Queen St Brewhouse, a brand new real ale and Belgian beer bar from Dominion Brewery UK, opens its doors to the public today, Friday 3rd July. Located at 7 Queen Street, they’ll be serving independent brewery ales on six handpulls, and in bottle, plus over 30 Belgian beers, four draught ciders and locally made snacks.
Queen St Brewhouse is the project of Canadian Andy Skene of Dominion Brewery, who has been living and brewing in the UK for the last 28 years. Born in Toronto to British parents, married to an Ecuadorian lady, Andy can draw on his personal knowledge of several distinct cultures for inspiration.
Dominion Brewery beers are brewed at the Pitfield Brewery in Moreton, Essex. Andy also runs Pitfield Brewery with the aim of producing fine quality organic beers participating more in the organic food industry. All of the beers, from both breweries, are made from the finest ingredients available. Vegan beers are also a specialty.
The idea of Dominion Brewery is to experiment with the production of special, unique, beers that push the envelope about what beer can be. Dominion and Pitfield beers can already be found on sale at GO4 Cafe and The Waiting Room, and this will be Andy’s first venture in running a dedicated outlet for fellow producers of craft beer, cider and food.
The bar will also be a venue for live music, and performance.
The hope is that Queen Street Brewhouse becomes a part of the cultural hub for Colchester.