With us having mainly covered breweries local to us so far on the blog, we decided a few months back that a good plan may be to identify places a little further afield and combine several visits into bumper editions done over a few days.
So, although it's been a little while in the planning (let me tell you, it's logistically a lot of fun trying to arrange suitable days and times between breweries, along with ride times and stopovers!), here's our first 'Big Hop'.
This one has us meeting the folk of Frodsham Brewery, Big Hand Brewing, Axiom Brewing and Cwrw Ial Brewery, and entailed a 150 mile round trip through Cheshire and into the Welsh borders.
First up is Frodsham Brewery, a beautifully located micro nestled up on the hill just on the outskirts of Frodsham, run by Barrie Davidson and his wife Hazel. The 10bbl kit is used to produce some 17 different beers, all of which were available from the brewery shop - what a shame we were cycling!
After our chat, Barrie showed us round the brewery, before insisting we had a third of a pint of 'Danny', a lovely golden ale brewed to raise funds for the restoration of a steam tug boat named 'Daniel Adamson' - more information on that here.
We'll definitely be heading back - it's well worth a visit if you are in the area!
As ever, it's over to the brewer himself now to give you the lowdown on Frodsham Brewery, so enough of our yakking...
GPX file - which covers the route to Frodsham through to Wrexham is availble here.
Soundtrack - Anitek 'Strange Sensations' www.soundcloud.com/anitek
Next up - Big Hand Brewing, Wrexham