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Do Hobsons products have a best before date?

Hobsons Bottle conditioned beers have a best before date stamped on the side of the bottle, this date is 12 - 18 months from the date of bottling. Guidance notes on how to store Hobsons bottles correctly are displayed on the bottle. 

What are beer boxes / polypins? 

A polypin of beer sometimes termed a 'bag in box' is a beer container consisting of a plastic bag in a rigid cardboard box, and a dispensing tap. Lasts approx seven days from opening if kept in a cool environment.   The polypins are prepared without sediment, termed “bright” or “re-racked”. The beer does not require a period of settling when delivered and can be drunk straight away, however we do recommend it be stored in cellar temperature (13c or 56F). Hobsons polypins are ideal for parties and functions, we sell polypins in two sizes: 20 Litres = approx 36 pints 10 Litres = approx 18 pints   

Can I order and collect direct from the Brewery? 

Visitors can purchase bottled beers and polypins from the Brewery during office hours of 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday, head for reception on arrival. Please note if you are purchasing polypins please contact the Brewery in advance, we ask for two days notice Tel: 01299 270837.

Why do Bottled Beers have sediment? 

Hobsons bottle beers are conditioned with sediment allowing the beer to generate a small amount of fizz,creating tip-top condition in the glass. Yeast sediment is retained in the bottom of the bottle if poured carefully resulting in crystal clear beer. Please note we have two bottled beers which are NOT bottle conditioned, Twisted Spire are carbonated products.   

Do you ship outside of the UK? 

Hobsons Brewery currently only ship their products to addresses in England, Wales, Scotland excluding Highlands and Islands.
Please contact the brewery direct for courier services and charges for special deliveries to Scotland Highlands & Islands, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly. 

What happens if I missed my delivery?

The courier will leave a calling card, providing instructions for you to either arrange a new date for the courier to redeliver the parcel.

Can you deliver on a Saturday? 

Through our courier service we can upgrade your delivery to a Saturday but there is a surcharge, please contact the brewery direct to arrange this 01299 270837.

Can I collect my order direct from the Brewery? If you are local to the brewery and wish to collect your order direct from the brewery this can be arranged, reception is open from 9.00am – 5.00pm. Please contact the brewery direct to arrange this Tel: 01299 270837.   

Trade enquiries:

Publicans or retailers interested in stocking Hobsons award winning beer can give us a call at the brewery, we’ll talk you through our trade arrangements and set you up with your first delivery. Tel: 01299 270837 ask for Kate or Nick.   

How do I contact Hobsons Brewery?

You can contact the brewery by telephone on 01299 270837 or email beer@hobsons-brewery.co.uk, further contact information can be found on our website.