Sassafras...

Finishing off from last week… our tap takeover at the Plasterer’s arms in Norwich was a brilliant night out. Such a lovely pub filled with lovely people. We happened to bump into a few fellow brewers too. The guys from Golden Triangle, Bexar County, and Three Blind Mice breweries all there at one point or another. It’s always good to meet like minded folk, and hear what other breweries are up to.

After a really fun few days at our events last week in Cambridge and Norwich, we returned to the brewhouse bright and breezy on Monday ready for another week of fun and games. We’ve been keeping ourselves super busy trying to get the usual beers back in stock, as well as working out recipes for a few new beers we’re very much looking forward to trying.

Perhaps the most “hands-on” beer we’ve made thus far at Turning Point is our collab with Ridgeside. “Sassafras” is a dandelion and burdock inspired sour beer, with additions of fresh ginger root, dandelion root, burdock root, star anise and molasses. Lots of earthy, spicy flavours which balance well in a complex tart and sour base beer. Once the beer had finished fermenting, we have started adding a tea (if you can call it that) which we’re brewing up in house. After much trial and error we’ve found a good combo of the above ingredients and have been gradually adding them until we get the right balance of flavours. So far it’s coming along nicely but looking like next week we’ll be adding even more fun stuff to this beer. Once conditioned and kegged we’ll be taking this little number out to Whitelocks for it’s first outing, where we’ll be alongside Ridgeside brewery and showcasing the best of both of our breweries on the night.

Last night we were down in Manchester town for a night at Port Street Beer House for the launch of our collaboration with Squawk. Many beers from the both of us on tap, and a good turn out made for a very enjoyable night indeed. Squawk’s fresh new branding was looking mighty fine!

Today Aron’s been busy out on the road, and I’ve been trying my best not to freeze in the brewery whilst catching up on a bit of the boring stuff and vessel cleaning. Next week is also looking like another stonker, with a joint tap takeover with North Brewing Co at Furley and Co, Hull. As well as a few good brew days.

Tonight we're back to our public house shaped birth place, The Falcon Tap. For a "brewer's love in" which I'm led to believe is a technical term for a night where people that make and drink beer, meet up to drink, and talk about beer. Sounds alright by us. In the meantime, we’ll be sharing the usual good stuff on social media in the week! Cheers

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