How two Beverley brewery brands aim to impress on the local beer scene
Matt Hall and Paul East are preparing for their new venture (Image: Jerome Ellerby)
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 7 Feb 2018
Two Beverley brewery brands are to work together to make an impact on the local beer scene.
The town’s Black Mill Brewery brand has secured a home at new Beverley start-up brewery Twisted Angel, off Annie Reed Road.
Black Mill Brewery director Paul East is delighted to have a base for his 15-month-old brand, whose name was inspired by Beverley Westwood’s famous Black Mill.
Twisted Angel Brewing's Matt Hall and Black Mill Brewery's Paul East are looking to make an impact on the local beer scene (Image: Jerome Ellerby)
It comes after the brand, which saw its Dead Bob beer sell out at local beer festivals, developed a fan base at Beverley’s Monks Walk pub.
Mr East says: “Back in 2016 we were extremely fortunate to work with the late Monks Walk owner and former Beverley Minster virger Neil Pickford.
“Neil came along to the 2016 Beverley Beer festival and instantly wanted to give Black Mill Brewery a home at the Monks Walk.
“There was even talk of the brewery set up being there.
“The latter turned out to be an impractical solution but since then Black Mill Beers have been exclusively on the bar in the Monks Walk.
The late Neil Pickford served Black Mill Brewery beers at his Monks Walk pub in 2016
“Neil’s enthusiasm for what we had created with Black Mill really did spur us on and with the constant praise from locals we knew it was only a matter of time before we needed to find that elusive base for the brewery and increase production.”
Mr East has now reached an agreement to link up with new Beverley start-up brewery Twisted Angel, run by Matt Hall.
Mr East says: “Matt’s commitment to quality and perfection instantly filled us with confidence, the Twisted Angel beers are great and the two brands really do compliment each other.
“With this agreement in place we can now confirm that beer production of Black Mill Beers has taken place in Beverley and will do so for the foreseeable future.
“With the first casks ready to hit the local pubs from as soon as next week demand is high and we will be looking at how we can increase production as our customer base grows.”
The two breweries are planning a launch event and a beer festival at the brewery, with a view to making it a regular monthly brew tap event for the town.
Mr Hall says: “It’s really exciting to be able to help another local brewery take the next steps with their dream and hopefully create something special for the Beverley area.”
Bottle production for Dead Bob and Black Gold will start in the spring and advanced orders are being taken from stockists, with publicans able to buy online.
Discussions are in place for a local well-known supermarket chain to be the first main stockist of Beverley’s Black Mill Brewery range.
To celebrate their partnership, the two breweries will be the main sponsors of Hessle Craft Beer Festival on March 10-11, when there will be a limited run of souvenir glasses.
Visit www.blackmillbrewery.co.uk for more information.