The Brewery

A traditional tower style brewery

Early in 1990 construction was started on an extension to give the Brunswick Inn back its original capacity to produce its own beer.

A traditional tower style brewery built over three levels, great care was taken to keep the brewery in keeping with the history of the Inn, with lines of windows and stonework following through into the extension.

The plant itself was installed in April 1991, and on the 11th June 1991 production of Brunswick Brewing Company beer began. The brewery has a brew length of 10 imperial barrels (16.36Hl), and a maximum production of approximately 1000 imperial barrels per year.

The brewery produces beer not only for The Brunswick Inn, but also for Everards brewery of Leicester (the owner of The Brunswick Inn), as well as the local free trade and beer festivals. Over the years the Brunswick Brewing Company has established itself up and down the country, and has collected many awards for its ale, from local festival awards to national recognition.

The brewery is currently under the stewardship of long-time head brewer James Salmon, who along with the pubs tenants Alan Pickersgill and Philippe Larroche, both award winning licensees, are working to maintain the Brunswick Inn and Brewing Company as one of the premier brew pubs in the country.

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  • "Great atmosphere with impressive variety of real ale, half of which are brewed on the premises. Very helpful staff and no annoying children"

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  • "Micro brewery that you can view from inside the pub and a selection of beers to rival a small beer festival. Probably the best pub in Derby for anyone who likes traditional real ales at reasonable prices. Great meeting place for Rams home matches. "

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  • "This is a great Pub in Derby for real ale drinkers. If you are a visitor and want to experience a real pub atmosphere with a great crowd and perfect beer then this is the place for you. Just a few minutes from the railway station if you have half an hour between trains. "

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The Beer

Award winning ales

Since 1991,

The Brunswick Brewing Company has been producing award winning ales. Over the years it has produced a vast amount of different beers, too many to name, yet has always maintained a core range of beers, as well as specials, seasonal beers and one offs. The core range of Brunswick Brewing Company beers is as follows

  • White Feather 3.6%
  • Triple Hop 4%
  • 2nd Brew (a.k.a The Usual) 4.2%
  • Railway Porter 4.3%
  • Rocket 4.7%
  • Black Sabbath 6%

Beer available in 9 or 18 gallon casks (72 or 144 pints).

Having a party, wedding or function and would love some real ale but there are no hand pulls to serve it? Worry not, we can also provide any beer we are stocking 'rack bright' (ready to drink straight away), which is available in 9 gallon casks. All stillage, taps and accessories for rack bright beer will be provided. (Please note, for rack bright beer kindly give 48 hours notice. There is also a fully refundable stillage deposit of £50 on rack bright beer).

We also have a range of bottle beers. 'The Usual', 'Rocket' and 'Black Sabbath' are all available in cases of 12 x 500ml bottles. These have been bottled on site and are 'bottle conditioned', which means they contain natural sediment. Consuming the sediment is completely fine, but for maximum enjoyment we recommend leaving to settle for a brief period and pouring slowly at a temperature of 9-13 deg C.

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The Brunswick Inn

The Apex known as the 'Railway Triangle'

Railway Triangle

The Brunswick Inn, which is at the apex of what is known as the 'Railway Triangle', was built in 1841 by the North Midland Railway Company, along with 80 cottages and a local store.

Designed by Francis Thompson, it took the form of a 4 storey triangular building, with two of the floors being underground. Georgian in its design, It is one of, if not the earliest example of a purpose built commercial inn in the country.

The area was designed as a self-contained community, and the Inn traded continually as a public house, as well as offering accommodation, until April 1974. It was then shut and left to fall into disrepair, and along with the cottages was marked for demolition. Yet public outcry at the planned demolition forced the local council to reconsider and after protracted negotiations the Derby Historic Buildings Trust convinced the local council to sell the buildings to the Trust for renovation.

The shell renovations were completed in 1982, where upon the Historic Buildings Trust ran out of funding and the work on the interior could not be completed. The building again hung in the balance, until in 1987 local businessmen saw the potential for The Brunswick and purchased it from the Trust. Work on the building began straight away, and, on the 3rd October 1987, The Brunswick was reopened as a public house, and has remained so ever since.

The Inn and the cottages are now protected with grade II listed status. In 2001 The Brunswick Inn was purchased by Everards Brewery of Leicester, who still currently own the property, and the Inn is currently being leased to Alan Pickersgill and Philippe Larroche, both award winning licensees.

