Beers & Brewing
Get your real ale now! Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Thames Side have provided a take-away and now sit down service. Please see Thames Side Brewery and social media links for latest information on opening hours and options. Let's get Pulling Together to keep Andy in business.
Andy served his first beers from his newly opened Thames Side Brewery & Tap Room by Staines Bridge on Staines Upon Thames Day in June 2019, and customers were queuing out the doors. The main four-barrel plant was recently joined by a one barrel plant so experimental and short run beers can be produced in addition to main range.
Main range are all named named after birds to be found on or near the River Thames. Recent additions included Cormorant Stout 4.2% abv. To quote Branch member Ian Davey, “Good old fashioned dry stout – good malt flavours”. The short run brews names tend to follow a musical theme, a recent one is the very hop forward London Calling.
Andy's beers have won many 'Beer Of The Festival' awards at CAMRA festivals. These have included Beer of the Festival at Ascot Racecouse BeerFest with Egyptian Goose, Dark Beer of the Festival at Woking BeerFest with Black Swan, Beer of the Festival at Kingston Beer Festival with Mallard Mild, and at Hampton Beer Festival with Black Swan. In 2018, Andy's beers featured at the Great British Beer Festival
This Virginia Water based brewery won an award at the Ascot Racecourse Beer Festival many moons ago, but appears to have been dormant since. They have not produced any real ale in recent times that we're aware of, but are believed to have installed a canning plant? Anyone know any more? Please Contact Branch.
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