Sunday, February 16, 2014

Take a trip to Doncaster Brewery Tap

Doncaster Brewery bosses Ian and Alison Blaylock
Press release:

Just before Christmas Doncaster Brewery received the keys to their new home at 7 Young Street, Doncaster DN1 3EL.
Although there was no power or water supply, owners Ian and Alison Blaylock took full advantage of the festive holidays to start working on the Doncaster Brewery Tap, painting and cleaning until the last of the sun at about 4pm drove them to the Corner Pin for a swift pint or two.  
During the day Liberty Bar and Grill was a handy place for a quick warm, a cup of frothy coffee and a powder room visit before returning to work.
An open event was organised on January 10 and 11 to allow the real ale community to come and have a look at the building in its ‘work in progress’ state and have a pint, or two - the turnout was amazing.
Ian Blaylock said: “I couldn’t believe how many people turned out on a cold January weekend.  It was so much more than we expected or hoped for.  
"We want the Doncaster Brewery Tap to evolve rather than be a finished product and we know that we have fantastic support from our many followers and from those people who have already supported our once a month events at our Clay Lane site.”
Currently The Tap is open weekly on a Friday from 3pm until 9pm, (last orders) and on Saturday from noon until 9pm, (last orders).
An earlier event during the St Leger Festival
The local Green Oak Morris Men - Doncaster’s Morris Team - who had been looking for a new home, will now be using the upstairs room for practice.  So, from Wednesday, February 5 The Tap will also be open every Wednesday from 5pm until 10pm, (last orders) with dancing optional. 
Alison Blaylock said: “This is a very exciting move for us and we already have some ‘regulars’ who have brought in their own glasses.  As soon as we get ourselves sorted we hope to reintroduce our second Saturday of the month live entertainment during the afternoon.  We already have a few groups lined up who would like to come and play.”
A seasonal beer from August to October
In addition to a regular range of Doncaster Brewery ales there will also be constantly rotating guest ales and a range of cider & perry from around the country (all soon to be served in oversized glasses).  Wine is also available and a comprehensive wine list will follow in the near future.  The plan is to move the brewery into Young Street by the end of March and then organise a ‘Grand Opening’.  Watch this space.
All pictures courtesy of the brewery and The Bloke from Hull.

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