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Future looks bright as Brampton moves to Brunswick

IT is a time of change at one of Derby's best pubs, the Brunswick Inn - but the future looks bright, with Chesterfield's successful Brampton Brewery coming on board to provide beers and run the pub.

It has done so in partnership with the owners, Everards Brewery, and if there is a more innovative pub-owning brewery around than Everards, I have yet to come across it.

The need for change arose with the retirement of long-serving licensee Graham Yates.

Graham, a former Everard's employee, departed the Brunswick recently after more than a decade in charge, both brewing and running the pub with great success.

The Brunswick has been owned for some years by Everards - the company behind the brilliant Project William scheme, in which it goes into partnership with a licensee or smaller brewer, continues to own the pub but allows the tenant a largely free rein.

The best example of the scheme working in Derby has been the spectacular success of the Five Lamps under licensee Graham Browett.

Chris Radford, managing director at Brampton, already works with Everards at two pubs he runs in Chesterfield and says the Brunswick ticks all the boxes for a move into Derby.

"Everards bought the pubs in Chesterfield on our recommendation and, when it put the word out that Graham was retiring, we were very interested and decided to throw our hat into the ring," he says.
"We were always on the lookout for another pub but it had to be the perfect pub in the perfect place for us."
The other innovation from Everards is that the on-site brewery will continue but now as a separate company, which will be run by James Salmon, who has learned his trade under Graham at the pub.
"The agreement suits everyone," adds Chris. "We will sell Brunswick beers as well as Brampton beers and guest beers."
"James can also sell his beers into other Everards pubs and elsewhere."
"In fact, if we can help sell James's beers in the north of the county, we will."
It all sounds great news for the Brunswick's future - watch this space for more news on Mr Salmon's plans.

From: http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk

Plan to bring Derby's Brunswick Brewery in up to capacity

JAMES Salmon is relishing the opportunity to put his own stamp on the Brunswick Brewery after 15 years of working for recently retired licensee Graham Yates at the Brunswick Inn.

As I reported last week, Chesterfield's Brampton Brewery has been invited by the pub's owners, Everards, to run the Brunswick.

James has been doing much of the brewing for a while and there will be few complaints if the quality of the core Brunswick beers stays the same.

James says he "fell into" working at the Brunswick just when he was thinking of getting out of the licensed trade..

He says: "Graham asked me to come on board here and I said I would, on the understanding that he would show me everything about how to use the brewery.
"So I've been working in the pub for 15 years but being solely in charge of the brewery is a bit different. It's exciting and a bit scary at the same time.
"We've never really pushed the beers to free trade outlets, so I will be out there selling a lot more now.
"I'd like to get the brewery up to its maximum capacity, which would be 1,000 barrels a year.
"It's at about 500 barrels at the minute but I'll start by trying to get it to 600 and see how things go."
Everards are taking a fair bit of beer from him for their tied estate and James will have help from Chris Radford, the managing director of Brampton, whose beers are already on the bar at the pub alongside the core four Brunswick beers, which will stay put.

From: http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk

Brewery winners ale and hearty

TWO Derby brewing companies have picked up prestigious awards by wowing judges at the city's beer festival.

They were entered into the East Midlands section of the Champion Beer of Britain awards.

James Salmon, from The Brunswick Brewing Company, has received news that they had won a gold award in the Dark Strong Ale category for their Black Sabbath beer from the 2011 festival.

A gold award means it is put forward into the Supreme Champion category, where it won bronze competing against over 100 other ales.

James, who lives in Mansfield Road, Chester Green, said: "I can never keep up with what's happening.
"I don't usually get shocked with awards but the gold award in its category really took me by surprise because the ales it was up against are very good."
James, who has been brewing for nine years, prides him self on the reputation of the ale.
He said: "We always have a strong reaction for the Black Sabbath. It's very popular.
"It's nice to have an ale with such a good name and it's always good to get highlighted for the work that we put in."
James already has one eye on the future and is aiming to win even more awards.
He said: "I really enjoy doing what I do and I'm optimistic we can keep the reputation up."
Derby Brewing Company received bronze awards for its home-made ales.

Paul Harris, director at Derby Brewing Company, said that he was delighted with the bronze awards for its Penny's Porter in the porter category and the Double Mash in the specialist category, where they were up against hundreds of other entrants.

Paul, from Allestree, said: "We're really chuffed to get bronze in these awards because it's always nice to get praise for your work. Everards are taking a fair bit of beer from him for their tied estate and James will have help from Chris Radford, the managing director of Brampton, whose beers are already on the bar at the pub alongside the core four Brunswick beers, which will stay put.

