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NOW CLOSED – see you in 2018!


 

GOOD CHEMISTRY BREWING BREWERY TAP

Thanks to everyone who visited us over the summer. We really enjoyed welcoming you all to GCHQ. But now it’s starting to get cold so we’re rolling down the shutter to concentrate on brewing up a storm for Christmas! We have a few special events planned at the brewery, so keep an eye on this page and our social media, otherwise we look forward to the lighter evenings and warmer days of Spring. We’ll be back open then ready for another summer of fun and Good Chemistry beer drinking!

Cheers

 

19th October 2017, 6:30 – 10pm

(Talks 7pm – 8pm)


Little Victories, Wapping Wharf, 7 Gaol Ferry Steps, Bristol BS1 6WE

COFFEE AND BEER AT LITTLE VICTORIES – AS PART OF BRISTOL BEER WEEK

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT – thanks to everyone who bought tickets!

We’ve teamed up with two of Bristol’s finest coffee shops for this event for Bristol Beer Week. Full Court Press and Little Victories have both put their coffee knowledge and skill to work to create two unique coffee beers with us.

Mat, from Full Court Press, has paired our rustic saison Field Work with espresso made using a naturally processed coffee from Ethiopia. While John, of Little Victories, has chosen a Kenyan coffee to pair with our light and hoppy pale ale Natural Selection.

Come down to Little Victories on Wapping Wharf for an evening of coffee and beer, as we take you through the coffees, the beers, and the resulting coffee beers. Mat from FCP, John from Little Victories and our very own head brewer Bob will be talking you through the processes that went into putting these brews together. Tickets (£12.50) include a third of each coffee beer, a third each of Field Work and Natural Selection, and tasters of both coffees.

Tickets available here

Check out Bristol Beer Week’s kind words about us here

Facebook event here

27th & 28th October 2017, 7pm – 10pm


GCHQ, Unit 2 William Street, St Philips, Bristol BS2 0RG

PROHIBITION – A GAME OF SOCIAL INTERACTION AND DEDUCTION RUN IN COLLABORATION WITH CHANCE & COUNTERS

This one is going to be a night to remember: think moonshine and mafia, tommy-guns and trading, corruption and cut-throat competitors!

Hosted by us at GCHQ and designed by our good friends at Chance & Counters, we’re turning our brewery tap into an underground speakeasy where over the course of two hours you’ll find out hidden identities, buy your equipment, and get ready for the danger that awaits you at the end of the game!

With a prohibition dresscode (go gangsters, molls and film noir – but dress warmly as the speakeasy is a hidden warehouse at the end of October) our beers will be flowing all night long – just try to stay out of reach of the Don and his henchmen, and the undercover cops!

Tickets are available from Wriggle at £22 each here, and there are two evenings to choose from – your Halloween is sorted!

Facebook event here

PAST EVENTS FROM GOOD CHEMISTRY BREWING


17th & 18th October 2017, 6:30pm – 8:30pm


The Eldon House, 6 Lower Clifton Hill, Bristol BS8 1BT

Stuart Howe from Harbour Brewing in Cornwall

Jonny Mills and Gen Kaye from Mills Brewing in Berkeley

THINK WHILE YOU DRINK AT THE ELDON HOUSE – AS PART OF BRISTOL BEER WEEK

We really enjoyed last year’s Think While You Drink, so we’re excited to bring our talks back to Bristol Beer Week this year. This time we’ve not only lined up an evening of research from leading academics delving into the world of beer and brewing, but we’ve also got two of the most respected brewers in the country to share some secrets.

Join us at The Eldon House off Jacobs Wells Road where we will have a range of our beers available plus something special from Harbour and Mills Brewing.

The pub will be open from noon each day, so come down early for a drink and a bite to eat before the first talks kick off at 6:30pm. After our speakers finish at 8:30pm we’ll be staying around for a pint or two more to carry on the chat.

On Tuesday 17th October:

  • Craft Brewing: What’s it really like to work in a brewery?

Craft brewers are usually inundated with applications when they try to recruit new members of staff. Some come from people who think they are qualified because they like to drink beer; some come from people who are curious about the culture of craft brewing; and some applications arrive in the post with a sample of homebrew. But what’s it really like to work in a craft brewery? Is it all about creativity, tasting, and pride? Or is it more about the finances, cleaning out the tanks, and driving a van? Join Dr Neil Sutherland from UWE and his colleague Dr Scott Taylor from the University of Birmingham as they present some surprising data from a current research project, that Bob and Kelly have been involved in, to shed light on what craft brewing is like for those who labour behind the barrels.

