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Small Batch Welly Cask Fest Bottles!

September 7, 2017 —   Grab a taste of Welly Cask Fest to take home this weekend! We're releasing 4 carbonated and packaged specialty 750ml feature bottles including 2 collaborations:   Vantablack - Black Lager (4.8%)The Big DIPA - Imperial IPA (9.2%) Prickly When Poked - Prickly Pear Saison (5.2%) x Cameron's Brewing  Guelph Trappist Hunks - Trappist Style Ale (7.6%) x Royal City x...

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Local Lager

September 7, 2017 — We've teamed up with the Rotary Clubs of Guelph and Peterborough to create Local Lager with a portion of the proceeds from each can sold going to support local and international Rotary causes. Local Lager will be available at select Beer Store locations and from the brewery by request. This crisp and refreshing lager is a great way to support...

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Online store is now open!

September 7, 2017 — Looking to grab some Welly gear or glassware? We just launched our new Welly online store loaded with some amazing new t-shirts and glasses along with some classic swag. To kick things off we're offering $8 flat rate shipping anywhere in Canada. Head over to the Welly Shop and check it out!

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Jobs: We're Hiring a Driver

August 21, 2017 — THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST!

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(Extra) Terrestrial IBA is back!

July 21, 2017 —   (Extra) Terrestrial IBA is back! This fortified imperial brown ale has a maximum payload of hops. We've taken our award-winning recipe for Terrestrial India Brown Ale and made it double, using twice as much roasted malt and dry hopped to create an intense flavour supernova of citrus and lemon. Our second growler feature is Chicken Little English Dark Mild....

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Welly Cask Fest 2017 Tickets On Sale

July 11, 2017 —     Join us and explore the adventurous, unfiltered world of cask beer. As one of North America’s first craft brewers to produce traditional cask ales, Wellington Brewery is excited to host another installment of our annual Welly Cask Fest happening September 9-10th, 2017 at the brewery.    The festival will feature 25+ unique cask beers and ciders including one-off...

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S.P.A. Wins silver at U.S. Open

July 10, 2017 —   Wellington Brewery won a Silver Medal for Specia Previous l Pale Ale in the English Pale Ale catagory at the U.S. Open Beer Championship this past weekend in Oxford, OH. The U.S. Open Beer Championship is an international competition that included over 6,000 beers entered in over 100 different style categories. You can read the full results at usopenbeer.com....

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Happy 150th Canada!

June 29, 2017 — Happy 150th Canada! Our brewery is open regular hours all weekend: Saturday 10am-8pmSunday 11am-6pmMonday 9am-6pm Cheers!

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We're Hiring a Driver

June 19, 2017 —   This position has been filled,  thanks for your interest!

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Father's Day Ale Trail 2017

May 28, 2017 — The Father's Day Ale Trail is back! Join us to celebrate Father's Day and Ontario Craft Beer Week with a craft beer bus tour that departs from The Wooly Pub and includes stops at Royal City Brewing, StoneHammer Brewing, and Wellington Brewery. This event is a special way to say thanks to all the Father’s out there while celebrating Guelph’s...

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Welly Re-Booted Mix Pack Vol 2

April 25, 2017 — We are excited to announce the release of the 2nd volume of our Welly Re-Booted Mix Pack. With four unique small-batch beers, this new mix pack showcases recipes that were originally released as part of their Welly One-Off series and have since been "Re-Booted" and brought back as seasonal releases. Inside Volume 2 you will find: Rhubarb Saison (5.1%) -...

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Queen of Craft 2017 Details Announced

March 1, 2017 — Returning for the 4th annual installment, Wellington Brewery is excited to announce details for the 2017 Queen of Craft women's beer series. Every Friday in March, women beer experts will host a series of guided samplings and discussions exploring different topics and themes in the world of craft beer. Sessions will include "beerography," craft beer myth-busting, women & beer media,...

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Happy Holidays! Special Brewery Retail Store Hours for the season!

