Spring is sprung, the days are getting longer and bar re-opening seems to be on the horizon.
First off, we would like to emphasise that we are open, and have managed to remain open as an off-license all through the latest lockdown. It's been tough, but we know that beer is life. We have a good range of bottled beers still (maybe not quite as wide a range as Christmas) and are making sure to keep a stock of our core casked beers.
One big (small) change this year is that we have decided to move from 5 litre mini-casks to 5 litre boxes. The main reason being that the beer lasts a bit longer once opened in the box. This is because, unlike with the mini-casks, oxygen is not drawn into the vessel as the level of liquid goes down.
With the current dates set out by the government, it looks like we will be able to socialise outside of our bubbles by the end of March (with restrictions of course). This along with the, hopefully, better spring weather means it could be a perfect time to order a box of beer, to have in the garden with friends. These can be ordered in 5, 10 or 20 litre bag in a box. We keep an updated list on the homepage.
We could also be re-opening the brewery bar from the 12th April, again with certain restrictions, such as table service and outside seating only. We are really hoping this date sticks, as we can't wait to welcome everyone back and get the hand pumps back to work. We will report any developments over social media, so look out for our Instagram and Facebook pages.
Also, keep your eyes peeled for more exciting news, we've certainly been busy during the last few months and can't wait to share it with you.
Stay calm and keep drinking
8 Sail Brewery