The Nailsworth Brewery
Commercial brewing has returned to Nailsworth after a period of 96
Years in the form of a six-barrel micro brewery which is located at the
Village Inn Public House. One of the top 12 pubs in the country (Real
Ale Pub Guide 2009).
But what is a micro-brewery and what does the six barrel bit mean?
Well, as the name suggests, it is a 'small' or 'minute' (Collins
Concise Dictionary) brewery. And as for the 6 barrels, it has nothing
to do with casks or kegs, but the unit of measurement used to denote the
volume of beer a brewery can brew in a single brew. A 'barrel' equates to
36 gallons (288 pints) or 163.66 litres (if you are that way inclined). So
a six barrel-brewery means that we can brew 216 gallons (1,728 pints) or
981.96 litres in a single brew. This might sound a lot, but within the
brewing industry we are still 'small' beer!
So what is our mandate? Well fortunately, we have no accountants
in the brewery, so:
- We brew using Nailsworth's spring water, malt, hops & yeast and nothing else.
- We only use the finest of ingredients (which are naturally more expensive).
- We cram as much flavour as we can (more of those expensive ingredients) into
every pint we brew
- We promise never to brew a bland, mediocre, middle of the road,
also ran of a beer.