A team of around a dozen turned out to bottle two kegs of the brown nectar…. andeach had their own task…mine was to load the cleaned bottles onto the table where the bottle filler filled, he passed the bottles to the Crown Corkerer, who passsed them to the labeller, who passed them to the Batch label sticker-on, who passed them to the Putter into Boxes operator. It was a brilliant Team effort…
At the 2017 Rail Ale beer festival at Barrow Hill, we were awarded Gold for our Dronny Bottom Bitter in the lower gravity brown ales category.
Well done everybody at Drone Valley 👍
Check out this weeks updated trade page showing what’s in stock this week.
Click here to view TRADE PAGE
Check out our new page on the website!
“Locate our Beers” list every outlet who have our beers on their bars on a regular basis.
Click the link to check it out and find out where you can enjoy a great pint of your favourite Drone Valley Beer.
What to buy the person who has everything…?
How about something totally unique: membership of a genuine community brewery.
Perks of membership include:
- exclusive member events
- free tastings
- opportunity to brew the beer
- having input into the names and types of beer we make
- and many more benefits as the brewery grows…
You can buy membership securely online from our web shop – just click here.
Are you green fingered? Or just fancy an unusual challenge?
We are inviting members to grow their own hops, which will be used in a Drone Valley brew!
It would be great to have a brew made with local hops grown by members and named after the grower who produces the greatest yield!
Hops are scarce at the moment, so it will go some small way to stem the current shortage as well as really reducing our carbon footprint.
Starter packs will be available to get you growing.
Want to join in? Please let Jez know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Our brewing licence from HMRC will be arriving any day now, so our malt supplier Thomas Fawcett & Sons invited us to their impressive premises in Castleford. The business started in 1809 in Castleford and it is family run. Customers range from micro breweries like ours, through to the well known outfits like Black Sheep, Bass and Morland – even Heineken! They supply the international market too, delivering to places as distant as South Africa and New Zealand!
We were hosted by owner James Fawcett, a passionate maltster and lovely chap. He took us around the whole site from the Victorian malt floors still in use to this day, then to the 1950’s Saladin equipment, and finally the state of the art automated germinating kilning vessel. They have a separate plant for the more specialised crystal/dark roasted malts. Part of the original building dates to 1795!
We would like to thank James and his team for their hospitality. We will be inviting the Fawcett’s team to our official launch (date TBC), so that our members can meet them too.
We’ve got the essentials sorted; just a few items on the snagging list and then we’ll be able to announce our launch date…
…you have a planter at the local train station!
Thank you Friends of Dronfield Station for making us one of the first things to greet commuters when they disembark.
What else would you need after a train journey if not a reminder to go and get a pint?