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We are now the exclusive craft ale partner for Bush Hall Music.

If you’ve had the pleasure of attending a music or comedy gig at the very charming Bush Hall in Shepherds Bush you might have noticed our beer there. We are very pleased to announce we are the exclusive craft ale partner for Bush Hall Music. For those of you who are not familiar, Bush Hall […] Read more

We are now the exclusive craft ale partner for Bush Hall Music.

bh-logo-distressed-largeIf you’ve had the pleasure of attending a music or comedy gig at the very charming Bush Hall in Shepherds Bush you might have noticed our beer there. We are very pleased to announce we are the exclusive craft ale partner for Bush Hall Music.

For those of you who are not familiar, Bush Hall is a fantastic live music and events venue in West London. They always have something interesting listed on their line up so it worth checking out  http://www.bushhallmusic.co.uk/whats-on/

Everyone who works at Moncada Brewery are big fans of all creative industries especially music. There’s always a constant stream of eclectic tunes coming out of the brewery. We’re very much looking forward to the rest of this year and discovering lots of new music that Bush Hall is bringing to West London. If you see any of us at a gig wearing a Moncada Brewery t-shirt, come say hello and share a beer with us. Cheers.

www.bushhallmusic.co.uk

Twitter.com/BushHallMusic

Instagram.com/BushHallMusic

Facebook.com/BushHallMusic

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Article 1_We’ve started work on our brand new brewery

We’ve started work on our brand new brewery

Exciting times at the Moncada Brewery. We started work on our new brewing space nearby. It’s going to be bigger, much bigger but in so many ways it’s going to be exactly the same. Read more

We’ve started work on our brand new brewery

Article 1_We’ve started work on our brand new breweryExciting times at the Moncada Brewery. We started work on our new brewing space nearby. It’s going to be bigger, much bigger but in so many ways it’s going to be exactly the same. Each beer will be brewed with the same level of hands on craft and will contain exactly the same ingredients of love, passion and dedication to flavour. We’ll just be able to brew more of it. More Amber, more Blonde, more Pale Ale – just more good stuff. Better still, our original brewery isn’t going anywhere. We’ll still be brewing up a storm on the other side of the Westway, and rest assured – it’s business as usual at the taproom too.

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New Beer – Say hello to Notting Hill Pale

It’s a light golden Pale Ale with aromas of pine and citrus notes – you might be able to detect a refreshing hint of grapefruit. Read more

New Beer – Say hello to Notting Hill Pale

moncada-brewery-notting-hill-pale-bottleIt’s a light golden Pale Ale with aromas of pine and citrus notes – you might be able to detect a refreshing hint of grapefruit. You’ll get a pleasant hit of hops upfront and you’ll experience a dry finish with just the right balance of bitterness. It’s available in bottles and do keep your eye on the taproom, because we’ll be serving it on tap there from time to time too. We think it’s a cracker of a beer – but then, we would, wouldn’t we?

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New Beer – Blizzard 2014 (Bourbon Barrel Aged)

Notting Hill Blizzard is a 7.0% ABV strong rye beer and laid to rest 1 year ago in a pair of Kentucky Bourbon whiskey barrels. Read more

New Beer – Blizzard 2014 (Bourbon Barrel Aged)

moncada-brewery-notting-hill-blizzardThis beer was laid to rest 1 year ago in a pair of Kentucky Bourbon whiskey barrels. Originally brewed as our seasonal winter release we are very proud to announce our very first barrel aged beer is ready.

Notting Hill Blizzard is a 7.0% ABV strong rye beer with a malty base, hints of dried fruits and a slight toffee aroma. The beer has now soaked up the wonderful complex flavours left in the oak and adding buttery, vanilla-like and whiskey characteristics to the beer.

Limited to only 450 bottles we are now debating whether to let this one go out the door, we love it so much. The 750ml bottles can be purchased from our tap room which is open every Thursday & Friday, 5pm – 10.30pm.

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Notting Hill Tap Grand Opening

We are pleased to announce our brewery bar will be open on Thursday & Friday, 5 – 10.30pm starting from next Thursday 19th November. Read more

Notting Hill Tap Grand Opening

Article 4_Notting Hill Tap Grand OpeningNotting Hill Tap Grand Opening.

