Twickenham Fine Ales

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Twickenham Fine Ales
Twickenham-Brewery.jpeg
Handcrafted beers from
Location18 Mereway Rd

Twickenham

TW2 6RG
Opened2004
Annual production volume??
Owned bySteve Brown
Websitetwickenham-fine-ales.co.uk
Active beers
Name Type
Naked Ladies Golden Ale
Sundancer Pale Ale
Brandstand English-style Pale Ale
Seasonal beers
Name Type
Spring Ale Pale Ale
Autumn Red Ruby Ale
Winter Star Winter Ale

Twickenham Fine Ales is a microbrewery in Twickenham in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Founded by Steve Brown in 2004, it claims to be the first brewery in Twickenham since the closure of Cole’s Brewery in 1906.[1] It opened in September 2004[2] and is now one of the oldest microbreweries in London.[3] It has been brewing at its current premises in Mereway Road, Twickenham[4] since December 2012.[3]

Its range of ales includes Naked Ladies, named after the statues in the gardens of York House, Twickenham.[2] A bottled version of this beer was launched in 2013.[5]

Awards[edit]

  • Tusk IPA 2014 and 2015 Bronze Premium Bitters, Pale and Golden Ales.
  • Mosaic Pale 2014 Silver Ealing Beer Festival.
  • Naked Ladies 2014 Silver Golden Ale Category CAMRA London and the South East.
  • Nooksack APA (Collaboration with Kissingate Brewery) 2014 Festival Winner.
  • Gothic Dark 2016 Bronze Old Ale and Srong Mild category CAMRA London and the South East.
  • Grandstand Bitter 2018 Gold Bitters category CAMRA London and the South East.

Monthly specials[edit]

January[edit]

Summer Down Under (3.9%) A light golden ale, using the Galaxy hops from Australia and Pacific Jade hops from New Zealand.

February[edit]

Honey Dark (4.8%) English Mild. It is brewed with Herkules and Bramling Cross and then locally sourced honey is added in cask.

March[edit]

Black Eel (5%) India pale ale. It is brewed with Magnum, Ahtanum and Chinook and then dry-hopped with more Chinook and Galaxy with Carafa Special No.3 de-husked barley malt which adds more aroma, body and a darker eel like colour.

Visiting[edit]

This brewery welcomes members of the public to visit. They arrange regular educational tours of the establishment to show and explain the whole process of beer making. As the premises are properly licensed for the consumption of beers, visitors can sample at the same time some of the brewery's many products and learn about how the aroma, appearance, flavour and mouthfeel is all taken into consideration by the master brewer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Proto, Laura (7 September 2014). "Twickenham Fine Ales celebrates 10th anniversary". Richmond and Twickenham Times. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b Russell, Harriet (21 August 2012). "Find out where to enjoy an independently brewed pint". Barnes Magazine. London. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Twickenham Brewery grows up". Greater London Region. Campaign for Real Ale. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Contact us". Twickenham Fine Ales. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  5. ^ Ambrose, Tom (25 October 2013). "Bottoms up for thousands of drinkers at the Twickenham beer and cider festival". News Shopper. Retrieved 7 September 2014.

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