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The home of the legendary Jouster

Goffs Brewery was founded in Winchcombe by Marcus and Alison Goff, with the aim of establishing a family concern using a closely-guarded traditional recipe. The first batch of Jouster was created in 1994 by Marcus's father, master brewer Brian Goff. He wanted to produce a good honest session bitter and he achieved his goal - Jouster has twice been a finalist in CAMRA's Great British Beer Festival, as well as winning many other regional awards. Further recognition as ‘Gloucestershire's Champion Best Bitter' in 1999 created a great demand for Goff's ales.

After the popularity of Jouster, the well-hopped White Knight, thirst quenching Tournament, and ruby red Black Knight were created. All three become firm favourites with real ale drinkers. In 2006 the Black Knight was voted the third best winter ale in Great Britain – a fantastic achievement for the Cotswold Brewers. In additional to this Black Knight was awarded the silver medal in the Old & Strong Ale category.

In order to complement Goffs Brewery’s regular beers they introduced Ales of the Round Table. This involves offering a different unique beer each month – from March’s Launcelot which is a pale yellow ale with a floral nose and a clean hoppy aftertaste, to June’s Galahad which is a distinctive full bodied brown ale, full of fruit and malt.

When Alison gave birth to their two daughters Goffs created the appropriately named ‘Sleepless Knight' – this ale received national acclaim and was even toasted on television! Goffs Brewery is now recognised as the Cotswold's leading microbrewery. Ales are available in pubs, inns and hotels throughout the West Country and you can also buy from the Brewery direct. If you have a wedding or special occasion coming up then you can even have your own branded ale – at a surprising cost. What better way to surprise your guests with your very own brew!

BEER FACTS:
• Ale is one of the oldest beverages humans have produced, dating back to at least the 5th millennium BC and recorded in the written history of Ancient Egypt;
• It was customary in the 13th century to baptize children with beer;
• Around 90% of beer sold in the UK is produced in the UK;
• In the UK 28 million pints of beer are consumed every day, which equates to 100 litres per head each year - compared to 20 litres of wine per head;
• The Top 3 countries in the World in per capita beer consumption are the Czech Republic, Germany, and Ireland.

Goffs Brewery, 9 Isbourne Way, Winchcombe, GL54 5NS. Tel: 01242 603383. www.goffsbrewery.com