We made our first ever TV appearance as a brewery on the Look North lunch and evening news on 22nd November. The camera crew actually took the footage on 8th November which was also the day we did our first brew of the Blonde Beer. Our young apprentice brewer Owen McGowan was the focus, him being in competition with 40 others to get his position at the brewery, though our Head Brewer Michael and the brewery owner Mark Hird (and the beginnings of his Movemeber ‘Mo’) also made an appearance. Here is the link if you’d like to take a look: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-20431949No Comments
Sonnet 43 is proudly brewed in Coxhoe, County Durham. As well as being the birthplace of the brewery, Coxhoe is also the birthplace of 19th Century poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The name Sonnet 43 originates from the poem of the same name, which features the well know line “How do I love thee, let me count the ways”. As every drop of Sonnet 43 beer has been hand crafted with care and attention, we have taken the love of the poem and interpreted this for our love for all things ale. So much so, we have even written our own love poem (sonnet) for beer.
This time to me is a quiet release,
It’s a hug and a handshake, a break and belief.
In gathering together with people we trust,
We all take a moment to remember and fuss.
Sit back and smile and wonder -
Stand up and laugh about blunders.
Lean a bit closer and gather round beer,
Making a case that you all have to hear.
“Another”, is cried from across the bar,
It’s gusto, it’s guts, it’s all taste and heart.
So, create those moments around you,
When building big plans with a nice view.
Bring me a sonnet, a song, and my wallet,
I love it when beer is the right brew.No Comments
Sonnet 43 Brew house is delighted to welcome two new faces to the team. Interns Alan Brown and Grace Noon have found their way into the lovely world of brewing having recently graduated from Sunderland University.
Grace, the new Marketing and Business Development Co-coordinator will be overseeing the development of the Brew house as well as letting the world know about our wonderful ale.
Alan, the who’s previous accolade includes New college Business Student of the year, will assisting in the development of Sonnet 43, as well as developing the first Sonnet 43 bar opening next to the brewery in Coxhoe, Co Durham.
Welcome to our new website! We’re really excited it is now live and hope you like it, please tell us know what you think.
If you want to know about Sonnet 43, here’s some our PR activity over the last few months. We were on the cover of the October edition of Cheers North East magazine, click here to see the article. We’ve also had some coverage in the Northern Echo, Peterlee Star & BDaily and been in the Sunday Sun giving our thoughts on the beer duty escalator.No Comments