Back in November 2011, Hardknott proudly launched Vitesse Noir at our lovely establishment. SO we thought it was time to open the doors and let them take over a Meet the Brewer evening. Be prepared for a bit of Sooty action and some fine beers!
Brewery info /
This brewery was originally located at the Woolpack Inn, at the foot of Hardknott Pass, near Boot in Eskdale but in Feb 2010 the pub was sold and the kit taken to an industrial unit in Millom. The pub continues to sell at least one of the beers.
The inn was bought in February 2004 by Ann Wedgewood and Dave Bailey. They decided in 2005 that the Bunkhouse was not making a significant contribution to the business and so they decided to replace the Bunkhouse with a microbrewery. The Woolpack was known to have brewed beer in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Dave became famous as Hardknott Dave for his blog, which you can read it by clicking here.
Port Street Beer School Presents :
Meet The Brewer with Hardknott
Monday 30th April 2012
doors 5.30pm / event starts 6.15pm
£8 tickets available from the bar or 0161 237 9949
Port Street Beer House, Manchester, M1 2EQ