Anarchy Brew Co has marked two years of brewing with a celebration at Tilley’s Bar on Newcastle’s Westgate Road.
And in honour of the occasion the firm unveiled it’s latest experimental beer, a Belgian-style blonde.
“We both don’t know where the two years have gone,” said Anarchy Brew Co owner Dawn Miles. “Lots has happened in such a short time and we are growing from strength to strength.
“And this year is going to be an exciting year for us – there’s a few things happening but we can’t tell you about it yet.”
“Anarchy’s second birthday was a fantastic night in Tilleys,” said pub manager Graham Frost. “And their experimental – as yet, unnamed – Belgium blonde was mind-blowing on hand pull.
“Simon said it wasn’t originally brewed for hand pull, but even he was surprised at how fantastic it turned out – and at 6.5% ABV, it’s ‘lethal’.”
Two tumultuous years for Anarchy Brew Co
Anarchy Brew Co started out life as Brew Star in 2011 and saw the first brew from its 10 barrel plant at the Whitehouse Farm Centre, Blonde Star, hit bars in January 2012. It was quickly followed by dark ale Sinistar, Anarchy lager and the Siba award winning breakfast stout Sublime Chaos.
In September 2012 owners Dawn and Simon Miles changed the business to Anarchy Brew Co – in honour of its 7% ABV lager – after Lincolnshire-based Brewsters claimed their original name was too close to their own.
The firm’s first birthday then brought with it a move towards “natural, unfiltered” beers, and saw the launch of further ales, South Pacific IPA Quiet Riot and Bavarian style smoked beer Smoke Bomb.
In the year since then other beers have followed, including a collaboration with local rock band We Are Knuckle Dragger, steam beer Short Fuse and “hybrid,” part wheat beers Crime Scene and Grin and Bear It.