December 15, 2016 — Happy Holidays from all of us at Wellington Brewery! Our brewery retail store is open regular retail hours with the following exceptions: Dec. 24th: 10am - 5pm Dec. 25th: Closed Dec. 26th: 11am - 5pm Dec. 31st: 10am - 5pm Jan. 1st: Closed  

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DecemBEER is here!

December 1, 2016 — DecemBEER is in full swing and we’ve got a selection of small-batch seasonal beer releases available at the brewery: In Bottles Palm Trees & Zero Degrees (6%) - $9.95 / 750 mL BottleQueen of Craft 2016 brew crew made an American Brown Ale with Coconut and Dates. $1 from each bottle to support Guelph-Wellington Women-In-Crisis Yuletide Barley Wine 2015 Vintage...

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Big changes are afoot!

November 1, 2016 — We're making some changes to our year-round beer lineup this fall. These changes will include changes to the availability of some brands in certain package formats as well as the move to make some brands seasonal. Arkell Best Bitter, our beloved and celebrated English-style Best Bitter will no longer be available in tall cans or in bottles. We will continue...

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Welly Re-Booted Mix Pack Now Available

October 10, 2016 — We're excited to announce the release of our new Welly Re-Booted Mix Pack. This seasonal 4-Pack features a selection of our most popular one-off beers. These are the fan favourites, the recipes that are so delicious we couldn't resist brewing another batch. The mix pack will include: Terrestrial India Brown Ale (5.9% alc./vol.)This unique beer brings together the rich malt...

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Welly Cask Fest - September 10th & 11th, 2016: Casks, Food Trucks, Live Music, and more!

September 1, 2016 — After the success of last year's THIRTY Cask Festival, Wellington Brewery will be hosting another cask festival this September. Welly Cask Fest will bring craft beer fans together to raise a glass and celebrate the rich history of cask beer in Ontario. On the weekend of September 10th and 11th 2016, Wellington Brewery will host a two-day cask beer festival...

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Against the Currant Blackcurrant Kettle Sour Collaboration Beer Available at LCBO

July 1, 2016 — Wellington Brewery is excited to announce details about a unique summer seasonal brewed in collaboration with Escarpment Laboratories. Against the Currant is a refreshing and tart kettle sour beer brewed with local Ontario blackcurrants. After taking home a Bronze Medal in the Fruit Beer Category at the Ontario Brewing Awards this April, Against the Currant will be available as a...

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Obituary for Douglas William Dawkins

June 11, 2016 — It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Douglas Dawkins on Saturday June 11th unexpectedly at his home in Hamilton. Doug started at the brewery in 1990 on the bottling line and over the years worked his way up to President of Wellington Brewery. His passion, kindness, and generosity have been an inspiration to...

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Father's Day Ale Trail 2016

June 1, 2016 — It's become a Guelph tradition! The Father's Day Ale Trail is back on Sunday June 19th for another year. Join us to celebrate Father's Day and Ontario Craft Beer Week with a craft beer bus tour that departs from the Woolwich Arrow and includes stops at Royal City Brewing, StoneHammer Brewing, and Wellington Brewery. This event is a special way...

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Kickin’ Back Dry-Hopped Session Ale Now Available Year-Round

May 11, 2016 — One of Wellington Brewery's most popular small-batch seasonal beers, Kickin' Back Dry-Hopped Session Ale will now be available year-round as part of the brewery's core brand lineup. Kickin’ Back is dry-hopped with locally grown Ontario hops from Clear Valley Hops in Nottawa, Ontario. Wellington brewmaster Marvin Dyck worked closely with local hop producers to select unique hop varieties that would...

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We're open Victoria Day!

May 10, 2016 — Happy Victoria Day weekend! Our brewery retail store is open:Friday May 20th - 9am-8pmSaturday May 21st - 10am-8pmSunday May 22nd - 11am-6pmMonday May 23rd - 11am-5pmHave a safe and happy long weekend! Cheers!  

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Wellington Brewery Takes Home 4 Medals at 2016 Ontario Brewing Awards

April 29, 2016 — It's been another big year for Wellington Brewery at the 2016 Ontario Brewing Awards. Wellington took home 4 medals across a variety of categories including one Gold Medal, one Silver Medal, and two Bronze Medals. The 2016 Ontario Brewing Awards highlighted beer from over 112 breweries competing in 45 categories that were evaluated by a team of BJCP certified beer...

