Monday, 12 December 2011

What's in a Pint Glass?!

On the desk in front of me are different types of pint glasses, the tulip, as already branded by Cross Bay and a conical glass, as preferred by quite a few breweries it seems.  The question, which is better...and which is better for Cross Bay Brewery?!

The question has been posed to members of our local CAMRA and followers on our Facebook and responses have been fairly mixed.  


Easier to hold without touching where lips make contact.
Don't stack well
Look cheap
More masculine
Aesthetically pleasing


Smaller head
Look more premium
In the office, we note that carrying multiple glasses is harder than carrying tulips.

- Laura, Design & Marketing

Friday, 9 December 2011

Winter Moon Trial Brew Day 5 !

Success ! It's ready... finally..hungry look's all round in the brewery this morning ! But we must wait...sigh's all round, green beers no fun anyway...still...maybe a quick nip...just a small sample ! Tasty !

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Winter Moon Day 4

Hmmm...not quite there yet, tomorrow morning it is then ! But on the bright side....there are now over 100 firkins of Aurora ready for you to try ! Happy drinking !

Aurora Season Finale !

So we are in early this morning racking out the fabulous Aurora, this should be the last one till next November, so if you haven't had it either place your order in soon or drop us an email and we will let you know where you can get a pint this weekend ! Enjoy !

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Winter Moon Day 3

Hello, so todays been a bit busy, with us brewing Nightfall and preparing all 110 casks for Aurora in the morning. But all's well now and our Porter is on top form with the chocolate and caramel really coming through now ! Should be done sometime tommorow....can't wait !

Winter Moon, Dark Porter Trial Brew

As many of you have probably already gathered, we're current brewing a trial of Winter Moon, our seasonal dark porter, which will be fully available throughout January and February 2012.

Our trial brew of Winter Moon is available while stocks last from Friday 16th of December.  If you are interested in stocking the trial please get in touch directly with the brewery.  

Tel: 01524 39481 or email us

Find out more about Winter Moon on its very own webpage.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Winter Moon Trial, Day 2

Ok, so yesterday was an interesting one, we brewed our new porter for the first time and it went well. Today we,ve just finished checking the blighter and it's going really well, yeast has kicked in and we have a chocolate aroma with a hint of pine and soft fruit's in the f.v. All good so far !
         Now we have to brave the cold and wash some casks......any volunteers ???

Friday, 2 December 2011

Aurora at Lancaster University Beer Festival

Our strikingly amber ale, Aurora will be available at the Beer Festival at Lancaster University's County Bar  between the 8th and 11th of December.  We hope that lots of people manage to get there to try Aurora, which has had great reviews.

Find out more about Aurora here

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Feeling Festive

It's the 1st of December and we've brought some festivities to our website with our beer baubles and Christmas tree, which Peter and Laura designed together recently.  We hope this makes you feel Christmassy.

Sneak preview here:

Cross Bay Team at Food & Drink Festival

Food & Drink Festival, Morecambe Football Club, Friday 25th November

The Cross Bay Team took the three permanent ales; Sunset, Dusk and Nightfall, along with the current seasonal ale Aurora to the Food and Drink Festival organised by the Wine Yard & Deli last Friday.  Guests were given the opportunity to taste the handcrafted ales, meet the brewers and find out more about the brewery.

A brand new, 'Brewer's Choice' ale was available and samplers were encouraged to vote on whether they 'Liked, 'Disliked' it or thought it was 'Okay'.  Brewer's Choice was a success, no one disliked the beer and only 7 thought it was just okay!  Result!

Cross Bay Team at Food & Drink Festival

Wednesday, 30 November 2011