We are pleased to announce our brewery bar will be open on Thursday & Friday, 5 – 10.30pm starting from next Thursday 19th November.

Our core range of beers will be available plus some special one off beers only available from the bar.

Next Thursday will also be the night we launch our latest creation, the Notting Hill Blizzard. For the last year this beer has been aging in bourbon barrels. Served in 750ml bottles and 7.0% ABV, we only have a very limited number of bottles available.

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New Beer – So Sori Julio (Saison)

It happened again……. the story of the So Sori Julio Saison. Read more

New Beer – So Sori Julio (Saison)

moncada-brewery-so-sori-julio-bottleIt happened again……. the story of the So Sori Julio Saison.

It was that time of year when Julio went on a summer holiday and left us in charge of the brewery. London Craft Beer Festival was on that weekend and our friends from the Sori Brewing Company from Tallinn, Estonia were in town sharing their awesome beers with everyone at the festival.

All the guys from the brewery went to Bethnal Green to soak up the atmosphere and obviously try lots of beers. It was a great weekend, we met some cool people and made some new friends.

Just before everyone made their merry way out the doors at the end of the night an idea was formed, not the most thought out idea considering everyone’s haziness but an idea none the less. The guys from Sori were going to come over to the brewery and help us brew a classic Saison. Brew By Numbers who were also at the festival, kindly let us draw off some yeast from the bottom of their fermenter that morning which had just finished fermenting their Saison.

This meant a very early start after a very late night but everyone was still keen. The 3 litre bottle of yeast made it across London on the underground without exploding on the unsuspecting rush hour passengers. The beer turned out great, fermented right down to 1.003 which gave us a final ABV of 4.8% and “So Sori Julio” was born. We decided to dry hop the Saison with a combination of Vic Secret and the experimental hop HBC-431. Fortunately there was a spare Chardonnay white wine barrel in the brewery so we put a couple of hundred litres in for ageing which will be ready in a few months and the rest is now available in keg.

Once again Julio, we are So Sori.

Hope you guys enjoy the beer.

www.soribrewing.com
www.brewbynumbers.com
www.londoncraftbeerfestival.co.uk

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New Beer – Notting Hill Sour

We are proud to introduce the newest beer to our range, the Notting Hill Sour, 3.0% ABV and based on the traditional Berliner Weisse style of beer. Read more

New Beer – Notting Hill Sour

moncada-brewery-notting-hill-sour-bottleWe are proud to introduce the newest beer to our range, the Notting Hill Sour. It is based on the traditional Berliner Weisse style of beer which came about in the 16th century in Northern Germany. Our cloudy, sour, white beer is only 3.0% ABV and brewed with a mixture of yeast and lactic acid bacteria. The tartness will smack your chops with a burst of citrus flavours which pairs beautifully with salty foods.

This beer came about from an experiment we tried last summer. Julio went on holiday and left us in charge of the brewery. As it was his birthday we thought we’d get him a present, 950 litres of refreshing sour beer. Fortunately for us, he loved the beer and we kept our jobs so here we are again with our latest batch of Notting Hill Sour. The response last summer was overwhelming so we’ve now included it in our core range.

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New Beer – This beer had a name and a label we were incredibly proud of but it turns out there is also another brewery with the same name and similar design that they are also incredibly proud of. IPA

Occasionally we like to take a detour from our core range of beers and brew something a little bit different. Our latest creation is an American style IPA named “This beer had a name and a label we were incredibly proud of but it turns out there is also another brewery with the same name and similar design that they are also incredibly proud of. #ceaseanddesistavoided IPA”. Read more

New Beer – This beer had a name and a label we were incredibly proud of but it turns out there is also another brewery with the same name and similar design that they are also incredibly proud of. IPA

new-beerOccasionally we like to take a detour from our core range of beers and brew something a little bit different. Our latest creation is an American style IPA named

“This beer had a name and a label we were incredibly proud of but it turns out there is also another brewery with the same name and similar design that they are also incredibly proud of. #ceaseanddesistavoided IPA”.

