Our beers are available for collection from our brewery here in Gasques. You can “click and collect” by ordering and reserving your beer above, and pay cash or cheque upon collection, or just call in to purchase. We are open Tuesday mornings from 09:00 to 12:00 and Friday afternoons from 14:00 to 17:00. Alternatively, feel free to message us to book an appointment to suit you. We look forward to seeing you.
L’abus d’alcool est dangereux pour la santé. A consommer avec modération.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Cuthbert’s Finger: Excellent beer with fruity aromas that is very easy to drink. Perfect for relaxed afternoons or to enjoy during a picnic.
Second to none!
I have seen the brewery as well as the brewing process and can vouch, not only for the quality of ingredients, but also the passion and attention to detail that Phil puts into his craft.
The beer does the real talking and is second to none.
Bloody good beer!
So happy to have discovered your great little brewery. Real ale at its best!
So excited to find some English Real Ale in France!
Undoubtedly one of the loveliest, most glorious, parts of France, the Tarn-et-Garonne, has so many secrets to explore, none more so than a little brewery called Brunel Bières nestled in the hills and run by an impassioned brewer.
We were lucky enough to be invited to a tasting of their latest brew, Cuthbert’s Finger. (As you can imagine there is a story behind that !)
Our experiences with ales in France have been, well, indifferent, so here we were being presented with an ale that was crafted and produced with skill and care for the ingredients, and a determination to create a brew that would excite the tastebuds and satisfy the palate.
I have to say it was a revelation! Fresh, clean, lightly hopped, bursting with flavour and, even on a baking hot day, provided a refreshing real ale taste that kept us wanting another!
If you miss real ale and the thought of a nice pint of beer gets the tastebuds tingling then this is the one for you.
Highly recommended, give it a try….
In recent years, the partial remains of a body from medieval times have been discovered buried in a shallow stone grave close to the tower at Brunel.
It is fun to believe that “Cuthbert” (his adopted name) had an important role to play in the history of this place. One could imagine that he would have been the jail keeper who would wave his finger at anyone misbehaving in the village, threatening them with a stay in the tower prison!
The tower dungeon, where the beer is brewed, is still illuminated by two horizontal-slit stone windows, and two bottle-dungeons or “oubliettes”, carved out of the rock, exist to this day.
Perhaps at some point he fell out of favour as only the beheaded skull and finger of Cuthbert have been uncovered here. What happened to the rest of him is a mystery that will live on…
Here in the cool dungeon of the old chateau of Brunel in south-west France we specialise in brewing very small batches of traditional English Ales.
We have spent years testing and tasting, calculating and tweaking our brews. Now we feel we have perfected our recipe and we are excited to finally release our bottles into the world for you to sample and enjoy.
We try to stay as eco-friendly as possible when brewing and packaging our ales, by always endeavouring to reduce waste whilst keeping prices low. For example, our decision to only produce beer in 75cl bottles means that not only do we reduce the environmental issue of lots of small empty bottles, labels and lids, but also that you get more beer and less packaging for your money. We also encourage you to rinse and return your empties to us, so that they can be reprocessed, sterilised and reused.
We produce our Crates for Life here from timber cut from our own trees, again dispensing with throwaway cardboard boxes and plastic cling wrap.
We also print our own bottle labels. These may not be quite as durable as professionally printed ones, but we ensure there is no waste should we decide to change anything on the label.
We hope that providing beer locally for Click and Collect will go a little way to reducing the carbon footprint from supermarket bottles that travel such long distances or the need to have English beer shipped over from the UK, at the same time supplying you with a high-quality ale in its best condition.
+33 (0) 6 71 11 31 45
Brasserie de Brunel
1012 Impasse de Céré