The latest news from the Raw Brewing Company
The White Swan
The new Raw pub the White Swan St Mary's Gate Chesterfield is now fully up and running. The White Swan is owned and managed by John and Kathy Chadwick who bring there extensive knowledge from the multi award winning Arkwright Arms Sutton-Cum-Duckmanton.
Offering 12 Cask Ales featuring the house beer Mucky Duck 3.7% Pale, Raw ales and a wide range of local and national guests. A large selection of keg products including craft keg, real ciders, an impressive selection of craft local, national and international bottled beers. An international wine selction and variety of spirits and soft drinks for all tastebuds.
Food is available Monday - Saturday 12-7 and Sunday 12-3 including a Sunday lunch menu.
Function room will be available soon for private bookings
This year we have some interesting collaboration brews planned. After the success of previous collaborations more have been arranged to add more variety to the specials. For those not aware of collaboration brews it involves 2 brewers getting together to brew a special beer that aims to fuse distinct brewery styles together. We not only combine our experience in the recipe its a great way to learn new skill in the process too as we all have our own little things we do differently.
So far for 2012 we have
Raw & Steel City - Raw Aussie Steel IPA 6.2% this is the 3rd collaboration with Dave & Gazza from Steel City Brewing Co Sheffield and yet again promises to combine the passion for hops and the desire to see how far we can push it! The same recipe as the 1st Raw Steel IPA but this time with repeated hopping with Australian Stella, Galaxy and Summer hops look out for a powerful bitterness over 135 IBU along with a powerful tropical fruit punch
Raw & Offbeat - Hop Chick 6.1% this is the 1st time Michelle from Offbeat Brewery Crewe and I have worked together on a brew. We have been working together supplying each others beer over the last year and I was impressed with the style and quality of Michelle's beers along with her quirky branding. This brew is a deep orange coloured IPA style beer brewed with German Carared and Melaniodin malts to give it a little more colour and depth. Then using a technique new to me that Michelle has used before we constantly hopped it throughout the boil with Columbus, Citra, Chinook and Crystal hops all from the US. The bulk of them we focused on the last part of the boil so it shouldn't be overly bitter but with a whopping 9.5kg total hop load it should pack a massive amount of flavour from these 4 brilliant hops.
Raw & Brampton - Josh from Brampton is coming in February to do a Chesterfield Collaboration we already have some very interesting ideas so look out for it on the bars in March
Raw & Muirhouse - This will be the 2nd collaboration we have done and is planned for sometime in March
Raw & Prospect - Planned for April this idea has been floating around ever since we started as we have an obviously strong link with Patsy watch out for a collboration with a twist!
Dark Peak Reserve 2011
Dark Peak Reserve 2011 is now available in a limited number of casks. Brewed back in June 2011 it has been maturing in the brewery since. A small amount will be bottled soon more detail on that to follow.
Ruberlaris Pale Ale
Raw and Ruberlaris! Ale and Music always a winning combination. We have teamed up with Ruberlaris and created a 4.2% Pale ale that will been on sale soon throughtout the area. The 1st batch is already sold out and will be available at The All Inn festival 28th August and the Chesterfield Arms (the Bands local!) 3rd September when we have a launch party to celebrate. It will then be available at The Arkwright Arms, The Rutland Sheffield, The Harlequin Sheffield. More outlets will be listed soon and another batch will be brewed soon and then it will go out on general sale and may pop up on the bars at some of the bands future gigs so watch out for it.
The beer has been brewed to support the band on their upcoming tour and CD launch and a percentage of the profits made will go straight back to the band so by drinking it you really are supporting independant music. Watch out for further updates on Facebook and also check out the bands new website where you can find out more about them and where they will be performing. http://ruberlaris.co.uk/
After a few very busy months we are now expanding! The cellar expansion is complete and to new fermenters will be installed in the next few weeks. These will be 6 BBL fermenters allowing us to go from 10 BBL per week to 22 BBL. New cooling systems and brewery management system are also being installed to increase efficiency.
A new bar and office are being installed too so we will soon be able to offer brewery tours, brew experience days and other events.
Bottling has been delayed but we are hoping to launch 3-4 of the core range bottle conditioned in the next few months along with some new merchandise lines.
The Raw team has also expanded John and Kathy Chadwick from the multi award wining Arkwright Arms are now shareholders in the Brewery giving us valuable experience to assist in the growth at Raw.
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