Wednesday, 10 June 2009

A Public Service Announcement

Dated 8th June:

Last night, thieves broke in to Saltaire Brewery and stole a large quantity of casks and bottles of beer.

It is thought that they may have been stolen in order to offer to pubs or festivals. The casks are so far the only "Bavarian Gold" to have left the brewery, so please be aware and pass this information on to licensees and festival organisers who you think might be approached. The identity of the beer may of course have been disguised.

Over 70 casks were taken, all full of Bavarian Gold, from a locked, refrigerated compound. Empty casks, all accessible, were not taken, so it seems the thieves were not after scrap metal. The casks were rented, metal casks, with the "e-cask" name on the side, with 2 bright orange hoops painted on.

3 pallets of bottled Saltaire Goldings and 3 pallets of Cascade, all 500ml, were also taken.

So, if you hear of any cheap beer going, please let Saltaire Brewery (and your local Plod) know.


Erlangernick said...

If I read the description there right, Bavarian Gold is a "German style Premium Ale". What's it like? Hopefully more interesting than K├Âlsch!

MicMac said...

Small comfort, I know, but at least the casks weren't their's! (as, even with the recession & dwindling world demand for steel, a new firk is still about £75 inc VAT).

E-cask is now a division of Close Brewery Rentals & offer a fill-&-forget cask rental service to breweries. The casks are heavily branded & arrive at the brewery clean & ready to fill & deliver by approved wholesalers, whose responsibility it is to return the cask to e-cask.