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The Docks Beers Update

July 2021

For all the latest brewery and taproom news

Have you recovered from June yet? In just a month we put on four comedy gigs, three Rock ‘n’ Goal events, a live podcast recording, a Blues gig, released two new beers, the second series of WIP, a new rum and a glass. So forgive us for struggling to find the time to do a newsletter!

Now that we’ve caught our breath again, here’s the latest goings on at the church including updates on street food, gigs, new beers and the GTFC fan zone, but first let’s talk about something new which starts tomorrow night…

The Docks Beers Update

May 2021

For all the latest brewery and taproom news

Have you recovered from June yet? In just a month we put on four comedy gigs, three Rock ‘n’ Goal events, a live podcast recording, a Blues gig, released two new beers, the second series of WIP, a new rum and a glass. So forgive us for struggling to find the time to do a newsletter!

Now that we’ve caught our breath again, here’s the latest goings on at the church including updates on street food, gigs, new beers and the GTFC fan zone, but first let’s talk about something new which starts tomorrow night…

PADDLE & A PINT


We have partnered up with our friends Ebb & Flo to offer ‘Paddle & A Pint’, an exciting new initiative we hope will become a popular and regular social and wellbeing event for the folk of North East Lincolnshire and beyond.

Come and stand up paddle on Friday evening (6-7pm) on Alexandra Dock with the guys from Ebb & Flo before enjoying a well-earned drink or two with like-minded individuals back at the Church (7-9pm).

The tables at Docks have already been pre-booked, so all you have to do is head over to the Ebb & Flo website and book either to bring your own board or hire a SUP. The Docks Beers team joined Ebb & Flo earlier this week for an Alexandra Dock paddle and we can confirm this is a great way of getting on the water in Grimsby. And there’s no better place to see Corporation Bridge and the Victoria Flour Mill than from Alexandra Dock itself. Don’t miss out on this action on Grimsby’s finest Dock, and then IN Docks.

JULY STREET FOOD

This month we have more delectable street food coming to the Church including Mediterranen flatbreads, handmade burgers and Hungarian classics.

Next weekend, Good Boy Burger are making their Docks Beers debut. Leeds’ own Takin’ Care of Burgers are coming back to serve up their expertly grilled burgers and dogs and Taste of Budapest are in town towards the end of the month.

Little Red Food Truck were due to come this weekend but unfortunately they had to cancel at the last minute. If you were hoping to eat during your visit this weekend, you can order a takeaway and eat it at your table.

MUSIC AT THE ACADEMY

Docks Academy was in full swing last month for the first time since we opened our doors 15 months ago. We hosted NINE events in 15 days and it was amazing to see so many of you come out and support us. July isn’t going to be quite as hectic as that, but we still have some pretty exciting things lined up that are certain to get your feet tapping.

This weekend Guy Keeble kicks off a month-long series of Academy Sessions DJ nights in Docks Academy on Friday and Saturday nights. Guy is Cleethorpes born and bred but is now an honorary Mancunian and he’ll be playing his own eclectic mix of indie, soul, funk and disco. He’ll be spinning the tunes from 6pm till 11pm on both nights but on Saturday he’ll pause for us to screen England’s quarter final against Ukraine at 8pm. The event is a free one, you just have to book a table in the Academy.

We have more DJ’s lined up for the other weekends in July and we’re also planning another Blues night at the end of the month. Stay tuned to our social channels for announcements in the coming days!

NEW BEERS

After launching Valencian Tip Run, Groundworks and the IPA series of WIP last month, July is going to be a little quieter in terms of new beers. However, we can reveal that we’ll be releasing a collaboration beer (and glass) with our friends The Sherlocks in August. This release will celebrate the launch of their new album which is due out any day now.

The band, who were one of the first to play a gig at Docks Beers in 2019, were in Grimsby back in May to talk to us about the style of beer they wanted us to make and since then we’ve been busy brewing it. They even came and helped. We can’t say too much about the beer yet, but it’s going to be 5.5% IPA with a subtle fruit flavour, and the can design is fantastic. Oh, and we are releasing a matching glass.

Also in the pipeline is Series 3 of WIP which is due out the first week in August. At the moment details of those brews are top secret but keep an eye on our socials for more information as soon as they drop.

GTFC FAN ZONE

The cat is already out of the bag with this one… but we can confirm that Docks Beers will have a presence at all Grimsby Town games during the 2021-22 campaign. Back of the net!

We will be running our new container bar in The Mariners Trust’s Fan Zone in the Constitutional Corner of Blundell Park and we are really excited to be doing so! It looks like the first day we will be serving beers will be the James McKeown Testimonial match against Rotherham United on Saturday 24th July.

It isn’t set in stone what beers we’ll be serving yet, but you can bet your bottom dollar on Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Fish, Overtime, Hard Graft and Never Say Die being on tap… along with a few others.

Having been long time sponsors of GTFC we are so pumped to be involved actually at our local football club for the first time. We are incredibly excited about the future of GTFC under new owners Jason and Andrew.

That’s everything covered for now, but for all the latest information make sure you follow us on social media. We’ll leave you with this awe-inspiring quote by new Grimsby Town chair Jason Stockwood from his recent article in the Guardian.

“Grimsby deserves better than becoming the goldfish bowl of post-Brexit Britain, gawped at by the prosperous and socially conscious, a tourist attraction on the map of social and economic deprivation. Instead we should be looking to the town as a place where the voices we hear are not lamenting their lost past, but shaping their future.”