  • Empire State of Mind: Craft Beer & Britishness.

Dr Sam Goodman, Lecturer in English & Communication at Bournemouth University but living near GCHQ in Easton, has carried out extensive research into national identity, with particular focus on how beer and drinking culture influence ideas of Britishness. This talk will explore the strange afterlife of the British Empire in craft beer labelling to ask whether such imagery and iconography is merely an innocuous tug on the nation’s patriotic heartstrings or representative of a wider shift in cultural and political consciousness towards a peculiarly British taste for nostalgia.

On Wednesday 18th October:

  • Brewers Talks: Two very different approaches to brewing

This evening we’ll hear two very different perspectives on brewing from two leading brewers, Jonny Mills and Stuart Howe. After completing a degree in brewing at Heriot Watt, Jonny Mills worked his way up to senior brewer at Bristol Beer Factory. Jonny left in December 2016 and set up Mills Brewing with his partner Gen Kaye, in the Gloucestershire countryside. Here they specialise in spontaneous fermentation and barrel aged beers fermented with wild yeasts. His approach to brewing at Mills Brewing is to create the right conditions in the wort and then leave the yeast and bacteria to it, blending barrels to balance flavours at the end. Jonny will be explaining his methods, and what that all means for the beers he produces, and telling us about his fascination for brewing this way.

Following Jonny we’re very pleased to bring this year’s Think While You Drink to a close with one of this country’s most notable brewers. Stuart Howe is best known for creating one of the UK’s favourite beers – Doom Bar. He currently heads up the brewing team at Harbour Brewing, down in Cornwall, but he has also worked at Butcombe, Sharp’s and Bristol’s own Lost & Grounded to name but three. Stuart’s approach to brewing is technically focussed, with repeatability, control of processes and continual improvement being key.

Check out Bristol Beer Week’s kind words about us here

Facebook event here

29th September 2017, 7pm – midnight


The Hillgrove, 53 Hillgrove Street North, Bristol BS2 8LT

PLEASE NOTE: BECAUSE WE’LL BE AT THE HILLGROVE THIS FRIDAY, THE BREWERY TAP WILL BE CLOSED (open again on Saturday 30th, 2pm – 7pm. Cheers!)

 

HILLGROVE CASK TAP TAKEOVER

Come and celebrate the end of the month with us at one of our favourite pubs in Bristol – the Hillgrove in Kingsdown. We’ll be filling their fourteen casks taps – with casks ranging from our usual line-up (Time Lapse, Natural Selection, Solar Impulse) to specially-casked one-off versions of our keg beers like Wild Forest and Kokomo Weekend, plus our hugely popular recent fruited sour saison, Disco Fizz. As well as this we’ll be bringing a few keg beers to bump up the numbers!

Join us to kick-start the weekend with food from Kansai Kitchen and SEVENTEEN Good Chemistry beers. We’ll all be there, along with our regular in-warehouse DJ, most recently seen at our birthday celebrations and the East Bristol Brewery Trail, spinning his usual top quality vinyl. We can’t wait to see you!

To read a bit more about why we’re so excited to do this tap takeover, head to our blog page here.

Facebook event here

Cheers!

 

15th – 17th September 2017


Motion, 74-78 Avon Street, St Philips, Bristol BS2 0PX

BRISTOL CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

What a great time we had as part of the first Bristol Craft Beer Festival last September! We’re so pleased to have been invited back, and look forward to sharing our beer with you as well as tasting everyone else’s!

Running for four sessions over Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday at Motion just around the corner from GCHQ, the unique ‘all in’ ticket works really well, allowing you to sample as many beers as you like. And you need that freedom, with over 200 beers being poured by more than twenty-five breweries – from Bristol and the south-west, the rest of the UK and even further afield!

This year the festival is running into the Marble Factory next door too, and creating an outdoor yard space for you to enjoy the food vendors. Grab a ticket before they sell out!

Facebook event here

Cheers!

16th September 2017, 1:30pm – 2:30pm


Abergavenny Food Festival, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

WOMEN IN BEER AT ABERGAVENNY FOOD FESTIVAL

Kelly joins beer writer Melissa Cole and brewster Jaega Wise to give her side of the story – what it’s like being a woman in a male-dominated industry, how she got into this crazy business, and where the new wave of beer and brewing might be heading. Abergavenny Food Festival has been called the Cannes of food festivals, so it’s pretty cool to have been invited to take part in this event.

There’s also loads of other interesting stuff happening, so if you like the look of this check out the rest of their programme.

Festival website here

Cheers!

