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We’re Hiring

Experienced Brewer Required

We currently have an opening for an experienced Brewer at Arbor. As a key member of a small team, you will be involved in every aspect of production and packaging.

 

Main responsibilities will include:-

 

  • Production of wort from start to finish, following existing recipes and in-house processes
  • Yeast handling and fermentation management
  • Packaging on site into cask, keg & bottle
  • CIP of brewhouse and fermentation vessels
  • Assisting with dispatch of orders
  • Representing the brewery at events throughout the country

 

This is a hands on role so applicants will need to be strong, healthy and physically fit. A minimum of two years’ experience in a commercial brewery is essential. Preference will be given to those with a recognised brewing qualification from IBD or equivalent. A driving license is essential.

To apply for this role, please send a CV and covering letter to jobs@arborales.co.uk for the attention of Jon Comer.

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The Vaults Tap Takeover 22nd – 25th September

The Vaults Ale House and Beer Shop, Devizes Tap Takeover!!!

It has been a long time coming but the time has finally arrived! Arbor Ales is taking over the Vaults for not one, not two, but three whole days!!!

Expect a truly fantastic array! There will be tasty classics, seasonal delights, one off specials, awesome collabs and a one of a kind pin not to be missed (or found anywhere else!)

As well as all this spectacular range of deliciousness over the three days there will be a Meet the Brewer event to kick off the takeover with Head Brewer/Founder/Director Jon Comer on Thursday 22nd from 7pm

For more information and beer list please have a look at the following link…

https://www.facebook.com/events/1201137706598955/

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Bristol Beer Week // East Bristol Brewery Trail #2

Arbor Brew Tap!!! Sat 27th – Sun 28th August!!!

Summery Brew Taps Ahoy!

For those of you who remember the joy and splendour of our first bank holiday brew tap extravaganza you know what to expect and that you’re going to have a simply fabulous time! For those of you that missed out, we’re kicking off Bristol Beer Week 2016 so here is your chance!!!

It’s an opportunity to meet the brewers, explore the area and sample some great local beers from us East Bristol lot. The Brewery Trail runs around the start of the Bristol & Bath cycle path, and between Temple Meads and just past Lawrence Hill station.

Pick up a map at your first brewery, and if you visit all five you’re in with a chance to win a selection of East Bristol breweries beers!

Breweries taking part:
Arbor Ales (181 Easton Road, BS5 0HQ)
Dawkins Ales (Unit 2 Lawnwood Road, BS5 0EF)
Good Chemistry Brewing (William Street, BS2 0RG)
Left Handed Giant Brewing Co. (Wadehurst Industrial Park, St Philips Road, BS2 0JE)
Drink Moor Beer (Days Road, BS2 0QS)

For our part we’ve got some very exciting beery happenings key amongst them being… The very first chance to try the much anticipated and frankly awesome Super Yakima!!! Imperial Yakima Valley?!?! Yes. A seriously good time to be alive. There will also be some limited edition beers that you may not have a chance to try elsewhere!

There are going to be a variety of delicious food stuffs from Smoke Catering and Moorish on Saturday, we’re also lucky enough to have Ah Ma’s Dumplings on both the Saturday AND the Sunday! All the foody goodness!

As with our last tap the brewery will be there for all to admire with brewing types on hand to answer any questions!

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Urban Standard // Tap Takeover

If you are a sensible person that frequents Urban Standard on a regular basis then you’ll know that there is always an Arbor line on the bar. However, it is an exciting one off of an eve when there’s an Arbor beer on all of the lines! This is that eve!

Apart from the usual Double Standard there will be another firm favourite, Shangri La available AND three delicious specials! Basta Rosse and The Ego Has Landed are always a treat but there is also a keg of our one off Belgian IPA, Lost In Translation! This awesome beastie is a one off, very limited edition collaboration with Buskers Beer from Rome!

As well as this delightful selection there will also be Head Brewer/Founder/Director/Nice Chap, Jon Comer on site to answer any beery questions! If you want to book onto a Meet the Brewer session please email Jamie@theurbanstandard.co.uk

Urban Standard, Gloucester Road // Monday 8th August, 7.00pm

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Bristol Craft Beer Festival

Motion, Bristol // 2nd & 3rd September 2016

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Exciting times ahead!

The lovely chaps behind the fab London Craft Beer Festival have headed west! We’re super happy to be one of the first ten breweries to be announced for the Bristol Craft Beer Festival and are planning a few nice treats for the occasion 🙂 also, we’re going to be in some excellent company!

