Christchurch welcomes a new brewery.
Neil and James the founders of Drop the Anchor really jumped in the deep end holding their launch on the Thursday before Christchurch’s busiest weekend of the year. Their stall at the Christchurch Food Festival was barely accessible as the queues of people tasted the new brews. Apparently almost 1,000 pints were poured during the weekend.
The new brews include two Pale Ales, IPA and a Porter are all made in house at their premises within the Emporium in Christchurch, rumour has it one of the Pale Ales is going to be named after Tucktonia which should bring back memories to adults of a certain age. Brewing takes place Monday-Thursday open to the public for supping Friday 12am-19.30 or until you leave! Saturday 12am-19.30pm, Sunday 12am-16.00pm. Takeouts are available in 2 and 4 pint jerry cans and soon the new Steak and Porter pie will be joining the lineup.
It is definitely worth a visit and it is lovely to see the passion these guys are putting into this new venture. The venue is quirky and unique to Christchurch and clearly there is plenty of support for this hazy, unfined, lovingly handcrafted Ale.
Drop The Anchor Brewery