26th & 27th August 2017, 11am – 8pm


GCHQ, Unit 2 William Street, St Philips, Bristol BS2 0RG

PLUS: Arbor Ales, Dawkins Ales, Left Handed Giant and Moor Beer

EAST BRISTOL BREWERY TRAIL #4

As we reach the end of summer five of Bristol’s best breweries roll up the shutters once again to welcome you all to our ‘hood!

With just a short walk between each brewery, it’s a chance to meet the brewers, explore the area and sample some great local beers. The Brewery Trail is centred around the start of the Bristol & Bath cycle path, near Lawrence Hill station and only ten minutes from Temple Meads.

Pick up a map at your first brewery, and if you visit all five you’re in with a chance to win a selection of East Bristol breweries beers!

Some of the breweries take cards, and there are cash machines on Old Market and Easton Road. This is a FREE event, the only charge is of course for the beer and food – sofas & music from our in-warehouse DJ & sunshine (we hope!) is all yours!

Last time we ran this event we had far more visitors than we anticipated – a huge thank you to everyone who came along. As a collective we have put measures in place this time round to reduce queuing time at the bar and toilets, and increase our food provision. We very much look forward to seeing you for a hopefully much-improved event.

Facebook event here

#EastBrisBrewTrail

Cheers!

12th August 2017, 11am – 8pm


GCHQ, Unit 2 William Street, St Philips, Bristol BS2 0RG

GOOD CHEMISTRY BREWING IS 2!

Wow – how much has happened in the last two years! Our big adventure just keeps on going, and we’re so loving sharing it all with you.

To celebrate this next milestone, we’ll be rolling up the shutters yet again and asking you to join us for a bit of a party in St Philips. Alongside our usual comfy sofas, tunes from our dj and of course freshly poured Good Chemistry beers, we have the delicious Underdogs bringing their tasty hotdogs. There will also be one of our new series of fruited sour saisons on tap in addition to your favourite brews – our birthday blackcurrant sour was a huge hit last year!

We very much look forward to seeing you.

Cheers,
Kelly & Bob

Facebook event here

3rd August 2017, 6pm – 11pm


Wild Beer at Jessop House, 30 Cambray Place, Cheltenham GL50 1JX

TAP TAKEOVER AND MEET THE BREWER AT WILD BEER IN CHELTENHAM

We’re delighted to have been invited up to Wild Beer’s first bar, Jessop House in Cheltenham. We’ve been selling our beers into the pubs and bottle shops of our neighbour up the M5 since March, so it’ll be a great to come up for a chance to meet everyone who’s been drinking the beer!

There will be SEVEN beers available, list coming soon, and we really look forward to seeing you there.

Facebook event here

Cheers!

29th July 2017, 7pm – midnight


HMS Warrior, HM Naval Yard, Portsmouth PO1 3QX

STAGGERINGLY GOOD’S WARRIORFEST

We think you’d agree that beer, dinosaurs and pirates are three of the best things ever. Staggeringly Good Brewery think so, so have put together a shanty-filled beer fest on board HMS Warrior at the naval yard in their home town of Portsmouth. We’re incredibly excited to have been invited along!

There’ll be beer from loads of other great breweries, food, and live music to keep you entertained as you wander around the ship. Tickets for this event are sold out though (sorry!) so join the waiting list over at the facebook page.

Bob and Sam will be amongst the landlubbers joining the party, so do say hello if you see them.

Facebook event here

Cheers!

29th June 2017, 7pm – 11pm


The Crofters Rights, 117-119 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3RW

HOLY ROAR RECORDS COLLABORATION BREW BRISTOL LAUNCH GIG

Two days after our intimate beer launch and meet the brewers event at Ghost Whale in Brixton, we break out our Holy Roar collaboration brew in our hometown!

Kelly saw Holy Roar‘s first signing, Rolo Tomassi, at the Croft in about 2007, and has followed their progress since, even getting her elderflower stall a shout out from the band on stage at ArcTanGent festival! Working with the Holy Roar guys and gal on this big hoppy 6.66% stout has been a true collaboration – they know a lot about beer, and got really involved. They’re bringing three bands down to the Crofters Rights for this beer launch gig – exciting stuff!  

This is a free gig with the bands out the back and beers in the bar. Come along to try the beer and check out We Never Learned To Live, Conjurer and Helpless playing live.

Facebook event here

Cheers!

27th June 2017, 7pm – 9pm


Ghost Whale, 70 Atlantic Road, Brixton, London SW9 8PX

HOLY ROAR RECORDS COLLABORATION BREW LONDON LAUNCH

We are super-excited to unleash this beast of a beer on the nation’s capital!

