Do Hobsons products have a best before date?
Hobsons Bottle conditioned beers have a best before date stamped on the side of the bottle, this date is 12 - 18 months from the date of bottling. Guidance notes on how to store Hobsons bottles correctly are displayed on the bottle.
Can I order and collect direct from the Brewery?
Visitors can purchase bottled beers and polypins from our new Brewery Tap which is open Wednesday to Friday 4pm till 9:30pm and Saturday 10am till 10pm. Or you can collect from the Brewery during office hours of 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday, head for reception on arrival. If you are purchasing polypins please contact the Brewery in advance, we ask for two days notice Tel: 01299 270837.
Why do Bottled Beers have sediment?
Hobsons bottle beers are conditioned with sediment allowing the beer to generate a small amount of fizz,creating tip-top condition in the glass. Yeast sediment is retained in the bottom of the bottle if poured carefully resulting in crystal clear beer. Please note we have two bottled beers which are NOT bottle conditioned, Twisted Spire are carbonated products.
Do you ship outside of the UK?
Hobsons Brewery currently only ship their products to addresses in England, Wales, Scotland excluding Highlands and Islands.
Please contact the brewery direct for courier services and charges for special deliveries to Scotland Highlands & Islands, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.
What happens if I missed my delivery?
The courier will leave a calling card, providing instructions for you to either arrange a new date for the courier to redeliver the parcel.
Can you deliver on a Saturday?
Through our courier service we can upgrade your delivery to a Saturday but there is a surcharge, please contact the brewery direct to arrange this 01299 270837.
Publicans or retailers interested in stocking Hobsons award winning beer can give us a call at the brewery, we’ll talk you through our trade arrangements and set you up with your first delivery. Tel: 01299 270837 ask for Carrie or Gavin.
How do I contact Hobsons Brewery?
You can contact the brewery by telephone on 01299 270837 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, further contact information can be found on our website.
What is a polypin? A polypin of beer sometimes termed a 'bag in box' is a beer container consisting of a plastic bag in a rigid cardboard box, and a dispensing tap. Lasts approx seven days from opening if kept in a cool environment. The polypins are prepared without sediment, termed “bright” or “re-racked”. The beer does not require a period of settling when delivered and can be drunk straight away, however we do recommend it be stored in cellar temperature (13c or 56F). Hobsons polypins are ideal for parties and functions, we sell polypins in two sizes: 20 Litres = approx 36 pints 10 Litres = approx 18 pints
What beer and how many pints can I order? We sell two sizes of polypins 10 litres = approx 18 pints and 20 litres = approx 36 pints. You can order Champion Mild, Twisted Spire, Best Bitter, Shropstar, Old Prickly and Town Crier.
How long do polypins last? 7-10 days unopened, once opened we recommend 2-3 days to enjoy the beer at its best.
How do I set up a polypin? Full instructions on how to correctly dispense from your polypin can be found on the box. The beer does not require a period of settling when delivered and can be drunk straight away, however we do recommend it be stored somewhere cool.
When should I order a polypin to drink at the weekend? We would recommend ordering your polypin before midnight on Tuesday, we would dispatch Wednesday or Thursday for Friday delivery.