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Easter Weekend 2016 Hours

March 15, 2016 — Friday March 25th: 11am to 5pmSaturday March 26th: 10am to 8pmSunday March 27th: CLOSEDMonday March 28th: 9am to 6pm  

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Get Your Growlers!

February 10, 2016 — That's right! We're now offering growlers at our brewery retail store. Growlers are the perfect way to share some fresh local craft beer with friends! Our 1.89 L growlers are reusable, eco-friendly beer vessels that are filled with the freshest Wellington beer. It's pretty simple, visit the brewery and grab a growler to take home and share, and then bring...

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Queen of Craft 2016 Details Announced

January 27, 2016 — The women of Wellington Brewery are excited to offer a variety of educational sessions to the craft beer lovers of Guelph and surrounding areas. For the third year running, Queen of Craft will happen every Friday in March at various downtown Guelph locations. The program is designed for women and brings some of craft beer's most influential speakers to our...

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Happy Holidays! Holiday Hours!

December 15, 2015 — Happy Holidays from all of us at Wellington Brewery! We'd like to wish your and your family a safe and happy holiday season and all the best in the new year. If you're planning to visit us this holiday season our brewery retail store is open regular hours with the following special holiday hours:       December 24th: 9am...

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Queen of Craft Beer Releases Raise $7,373 for Guelph-Wellington Women In Crisis

December 10, 2015 — Wellington Brewery's Queen of Craft Women's Beer Program donated $7,373 to Guelph-Wellington Women In Crisis. The donation was the result of proceeds raised through the sale of 2015: A Spice Odyssey and Needlepoint Hibiscus Pale Ale. Both of these unique seasonal beers were created and brewed by women in the Queen of Craft program. Thanks again to everyone who has...

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George Eagleson Joins Wellington Brewery

December 7, 2015 — We're excited to announce that George Eagleson will be joining our brewing team starting in January 2016. George Eagleson is a true legend of the Ontario craft brewing community who brings over 20 years of experience. George got his start in the 1990's at Upper Canada Brewing and went onto work at other notable Ontario craft breweries such as Muskoka...

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DecemBEER is here (early!)

November 15, 2015 — We just couldn't wait to get into DecemBEER this year, so we're kicking things off early with two small-batch beer releases this week. What is DecemBEER? It's our favourite time of the year! Each Friday in the lead up to Christmas, we'll be featuring 1-2 new small-batch beer releases, available exclusively at our brewery retail store and on tap at...

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Welly Coaster Series Vol. #3

October 15, 2015 — We're excited to announce the release of our 3rd Welly Coaster Series featuring artwork from 4 exceptional artists to commemorate our 30th anniversary. The new coaster series features artwork from Seth, Blake Stevenson, Jon Johnson, and our very own Gord Auld. Thanks to these amazing local artists for bringing the welly boot to life on these wildly creative coasters! View...

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Wellington 30th Anniversary Ale Available at Brewery & LCBO This Fall

September 15, 2015 — This September Wellington Brewery will be marking a craft brewing milestone by becoming Canada's first independently owned microbrewery to celebrate 30 years. In honour of this historic occasion the brewers at Wellington have created a unique limited edition commemorative beer that will be released to coincide with their anniversary celebrations. Wellington 30th Anniversary Ale (8.2% alc./vol.)This small-batch commemorative ale is...

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THIRTY: Anniversary Cask Beer Festival (Sept. 26-27)

September 1, 2015 — THIRTY is a two-day cask beer festival celebrating Wellington Brewery's 30th Anniversary. The festival will feature 30+ Welly One-Off Cask beers plus a selection of collaborations and guest casks from some of Ontario's best craft brewers. The weekend will also feature delicious food vendors, live music, DJ’s, and performances. THIRTY happens September 26-27 at Wellington Brewery and will feature 3...

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SPA is the first beer in the world to have its ingredients DNA Barcoded!

