Swamp Bog Brewery moved into Two Cocks Farm, following the acquisition of Two Cocks Brewery, in November 2019.
Originally from South Africa and involved in the telecoms business internationally, Taryn and Paul Medlin are both passionate about good beer and lagers with very different tastes. Since 2014, they have showcased quality beers from microbreweries at The Edge at Cropredy festival which is held in mid-August.
Based near Enborne, about three miles west of Newbury, the better utilised brewery will increase fermentation capacity in January 2020 and expand further within the existing barn.
The core Swamp Bog beer range steers slightly away from normal styles. It comprises: Pixie Piss, the original and popular 5% ABV IPA brewed for The Edge at Cropredy; Edge Hopper, a 4.2% golden ale based on a family recipe with added honey; Bottom Biter, a 3.6% copper coloured session ale and The Ferryman’s Brew, a 5% dark Schwarzbier. Needing extra time to mature, the 4.8% lager – Baba Laga – will stand out with its red colour and be released in the spring of 2020.
Swamp Bog beers will be brewed mainly for cask and keg and bottling is not planned except for sample purposes.