LATEST UPDATE – 02/08/2020


It’s one of our favourite months of the year – not only would we usually be preparing for East Bristol Brewery Trail over the bank holiday weekend, but it would also be London Craft Beer Festival, CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival, the balloon fiesta at Ashton Court, and of course our birthday! We’d been starting to think about a big party for 2020, as it’s five years since we got the keys for our unit on William Street, but of course like everything we’ve had to put a hold on that.

We’ve been planning out how we will safely open the brewery for take-away, like The Good Measure is currently doing. Up on Chandos Road we’ve got 1L bottles of draught beer, mini-kegs of Kokomo, fancy bottles of beer and cider in the fridge, and we’re still doing our weekly pre-order collections of mini-kegs and Bag In Box up there too.

While we’re not really sure how we can safely open for drink-in at The Good Measure just yet, we thought that might be something that could work at GCHQ, supplementary to take-away sales.

However, the main focus of take-away at the brewery was meant to be cans, and disappointingly we were informed last week of another delay to our canning line (that we originally spoke about in this blog). This is only the second run of this machine that the manufacturer, based in East Sussex, has produced. So they’re working hard to iron out the kinks that are presenting themselves in the first machine they made BEFORE sending ours up to us in Bristol.

While this is incredibly frustrating as we have everything else ready to go – including you thirsty lot, as we know from hearing from you! –  it’s definitely f