The Godstone Brewers are a team of two, Anne and Steve, and create their beers on a farm in Godstone. Most of their beer sold in pubs in Godstone or at local institution, Flower Farm, either in the Shop, or at regular events.
Outside of the COVID-19 lockdown, they run a weekly ‘Fresh Beer Friday’ event at the Farm, and are a permanent fixture at a number of local festivals, including the ‘Godstoneberry’ Beer Festival each Summer.
During the pandemic, they have been delivering beer personally, as well as selling through the Flower Farm online shop. Buying direct, the prices are competitive, and they are now producing cans of some of their beers.
These large cans really offer a larger canvas for their stunning, colourful designs.
I ordered a box containing Junction 6 (must be an M25 reference), Pondtail Pale and Blumenfarm Lagerbier.
There’s not too much to choose from between the Pondtail Pale and the Junction 6 – they are both full bodied English style pale ales. Junction 6 is slightly darker, with a distinct Mandarin character. Both refreshing and very drinkable – coming in at 4.1% and 4.2% respectively.
I had previously drunk the Blumenfarm Lagerbier at Godstoneberry, and it takes me all the way back to my visit to Cologne in 2017. For me, it is true to style, and I’d like to drink more of this cold, fresh in those tiny ‘Stange‘ glasses used by the Germans. Kolsch needs to be fresh and it needs to be cold!
Even better, the brewery are donating 50p from every bottle sold of their Blumenfarm Lager to Local NHS Heroes.
As I enjoy the beers, I’ll raise a glass to the team and to the NHS Heroes doing amazing work each and every day.