Swan Brewery ales, expertly brewed, featuring local hops and names and designs relating to mate-for-life swans will be a perfect choice for your wedding beer.
The brewery is run by husband and wife team Jimmy Swan and Gill Bullock. Jimmy brews ale from only the 4 ingredients of water, malted barley, hops and yeast in a 10 barrel microbrewery, crafting ales such as Swan Gold, Swan Blonde, Ruffled Feathers, Cygneture Ale and Swan Love. Most of the beer brewed ends up in casks (metal barrels) which is traditional cask conditioned (sometimes called “real”) ale. For weddings, couples can purchase a 36 pint or 72 pint cask and the beer can be served straight from the barrel. Our bottle range is a good back up for draught ale, or ideal by itself for small weddings. Open every Friday, couples can visit the brewery to taste the ales and chat through beer requirements or call to discuss. We can also make recommendations and source local gins and ciders.
For the perfect serve and bar set up, there’s the option to hire a beer engine (hand pull / pump) and the bar to place it on. In this case the cask would come with the stillage, tap, insulating jacket and a full explanation of how to manage the dispense of the beer.
Our flagship beer, often chosen for weddings is Swan Gold 4.0% refreshing golden ale. An indication of pricing:
36 pint cask (pin) of Swan Gold = £57
72 pint cask (pin) of Swan Gold = £98
Hire of hand pull = £15
Stillage, tap, jackets = no charge
Delivery and set up = by arrangement. Many couples collect their beer in person, or have a guest pick it up. In the absence of that, we can drop off, set up then dismantle and collect.