Navigation Brewery had the pleasure of hosting the team from Green’s Windmill Trust this week for a brewery tour here on Meadow lane.
After building a fantastic relationship with the Windmill through their Heritage Development Officer, Jamie Duff, it was great to have the opportunity to show the team around the brewery and to demonstrate the processes of brewing cask and keg ales - as well as enjoying a few samples of some our cask products.
It also gave us the opportunity to present the chairman of the trust, Tom Huggon, with a donation raised from the production and sale of Fair to Middling, a special, limited-run cask ale we brewed in conjunction with Green’s Windmill. Back in December, we visited the Windmill and had the pleasure of being able to mill the malt grains using its traditional mill stones. Dom Flynn, our head brewer, then used these malts to brew Fair to Middling, a light golden ale, which was then sold to a number of local pubs in and around Nottingham. 10p of every pint sold was to be donated to this wonderful cause and we were able to present the trust with a grand total of £440 during their visit to the brewery.
Dom Flynn, head brewer at Navigation Brewery, said, “It’s been a great experience to work with Green’s Windmill, throughout the different stages of the brewing process from raw ingredients to finished ale. It is a great local partnership and we’re pleased to be able to make this donation from the sale of our beer, to help the trust continue to promote the heritage of the mill.”