We’ve been watching and listening to Holy Roar‘s bands since they started their record label over ten years ago, so when they asked if we fancied brewing a beer together, we couldn’t say yes quick enough! We’ve brewed a huge hoppy black stout, full of chocolate and black malts, and a satisfying 6.66% abv. Ahead of our Bristol launch gig at the Crofters Rights, we’re heading up to London to Holy Roar’s sister company, Ghost Whale Brixton, for a beer launch and meet the brewers event – we can’t wait!  

This event has now SOLD OUT. Please contact Ghost Whale for returns/waiting list.

Cheers!

23rd – 25th June 2017, Fri 4pm – 8pm, Sat 11am – 8pm, Sun 11am – 5pm


GCHQ, Unit 2 William Street, St Philips, Bristol BS2 0RG

GLASTONBURY OPEN BREWERY WEEKEND

It’s that time again: we had so much fun with you all last year that we wanted to get the festival vibe going on in our brewery once more!

Because whether you tried for tickets and weren’t successful, or couldn’t take the whole weekend off work (that’s us!), we’re not going to Glastonbury are we.

So, why not come over to ours at the weekend and we’ll celebrate the festival at GCHQ instead.

We’ll set the bar up, get the sofas out, put the coverage on a big screen – you can even wear your wellies if you want! But we’ll have no mud, no camping and no rain! Gopal’s Curry Shack bar snacks will be available on Friday and Sunday, and the amazing Eatchu are joining us on Saturday to cook up a storm of gyoza, their take on delicious Japanese style dumplings – yum!

Cheers, see you there!

Bob & Kelly

Facebook event here

9th – 11th June 2017


Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Rd, Southville, Bristol BS3 1TF

TOBACCO FACTORY BEER & BEATS FESTIVAL

Our friends at the Tobacco Factory are hosting a big weekend of beer, great food and their Sunday market. Fabulous foodie collective Bristol Eats will be lining up their best street food, and there’s live music and djs to keep us entertained.

We’re taking a couple of casks and a couple of kegs, including a rare outing for our Morello Theory! We’ll be hanging out there on Saturday 10th, so hope to see you there!

Beer, music, food. Some of the best things in life are the simplest.

Facebook event here

Cheers!

7th June 2017, 4pm – 7pm


Barber Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Birmingham

THE MEANING OF MAKING: PEOPLE, PROCESSES AND PLACES

Following on from the work we’ve done with our Think While You Drink speaker Dr Scott Taylor, we’ve been invited to join his event at the University of Birmingham. This will celebrate the long tradition of making in the Midlands and beyond, focusing on businesses that make useful, beautiful objects from raw materials. The event will aim to explore the importance of making in key locations and celebrate the people, processes and skills involved in making things with care and pride. Kelly will be taking part in a panel discussion with other business owners who make things, and there will be a chance to ask all those burning questions about why we do what we do.

To attend this free event, register here

Event page here

Cheers!

15th – 17th May 2017, 6pm – 10pm

(Talks 7:30 – 9:30)


GCHQ, Unit 2 William Street, St Philips, Bristol BS2 0RG

PINT OF SCIENCE AT GCHQ

We at Good Chemistry love a bit of science. Following on our from our Think While You Drink talks as part of Bristol Beer Week last year we’re really excited to be one of the hosts for this year’s Bristol chapter of Pint of Science festival. Pint of Science have lined up a programme of talks from a range of University of Bristol academics and alumni, and we’re really looking forward to hearing what they have to say.

This is a ticketed event – tickets are available at the Pint of Science website: https://pintofscience.co.uk/

The bar will be open from 6pm, and seats are unreserved. Come early to secure your favourite sofa and get a pint in before the talks kick off at 7:30pm.

On Monday 15th May:

Antibiotic resistance is one of the most pressing threats we face. Antibiotics are the bedrock of modern medicine, and an important defence against communicable disease, so the rise of resistant infections directly threatens human health. Join Matt Avison, Senior Lecturer in Microbiology, as he explores what drives the selection of antibiotic resistance in farm animals, and whether there is any evidence of transmission of this resistance to pets and humans. He will challenge some of the myths that have appeared in the media and explain how his project might help reduce the threat of drug resistant infections.

On Tuesday 16th May:

Touch is a two-way communication tool. We use it to explore the world around us to get a rich tapestry of information about the objects in our lives, feeling for textures and dimensions. We also use touch to convey emotion, and trust. In a world where personal and collective communications are becoming digitalised, Ultrahaptics reintroduces the sense of touch to our experiences. By using ultrasound to project the sensation of touch directly onto the user’s hand, without the need for gloves or other wearables, touch can be added to virtual worlds and gesture recognition controls. Presented by company founder Tom Carter.