August 10, 2015 — What makes our beer unique? It's not just the way we brew it, it's also our continually propagated strain of Wellington ale yeast. Wellington Brewery and the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario present: DNA SPA - "DNA Sequenced Pale Ale", the first beer in the world to have all of its ingredients DNA barcoded. It's the same as your classic Wellington...

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Wellington Brewery Wins 'Excellence in Business' Award

June 25, 2015 — At the 2015 Guelph Chamber of Commerce Awards of Excellence, Wellington Brewery won the 'Excellence in Business (up to 50 employees)' award. This award celebrates the leadership - including business excellence, adaptability to the market, meeting the diverse challenges of today's business environment - of a business in Guelph with up to 50 employees. We're honoured to receive this distinction...

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We're under construction this summer! Limited parking on-site

April 24, 2015 — It's an exciting time at the brewery! We're embarking on a major addition to our brewing facility which will add over 12,000 Sq. Ft. to our brewery and will include a new brew house and packaging line. From April to September we will have limited parking at the brewery while we undergo construction. We encourage anyone visiting the brewery for...

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Wellington Brewery Takes Home 6 Medals at 2015 Ontario Brewing Awards

April 16, 2015 — Wellington Brewery took home some serious hardware at the Ontario Brewing Awards gala last week in Toronto winning 6 medals for their craft brewed ales. This year's medal count represents a record haul for the Guelph, Ontario based brewery earning accolades for their celebrated year-round brands as well as a number of specialty small-batch beers. The Ontario Brewing Awards are...

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Queen of Craft 2015: Beer Wisdom for Women

March 1, 2015 — Craft Beer in Ontario is in an exciting phase, with more and more female beer drinkers thirsty for industry knowledge. To address this growing interest, Wellington Brewery will host round two of Queen of Craft, a Beer Education Series inviting women to explore the world of craft beer. The four sessions will touch upon trends in craft beer, food and...

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Happy Holidays! Retail Store Holiday Hours

December 10, 2014 —   From the crew at Wellington Brewery, we'd like to wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday season! Thanks to everyone who supports us and made 2014 an amazing year. We're already cooking up some exciting things for 2015 when we'll be celebrating our 30th anniversary. Our brewery retail store is open regular hours with the following special...

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Welly One-Off DecemBEER Series

November 25, 2014 —   We're excited to announce the release of four new small-batch Welly One-Off beers to be released in 4 weeks this December. It's a great lead up to the holiday season with a selection of different styles showcasing unique ingredients in four seasonal winter beers. Here's what we've got planned:     Yuletide Barley Wine  (9.8% Alc/Vol)Celebrate the holidays by...

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Welly Coaster Series Vol. 2

October 7, 2014 — A new series of 4 collectible coasters designed by local artists. Each artist brought the Welly boot to life on these wildly creative coasters. For volume 2, we're honoured to work with Ryan Price, Cai Sepulis, Gordon James Lachland Auld, and Aaron Awad. Look for these amazing coasters at your favourite bars and restaurants!  

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Realist Party 2014

September 1, 2014 — It's time to get real with Wellington Brewery! Join us on Saturday September 20th, 2014 from Noon to 5pm for the Realist Party, our annual customer appreciation party. This year marks the 29th anniversary of the brewery and we're marking the occasion with an afternoon of craft beer, BBQ and fun. This year we’re featuring an expanded selection of Welly...

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Wellington Brewery Launches Gryphon Gold To Celebrate University of Guelph's 50th Anniversary

August 7, 2014 — Wellington Brewery is excited to embark on a unique partnership with the Guelph Gryphons to launch Gryphon Gold, a new craft-brewed lager to celebrate the University of Guelph's 50th 'Golden' anniversary. Gryphon Gold marks the first collaboration between a craft brewer and a Canadian University athletics department. This community based partnership will see a percentage of all Gryphon Gold sales...

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Wellington Brewery Takes Home Medals at U.S. Open Beer Championship

July 7, 2014 — For the third year in a row, Wellington Brewery picked up medals at the U.S. Open Beer Championship this past weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. For the third year in a row, Wellington Brewery picked up medals at the U.S. Open Beer Championship this past weekend in Atlanta, Georgia.   The U.S. Open Beer Championship is an international competition that included over 3,000 beers entered...

