Author: Blythe Brewery

No Carbon Dioxide problems at Blythe

National newspapers are reporting that the brewing industry could be severely effected by a European wide shortage of carbon dioxide (CO2).

Blythe Brewery is eager to point out that their range of beers and ales are not dependent on added carbon dioxide, after all the unnecessary introduction of CO2 is an essential part of the Real Ale story. 

Supplies from Blythe will not therefore be effected by the shortage. If the shortage of CO2 does lead to problems for some breweries Blythe has the capability of significantly increasing output without detriment to the quality and integrity of their products.  If you are running short of stocks or want to ensure you have supplies please contact Kevin Dudley on email or by phone 01889 504461


Shakespeare In The Park: Bagot’s Bitter on draught!

Measure For Measure is this year’s production the Shakespeare In The Park company and the will take full advantage of the beautiful Italian Gardens at Maple Hayes School to stage an al fresco production of ‘Measure for Measure’ Shakespeare’s darkest comedy.  A razor sharp satire exposing hypocritical politicians, sexual exploitation and the abuse of power. Its message is as relevant today as it has ever been.

Seating is on straw bales to complement the setting.  There is a bar on site and picnics before the performance are welcome. Our Bagot’s Bitter will be available for all to enjoy!

Shakespeare In The Park: Measure For Measure


Blythe Beers now available at many more pubs!

For the first time the full range of Blythe Beers is available at an increased number of pubs including “tied” outlets previously unable to order our fine range of beers.  This is facilitated by the Beerflex system that Blythe joined earlier this year.  The system is operated by SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) and enables beer to be available at outlets such as Punch Taverns, Enterprise, Admiral and Greene King owned pubs and certain other registered outlets, subject to some local individual outlet conditions.

As a customer if you can convince your local landlord to register for the scheme then the process can be set in motion.  Many landlords are unaware of the availability, or indeed of the scheme, so if you speak to them it may well prove beneficial for you both!

Our pale beers are receiving great reviews at the moment so look out for Ridware Pale, Staffie, Gold Rush, Sublime and Summer Breeze.  


Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival 2018

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall & Other City Centre Venues
Friday 01 June 2018 – Sunday 03 June 2018
Lichfield Arts are delighted to be bringing back the festival for you to enjoy a wonderful range of Blues and Jazz featuring some of our wonderful regional musicians and bands. Be it blues or jazz there will be something to suit all tastes. From acoustic to strident blues to Big Band Jazz, Swing, Boogie–Woogie to full on Jazz all taking place in some fine venues and our excellent pubs.  More details on

By popular demand Blythe Brewery is supplying the following beers to the festival Palmer’s Poison, Staff and Ridware Pale


Rugeley Rocks Festival 26th May 2018

The Rugeley Rocks Music & Beer Festival will have Blythe Brewery’s Staffie, Palmer’s Poison & Ridware Pale beers available   The event will take place on Saturday 26th May at St Augustines Field in Rugeley, all profits raised from the festival will be donated to two local charities Rugeley & District Community First Responders and Rugeley Open Spaces Association.


Dark Horse hits the road!

More news! Another new Brew, this time a smooth stout, Dark Horse with an ABV of 4.7%. Well worth a try when you see it! Brewed for those with refined taste in mind, give us your feedback as soon as you can!


Gold Rush from Blythe!

I promised news about a new beer from Blythe. Here is advanced notice of Gold Rush, presently being made available from the Boys at Blythe. It is a hoppy Golden Ale with an ABV of 4.6%


A special strong golden beer for the Burton CAMRA festival!









We are pleased to announce that we will be supplying the Burton & South Derbyshire CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) Festival with a new strong golden beer “The Thing” with an ABV of 6.0%. This is described as a strong hoppy golden beer and we await feedback with interest.  It may well be we add this to our range in the near future!

We are also supplying one of our recently introduced beers “Sublime” which is a pale ale with a hint of lime.  The ale is made with the addition of freshly squeezed limes and has been very well received by our customers.  The ABV is 4.3%

The 39th Burton & South Derbyshire Beer and Cider Festival will be in the usual venue at the Burton Town Hall running from 22nd to 24th March 2018.
Opening times and Admission prices for the 2018 festival will be as follows:
Thursday 22nd March
Evening 6.00pm-11.00pm (Free Entry for all)
Friday 23rd March
Lunchtime 11am-6pm (£3 entry, CAMRA members receive a £3 beer token)
Evening 6pm-11pm (£7 entry, CAMRA members receive a £3 beer token)
Saturday 24th March
Lunchtime 11am-6pm (£3 entry, CAMRA members receive a £3 beer token)
Evening 6pm-11pm (£5 entry, CAMRA members receive a £3 beer token)

A refundable deposit of £3 is required for a festival glass. The festival will be a token festival (no cash at bars), any unused tokens will be refundable or can be donated to our charity (Star Foundation). Food and soft drinks available at all sessions. Children welcome until 6pm. To help speed up entrance the fees will be packaged together to include admission, glass and £10 worth of tokens. Additional tokens can be purchased in the Main Hall or at the Wine / Drivers Bar.