Follow Ultrahaptics on twitter: @ultrahaptics

On Wednesday 17th May:

Come join us for a journey into the brain. Can it be adapted so we never have nightmares? How close are we to having robotic brains? Matt Jones and Helmut Hauser may just have the answers…

Laser-Guided Minds, presented by Matt Jones, Reader in Cognitive Neurophysiology: Fancy visiting your favourite place whenever you like, at the flick of a switch? Got any memories you’d like erasing or adjusting? How about fine-tuning your dreams? Step this way – you won’t feel a thing…

Clever Body = Clever Robot, presented by Helmut Hauser, Lecturer in Robotics: Although promised by roboticists for over 50 years we still don’t have sophisticated robots doing our chores. The reason is our world is very complex, dynamic and often unpredictable. On the other hand animals outperform state-of-the-art robots in almost any task. The reason is they not only have great brains, but they also have intelligent bodies. Therefore, to make better robots, we have to change the way we design them. We need robots that are not only intelligent in their head, but from head to toe.

Facebook event here

12th May 2017, 5pm – 11pm


Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol BS3 1TF

TOBACCO FACTORY TAP TAKEOVER #2

We’re teaming up again with our friends at the Tobacco Factory in Southville for our second annual tap takeover! We’ll have a huge range of our brews on the main inside bar on cask and keg, plus more on the outside bar, and of course we’ll be there too ready to chat all things beer.

Fabulous foodie collective BEATS will also be joining the party, serving delicious food out in the courtyard for the first of their series of Friday night events at the Tobacco Factory. Come down and celebrate the start of the weekend with us from 5pm!

Facebook event here

Cheers!

7th May 2017, 7pm – 9pm


The Wave Maiden, 36 Osborne Road, Southsea, PO5 3LT

WOMEN IN BEER – PORTSMOUTH TASTING

We are absolutely delighted to be involved in a special beer tasting event at The Wave Maiden in Southsea, for women by women.

There will be a panel discussion from three separate women in the beer industry – of which Kelly is one. She’ll be joined by Ali who runs The Wave Maiden and Catherine the brewster at Flowerpots Brewery in Hampshire. The idea is to create a safe, fun and unintimidating environment where women can learn more about the glorious beverage that is beer!

This is a ladies only event and tickets are £15 per person available from the bar for cash only or online by bank transfer. This includes three tasters of beers from each brewery and light snacks. Please email thewavemaiden@gmail.com for bank transfer information.

Kelly went to university in Portsmouth, so it’s really exciting for us to be heading down for the weekend to explore of some of the great pubs and breweries there, and take part in this event.

Facebook event here

Cheers!

2nd May 2017, 5pm – 11pm


The City Arms, 10-12 Quay Street, Cardiff CF10 1EA

TAP TAKEOVER AND QUIZ AT THE CITY ARMS!

Let’s get quizzical in Cardiff!

On the first Tuesday of every month the fabulous, historic City Arms, just across the road from Millennium(/Principality) Stadium, runs a pub quiz, and in May they’ve asked us to take over their taps during it!

We do love a good test of the old grey matter, so hopefully we won’t disgrace ourselves – come along and try TWELVE of our beers across cask and keg, and get your brain going!

We’ll be there from 6pm and the quiz starts at 8pm. It’s only £1 per person to enter, and prizes include BEER!

Beers pouring: Becoming North (on keg AND cask), Big Bang, Field Work, Hurly Burly, Kokomo Weekend, Natural Selection, Numbers Game, Redstart Rye (on keg AND cask), Solar Impulse and Wild Forest!

Looking forward to seeing you – cheers!

Facebook event here

29th & 30th April 2017, 11am – 8pm


GCHQ, Unit 2 William Street, St Philips, Bristol BS2 0RG

PLUS: Arbor Ales, Dawkins Ales, Left Handed Giant and Moor Beer

EAST BRISTOL BREWERY TRAIL

We had so much fun last year we can’t wait to go again!

This May Bank Holiday weekend it’s time to kick off the summer season as five of Bristol’s best breweries roll up the shutters once more to welcome you all to our ‘hood!

With just a short walk between each brewery, it’s a chance to meet the brewers, explore the area and sample some great local beers. The Brewery Trail is centred around the start of the Bristol & Bath cycle path, near Lawrence Hill station and only ten minutes from Temple Meads.

Pick up a map at your first brewery, and if you visit all five you’re in with a chance to win a selection of East Bristol breweries beers!

More details, such as which beers we’ll have pouring and what food you can tuck into, announced nearer the time, but we guarantee our usual comfy sofas, awesome in-warehouse DJs and handsome bar staff!