EDIT – Slight correction from our original name for this beer, bit of a name change, label says it all.

On Saturday the 24th January at 5pm, we will be releasing a special one-off beer exclusively for Craft Beer Co. The IPA is loaded with American hops, it has a strong hoppy aroma backed up by solid bitterness, it’s sure to wake up your taste buds.

If you cannot make the launch in Covent Garden, you will be able try some of the kegs in one of the other Craft Beer Co. pubs. Though please bear in mind this is an extremely limited batch.

Over the next year we plan to release a series of one-off beers comprising of barrel aged specials and other experimental recipes. To keep updated on the release dates of these beer check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – @MoncadaBrewery

ABV: 6.6%
IBU’s: 54
Malts: Maris Golden Promise, Vienna, Carapils
Hops: Columbus, Chinook, Amarillo, Simcoe, Centennial

Craft Beer Co. – Covent Garden
168 High Holborn
London
WC1V 7AA

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Moncada Brewery & Bar Open Days with Free Beer & Spanish Tapas samples 13-15th August

To celebrate the launch of our bar during London Beer City week, we are opening the doors for three consecutive days. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, August 13-15th 2014. Read more

Moncada Brewery & Bar Open Days with Free Beer & Spanish Tapas samples 13-15th August

Article-8_bar-open-daysTo celebrate the launch of our bar during London Beer City week, we are opening the doors for three consecutive days. We will be offering mini tours of the brewery along with tasters of our Notting Hill beers accompanied by authentic and original Spanish tapas by Montadito. Along side our core range of beers we will have some new beer cocktails and one off special beers, there will be enough choice to match your taste.

Get your free ticket for samples of our beers and Spanish amuse-bouches upon arrival. More drinks and Spanish delicacies will be available at our paid bar.

Tickets – http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mo…

www.moncadabrewery.co.uk together with www.montadito.co.uk

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, August 13-15th 2014
5.00pm-10pm
Moncada Brewery Map – https://www.google.co.uk/maps/pl…

For anyone travelling from the Great British Beer Festival at Kensington Olympia, take bus 316 from bus stop D at Shepherd’s Bush station and get off at the Kensal House bus stop R. We are just down Kensal Road and right on Middle Row. The bus takes approximately 15 minutes.

Full list of beers and beer cocktails coming later including some interesting one off brews.

www.londonbeercity.com

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London Vegan Beer Fest 2014

We are very happy to be included in this years Vegan Beer Festival, so if you fancy trying some vegan bbq, vegan friendly beer with some live music then come check it out. Read more

London Vegan Beer Fest 2014

London-Vegan-Beer-Fest-2014We are very happy to be included in this years Vegan Beer Festival, so if you fancy trying some vegan bbq, vegan friendly beer with some live music then come check it out. A couple of the guys from the brewery will be there to serve you beer with lots of beer talk, come by the Moncada Brewery stall and say hi.

A few people have been asking, what makes beer vegan friendly?

Beer is made from barley, water, hops and yeast which is completely vegan friendly but some breweries use isinglass, gelatin and bone char throughout the brewing process to filter out impurities.

Isinglass is used as a fining agent to clarify beer and comes from the swimbladders of fish, usually sturgeon. Gelatin is a vegan no-no, this acts in the same way as isinglass to stabilise and clarify the beer. Bone char is used to filter beer but in a slightly different way to the two above. Char is exactly what it sounds like, burnt bones and the beer runs through a filter made of bone char to remove impurities.

Other ingredients which make beer non vegan friendly are honey and lactose as they are animal products. Both of these are used to sweeten beer, most commonly lactose is used to make milk stouts.

Date: Saturday July 12, 2014
Time: from 1pm
Location: St. Margaret’s House (entry via The Gallery Cafe)

“London Vegan Beer Fest was created out of a desire for vegan beer. It’s that simple!
Vegan blogger and event host Fat Gay Vegan wanted to create a boutique drinking event for lovers of craft beer. Inspired by the runaway success of the L.A. Vegan Beer Fest, he wanted to show the UK that being vegan and loving beer go hand in hand.”

For tickets visit http://londonveganbeerfest.co.uk…

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