New website theme + other stuff!!

Found a better theme for the website ( which seems to work a bit better than the old one (too much white space)….

Currently working on some new t-shirt designs, and will be putting up a showcase (in the gallery, or might even become a separate menu item) of those already designed and available, so watch this space… Also included in this is an advertising campaign, possibly taking the pi$$ out of the various perfume/scent adverts you see these days, all a bit of fun anyway!!!

Anyone with suggestions on t-shirt designs or ideas on merchandise then let me know via the usual channels. 🙂

Brew no.4! Last of the season? Possibly not…!

Another 10.5 gallons crushed & pressed, massive thanks to Stu & Adam for their help again. Running out of fermenting vessels so unless I can get some racked off and bottled before the next batch of apples are ready then we’re probably looking at the quota for this season – which stands at approx. 50 gallons!

Last brew of the season!

This weekend marks the last crushing/pressing of the season for 2011, and only looking to be around 2 gallons or so (depends on how many more apples I can retrieve from the tree climbing that beckons!).

Fermentation of the rest has been slow due to the cold weather, but hopefully should have a whole load to rack by the end of the month, and then bottling in time for Christmas 🙂

Still need to acquire some 275/330ml clear bottles for the new and interesting flavoured ciders I’ve experimented with this year.

Poor Show….

Well the beer festival was a bit of a poor show as far as Woodley Sider was concerned (and most of the other ciders for that matter), not half a busy as usual so sales were low. You learn from these events and as a result Woodley Sider will be concentrating on producing Sider for the April beer (& cider) festival.

As a result I have 4 x 5ltr bag-in-boxes (approx. 8 pints) of last years (2010) production available @ £12 a box (that’s £1.50 a pint).

Brew 1 bottled!

Brew 1 which was crushed & pressed on 27/8 has been bottled – 2x 10ltr bag-in-boxes for the Redshoot Beer (& cider) festival this weekend, to go with the 4x 5ltr bag-in-boxes that I have left over from last years brew. I was also able to bottle up 8x 75cl green bottles with the remainder of the 6 gallons.

Had a quick taste of this years brew and it’s quite a lot different in flavour to last years (a result of the different apple varieties acquired this year)

New T-Shirt design!

New Woodley Sider T-Shirt design out now! Get your orders in quick for a fantastic special offer price of only £5 per t-shirt (limited offer, ends Oct 4th!).

Click on the above for a larger image….


1 pint = 1 of your 5-a-day*
5 pints = memory loss**
* maybe, but probably not!!
** probably, but maybe not!!