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Father's Day Ale Trail - Craft Beer Bus Tour

June 1, 2014 — It's become a Guelph tradition! The popular Father's Day Ale Trail is back for another year. Join us to celebrate Father's Day and Ontario Craft Beer Week with a craft beer bus tour that includes stops at Wellington Brewery, F&M Brewery and The Woolwich Arrow Pub. Date: Sunday June 15th  Time: 12pm - 5:30pm Tickets Include: Bus Transportation to each location, Beer Samples...

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Queen Of Craft: Women's Beer Series

March 20, 2014 — Craft Beer in Ontario is exploding in popularity and more women are discovering the bold and exciting flavours and styles of craft beer, as well as working in the industry. To address this growing interest, Wellington Brewery will host "Queen of Craft" a Beer Education Series inviting women to explore the world of craft beer. The three sessions will touch...

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Happy Holidays!

December 10, 2013 —   Happy Holidays from all of us at Wellington Brewery! Over the holiday season we'll be hosting our regular Saturday Samplings from 1-4pm on Saturday Dec. 21st & Saturday Dec. 28th. This holiday season we'll be open regular retail store hours with the following exceptions:     Dec. 24th: 9am-4pmDec. 25th – ClosedDec. 26th – 11am-5pmDec. 31st -  11am-5pmJanuary 1st –...

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Welly One-Off DecemBeer Series

November 20, 2013 — We're excited to announce the release of four new small-batch Welly One-Off beers to be released in 4 weeks this December. It's a great lead up to the holiday season with a selection of different styles showcasing unique ingredients in four seasonal winter beers. Here's what we've got planned: Yuletide Barley Wine  (9.8% Alc/Vol)Celebrate the holidays by kicking back with...

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Brewmaster's Choice Discovery Pack Now Available at the LCBO

October 9, 2013 — The Ontario Craft Brewer's are back with a new mixed pack, the Brewmaster's Choice Discovery Pack for Fall 2013. The mixed 6 pack will be widely available at LCBO locations across Ontario. This selection of Ontario's best beers includes our award-winning County Dark Ale alongside 5 other selections from Amsterdam Brewery, Cameron's Brewery, Lake of Bays, Muskoka Brewery, and Nickel...

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Wellington Brewery Celebrates 28th Anniversary with Annual Realist Party

September 1, 2013 — Wellington Brewery celebrates 28 years of craft brewing with the 2013 Realist Party, an annual customer appreciation party happening from Noon-5pm on Saturday September 21st. It’s time to get real with Wellington Brewery. Join us on Saturday September 21st, 2013 from Noon to 5pm for the Realist Party, our annual customer appreciation party. This year marks the 28th anniversary of...

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Wellington Brewery takes home medals at U.S. Open Beer Championship

July 5, 2013 — For the second year in a row, Wellington Brewery picked up medals at the U.S. Open Beer Championship this week in Atlanta, Georgia. The U.S. Open Beer Championship is an international competition that included over 2,500 beers entered in 68 different categories. This year the competition featured more than 20 international breweries from Belgium, Germany, Mexico, Columbia, Sweden, Finland, England,...

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Ontario Craft Beer Week - June 16th-23rd 2013

June 1, 2013 — It's time again for Ontario Craft Beer Week, happening June 16th to 23rd across Ontario. All week we'll be toasting the art of craft brewing with a bunch of amazing events in Guelph, Toronto, and beyond. As part of these events we'll be releasing a number of small batch Welly One-Off beers and a local collaborative beer with our friends...

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Father's Day Ale Trail - Craft Beer Bus Tour 2013

June 1, 2013 — Back by popular demand, we're hosting our 2nd Annual Father's Day Ale Trail on Sunday June 16th. Join us from From Noon until 5pm to celebrate Father's Day and the launch of Ontario Craft Beer Week with a craft beer bus tour that includes: Tour & Sampling @ Wellington Brewery Tour & Sampling @ F&M Brewery One-Off Casks & Food...

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