Brewery 58 was started in the summer of 2017 when my friends bought me a home brew kit as a retirement present. I used to brew as a student, but the results were terrible (we drank it anyway). To my surprise and delight, the new kit produced great beer. My friends couldn't distinguish it from commercial beer in blind tasting. They encouraged me to offer it to local pubs, which is where the story really starts. I owe a special thanks to Sam in The Keep, Wallingford, for his encouragement and support.
I started with a Youngs American IPA kit, which was very successful. I am now experimenting with individually sourced ingredients.
Many drinkers love IPA but prefer something with a lower alcohol content, so they can enjoy a few pints whilst watching the footy or playing pool. So Brewery 58 now offers Wallingford Bridge IPA at 3.9%
Contains water, malt, barley, hops, yeast, sugar (dextrose monohydrate) chitosan and preservative (sulphur dioxide). Hops include Simcoe, Centennial and Chinook.
Contains gluten, from malt and barley, a product from crustacea and sulphides.
The beer is brewed and bottled in Wallingford. Beers are reviewed by independent tasters including Huw Thomas, Terry Field, Graham Holliday, Sam Acreman, Pete Scarlett and Ben de Cruz to whom I am very grateful.
58 IPA is a bottle-conditioned beer. It contains active yeast. It should be stored upright in a cool, dry place. We recommend chilling to 10oC before serving. Please pour the beer carefully into a glass in one motion, leaving any sediment in the bottle.
We hope you will enjoy your beer, but 58 IPA Wallingford Castle normally contains 5.4% alcohol by volume. This is 2.7 units. Wallingford Bridge IPA has 3.9% abv. Please drink responsibly!
Drinking one 500 ml bottle of 58 IPA Wallingford Castle contains 180 kcals and is the equivalent of consuming 0.6 burgers and requires 18 minutes of continuous running for your body to use the calories.
Brewery58 has supplied firkins to various beer festivals
St Albans Beer Festival, September 2018
Oxford Beer Festival, November 2018
Pig's Ear Beer Festival, December 2018
Tewkesbury January 2019
Brewery58 is registered as a business with South Oxfordshire District Council
Brewery58 was inspected by South Oxfordshire District Council Food and Safety Team in June 2018. It received a Food Hygiene Rating Score: 5 - Very Good
Brewery58 is registered with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs with an official brewery producer and holder registration number and an AWRS reference number.
Brewery58 holds business and public liability insurance.
A really cool modern bar with good amount of seating and buzzy, friendly atmosphere. There is a huge choice of bottled beers and gins which are paired with complimentary fruits in generous portions. Will definitely be returning!
A great new deli in Wallingford selling local beers as well as wonderful cheese, cured meats and traditional foods deli foods.
From the outside it looks like any other Londis store. But inside half the shop is an Aladdin's cave of bottled beers. The owner is very knowledgable and is happy to point out beers to suit your tastes. He keeps a wide range including bottle-conditioned beers from the UK, Germany, and Belgium.
BarleyKeep27 Sampled from the bottle. Amber, medium bodied, an excellent hoppy start, with a decent malty finish.
Very refreshing light beer but with plenty of flavour. Excellent all rounder! 4.1
Really fresh tasting. Really quite bitter and hoppy, very like an American micro brewery would produce 4.4
TrappistLiquids19 Appearance: amber colour, frothy head, clear liquid. Taste: citrus start ad v bitter finish, like many craft beers
SampleForever29 I have tasted this IPA from the bottle and barrel. Personally I prefer the former as its best qualities are more prominent than straight from a barrel. I have only tasted from a barrel at a beer festival and so in great competition with the many other IPA’s always available.
Downender Cask-conditioned on gravity at Tewksbury Winter Beer Festival 1/2/2019 as a Winter IPA. Hazy gold in colour, with a thin, off-white head. Plenty of citrus character, some sweet fruit, light malts and a dryish finish. Good.
Imdownthepub Cask conditioned at Oxford Beer Festival ’18. Amber with slight white head. There are sweet malts to the fore at the start of this, really pretty fruity with a slight testing tartness. Reasonably full on the palate. It’ okay.