As the weather continues to (hopefully) warm up… Let’s take a look at what’s upcoming for Docks Beers in June.
We’ve just about recovered from celebrating our win at the North Lincolnshire Business Awards. We took home The Business Live ‘Pandemic Thrive and Survive’ Award, and sponsored another one.
It must have been hard for the judges to pick a winner in this category? So many businesses had to adapt to survive Covid19, but it was a lovely surprise to win as the competition was so fierce. We were honoured to be nominated alongside The Culture House and Go Cruise Grimsby who will no doubt be collecting NLBA accolades next year. We want to say a big thank you to everyone who supported us during the pandemic. It was also great to see Francesca Young win the Docks Beers Young Business Person of the year award. We love Fran’s art, especially the pictures of the Church of beer!
At the beginning of June, we’ve all got a four day weekend to look forward to because our Liz has now been on the throne for 70 years.
We’ve got a lot planned such as new items being added to the Mockingbird menu over the bank holiday which are fit for a… queen?. There are also two of the best tributes in the country performing upstairs in the Academy, The Sex Pistols Exposé & and The Clashed. During the weekend, the taproom will be decorated with Union-jack bunting and British themed decor, as well as the ‘Best of British music that has been released throughout the Queen’s reign. There will also be two Jubilee-themed beers unveiled for the weekend, which will be available on tap in our taproom over the bank holiday weekend.
Docks Beers to celebrate Pride, Loudly and Proudly.
To celebrate and raise awareness of Pride month in June, Docks Beers is showing its support of the LGBTQ+ community by launching a series of beers named after four inspirational figures of the movement, and declaring its bars and venue safe spaces, and zones of zero tolerance to any hatred.
On June 10th, we will be launching four beers – Our Proud Collection – named after LGBTQ+ legends, that fought for our rights and changed the face of the movement to where we are today. They are:
* Silvia Rivera – Light Lager with Lemon. Brewed with Pale lager malt and torrified rice lashings of lemon zest. This is a super crisp and easy-going beer. 4.7%
* Marsha P. Johnson – An American pale ale with orange and passion fruit. Bursting with aromas of ripe passion fruit or zesty Valencian oranges backed by a hearty addition of American and European hops. 6%
* Gilbert Baxter – A mixed berry sour which takes its lead from German-style lower gravity sours but has been flipped into overdrive with a cocktail of berries. 4.3%
* Brenda Howard – Hemp oil IPA which is a hazy jazzed up IPA featuring some of our favourite dank American hops as well as a dose of hemp oil. 4.2%
June is going to be a bumper month in Docks Academy.
The Sex Pistols: Exposé and The Clashed are performing on the Friday of the Jubilee weekend and will be the closest thing to seeing Rotten, Vicious, Cook & Jones. After the gig, there is a DJ set compiled of the best music of 1977. Tickets are still available.
The next Red Herring Comedy Club night on Saturday 11th brings four exciting comedians to Grimsby including Andrew Bird, Simon Lomas, George Zach and Danny McLoughlin.
Saturday 18th sees Docks Academy open for GTFC fans to come and enjoy an end of season party. We will be joined by Macca, Mister Sister and DJ Richard Young to help us party the night away. There will also be a raffle and a silent auction (in aid of Harbour Place). Profits from the tickets will be in aid of the James McKeown testimonial fund.
Brutus Gold brings his Love Train to Grimsby on the 24th. For fans of disco parties and music from the grooviest decade. We ran a giveaway last month for this event and it generated a buzz. Tickets are selling fast so act now. 24 hours after this party, ‘Beerlesque’, a night of laughter, cabaret and burlesque returns to the Church of Beer.
For more information, take a gander at the Docks Academy site.
This week we ‘bridged the Humber gap’ when we welcomed Kimi and Hannah from Bone Machine Brew Co for a collab which we will launch next month.
Bone Machine typically brew highly drinkable New World style beers in East Yorkshire, at the Taphouse in Hull where they have several permanent lines. Like our range, all their beers are vegan friendly. No finings, no lactose, no filtering. It was great to get them this side of the river estuary and we are looking forward to announcing details of the beer we have brewed together in due course.