The Docks Beers Update | May ’19

Hello and welcome to the latest update from Docks Beers.

Man, did we have some fun last month! First we found out that we’d won the Grimsby CAMRA Winter Pub of the Season award; then we hosted a brilliant taproom takeover by our friends, Brew York; and they were followed by an action-packed Easter weekend which included a visit from Alfred Enderby’s ‘Ro Ro’ boat and the launch of the delicious dubbel inspired ‘Double Agent’ from our other brewery Axholme Brewing Co!

This month we’ve got even more in the pipeline, including another exciting launch and unmissable taproom takeover.

Want to know more? Just keep on reading…

New brewer – he’s one of our own

We’re thrilled to welcome a new brewer to our team – Lewis Birch.

Lewis will be working hard with Head Brewer Mike Richards and cooking up a storm in the brewery.

He is a son of Grimsby and has cut his teeth at Brewdog, Magic Rock, and lately Beatnikz Republic in Manchester. Having developed his skills at some of the UK’s best breweries we’re absolutely made up to have secured his services.

If you see Lewis around the brewery make sure to say hi.

Docks Beers and Brew York collaboration

Controlled Explosion Keg Launch
Friday 10th May

If you’ve already made plans for this Friday 10th May: cancel them. That’s because we’re launching ‘Controlled Explosion’ on draft in the taproom and we don’t think you’ll want to miss out. The beer will pour on keg at Docks Beers (and at Brew York) throughout May until it runs out. The can launch will follow later in the month.

This gorgeous 5.5% Raspberry Saison beer is the product of our first ever collaboration – with Brew York.  Essentially we carried out a controlled explosion in our Grimsby brewery. We cleared the area, attached a raspberry charge to a saison bomb and detonated it to create this incendiary beer and we can’t wait to let you sample the fruits of our labour. It’s brewed with Vienna, Maris Otter and wheat malt and fermented with a Belgian saison yeast strain for a funky, spicy beer. To this we have added lemon zest, coriander seeds and huge amounts of raspberries to create a fruity taste explosion.

Since the Brew York guys were in town for their tap takeover last month we’ve been counting the days until this beer is ready. So get down to the taproom this on Friday for an unmissable launch. And for the icing on the cake we will have the Cheese Cave wagon outside our taproom, serving up their delicious grilled cheese sandwiches and raclette.

See you Friday then, yeah?

More Sunday Service(s)

The taproom team will once again be playing their favourite albums from start to finish on Sundays throughout May.

Our ‘Sunday Service’ continues this weekend when one-album wonders will be the theme. Take a look at what we’ll be spinning…

Sunday 12th May – One Album Wonders
The Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks – Start Time: 1pm. Run Time: 38:44
Jeff Buckley – Grace – Start Time: 2pm. Run Time: 51:43
Lauryn Hill – Miseducation of Lauryn Hill – Start Time: 3pm. Run Time: 1:09:20
The Postal Service – Give Up – Start Time: 4pm. Run Time: 44:59

Sunday 19th May – Siblings in Bands
Oasis – Definitely Maybe – Start Time: 1pm. Run Time: 51:57
Kings of Leon – Because of the Times – Start Time: 2pm. Run Time: 51:33
AC/DC – Back in Black – Start Time: 3pm. Run Time: 42:11
Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms – Start Time: 4pm. Run Time: 55:07

We kick things off every Sunday at 1pm and the music plays through to closing time at 6pm.

Come and check out the vibe one Sunday this month…

Salt Beer Factory logo

Salt Beer Factory Tap Takeover

Okay, beer lovers, we’ve got another date for your diary. On Saturday 18th May one of Yorkshire’s finest new breweries – Salt Beer Factory – are taking over the taps!

Salt have been making waves in the world of craft beer since their stunning brewhouse and taproom opened its doors in Saltaire back in November. There will be 8 kegs line and 4 cask lines devoted to their biggest hits including…

Jute (4.2%) – light and refreshing session IPA
Alpaca DDH IPA (6.6%) – strong tropical hop aromas on the nose
Citra NEIPA Jnr 4.3% *KEG SPECIAL* – A session strength NEIPA with bags of Citra
Seersucker Session Sour 3.6% *KEG SPECIAL*
Answer is None Black 7.3% IPA *KEG SPECIAL*
Velveteen Cacao Porter (4.8%) – rich and smooth-bodied porter

To help you soak up all of that beery goodness, we’ve got a real transatlantic treat for you!

The Squeaky Beaver food truck will be on site cooking up the Canadian delicacy – Poutine. For those of you who don’t know, Poutine is basically posh french fries, curds of cheese and gravy. How good does that sound?

All the fun starts at noon and continues through to 11pm… or whenever all the beer has gone).

Fine food and fine beers

We are teaming up with the Lincolnshire Chef to serve up an evening of fine food and beer on Friday 14th June… just a couple of days before of Fathers Day.

The event will include a specially designed menu from Steve Bennett and beers selected by Dock Beers’ presented by Will Douglas.

The evening will be hosted in the Portman Restaurant at Healing Manor and its priced at £45 per person.

If you’re interested and would like to book, you can by calling (01472) 884544 or emailing

Okay, well that’s all we’ve got for now. For more updates throughout the month, make sure you’re following us on social media. But before we go, here’s a quote from one of the godfathers of Western Philosophy… about beer. We think he was onto something! 

“He is a wise man who invented beer.” Plato


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