Charm, character and cheers to the beers at Best Western Beamish Hall Hotel! We step inside this 12th century beauty to discover fabulous food, a micro-brewery and meet the new chef. Beer Day Britain beckons so take a tour of one of the many breweries around Britain or relax and unwind in a lovely Laura Ashley hotel, where English countryside charm reigns supreme!
BEER DAY BRITAIN A walking tour of Manchester takes in three breweries. Smell the hops and grains at the Beer Nouveau Brewery before visiting the taproom at the Alphabet Brewery & GRUB which has live DJs and amazing street art on the walls. Finish in the Cloudwater Brewery, recognised across the word for award-winning beers, which you can enjoy on tap, at your leisure! North Brewing Co leads the way with a tour in Leeds. Opened in November 2015 with three signature beers it now has a core range of five as well as a number of one off creations. Next, nestled in the historic Thornton’s arcade is Tall Boys Beer Market, specialising in rare imports from the States, and sticking with the theme, Tapped is an American style brew pub with an impressive range of keg and cask beer. Completing the walking tour is Northern Monk Brewery, which pays homage to the monastic heritage of brewing. If you find yourself in Norfolk or Suffolk you’re guaranteed to be served a pint of Adnams. Established back in 1872, this independent company based in Southwold is producing around 85,000 barrels a year and until 1953, and a for a period between 1970 to 2006, casks of Adnams Ale were still being delivered to Southwold pubs by horse and dray. Today distribution is from the company’s state-of-the-art centre which features the UK’s largest living roof. Known as the Sky Garden, it’s made from a variety of sedum species which help insulate the building. Rain stored in the plants is harvested and used to flush staff toilets and clean company vehicles. Combined with solar panels, the company has reduced its energy bills by 50%. The Adnams brewery tour last 60 minutes followed by a 30 minute tutored beer tasting. Visitors will see one of the most modern breweries in the country, including a self-cleaning brew stream! 22
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