Facebook event here

#EastBrisBrewTrail

Cheers!

18th April 2017, 7:30pm onwards


The Gallimaufry, 26-28 The Promenade, Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8AL

THE GALLI BEER LAUNCH

Last month we were joined by the team from The Gallimaufry on Gloucester Road to brew an exclusive beer just for them. It’s a beautiful, light, fruity pale ale, served from cask, and will be pouring for the first time on Tuesday 18th April. There are also a limited number of seats available for our food and beer pairing menu in the restaurant, where some of our favourite bottled beers will be matched with delicious dishes from the Galli chef.

We (Bob and Kelly) have lived on and around the brilliant Gloucester Road for more years than we care to remember, and the independent, local, community nature of the area is hugely important to us. While The Gallimaufry recently celebrated its fifth birthday we know stories from when The Prom was first turned into a wine bar in the 1970s (not that we’ve lived there *that* long, you understand!), and are so excited to be working with such a well-known, well-loved venue.

Tickets (£30 per person) are available from the Galli or please contact us (cheers@goodchemistrybrewing.com). This includes a Galli beer on arrival, plus four courses matched with our four beers. The beer will also be on the downstairs bar, so feel free to come along for a pint out on the terrace, hopefully in the sunshine!

We’re really looking forward to this evening, and hope to see you there – cheers!

Facebook event here

24th February 2017, 6pm – 1am


The Greenbank, 57 Belle Vue Road, Easton, Bristol BS5 6DP

THE GREENBANK PUB TAP TAKEOVER

Good Chemistry are kicking off 2017 with a tap takeover at one of our favourite neighbourhood pubs – The Greenbank in Easton.

Rescued from demolition and being rebuilt as flats by good old people power three years ago this awesome community hub is warm, welcoming and wonderful. We’re delighted to be taking over SEVEN of their taps across cask and keg for the first event of its kind here.

Come down to get the weekend started with us: hang out, have a chat and a beer, and maybe one of their delicious pizzas!

Check back here nearer the time to find out which beers we’ll be pouring.

Facebook event here

Cheers!

10th December 2016, 12pm – 5pm


 GCHQ, Unit 2 William Street, St Philips, Bristol BS2 0RG

CHRISTMAS BREWERS MARKET

Join us on Saturday 10th December for our Christmas Brewers Market.

We’ve invited our friends from Bristol Beer Factory, Crane Beer, Lost and Grounded Brewers, and Wiper and True to set up shop at GCHQ for the afternoon. There’ll be cases of beers, gift packs and all manner of merchandise perfect for the beery people in your life. A great opportunity to stock up on your favourite local beers for Christmas, get all your gift shopping done (everyone likes beer, right?!), and a unique chance to buy direct from the people who made them.

We’ve also got Gopal’s Curry Shack to keep you warm with their delicious Indian street food plus chutneys and pickles for presents.

Good Chemistry will be opening the bar, and as well as our ‘in-warehouse’ dj spinning all your favourite seasonal songs, some of the breweries will be taking over the wheels of steel for guest superstar dj sets!

Facebook event here

Cheers & Merry Christmas!

PLEASE NOTE: some of the breweries will not be accepting cards, so please bring plenty of cash

3rd November 2016, 6pm – 11pm


BrewDog Cardiff, 31 Westgate Street, Cardiff CF10 1EH 

BREWDOG BAR CARDIFF TAP TAKEOVER

After some of their staff came to the East Bristol Brewery Trail on the August bank holiday, BrewDog in Cardiff have invited us to take over their taps for an evening at the beginning of November. We can’t wait to get our beers over the bridge and share them with the good people of the ‘diff!

We’ll be there from 6pm too, so come along for a chat, to ask any burning questions you have about us, our brewery and our beer, and to hang out with us.

Beers pouring: TBC – maybe some new ones, maybe some specials, check out the facebook event for updates!

Facebook event here

Cheers!

15th October 2016, 6pm – 11pm


68 Middle Street, Brighton BN1 1AL 

BISON2BRISTOL BEER LAUNCH AND FILM SCREENING

Back in September the guys from Bison Beer cycled from their shop in Brighton to our brewery in Bristol, where we brewed a beer together. Ryed With Us, our 6.4% rye IPA collaboration, is now ready so we’re taking the return trip (in our van, obviously, we’ve got beer to carry!) to launch the beer and premier the film they made of their epic bike ride.

Tickets are a tenner, available here, and there’ll be beer, popcorn and hotdogs, as well as a ‘proper’ film to follow the short about the bike ride.

