Breweries we work with...
Here at Pig's Ears we work with some of the best breweries in the UK.
Over the years we have built strong relationships with breweries who consistently produce excellent, exciting and elegant beers. We are delighted to have one of the most diverse and respected portfolios in the United Kingdom.
Below are just SOME of the breweries we love working with....
Magic Rock Brewing
Magic Rock Brewing Co. is the result of three people’s passion for beer: brothers Richard and Jonny Burhouse, aided by head brewer Stuart Ross.
Inspired to start the brewery by their love of great beer and the burgeoning U.S craft beer scene in particular; and driven by a desire to bring exciting characterful beers to their local market and beyond, brewing commenced mid 2011. Jonny sold the majority of his shareholding to Richard in late 2011.
Initial reaction to the beers exceeded expectations and a fantastic first six months culminated in the brewery being named ’2nd best new brewery in the world 2012’ on the independent ratings site Rate Beer. To meet demand, capacity was increased twice in the first year with additional 16bbl fermenting vessels added in October 2011 and again in January 2012.
In 2015 the brewery moved to a new site in Birkby, Huddersfield less than 10 minutes walk from the Town centre. Since moving they have more than doubled our capacity, which currently stands at around 15,000hl pa (2.6million pints). Magic Rock now employ over 30 staff, across the brewery and onsite taproom where their beers can be enjoyed on draught or taken away 6 days a week.
Tiny Rebel Brewing Co
Newport, South Wales
Tiny Rebel are the youngest and only Welsh brewery to win Champion beer of Britain. They are the only brewery to have won gold, silver and bronze in the Champion Beer of Wales competition (in their first year!) and the only brewery to defend a gold the following year.
SIBA Brewery Business of the Year and International Beer Challenge UK Brewer of the Year 2016.
But really, they're just fans of super tasty beer.
DEYA are currently focused on producing our flagship American Pale Ale, Steady Rolling Man 5.2% and serving it on draught.
For them it’s all about creating and sharing incredible beer which is fresh, flavourful and delicious.
As a brewery they love brewing hoppy beers, taking great influence from the American craft brewing scene.
Fresh hoppy beers that are well made are an absolute delight in their eyes and they believe it is still difficult to find top-notch hop forward beers. (This is of course changing).They have a deep interest and affection for most styles and look forward to showcasing a range of styles, processes and ingredients at DEYA brewing company as they grow..
It’s all about creating amazing beer...
Wild Card Brewery
Wild Card Brewery was founded on the back of a hobby that got way out of hand. Starting out as cuckoo brewers trading on the
back of a personal credit card, the outfit is an unlikely success stories that punches well above it's weight. With the backing of
peer-to-peer lending from local supporters, the brewery moved into it's own site in Walthamstow in January 2014 where it
operates a six brewers barrel kit. They have achieved a reputation for no-nonsense, uncompromising beers.
For Wild Card making a positive contribution to the community is as important to them as making great beer. They do this by collaborating with
other small businesses on new products and events, and also by regularly provide sponsorship for and host local charity fundraisers.
Wild Card are a proud to be a certified London Living Wage employer providing jobs in our Brewery and Tap Room for 16 people in the local area.
The Wild Beer Company
The Wild Beer Co was born out of a love of fermentation, barrel-ageing and most importantly, flavour. They believe exceptional brewing stems from imagination and passion. Their beers are brewed using modern creative techniques and ingredients while producing some of the world’s oldest beer styles guaranteed to give you a memorable drinking experience.
The Wild nature of their beer is displayed in the alternative fermentations and unorthodox yeasts they use alongside their barrel-ageing and blending program. Set against the backdrop of the Somerset countryside they are a truly farmhouse brewery sharing our space with Westcombe Dairy, whose cheese pairs incredibly with their beer...
Embracing individuality they think of our beers as having unique terroir; their house wild yeast was captured in a neighbouring Cider orchard and they often forage seasonal wild ingredients.
They believe that exceptional brewing stems from imagination and passion, unconstrained by stylistic guidelines and should be guided by flavour. Wild Beer Co want to give you a truly memorable drinking experience, altering your perceptions and thrilling your taste buds.
They are currently building a new brewery to house our production facility which will cement them as one of the leading craft beer breweries in the UK - especially as it will allow them to develop our current site and our barrel-aged, sour beer range. This was all made possible though a crowdfunding raise on Crowdcube.
Now with planning permission granted and scale plans drawn they are ready to break ground! Roll up your sleeves and grab those shovels...
Verdant Brewing Co
Verdant Brewing Co is the result of 3 mens needs to be drinking the beers they like.
Adam & James started out as homebrewers and they decided that they wanted access to more hop forward beers, than they could get in any of their locals. So they started brewing in a shipping container in the Autumn of 2014, they now have their very own building and an additional brewer in Rich, a brewing capacity of 10bbl, with the ability to brew 3 times a week. This is small batch beer.
Think juicy, hoppy, unfiltered hazy beers. Fizzy and cold.
Lost & Found
LOST & FOUND have an overriding philosophy that guides their culture and sits at the heart of everything they do.
Simply put it is... To make the best contribution they possibly can to their industry, through pursuit of excellence in everything they do. To make beers that challenge and excite, hands-in-the-air-beer designed to delight. To keep experimenting and searching and never stand still. To always use the freshest, finest and most ethical ingredients we can obtain, in line with what mother nature demands. To share the love of this craft with as many people as they can. And of course, to have as much fun as possible along the way. This is why they brew after all!
They go about this manifesto in many ways, but it all stems from the earliest of days, when Lost+Found was a mere 5 gallon brew-lab finding its way in the world. Located in a townhouse garage in the heart of Brighton, we would brew and brew and then brew some more. Splitting and cascading batches as they went through the process, in order to find new and perfect combinations of malt, hops and yeast, with the aim of making fantastic beer we could stand behind and proudly share with our family of friends.
