Beer52 saw a huge surge in popularity during the lockdowns in the last 12 months. A beer subscription service with a community of like-minded enthusiasts and newcomers to the craft beer trend. Born out of a passion for travel and craft beer, Beer52 seek to visit a different country every month and showcase microbreweries from that region. Now serving 190,000 subscribers they are a popular option for those looking to experience new flavours of beer and support smaller breweries. The magazine accompanying the boxes, Ferment, offers an abundance of further information on the beers and the breweries and makes a great read.
The current restrictions forced Beer52, like many, to work differently, either working remotely with regions or staying closer to home. With a slight easing of the restrictions a Yorkshire issue was planned with a walking theme, at which point we saw a perfect opportunity to get involved. Craghoppers originated in Yorkshire back in 1965 and for years we have been providing adventurers with the kit they need for hiking whether ending at an international landmark or a pub!
Now that travel restrictions in England have relaxed, walkers can venture beyond the confines of their local area. With beer gardens back open it offers the opportunity for that liquid reward at the end of a strenuous hike.
We joined Richard Croasdale, the Editor of Beer52’s Ferment magazine in Masham, North Yorkshire to visit some of the breweries featured in this month’s magazine. Accompanied by the Sales and Marketing Director, (son of the owner) Jo Theakston, of Black Sheep Brewery, a family owned and run brewery we headed out into the local landscapes. Yorkshire offers an abundance of beautiful scenery, from the hills to the reservoirs to the bizarre rock formations of Brimham Rocks. Some say the collection of small independent breweries in the area is inspired by the landscape, whatever it is there is certainly plenty to choose from.
Back at Black Sheep Brewery we were taken on the tour of the brewery to see the combination of modern and traditional methods used there to create their selection of beers. Priding themselves on quality and consistency using the best ingredients to offer a wide range of beers and now even a Gin. They have also had to diversify and have seen an increase of online sales and sales via supermarkets, their bar is now re-open for outside drinks at the site in Masham so if you are in the area a pitstop would be highly recommended.
All of that said if you are happy to continue enjoying your beers at home we have an exclusive offer for a box of 8 beers, you just need to pay the postage, click here – https://www.beer52.com/craghoppers
And why not enter the competition to win £500 of Craghoppers Kit – https://www.craghoppers.com/beer-52/
To watch the film from our visit to Yorkshire click here.