We’re really looking forward to heading down to the south coast, catching up with the Bison boys again, and launching our new brew. Hope to see you there!

Facebook event here

Cheers!

2nd & 3rd September 2016


Motion, 74-78 Avon Street, St Philips, Bristol BS2 0PX

BRISTOL CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL – AS PART OF BRISTOL BEER WEEK

We are really excited to be included in the first Bristol Craft Beer Festival, at Motion just round the corner from us.

Running for four sessions over Friday and Saturday at the end of Bristol Beer Week, we’ll be showcasing a couple of our beers alongside THIRTY other breweries – from Bristol and the south-west, the rest of the UK and even further afield!

A ticket to the festival allows you to sample beers from all the breweries, chat to the brewers, and check out the music line-up. There’ll be awesome food stalls to fill your belly too!

Bristol Craft Beer Festival: https://bristolcraftbeerfestival.co.uk/brewers/

Bristol Beer Week: http://www.bristolbeerweek.com/calendar/2016/9/2/closing-party

Cheers!

30th & 31st August 2016, 5pm – 9pm

(Talks 6:30 – 8:30)


GCHQ, Unit 2 William Street, St Philips, Bristol BS2 0RG

THINK WHILE YOU DRINK AT GCHQ – AS PART OF BRISTOL BEER WEEK

We at Good Chemistry love a bit of science so we have lined up a programme of talks from the academics behind some of the most interesting beer-related research currently taking place. This is a free unticketed event – the only charge is at the bar! Seats are first come, first served, but we have lots of sofas and chairs.

On Tuesday 30th August:

  • The Cultural Significance of the British Beer Renaissance

Dr Thomas Thurnell-Read, a lecturer in cultural sociology at Loughborough University, has carried out extensive research into drinking culture, including looking at how the British beer renaissance has recast the relationship between consumer and producer. This talk will touch on the activism of CAMRA, the craft beer scene’s fascination with punk imagery, and the rejection of mass production in favour of more individualised alternatives.

Follow him on twitter: @ThurnellReadSoc

  • Fermenting Culture – Gender, Brewing and the Revival of Craft Work

Dr Neil Sutherland from UWE and colleagues Dr Scott Taylor and Dr Chris Land have recently embarked on an academic research project exploring gender in the craft brewing industry. Although still in the early stages of this, their talk will give a broad overview of their findings so far, as well as facilitating a discussion around important areas: in what ways can the craft beer industry be understood as gendered (or not), what are the various approaches/perspectives on gender (eg celebration, ambivalence, hostility), and, if we’re witnessing a move toward more inclusive and egalitarian practices, why now? Good Chemistry’s own Bob & Kelly are involved in this research.

On Wednesday 31st August:

  • The Science of Your Pint

Do you know how many calories are in your drink? Do you care? Would you want to see a health warning on your beer bottle? What about standard shaped glasses? And how would knowing your drinking speed change you drinking behaviour? In response to government calls to regulate labelling on alcoholic beverages, these are just some of the questions Dr Angela Attwood and Dr Olivia Maynard from the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group at the University of Bristol will ask you to consider in their talk on the psychology of your pint glass.

Follow them on twitter: @OliviaMaynard17, @AngelaAttwood

Follow the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group: @BristolTARG

  • The Science of Hangovers

Why do we feel so awful the day after heavy drinking? Is there any truth behind the idea that hangovers get worse as we get older and that we feel worse if we “mix” our drinks? Dr Sally Adams from the University of Bath will discuss these questions and ask if there is a potential cure for hangovers on the horizon.

Follow her on twitter: @SallyScientist

The bar will be open throughout from 5pm each day, so come down early for a pint before the first talks kick off at 6:30pm. After our speakers finish at 8:30pm we’ll be manning the bar until 9pm to carry on the chat.

And check out Bristol Beer Week’s kind words about us here

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27th & 28th August 2016, 11am – 8pm


GCHQ, Unit 2 William Street, St Philips, Bristol BS2 0RG

PLUS: Arbor Ales, Dawkins Ales, Left Handed Giant and Moor Beer

EAST BRISTOL BREWERY TRAIL – AS PART OF BRISTOL BEER WEEK

Here it comes again!

Five of Bristol’s best breweries are rolling up the shutters once again to welcome you all to our ‘hood – this time as the launch party for Bristol Beer Week!

With just a short walk between each brewery, it’s a chance to meet the brewers, explore the area and sample some great local beers. The Brewery Trail is centred around the start of the Bristol & Bath cycle path, near Lawrence Hill station and only ten minutes from Temple Meads.