"The competition is very strong so it's always very hard fought and to get third place is great.
"We've won a gold award before but I'm very happy with bronze.
"For us it emphasises everything we're about, which is not compromising our ingredients and striving to be better all the time."
Russ Gilbert, the chairman of the beer festival, said he was "only too pleased" to host the competition.
He said: "It's nice that efforts are recognised and people who do this as a job and put a lot of time into it can get something back.
"Anything that is good for the competition has to be good for the festival, in my opinion."
Russ has tasted the award-winning ales and agrees with the judges' decision.
He said: "I'm a big fan of a porter so I really enjoy the Penny's Porter."
The awards were presented by Julian Tubbs from Camra East Midlands.
The festival is open from 11am to 11pm at Derby's Market Place and is open today, tomorrow and Sunday.

From: http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/

Brewery winners ale and hearty

Colston Crawford finds a familiar face brewing again at Derby pub The Brunswick.

TREVOR Harris could hardly keep the smile off his face. There he was back in The Brunswick brewhouse and relishing the chance to brew there again.

He will do so alongside the current Brunswick brewer, Jamie Salmon, and a third experienced local brewer, Richard Swanwick, once of Burton's Black Hole Brewery, who is now working for Trevor.

Between them, they will come up with an enticing celebratory beer called Three Brewers.

The man who saved the Brunswick, then sold it and moved on to found the Derby Brewing Company, Trevor had noticed that this year marks 25 years since he first ran a beer festival at the pub.

Pub festivals were not so commonplace back then and Trevor concedes that his was not the first he thinks the Blessington Carriage narrowly beat the Brunswick to the punch.

But first under Trevor, then Graham Yates, and now with the Brampton Brewery running the pub, there have been 24 festivals and next month will see the landmark event.

"We've all brewed here at some point and we thought this would be a bit different," says Trevor.

"We sat down together and threw a lot of ideas around."

So, what will Three Brewers be like?

Well, they're not giving too much away but black treacle, black cherries and "about 300 different malts" will be involved and the result should be a darkish, ruby bitter of about 4.7%.

It is 26 years since Trevor first arrived at the Brunswick, 22 years since he first brewed there. I was surprised when he insisted that, upon leaving, he never intended to own a pub again.

That he did has a lot to do with his son, Paul, who joined the business and pointed out to his father the value of having your own outlets for your products.

Since then, they have reopened and breathed new life into the Royal Standard and the Greyhound in the city and the Queen's Head at Little Eaton. A major project, the Kedleston Hotel, is next, with a probable opening date next spring.

Meanwhile, Three Brewers sounds like my sort of beer. Look forward to trying it.

From: http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk

Brewery winners ale and hearty3

Colston Crawford takes a look at the forthcoming changes at the Brunswick

IT is to be all change again at the city's Brunswick Inn on Monday when new licensees Alan Pickersgill and Philippe Larroche take over.

After a year at the helm of the Everard's Brewery-owned pub, Chesterfield's Brampton Brewery have departed. With the Brunswick's own brewery still on site as a separate business, the experiment, all parties now acknowledge, did not work out. While there were no specific fall-outs, there were conflicts of interest.

While the magnificent building will not change in appearance, punters are likely to see significant and welcome changes inside and in the way the pub is run once Alan and Philippe get their feet under the table.

They have already enjoyed huge success in a decade working for Everard's, winning the Rutland CAMRA pub of the year award three times (most recently this year) at the Crown in the Leicestershire market town of Uppingham. That is a tied house and the duo told the brewery they fancied a crack at one of their "Project William" pubs, in which licensees are free of tie as long as they retain one Everard's beer.

So, here they are with one of the East Midlands' great pubs to go at. It is good news for James Salmon, owner of the Brunswick Brewery, who has known Alan since they were on a brewing course together in 2006.

"My beers will be in pride of place in the pub and it will be my main outlet, so it's fantastic news for my business," says James.

Alan is forthright and enthusiastic about their plans: "We will showcase all six Brunswick beers and we'll develop some new ones," he says.

"We'll keep Tim Taylor's Landlord, which is popular, from Everard's and that will leave room for six or seven microbrewery beers from near and far.

"The pub has become a little tired, perhaps lost its identity a bit. It just needs tweaking. I will want to know what people think; I'll be in the pub asking them.

"This will be different for us because we're used to a pub in a market town but the location of the Brunswick, with its great transport links, is exciting and we're ready for the challenge."

From: http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/

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