Twisted Barrel Ale exploded onto the Coventry beer scene on 29th March 2014.
After months of hard work developing a small selection of beers that would appeal to Coventry's patrons thirsting for our unique mix of modern and classical styles and methods we launched our beers at Coventry's number 1 bottle bar, Inspire, and it was a huge success.
Originally brewing on a 60 litre kit, we described ourselves as 'the UK's first Pico-brewery'. At the time we were the smallest commercial brewery in the UK, although we are aware of many more that have sprung up in the months since our launch.
With a brewing capacity of approximately 120 bottles demand very quickly caught up and our supply was way too small.
Fast forward to 20th June 2015, and we held another launch. This time in our brand new Brewery and Tap House at FarGo Village. With a new 1000 litre brewing kit installed by Brewing Vessels and an entirely new brand design from Stewart Easton, we've finally become the brewery we always set out to be.
And now after almost 2 years, we have grown again!
Transferring our bar and brewing kit into a space about 5 times larger than before, we're still serving the best beer at FarGo Village.
In addition to the larger space, which can hold up to 300 people, we also now have the largest selection of beers in Coventry, with 23 beers on tap, and between 15 and 25 bottled beers at any one time.
With our brewing kit we have expanded our fermenting capacity adding an additional 3000 litres. This, coupled with the additional brewing space, has enabled us to increase our cask output and we have also started packaging in cans for the national and international market.
We continue to review and revise our core beers, and currently offer 12 regular and 12 seasonal beers throughout the year, along with a special edition one off beer each and every month making it's way into can. Seasonal favourites continue, with Wake Up Juice, Brobdingnagian and Dark Night Rises, being brewed in Summer, Autumn and Winter respectively.