We’re delighted to be joined for the weekend by the amazing and innovative Plumed Serpent Cantina, cooking up a storm of Mexican deliciousness.

Pick up a map at your first brewery, and if you visit all five you’re in with a chance to win a selection of East Bristol breweries beers!

Bristol Beer Week: http://www.bristolbeerweek.com/calendar/east-bristol-brewery-trail

Facebook event here

#EastBrisBrewTrail

Cheers!

BIG NEWS: we can now take card payments so no need to bring loadsa cash!

13th August 2016, 11am – 8pm


GCHQ, Unit 2 William Street, St Philips, Bristol BS2 0RG

GOOD CHEMISTRY BREWING IS 1!

It’s nearly one whole year since we first got the keys for the big old warehouse we now know and love as GCHQ!

As we love any excuse to throw open those roller doors and welcome you all in, this seems the perfect time to do it again. So on Saturday 13th August come down to St Philips and enjoy comfy sofas, great food, tunes from our dj plus a set from special guest Lonely Tourist, and of course freshly poured Good Chemistry beers. There may even be some special one-off brews to go alongside your favourites.

We very much look forward to seeing you.

Cheers,
Kelly & Bob

BIG NEWS: we can now take card payments so no need to bring loadsa cash!

Facebook event here

23rd July 2016, 2pm – 11pm


Chapter One Pub, corner London Road and Hanover Street, Bath BA1 6PL

CHAPTER ONE TAP TAKEOVER

We’re thrilled to be invited to take over the taps at Bath’s newest temple to beer. After a massive and thorough overhaul Chapter One opened back in May, run by Michael and Emma who not only really know their stuff when it comes to beer but are lovely too! We’ll be there from 5pm so come down armed with any questions, or just to check out this great local pub.

Beers pouring: Business Casual, Solar Impulse, Hurly Burly, Field Work and a very special keg of Morello Theory!

Cheers!

Facebook event here

1st July 2016, 5pm – 11pm


Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol BS3 1TF

TOBACCO FACTORY TAP TAKEOVER

We’re teaming up with the excellent Tobacco Factory in Southville for our (and their) first tap takeover! We’ll have SEVEN beers across keg and cask on their outside terrace bar, and we’ll be hanging out celebrating the start of the weekend from 5pm. Come down and join us for a pint or three!

Beers pouring: Fresh Start, Business Casual, Hurly Burly, Field Work, Redstart Rye, and Solar Impulse on keg AND cask!

Looking forward to seeing you – cheers!

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24th – 26th June 2016, Fri 4pm – 8pm, Sat & Sun 11am – 8pm


GCHQ, Unit 2 William Street, St Philips, Bristol BS2 0RG

WE DIDN’T GET TICKETS TO GLASTONBURY – OPEN BREWERY WEEKEND

Maybe you couldn’t get tickets this year. Maybe you can’t get the time off work. Maybe you just set up a brewery and can’t get away for the weekend.

Whatever the reason, we’re not going to Glastonbury this year are we?

So, why don’t you come over to ours at the weekend and we’ll celebrate the festival at GCHQ instead. We’ll set the bar up, get the sofas out, put coverage on a big screen – you can even wear your wellies if you want! But we’ll have no mud, no camping and no rain! Gopal’s Curry Shack will be here on Saturday and we’ll have their delicious pakoras on Friday and Sunday – get here early as they sold out at our previous event.

Cheers, see you here!
Kelly & Bob

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30th April & 1st May 2016, 11am – 8pm


GCHQ, Unit 2 William Street, St Philips, Bristol BS2 0RG

PLUS: Arbor Ales, Dawkins Ales, Left Handed Giant and Moor Beer

EAST BRISTOL BREWERY TRAIL – AS PART OF FOOD CONNECTIONS

Five of Bristol’s best breweries are rolling up the shutters for the first bank holiday weekend!

With just a short walk between each brewery, it’s a chance to meet the brewers, explore the area and sample some great local beers. The Brewery Trail is centred around the start of the Bristol & Bath cycle path, and between Temple Meads and Lawrence Hill stations.

Pick up a map at your first brewery, and if you visit all five you’re in with a chance to win a selection of East Bristol breweries beers!
s nearly one whole year since we first got the keys for the big old warehouse we now know and love as GCHQ!

Food Connections: http://www.bristolfoodconnections.com/fringe/east-bristol-brewery-trail/

Facebook event here

#EastBrisBrewTrail

Cheers!

DID YOU KNOW?

The foamy head is an important part of beer. It is formed by a complex carbon-dioxide reaction and can say a lot about the quality of the beer. If the head is missing, it can mean that your beer is flat and sometimes bland-tasting.