More information available here…

www.bristolcraftbeerfestival.co.uk

or here…

http://www.facebook.com/events/1127245313986334/

And for general updatery and news you can follow this twittering…

@BristolCBF

Hope to see you there!

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Food Connections // East Bristol Brewery Trail

Arbor Brew Tap!!! Sat 30th April – Sun 1st May

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Brew Taps Ahoy!

Five of Bristol’s best breweries are rolling up the shutters for the first bank holiday weekend!

With just a short walk between each brewery, it’s a chance to meet the brewers, explore the area and sample some great local beers. The Brewery Trail runs around the start of the Bristol & Bath cycle path, and between Temple Meads and just past Lawrence Hill station.

Pick up a map at your first brewery, and if you visit all five you’re in with a chance to win a selection of East Bristol breweries beers!

Breweries taking part:
Arbor Ales (181 Easton Road, BS5 0HQ)
Dawkins Ales (Unit 2 Lawnwood Road, BS5 0EF)
Good Chemistry Brewing (William Street, BS2 0RG)
Left Handed Giant Brewing Co. (Wadehurst Industrial Park, St Philips Road, BS2 0JE)
Drink Moor Beer (Days Road, BS2 0QS)

Bristol Food Connections: http://www.bristolfoodconnections.com/fringe/east-bristol-brewery-trail/
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Watch this space (or an adjacent one) for more details on our first ever Brew Tap!

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Two New Beers for M&S

Last year we were very pleased to be asked if we’d like to supply Marks & Spencer with two beers from our core range. Now it has to be said, between all of us at Arbor, we spend an absolute fortune on sandwiches in our local M&S, so this seemed like an opportunity to claw back a few quid. We sent them a few samples, they drank them, they liked them and, eventually, they selected Beech Blonde and Why Kick a Moo Cow to go on sale in the South West.

Fast forward a few months and they came back and asked if we’d be interested in making a beer exclusively for them, brewed solely with American hops. To cut a long story short, we submitted a tweaked version of an existing IPA, along with a new American Pale Ale, and waited to see if either would fit the bill. To our great surprise (slight horror) they selected both beers! We said, “um, ok then, why not?” before realising we had nowhere near enough hops on contract and, worse still, were roughly 12,000 litres short of fermentation capacity.

Thankfully, two new tanks magically appeared out of thin air in December 2015 (actually with a huge amount of understanding and hard work from Malrex Fabrications), so we solved one problem fairly swiftly.

(We must never speak about the things we had to do to get the hops).

So here we are. End of March and today sees the launch of two new bottle conditioned M&S beers: American Pale Ale 4.8% & American India Pale Ale 6%.

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Crown and Kettle Tap Takeover

Manchester // 11/3/16

Our ongoing mission to take over all of the taps we possibly can continues! This time it is the delightful Crown and Kettle of Manchester kindly showcasing loads of our lovely beer!

As ever you can expect a goodly array of our hop filled delights, teamed with some exciting saisons and a beeeyoooteeful stout or two 🙂

Particular marvellousness to look out for includes the last of the Argy Bargy our black barleywine collaboration with Hopcraft, and a few beers we may have brewed in celebration of our new US hops coming in! MEGS Bomb, Shangri La and Rocketman IPA!

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Tiny Rebel Urban Tap House Tap TakeoverSSSSS

Newport 28-29th Jan // Cardiff 4-5th Feb

It’s always nice to be invited to do a tap takeover so being invited to do two is doubly nice! The cherry on top of this already pretty nice situation is when the people inviting you could takeover all of their taps with all of their own beer and live happily ever after. So, yes, thanks guys!

There will be a delightful array of tasty goodness of the cask variety rocking in both of the Urban Tap Houses, some of the highlights include…Monsoon Saison, Summit IPA and The Devil Made Me Brew It, which are particularly quaffable currently in our humble opinions. We’re always keen to find out which beers other folks are rating though so please let us know! There’s a reasonable chance of some Arborian sightings – even though the events are abroad – so hopefully catch you there!

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Famous Royal Navy Volunteer Tap Takeover

King Street, Bristol // 29th Jan

As you may have noticed if you’ve been reading a few of these posts we’re having a bit of a tap takeover palooza for the end of Jan all over the shop. It would be remiss of us to leave out our fellow Bristolians so we are delighted to say we’ll be having the most lines of all of them rocking in an Arborian fashion for our lovely local peeps at the awesome Navy Volunteer a la King Street.

Eight cask, ten keg, two brewers and a joker or two that loiter round the brewery* all piling into one of the best beery venues in town for an evening of Beer Pong, chat and one strongly suspects quaffing (but with less spillages).

*please read ‘joker’ as highly valued team members

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