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Blythe Brewer visits Blythe Brewery!


Last night at The Junction, Stretton (the tap house for the Blythe Brewery) we had the pleasure of hosting Blythe Brewer! 

Blythe travelled for over an hour from the western reaches of Staffordshire especially to try out the range of beers and ales from Blythe Brewery. Blythe has many friends in Stretton, and they prevailed on her to make a special guest appearance. 

Coincidences in the English language make for extra special occasions such as last night and Kevin and Alex Dudley of the Blythe Brewery were especially pleased to welcome Blythe Brewer!

A good time was a had by all.

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Dark Fruit Cider at the Junction

From Wednesday 16th January a new cider will be introduced at our Tap Bar, The Junction, Stretton. It is a Dark Fruit Cider produced by our friends at The Lovely Cider Company from nearby Yoxall.

All of the Yoxall ciders are handcrafted with love and care by James Williams and his team, and we are delighted to add this excellent product to our range of crafted beers and ciders at The Junction. The original Yoxall cider sold well and was appreciated by many since we opened in November and we hope cider lovers will take the chance to sample this new creation. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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2019 Opening hours

The Junction, Stretton
We reopen on Friday 4th January
Until further notice our 2019 opening hours are

Monday Closed

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday 4pm until 11pm

Thursday 4pm until 11pm

Friday 4pm until 11pm

Saturday 1pm until 11pm

Sunday 1pm until 10pm
Thanks to everyone for your custom in 2018, look forward to seeing you throughout 2019!

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The Junction, Stretton Christmas Opening Hours



Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas Eve, Monday 24th December 2018 5pm until 10pm
Christmas Day , Tuesday25th December 2018 11am until 2pm
Boxing Day, Wednesday 26th December 2018 3pm until 10pm
Thursday 27th December 2018 Closed
Friday 28th December 2018 2pm until 11pm
Saturday 29th December 2018 2pm until 11pm
Sunday 30th December 2018 Closed
New Year’s Eve, Monday 31st December 2018 4pm until 11pm
New Year’s Day, Tuesday 1st January 2019 Closed
Wednesday 2nd January 2019 Closed
Thursday 3rd January 2019 Closed
Friday 4th January 2019 Reopens

From 4th January 2018 the regular opening hours will be revised.  
The new hours will be posted shortly.

Very best wishes for Christmas & New Year to all our friends on the Blythe Brewery Site and Facebook Page

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Join Blythe Brewery at The Junction

Join Blythe Brewery at The Junction
Grand Opening Wednesday 7th November from 4pm

For the past few months Blythe Brewery (based in Hamstall Ridware) owners Alex & Kevin have been working especially hard…they were converting a shop in Stretton (just north of Burton-on-Trent} into a new pub! The Junction will stock real ale produced by Blythe Brewery as well as locally produced Cider (brewed in Yoxall). Vodka and Gin will also be specialities of the house and of course wines, soft drinks and even tea & coffee will be available!

The opening hours are
Sunday 1pm to 10pm
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 4pm to 11pm
Thursday 4pm to 11pm
Friday Noon to 11pm
Saturday Noon to 11pm

The official opening will take place on 7pm Wednesday 7th November with members of Tamworth CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) team there to formally present the Certificate for the LocAle Beer Award from the Tamworth Beer Festival 2018. All welcome, doors open at 4pm!

The decor and style of The Junction has been well thought out by Alex & Kevin and features contemporary design based on a theatrical theme, one of the highlights being the theatre style armchairs which have been ingeniously adapted to be movable to suit different group sizes. The lighting is based on stage lights and the gigantic mirror will give the premises a feeling of great depth. The bar area has a reclaimed look about it and has been especially built in reclaimed steel to a more friendly height, giving comfort when sitting on the bar stools or when propping up the bar!

Grand designs from a forward looking team at Blythe Brewery.

The artwork has been provided by David Walker, a PhotoArtist from Yoxall, and an unofficial member of the Blythe team. The designs of the pieces were chosen to enhance the ambiance of the premises.

Everything is ready to welcome you to The Junction and to tempt you with the excellent range of real ales and beers from Blythe Brewery. You will not be disappointed!

Situated on the crossroads (The Junction!) of Hillfield Lane, Bridge Street, Church Road and Main Street in Stretton. Looking for a landmark? St Mary’s Church is opposite! The Postcode is DE13 0DZ

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Special Blythe Beers available at Tamworth Beer Festival, Thu 6th – Sat 8th Sept 2018

At the invitation of the Lichfield, Sutton & Tamworth CAMRA Branch Two “Special Brews” have been made for the event.
One is KNOBBLED DARK HORSE which is the new Dark Horse with a salted caramel addition (ABV 4.7%) the other is as yet unnamed but is a one off brew using Farhams CR180, Waiity and Motueka hops with an ABV of 3.4%
 
Tamworth Beer Festival
Thu 6th – Sat 8th Sept 2018
Once again we are at the Masonic Rooms on Lichfield Street (B79 7QE). The venue has plenty of seating outdoors, with marquee and heating just in case. Be seeing you …
The venue is on the western edge of town (see map below) and on many bus routes, including the 110.
 
We feature 75+ real ales from micro breweries, including festival specials and many new ales. We’ll also have a range of ciders & perries. Supervised children permitted until 5pm. There’ll be live music in the marquee, where there’ll also be lots of seating.
 
Hot & cold food available all sessions; soft drinks available for drivers. T-shirts and refundable souvenir tankard glasses available.
 
Open 11-11pm each day. Admission £3 except Fri 5-11pm (£4). CAMRA members free at all times.
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Bagot’s Bitter and Ridware Pale are available at Lichfield FUSE festival!

13th-15th July
Beacon Park, Lichfield WS13 6RA
FREE ENTRY!
Opening hours:
Fri 7.00pm-10.00pm
Sat 12.00-10.00pm
Sun 11.00am-6.00pm

Lichfield FUSE is a FREE festival, giving everyone the opportunity to access and engage with a wide variety of music and the arts.

Two live music stages featuring 30 acts spanning multiple genres and styles.

Loads of things to join in with – beatboxing, musical instrument making, art and crafting, poetry, close-up magic, sport and fitness challenges, drumming workshops, Bollywood and Lindy Hop dance sessions….what more could you ask for?!

Food traders, a festival market and a well-stocked licensed bar to complete the lineup!

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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 kevin@bylthebrewery.co.uk or by phone 01889 504461

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