Registered with HMRC in late 2016, Watsons Brewery has started small but has big ambitions.
Beers in bottle are mostly to be found at Two Brews on Crouch Street in Colchester. Casks have appeared in 2017 at the Colchester Winter Beer Festival in January, the Chappel Winter Beer Festival in March, the Mersea Island Brewery Easter Beer Festival in April, the Colchester CAMRA Pub of the Year Award-winning New Inn in April, the Colchester CAMRA Real Ale Festival over late May/Early June, and at the Three Wise Monkeys beer festival in late June. The next casks will be at the New Inn Dark Ale festival in mid July, the Billericay Brewing beer festival and the Harwich Redoubt Fort beer festival in late July.
Building works on the brewhouse in Old Heath, Colchester were completed in mid-June 2017. Larger brewing vessels and fermenters are being sourced, after which Watsons Brewery bottles and casks will be more widely available across Essex.
As you can see from the list below, rather than having a core range of beers with a smaller number of seasonal specials, I’m producing a wide range of beers, with a few making regular appearances.