£2 A Pint - Elephant Invasion     October
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Elephant Invasion
Saturday 8th October 

All you really need to know is that all beer is £2 per pint.
To add a little pizazz, two bands, a Rock and Roll Ukulele band and Pretty Vacant, will be joining the Elephant Invasion Beer Festival at Brentwood Brewery on Saturday 8th October, providing some lively, live music.
The festival opens from 10.30 - 5.30pm.
As well as a good selection of the current Elephant School beer range to choose from, the Beer Grylls mobile grill will be cooking street food all day.
The beer list so far is confirmed as:

Pils 4.6%
KEG White Elephant 4%
Odds N Sods 4.3%
Cheru Kol 4.5%
Sombrero 4.5%
Black & Weiss 4.6%
Porter in a Storm 4.9%
Gold Rush 5%

Remember:  All Beer is £2 per pint.

Elephant School Brewing is Brentwood Brewery's rebellious offspring.  It takes its name from the elephant school that was based at the Essex Regiment Army barracks in Warley, Brentwood. The British East India Company ran the school until 1959.

As elephants never forget, we make one-off beers to remember.
Call us on 01277 200 483. Email:
Follow us on Twitter: @ElephantSchoolB

Next Brewery Open Days
Saturdays 1st  & 15th October
Fancy a pint?
Brewery Open Days are on Saturdays 1st & 15th October  
10.30am - 3.30pm. 
Brewery Tours start at 11am and cost £10 including a pint and a free gift.
Find us next to Calcott Hall Farm Shop, off Ongar Road, Brentwood.
If you don't have time for a tour, you can always just pop in for a pint.
We'll have at least two draught beers on in the Brewery Shop.
 Mike Bikes for SNAP

Mike Conyers, a blind physiotherapist from Brentwood, has conquered yet another charity challenge to raise funds for SNAP (Special Needs and Parents).

This time he’s taken on an 80 mile route from London to Brighton on the back of a tandem, cycling with front man Ralph Mullan, a club cyclist who is one of Mike’s patients.

Despite not being able to sit down after a 50 mile training ride, Mike was determined to complete the challenge.   On Sunday 18th September, taking 7.5 hours, Mike achieved his goal thanks to help and steering from Ralph.

"It was an exhilarating and tiring ride but gratifying. Whizzing into Brighton at 40 mph in a 30 mph speed limit with a speed camera flashing as we went by, was a great way to celebrate," said Mike.

To support Mike's charity aims, Brentwood Brewery is again pleased to donate 10p from every pint or bottle of Mike’s Mountain beer to his chosen charity, SNAP.

Previous challenges have seen Mike tackling The Three Peaks of Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowdon, Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and running The London Marathon - all to raise funds for SNAP.

Brentwood Brewery is also proud to have produced Mike's Hike and Mike's Mountain beer to promote and support Mike's charity challenges.  

"Again congratulations go to Mike.  He is so highly motivated, a true inspiration and a dedicated supporter of SNAP.

"We cannot wait to find out what challenge he'll be setting himself next year," said Roland Kannor, Brentwood Brewery MD.

Elephant School is off to the footy at Leyton Orient in the  Supporters' Club bar.  The latest Elephant School beers, Porter in a Storm, Sombrero and Cheru Kol are available there now.
It's not long until Richard Anderson sets off on 4th October, to tackle his 100k charity trek along The Western Front in France and Belgium raising money for ABF The Soldiers'  Charity.
Brentwood Brewery is pleased to support Richard's charity fundraising aims by donating 10p from every pint of Frontline Walk beer, produced to promote his charity challenge, to ABF The Soldiers'  Charity.
"We wish Richard every success with this challenge and please drink Frontline Walk generously," said Brentwood Brewery's MD Roland.
Anyone wishing to sponsor Richard can do so via his Just Giving page:
A little bird tells us several Brentwood and Elephant School beers have been nominated in the specialist beer category and could be in the running for a CAMRA award.  They are Porter in a Storm, Sombrero, Cheru Kol and Chockwork Orange.

Pub of the Month
The Castle, Great Leighs

A notice on the inglenook fireplace at The Castle in Great Leighs suggests that the pub is the oldest recorded inn in England, dating to about 1171.  The building has certainly seen some changes in its time. It was used as a hermitage by pilgrims on their way to the shrines of St Thomas a Becket in Canterbury and Walsingham in Norfolk. In the eighteenth century The Castle was a coaching inn and stop-off for the London to Norwich stagecoach.

More recently, about a year ago, The Castle underwent  a full refurbishment under the ownership of Pie and Pint Inns, which also runs The Hare at Roxwell.

General Manager William Crighton admits The Castle has a past reputation for ghostly goings on, particularly spooky sightings of a black cat that can walk through walls and a gentlemanly figure sitting at the bar, smoking a pipe.  Whilst the pub grounds contain The Witch's Stone, linked to the legend of a local witch buried at Scrap Faggot's Green, since the refurbishment, William is certain the pub is not haunted.  That said, he does tend to keep an open mind, especially as Hallowe'en approaches. 

Golden Crust Beer & Food Match Suggestion:

A refreshing pint of Golden Crust cask ale 3.7% ABV or a pint of Royal Bulldog premium ale 3.9% ABV with The Castle's Golden Crust Rarebit, a toasted slice of bloomer loaf with creamy cheese sauce made with Golden Crust ale and a dash of Worcestershire sauce and royally crowned with a fried egg on top £7.50.

The Castle, Main Road, Great Leighs,  Chelmsford, CM3 1NE
01245 362630

Beers of the Month 

Cheru Kol 4.5% ABV
Elephant School Brewing
Tasting Notes:
The honeyed sweetness of the figs wraps around the spicey, piney tang of rosemary and wafts over you like a refreshing breeze over the tundra.
Celebrating a glorious embellishment of flavours, this beer is named after a short stick-like implement used by elephant trainers in India rather than a mis-spelling of the former Girls Aloud celebrity of a similar name.

Spooky Moon 3.8% ABV

Tasting Notes:

A dark brown bitter with a sweet, fruity finish, balanced with just the right level of bitterness. Available throughout the Autumn, it's a popular session pint - perfect for Hallowe'en.


1st October
Brentwood Brewery
Open Day
10.30am - 3.30pm
£10 Tours start at 11am 

1st October
St Peter's School, South Weald
Mini Beer Festival & Family Fun Day
South Weald, Brentwood

5th - 9th October
Richard Anderson's Frontline Walk along Western Front for ABF The Soldiers' Charity

8th October
Elephant Invasion Beer Festival
Brentwood Brewery

10.30am - 5.30pm

26th October
Meet the Brewer
The Cricketers, Westcliff on Sea

28th - 30th October
The White Horse, Coxtie Green Beer, Sausage & Cider Festival 

29th October

Brentwood Charity Firewalk
Old Brentwoods Club
Ashwells Road

01277 200 483
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Calcott Hall Farm
Ongar Road
Brentwood, Essex CM15 9HS
United Kingdom

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