– June 2017-
It’s been flat out this month! The sun and high temperatures mean the beer gardens are filling up and the barbecues are being dusted off. That means kicking the brew house into overdrive to make sure there’s enough to go around!
As usual we’ve got a new beer to tell you about and our summer favourite, Bombshell, has made it’s long awaited return.
We’ve also started work on our next canned beer but that’s still a bit of a secret. Hopefully we can divulge a bit more in next months newsletter. For now keep reading below to see what’s been going on and keep enjoying Loose Cannon whenever you get the chance.
New Beer for June
Our beer for June is Saker 4.2%. An easy drinking Rye Amber Ale. Light bitterness and a slightly sweet finish complemented with modest citrus tones from CITRA hops.
Wikepedia – The saker was a medium cannon, slightly smaller than a culverin, developed during the early 16th century and often used by the English. It was named after the saker falcon, a large falconry bird native to the Middle East.
Brewer for a Day
A few month ago we held a competition to give someone a chance to come and brew with us. We had hundreds of entries but there could only be one! Mike was that lucky person and last week we got him in to help us brew some Abingdon Bridge. It’s a long hard day but at least you get a nice cool beer at the end 🙂
Cheers to Mike for getting stuck in!
Loose Cannon Challenge Winners BBQ
Last month we held our annual winners BBQ for the Loose Cannon Challenge 2016. Anyone who came to our brewery shop and bought at least 1 litre of each of the beers produced last year got to come along to the brewery for a Saturday afternoon of beer and BBQ on us! It was a great day and we were very proud to unveil the names of those who managed to complete the challenge on our Wall of Fame. Some even managed two years on the trot! If you fancy getting your name up on our wall just visit the shop in January 2018 to pick up a stamp card and hopefully your first stamp or two. Fear not we will send out a reminder nearer the time.
Loose Cannon Events in June
3rd June – Abingdon Fun and Music in the Park. Our friends at the Brewery Tap will be running a bar stocked with our beers to keep you cool
3rd June – Brightfest. Brightwell-cum-Sotwell’s Charity Summer Music Festival
16th/17th June – Fringford Beer Fest
24th June – Charlbury Beer Fest
24th June – Abingdon Food Fest. We’ll be there with a selection of our award winning beers
24th June – Flo Fest
As always if you’d like to give us feedback on anything beer related please feel free to get in touch, we always like to hear from you.