Hook Norton Brewery News

Whenever we have some news from the brewery or any of our pubs, we’ll be sure to post it here. Look out for lots of stories coming up, reporting on events and anything else we think might be of interest to you!

Firkin 5 Fun Run 3 – Results

Thanks to everyone who took part on Saturday. Please find below the results. POSITION RACE NUMBER GUN TIME 1 436 00:30:33 2 990 00:32:02 3 965 00:32:22 4 809 00:33:07 5 969 00:34:02 6 858 00:34:23 7 425 00:34:46 8 985 00:34:57 9 836 00:35:06 10 827 00:35:40 11 447 00:36:03 12 840 00:36:11 13 […]

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Oxford Beer Week – Educated Brewing

Oxford Beer Week takes place between Friday 3rd– Sunday 12th May 2019 The aim is to raise awareness of the diverse range of fantastic locally brewed beers complemented by a range of artisan food producers The brewers will showcase their wide-ranging beers of differing styles and tastes – IPAs to pilsners, sours to stouts, bitters […]

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Freedom of the City of London Ceremony

Serena Williams BSc Hons, our National Accounts Manager attended the Freedom of the City of London Ceremony which is part of her journey to become a Livery Member of the Worshipful Company of Gunmakers. The Gunmakers’ Company received a Royal Charter of incorporation in 1637. The Company was, and still is, responsible for proof-testing gun barrels/actions for safety. Thus, unlike many […]

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Cheers to 70 Years!

August 2018 With Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) set to celebrate a remarkable 70 years this October at Birmingham’s NEC, Hook Norton Brewery have come on board to create a unique blend of hand crafted beer to mark the special occasion; introducing ‘Tail to Mane’. The unique blend of beer which has been produced […]

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Hook Norton Brewery have teamed up with New Zealand based craft brewers the Yeastie Boys for their next brew – X Ale.   Looking for a unique way to celebrate ten years of brewing, the Yeastie Boys approached ten breweries to work with on ten one-off and unique beers for their YeastieX project.   JK, […]

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The Hooky Awards 2018

Last Wednesday was our annual Hooky Awards where we celebrate, reward and acknowledge the success of our pubs and their proprietors and staff. This year saw yet again a variety of different winners and highly commended pubs and a great day was had by all. Below are all the highly commended and Winners of each category: […]

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Firkin 5 Fun Run

The sun shone and the beer flowed at the 2nd annual Firkin 5 Fun Run on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who took part and everyone who helped out. The results are in and can be found below Barry from Oxon Races took some great photos once again. Some at 0.58M, some at 4.64M and the […]

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Hook Norton Brewery experiment with Trial #1 Lager

The rumours are true. Looking for a beer style that would compliment their existing award winning range of both cask and keg beers, some would say Hook Norton Brewery have broken with tradition and brewed their first lager. Trial #1. Brewed in their pilot plant using a special lager yeast, this first trial batch (hence […]

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Steam Engine

Unusual Brewery involvement in the Community.

Hook Norton Brewery is a central part of the local community, by supporting and involvement in such things as local charities, sports teams, brass band and fire service. This all started in 1895 with the establishment of the first Parish Council on which sat Brewery Company Secretary George Groves, Head Brewer Alban Clarke and John […]

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Granny Di’s ‘Twelve Days’ Christmas Pudding.

It’s a bit early I know, but I’ve just placed my order for my Twelve Days Christmas Pud. Now this one is so delicious I thought I would also let everyone else in on the treat (with Granny Di’s kind permission of course); The following will make one 2lb pudding or two – 1lb puddings […]

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Brewery Tour Concession Gift

Keeping the tax man happy!

In the Brewery Malt store there is a key board hanging up and people on a Tour will often ask, what are the keys for? Well, the answer is they are part of the Inland Revenue act of 1880. Although this Act came in 137 years ago, and has been superseded by later Acts, there […]

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Scaling Everest in Hooky – without Oxygen and frostbite!

At a Tour Guides meeting the other day we were discussing how many tours some Guides had undertaken. It appears at least two of them (Malcolm and Chris) had each done over a thousand.   This got me thinking, given we have a Tower Brewery I wonder how high they could have climbed during these […]

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