Once upon a time, a few years ago, Wiper and True opened their brewery and we had lots of fun. Chomp were still slinging patties from their wee van and I was excited to meet the heroes making the first craft beer I knew I liked (and recognised).
Fast forward a few years, some tap takeovers, Chomp opening a proper restaurant (Wiper make their house brew, and it’s wonderful) and a short but sweet residency at The Old Butchers and Wiper have finally got themselves a proper taproom of their very own.
It’s small but perfectly formed, with a row of benches, bar stools, shelves with beers and merch for those that like to wear what they drink. They have a little outside seating but with the weather drawing in you won’t be out there much.
They have five taps with the delicious keg beer a permanent fixture, a fresh and creamy IPA. The other beers get switched up as and when they run out, the tobacco porter was an absolute favourite when I headed there last week. If you don’t fancy what’s on the wall, there is plenty in the fridge with bottles of old favourites and exciting new collabs. You only need to ask.
They have really made the place their own, stuffed it with art and taken the black, white and gold motif as far as taste will allow them, it really is a gorgeous place to come and sit.
During my visit, I saw young families with children, local publicans, other brewers, couples and singles all having a nose, enjoying a drink and having a great time. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and obviously love the beer.
Being in the shadow of the huge tanks is enough to pique anyone’s interest and luckily they offer weekly, ticketed brewery tours to show and explain how their great tasting beer is made.
You can find Wiper and True in St Werberghs ( 2-8 York St, St Werburghs, Bristol BS2 9XT) and the taproom is open 1pm til 7pm on Saturdays and later on special occasions.