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Boojum News – November 2020

Thanks to everyone who supported The Craft and Cask Beer Festival held in October over what would have been Beer and Buses weekend and our 1st Birthday!


News from Boojum Brewery

Thanks to everyone who supported The Craft and Cask Beer Festival held in October over what would have been Beer and Buses weekend and our 1st Birthday! We joined forces with The Castle Inn and had a Covid Secure event. We showcased a variety of Craft beer and The Castle did the cask. Standout beer of the weekend was our very own South Island Pale Ale – now brewed with Rakau, Vic Secret and Nelson Sauvin hops – which scored highly on Untappd over the weekend and also Cabaret from St Mars Of The Desert, an old Belgian style beer we managed to obtain from this highly esteemed Sheffield brewery.

It was so good to work with The Castle Inn and we also encouraged people to get food from local businesses, so everyone could benefit. The weather was beautiful and Sandown Bay was a picture. Between the 2 venues we also raised £165 for the Classic Bus Museum and we were lucky enough to have a visit from a vintage bus too! We are hoping our beer festival for the weekend before Christmas can still go ahead – the darkest days and the darkest beers – “Stoutmas”.

Talking of stout very soon we will have a Cherry Stout that is made with Godshill Cherries, it’s conditioning at the moment and tasting promising. Our new canning machine has come in very handy, allowing us to can our draught beer for takeouts during the current restrictions. We’ll be canning our own beer for Christmas Gift Boxes. Expect South Island Pale Ale, Private Idaho IPA, American Stout and Christmas Pudding Stout. We’ve also got T- Shirts and glasses to make perfect gifts.

Our new beer fridge is looking great full of carefully selected beers from the country, including imperial stouts, sours, barrel aged ales, wheat beer and many different styles of pale ale. We are always looking for great beers to stock and welcome suggestions from customers.


Stay safe everyone and see you soon.


Julie