Titanic Brewery

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Titanic Brewery
Private
IndustryBrewery
Founded1985
FounderKeith Bott MBE, David Bott
Headquarters,
Key people
Keith Bott MBE (Director) & Dave Bott (Director)
ProductsBeer
Websitewww.titanicbrewery.co.uk

The Titanic Brewery is an independent producer of bottle conditioned and cask ales in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, England. One of the owners, Keith Bott MBE, was formerly the chairman of SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers.[1]

Titanic's beers are generally notable for their light colour, low malt, and high hop content, giving a very dry bitter taste, although Captain Smith's and some of their seasonal beers are dark and malty, though still extremely hoppy. Their seasonal ranges also include lighter and fruity ales such as 2019 seasonal beer, Kiwi Fleet, which is made with New Zealand hops.

History[edit]

The brewery was founded in Burslem Stoke-on-Trent in 1985 by brothers Keith and Dave Bott, and takes its name from the ill-fated steam liner Titanic. It is in honour of its captain Edward Smith (who originated from Stoke-on-Trent) that the brewery is named.[2]

Products[edit]

Its 'Fleet' range of beers[3] include:

  • Plum Porter (4.9% abv)
  • Titanic Mild (3.5% abv)
  • Steerage (formerly Titanic Best Bitter) (3.8% abv)
  • Anchor ABV (4.1% abv)
  • Iceberg (4.1% abv)
  • Titanic Stout (4.5% abv)
  • White Star (4.5% abv)
  • Captain Smith's Strong Ale (5.2% abv)

All of these, bar the Mild are available in bottles from the brewery, the brewery tap, and many supermarkets including Asda and Morrisons.[4] They produce over 4 million pints every year.[5]

Pubs[edit]

Titanic Brewery presently runs nine pubs in North Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Oxfordshire – The Bull's Head in Burslem, The White Star in Stoke, The Greyhound in Newcastle-under-Lyme, The Royal Exchange in Stone, The Sun Inn in Stafford, The Roebuck in Leek, The Cheshire Cheese in Buxton, The Royal Blenheim in Oxford and the Old Poets Corner in Ashover.[6]

Café bars[edit]

Titanic Brewery also runs three 'Bod' café bars in the Staffordshire area – in Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent and Trentham.[7]

Awards[edit]

The Titanic Brewery has won many awards, often awarded by CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale), from the 1990s to the present day.

The Titanic Brewery's bottled Stout beer's first award was Gold in the 1994 Guardian Bottled Beer of Britain, and more recently it won first place in the CAMRA West Midlands Beer of the Year 2009 (Stout Category). Titanic's Iceberg Beer won its first award in 2002, achieving Gold in the CAMRA Champion Beer of the West Midlands category, and again more recently achieved first place in the CAMRA West Midlands Beer of the Year (Speciality Category).[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Buckingham Palace MBE ceremony for brewer Keith Bott". Midlands Business News. 2 May 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Rise of the microbrewery: Small but perfectly formed". The Independent. 27 March 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Real Ale & Craft Beer | Titanic Brewery Craft Beer Company". Titanic Brewery. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Titanic Brewery Raises A Glass As Supermarket Agrees To Sell Local Beer Across Staffordshire - ASDA Corporate". corporate.asda.com. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  5. ^ "About Us | A Multiple Award Winning Staffordshire Brewery Est. 1985". Titanic Brewery. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Our Pubs". Titanic Brewery. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  7. ^ Parker, Hayley (12 June 2018). "'It will be perfect to grab a panini' - cafe-bar plan backed by residents". stokesentinel. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Plum award for Titanic Brewery". Midlands Business News. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2019.

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