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The Docks Beers Update

September 2021

The latest brewery and taproom news

We are now open 7 days a week! Brewery tours are back. Great Grimsby Shirt has launched. Docktoberfest is imminent. Loads of banging street food incoming. Read on!

The Docks Beers Update

September 2021

The latest brewery and taproom news

We are now open 7 days a week! Brewery tours are back. Great Grimsby Shirt has launched. Docktoberfest is imminent. Loads of banging streetfood incoming. Read on!

Docktoberfest celebration


Raise your steins and say “Prost!” because we’ll be hosting ‘Docktoberfest’ on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd October.

On tap, there will be loads of German beers and ‘Docktoberbier’, our own traditional Hefenweizen which went down an absolute storm last year! To line your bellies, street food vendor Diamond Dogs will be with us on both days. They make some of the best hot dogs in the UK after perfecting their craft over many years. There will also be live music to enjoy and we’ll be announcing who’ll be playing very soon.

We’ll be lining up the tables in the Academy to give the space a ‘bierkeller’ vibe. They will be available on a first come, first served basis. You won’t be able to book them in advance. Tickets for each day are £9 per person (plus booking fee) – this includes the rental of a stein glass.

Docks beers top


Yesterday we released our limited-edition Great Grimsby shirt and it’s been flying off the shelves!

Back in March we asked you to choose a design you’d wear to celebrate our town and then we got COPA, the renowned retro football shirt specialists, to make it. It features loads of local references, such as the town’s coat of arms, the geometric fish pattern from our Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Fish can artwork and the Docks Beers logo. The fitted style of the shirt make it suitable for both men and women and we have sizes from small to XXXL.

We have ordered quite a few, but these are limited-edition, so if you think it will make a handsome addition to your wardrobe, you probably should get one sooner or later. There are no guarantee we’ll be making any more in the future. The Great Grimsby shirt is now on sale online or from our taproom shop.

The sherlocks ipa


Have you tried our latest beer yet? We brewed The Sherlocks IPA in collaboration with the band to mark the launch of their latest album, ‘World I Understand’.

The Sherlocks have been long-time supporters of ours, ever since they came to play an intimate gig in the taproom just months after we opened. During lockdown we started talking about potentially collaborating on a beer and the end result is a 5.5% grapefruit IPA, a light but punchy pale ale brewed with heaps of Amarillo, Simcoe, Ekuanot, and Citra hops giving flavours of citrus and grapefruit, with peppery and piney notes. The brew is a traditional IPA with a twist of its own. As well as the beer, we have also released a 20 fl oz stemmed glass which has ‘The Sherlocks’ logo on one side and their album artwork on the other.

The beer is available online and via the taproom shop in cases of 6, 12 and 24 and in bundles with the matching glass.

People in the brewery


After a long Covid-induced hiatus, we are delighted to be offering brewery tours once again.

Our brewery tours are great if you are interested in beer, want to learn more about the brewing process and like the idea of sampling lots of different style beers. Tours take place every Sunday and we have slots available at 10am, 12 and 2pm for groups of up to 12 people. They last around 90 minutes and you get a complimentary pint, 6 samples and 10% all takeaway beers and merch. A tour costs £20 per person and we ask people to pay on the day so that Docks gift cards can be used.

Like the sound of a tour? You need to go to our ‘Brewery Tours’ page and book via the booking widget.

Steak with chips


This weekend Broke ‘n Bone are back at the Church and will be serving up their mighty fine Texas-style smoked meats. They always smash it when they are with us because people can’t resist their sizzling steaks and loaded fries.

The following Friday to Sunday Little Bao Boy is back in town with their beautiful bao buns, packed with the flavours and spices of the Orient.

And then for the weekend of Docktoberfest, from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd October, Diamond Dogs are with us. Their hot dogs are made from prime cuts of pork and they come in a light and airy bread roll with a proper crust.

That wraps everything up for now, we’ll just leave you with this thought…

“A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it’s better to be thoroughly sure.” – Czech Proverb

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