A few nice craft beer brewing images I found:
Sierra Nevada Brewery, Mills River, North Carolina
Image by Kᵉⁿ Lᵃⁿᵉ
Sierra Nevada Brewing in Mills River will open its brewery taproom and restaurant on March 10, the company has announced. Located next to the brewery, the taproom will feature almost two dozen Sierra Nevada beers including one-offs and specialties not available anywhere else. Beer will be produced on a 20-barrel pilot system. "It will be producing a fair amount of beer," company spokesman Bill Manley said. Last year, Sierra Nevada made 180 different brews, between the Mills River brewery and the original operation in Chico, California, he said. The taproom and restaurant will seat nearly 400 visitors and will be open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and noon-9 p.m. Sunday. The pilot system is not yet producing beers, so for now, the brews served will come from the Mills River and Chico breweries. The restaurant will serve "farm to table, small plate and sharable food sourced from conscientious suppliers," a company statement said. It will use ingredients from local farms and markets and Sierra brews will be a "staple ingredient" in food items. Brewery tourism becomes hot topic in Asheville. The taproom and restaurant will open in phases, with the main dining room and taproom coming first, then an outdoor dining site, organic produce garden and live music room coming in summer. It’s the latest chapter in the brewery, located next to the Asheville Regional Airport in Henderson County, about 10 miles from downtown Asheville. Last summer, the brewery hosted its first public event, the Beer Camp festival that pulled a sold-out crowd of 5,600 people. On March 28, Sierra will produce the Burly Beers and Barleywines Festival with a lineup of strong brews from 50 American craft breweries. Another Beer Camp festival is planned for later this year, through details have not yet been announced. Sierra announces burly beer fest lineup. The main Sierra brewery will produce more than 350,000 barrels of beer this year, Manley said. Sierra is one of three major craft breweries to build in Western North Carolina, with Oskar Blues open in Brevard and New Belgium under construction on the French Broad River in West Asheville. More than 40 craft breweries are located in Western North Carolina.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. was established in 1979 by homebrewers Ken Grossman and Paul Camusi in Chico, California, United States. Sierra Nevada Brewing is one of the top breweries operating in the United States. Sierra Nevada’s Pale Ale is the second best-selling craft beer in the United States, behind the Boston Beer Company’s Samuel Adams Boston Lager. As of 2012, it is the seventh-largest brewing company in the United States. The brewery produced 786,000 barrels of beer (922,353 hectoliters) in 2010. The brewery was named "Green Business of the Year" by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 for its practices in sustainability.
25th Ickworth Wood & Craft Fair 2014
Image by Dave Catchpole
25th Ickworth Wood & Craft Fair
A great day out on Sunday 5 October 2014, at the 25th Ickworth Wood and Craft Fair.
It all began in the in 1989 when after the great storm of 1987, the estate found it had significant tree damage and an excess of wood to dispose of. The first sales of wood were held in the empty shell that was the West Wing of Ickworth at the time, but it rapidly grew out of this space and moved outside. Today it’s evolved into a weekend for everyone to enjoy as woodcraft and many other country craft professionals and enthusiasts come together to demonstrate and sell their crafts. The fair includes live bands, locally brewed ales, pottery tent with raku firing, plenty of local foods and produce, wood demonstrations, craft stalls and children’s activities including archery to test your skills.
This is a rare opportunity for wood professionals and enthusiasts to buy quality Ickworth wood milled from the estate. Choose from oak, ash, sycamore, cedar and cherry, ¼ sawn 1" to 2 ½" planks. The wood this year was naturally resourced after the recent storms, as well as felled within the management of the estate.
Specialist Wood Displays and Stalls
An opportunity to watch craftsmen at work turning British wood into unique pieces of art. A wide variety of stalls selling everything from handmade wooden puppets to tables, sculptures, rocking chairs and bird tables to windchimes.
Many stalls selling quality homemade and home restored items, by the stall holders. From tempting cakes to pretty jewellery. The perfect time to for early buying of Christmas presents that will impress everyone and that are not available on the high street.
Eating and Drinking Stalls
A wide variety to choose from. From hog roast, hot dogs or possibly a jacket potato, together with a refreshing glass of fresh lemonade or maybe a beer to wash it all down. The chance to take some local brewed St Peter’s beer home or home brewed ciders.
A visit the pottery tent where the Anglian potters could be found, selling a wide variety of beautiful handmade products including raku fired pieces. You could also see the Raku firing kiln and learn all about the art of pottery with live ‘throwing wheel’ demonstrations.
There were a number of other pottery stalls where you could admire the skills of the stall holders and purchase the items they’ve made. You could even add your own designs to a plate which would be fired and sent to you. A lovely momento to remember the day.
‘Oliver’ Steam Traction Engine
Oliver the ‘Little Ruston’ steam traction engine opened and closed the fair with his arrival and departure tooting his horn. Watching the engine at work sawing wood, a fantastic opportunity to step back in time and reminisce about bygone days.