, is a better fit for a lot of people, and we have had some feedback to support this idea.
On top of that, in recent months we have found it increasingly difficult to properly set-up the shop in time for Thursday openings. We have been running at close to capacity for a few months now and committing staff to two afternoons in the shop during the working week, as well as the time it takes to stock the fridge, clean the lines and clear the shop space, has become tricky to manage. We want to offer a quality experience to anyone who makes the trip to see us on Cae Bach and the new hours will help us to achieve that aim.
All our brewery events to date have been a way of gauging interest in a possible taproom offering at some point down the line, and the response to the Shakedown was more than we could have hoped for, especially given we stretched the events out over seven successive weekends. There is a way to go before we could realistically run a weekly taproom from the brewery, not least in terms of the space, but we have been invigorated, and exhausted, by the Shakedown and are determined to run with the concept in this new form. Thanks to everyone who came down to support us over the summer, and we’ll see you in October. Keep and eye on the usual channels for details soon.
Brewery Shop Opening Hours (from October 1)
Sunday to Thursday – CLOSED
Friday – 12pm to 6pm
Saturday – 11am to 4pm