30years Brewing Award-Winning Yorkshire Ales!
To kick-off the celebrations, the brewery will be opening its’ doors to the people of Snaith and the surrounding area. From 12pm on Saturday 20th July there will be free, rolling tours of the brewery, a raffle and lots of give-aways. South Milford Brass Band will be providing some musical accompaniment and there will be samples of The Old Mill’s real ales available to try, including their brand new seasonal golden bitter “Three Rivers” ABV 3.9%.
The proceeds of the raffle will go towards the Snaith Mayor’s charities and each of the brewery’s 19 pubs are adopting the same charitable spirit by holding their own individual raffles.
The most local pub in the group, The Brewer’s Arms on Pontefract Road in Snaith, will be serving food all day and for younger ones there’ll be a bouncy castle and a rodeo bull. A children’s disco will take place at the pub from 4pm-7pm before the evening disco starts at 8pm – late!
Snaith’s ‘old penny lock-ups’ will also be open to the public on this festive day. A Grade II listed building, these were once used as a very short-stay prison for the drunks, vagrants and beggars who came into Snaith on market and fair days; and get their name from the fact that the occupants had to pay a penny to be let out!
The Old Mill Brewery is itself housed in a 200-year-old former malt kiln, which has also seen life as a corn mill and a clog factory. It is situated right in the centre of this picturesque East Yorkshire market town. The building was given a new lease of life in 1983, when former Webster’s brewer Bryan Wilson and Chairman Paul Wetherell joined forces to establish the now famous, award-winning Old Mill Brewery.
However, as traditional as the brewery’s old building might be, there is nothing old fashioned about the brewing plant which is equipped with the latest high-spec modern machinery.
Dedication, enthusiasm and pride are the key words at Old Mill. All staff are dedicated to producing a range of quality ‘real ales’, not only for the local market but for a national audience via an extensive free trade and wholesale network. They are also dedicated to the continued quality of all 7 permanent beers and the 12 seasonal ones produced as well as to the excellent service which all their customers can expect.
The brewery is also celebrating 30 years in the brewing business by inviting everyone to take part in a ‘Name a Beer for Next Year’ competition.
Anyone can enter to decide the name of a beer, dedicated to a loved one or just weird and wacky! The ABV, colour and tasting notes and the winning beer will then appear in the 2014 range of seasonal specials.
Kelly Wood, Marketing Manager at The Old Mill Brewery, said; “Success never comes easy but the standards we set ourselves and our refusal to cut corners or skimp on equipment and perhaps most of all the raw materials we use, paved the way for us. Cheers to 30 years everyone – here’s to many more to come!”
For more information on the open day, ‘Name a Beer for Next Year’ competition or to arrange an interview with The Old Mill Brewery’s Head Brewer or Chairman, please contact Kelly Wood: firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01405 861813