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We are venturing into the unknown with an experimental range of brews! The range will use new ingredients and brewing techniques to create a number of limited edition beers.

The beers will be collectively entitled ‘How Do I love Thee? Let Me Count the Beers’ as a twist on the first line of the original Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sonnet 43 verse and inspired by her life and works.

Each brew in the range will produce upto 40 casks only and when they’re gone, they’re gone!

The first in the new line will be Hope End, a rum-infused ginger pale ale inspired by the Barrett family’s history of owning sugar plantations in Jamaica and named after the estate in Hertfordshire which they bought with the resulting fortune.

Hope End will be a natural beer, at ABV 6.2% per cent, made to an original recipe without finings to ensure it delivers an intentional hazy look in the glass.

It is available for the pub trade to pre-order now in 9 gallon casks, on a first come, first served basis,  and we expect deliveries to begin in early April.

Further releases in the How Do I love Thee? Let Me Count the Beers range will be made throughout the year.

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We are delighted to announce we have our first Sonnet 43 Brew Pub & Restaurant launching Friday 22nd February 2013.

The Lambton Worm in Chester le Street will open to the public at 12 noon tomorrow and serve all the Sonnet 43 craft beers on the bar, as well as other great guest ales changing regularly.

The food will be traditional British but with a modern twist – our own unique interpretation of dishes you know and love using the best locally sourced produce where possible. The bar menu has a great choice of snacks and meals, while the restaurant menu offers a full a la carte selection of British dishes.

The Lambton Worm will be the first of 3 Brew Pub & Restaurants we have planned, with the other planned to 2 launch later in the year.

We hope these will be the ideal setting for enjoying great Sonnet 43 beer & fantastic food in good company!

Find out more info about The Lambton Worm visit www.thelambton.com or find on the Facebook page and Twitter @TheLambton


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The Sonnet 43 Brew House core range of beers now all in bottle.

The Sonnet 43 core range of beers are now available in bottle. The IPA, Steam Beer, Blonde Beer & Bourbon Milk Stout  were all delivered last week in 300ml bottle. They will join our American Pale Ale & Brown Ale, which are currently in 500ml bottle.

They are available to buy from the brewery now and gift packs including the new bottles will be available soon.

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Sonnet 43 Bottles

We now have our American Pale Ale and Brown Ale available in 500ml bottles. It’s just these two in bottle at the moment but we’re busy making plans to get ALL our beers bottled in New Year, though we may down-size to 330ml bottles, so watch this space.

As well as the bottles we’ve also got gift packs. We have a 2 bottle gift comprising one of each bottle, a Sonnet 43 pint glass and a one of our collectible beer mats…

…and a four bottles gift which has two of each bottle.

Would be perfect as a last minute Christmas gift or if you just fancy trying the latest North East craft beers in the comfort of your own home.

All are available to buy from the brewery so pop in and pick up some Sonnets! Or for a store near you check our ‘Find a Beer’ map.

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Any questions? Please contact us on: shop@tavistockhospitality.co.uk