Christmas Eve

Happy Christmas Eve

This weeks availability comes from Drumfork near Ayr, This is one of my last weekly emails sent from a truck cab. As of the 31st of December, I will be hanging up the keys for the very last time. As our business has grown it has become difficult to drive 526 miles a night and support Darius in the brewery and Lorna in the office. It was always my intention to give up the driving at some point, and I feel the time has come.

Today we brewed Gyle No.98. We will be hitting Gyle 100 before the end of 2018, and we have something magical lined up. Imperial Hoof @ 10.5%. 1,000 litres will be split 4 ways and shoved into wooden rum, bourbon, scotch and brandy barrels, this is to be left in our barrel ageing until Christmas 2019 where it will be canned.

We have a crammed brew schedule, luckily Darius is well versed in Tank Tetris. At the end of January, we have an additional 4 tanks joining the party, increasing our capacity by 66.7% this will give us more options for our beers. It will also mean we will be 66.7% busier. We also get our mobile CIP set in a few weeks, this will allow ya to clean tanks more efficiently. We also are having an additional mobile pump which will allow us to pump multiple stuff at the same time and carbonate beer whilst shifting product.

Our extension is practically finished except our resin floor and a few electrical sockets. We started the extension mid-September and I’m chuffed to bits how it’s turned out, it’s been hard work spinning a lot of plates, everyone has really pulled together and my Dad has put a lot of his time and machinery into the expansion. I often forget how fortunate we are that we can do a lot of stuff ourselves. Not only does this save a few pennies but it means we can crack on and get shit done.


Have a stonking Christmas and I hope St Nick brings you what you've asked for.

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Kind Regards,

Steven Holmes
Managing Director

 

Gyle 98 on its way to the cows.  

Gyle 98 on its way to the cows.  

Tank Tetris

Tank Tetris

Start of the build. 

Start of the build. 

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Work to date.  

Steven Holmes