Exciting new beers on the way at Navigation Brewery
Perhaps best known for its cask ales, the Navigation Brewery is a fundamental part of many people’s drinking repertoire when it comes to enjoying a fine pint in Nottinghamshire. Located just off Meadow Lane in Nottingham, the brewery is a relatively new business – but that hasn’t stopped it from becoming one of the finest our county has to offer.
With Sales Director Chris Cocking and Head Brewer Dom Flynn working hard behind the scenes, the Navigation Brewery has experience in abundance and a team that is committed to delivering the next great refreshing taste to beer lovers. The brewery, located to the rear of the Trent Navigation pub, is modest from its exterior, but its beers are far from modest in their flavour and popularity with drinkers.
The Navigation Brewery is undergoing expansion at the moment, with new facilities being installed to increase production as well as to tap into emerging beer markets. Currently the Navigation is feeding into the cask market, but with the new facilities being installed, the team will be able to diversify into the craft keg market. For those who don’t know, cask ale is what many refer to as ‘real ale’ – it is unpasterised, unfiltered and served directly from the cask. Keg beer, on the other hand, is conditioned in the brewery and is carbonated. It includes everything from artisan beers produced on a small-scale to commercial lagers.
By expanding its operation, Navigation Brewery wants to offer craft beer drinkers a better choice, including different flavours. The US is one of major craft beer producers and its popularity has surged in Nottinghamshire with pubs such as The Ned Ludd and Crafty Crow offering a wide variety of good quality keg beer.
The Navigation is not expecting cask ale drinkers to change their tastes over night – however it is hoping to add more choice to this ever-expanding market.
So when you head out in Nottinghamshire over the next year, keep an eye out for some of these exciting new beers, brewed and produced right here in the city. Production of craft beer is due to begin in September – and before we know it The Navigation will be the name of every beer fan’s lips.