Nothing has changed in that respect. The same applies today as it did in those fledgling days, late at night, fiddling with temperature controls on a hijacked hotpoint fridge. They still strive to push the boundaries of their craft. They still are on that intrepid journey of unlimited possibilities. They still ask the questions - what if they try this and this or even this! (no maybe not that)
They have the same approach to exploration now as they did then. The same commitment to creativity and precision. They hold the same values and still do what they know works best. They stay true to their beginnings and these early ideals. Which is why they continue to pilot brew and acid test every drop they create to let only the best of the best make it through.
Founded in 2000 Wylam is a 30 Barrel Micro Brewery that resides at the Palace of Arts in Exhibition Park.
Their Brewery has come a fairly long way since our founding fathers pawed over their first malt bills and recipes in a potting shed in the village of Wylam, Northumberland.
Burnt Mill is a new brewing project focused on producing fresh, unfiltered beers from our brewhouse on a Suffolk farm.
At the heart of Cloudwater is a deep love for the changing seasons, each bringing with it an invitation to enjoy the scarcity and abundance the natural world offers.
They want to showcase the ebb and flow by using seasonal ingredients at their very best, and taking inspiration from the change of lifestyle each season creates.
Along the way there’ll be both old recipes and new experiments, as they use the best of both traditional and cutting edge techniques to create modern seasonal beer.
The UK brewing scene, and the international brewing scene beyond is vibrant and rich. They're working hard to make the best contribution to modern beer they possibly can.
Wiper and True
Wiper & True fell in love with brewing at home - learning their craft on a kitchen stove with pots, pans and raw ingredients scattered all around them.
As they tinkered, trifled and tweaked recipes, they studied the ancient art of their vocation. Meanwhile, they were lucky enough to get first hand experience at some great breweries and more importantly, from some great brewers.
Whilst paying respect to the traditional craft of beer making, their inclination from those early days has always been to experiment and to play. Whether that’s roasting their own malts, adding wild ingredients such as blackberries and chillies, or ageing their beer on different kinds of wood, their aim is to create something truly special.
Wiper and True. No ordinary beer.
Left Handed Giant Brewing Co
Based in St Philips, Bristol. Left Handed Giant brew modern beers, inspired by the legends of the Avon Gorge and the pioneers of the craft beer world.
Sonnet 43 Brew House
County Durham, UK
The name Sonnet 43 was inspired by the Victorian poet Elizabeth Barret Browning, who was born and raised in Coxhoe, County Durham, the village their brewery calls home.
Sonnet 43 love and respect the hoppy stuff in all of its glorious forms. Their brews are our interpretation of the beer styles we love to drink, and the result is inevitably some seriously tasty pints you’ll want to enjoy time and again. The names of their latest brews have all been influenced by Barret Browning’s brave and momentous story.
West Sussex, UK
The Dark Star Brewing Company was born in 1994 in the cellar of The Evening Star Pub, in Brighton. With a brew plant only marginally bigger than an enthusiastic home-brew kit the characteristic style of hoppy beers was developed and tried out on the willing guinea pigs at the bar.
As with all the best ideas, the business was planned on the back of a beer mat, driven by a few beers and funded with money we didn’t have. Today, they’d have dreamt about funding it with a lottery win, but back then it was about gathering a few savings, scratching around behind the sofa and selling a motorbike.
A few years on, well 20 years actually, they find themselves in Partridge Green, just south west of Horsham, West Sussex, with a 45 barrel brewhouse. It’s all been a bit of a blur really.
None of them really wanted to leave the cellar of the pub, but apparently more and more people liked drinking the same beers as us, so we needed to brew more…
Yeastie Boys UK Ltd
Yeastie Boys are a Wellington-based brewing duo (without their own brewery) who have been amongst the leading innovators during the recent rise of craft brewing in New Zealand. The brainchild of Stu McKinlay and Sam Possenniskie - two of New Zealand's most prominent beer activists - the Yeastie Boys have spent the last seven years picking up trophies, receiving critical acclaim from around the world, and proving to even the most cynical beer geek that contract brewing really can result in great beer.
Thistly Cross Cider Ltd
East Lothian, Scotland
Born out of a passion for making cider in the best possible way, combined with belief in the quality of Scottish produce, and asking ‘why not?’, came Thistly Cross Cider, Scotland’s award winning farmhouse ciders. Established as a collaboration between farmer, Ian Rennie, and artist-turned-cidermaker, Peter Stuart, in 2008, Thistly Cross has gained a reputation for making ciders that people rave about.
Based at the Cider Shed on South Belton Farm, in the heart of the East Lothian countryside, they’re involved in every aspect of making our award-winning Scottish farmhouse cider. From pressing the Scottish apples and strawberries, to achieving the smooth, balanced Thistly Cross flavour by fermenting with Champagne yeast then maturing for six months; they’re invested at every step of the cider-making process, from apple to cider.
Bristol Beer Factory
Bristol Beer Factory started life in 2004 brewing just a few standard cask conditioned ales in a vibrant part of south Bristol. They soon realised that there is so much more to brewing and so many more styles of beer that they wanted to try that their range has now developed into over 8 different regular bottled ales, 7 regular cask ales and up to 5 specials throughout the year. Bristol Beer Factory are not afraid to try anything and the company has a firm belief that all the great ideas are already within the 4 walls of the brewery – it’s just a matter of extracting them out of the team within. Or you can just nick them from others – we're not afraid to admit that either!
So it really is all about the beer. They love what they do, they love to drink it and they love to experiment. Bristol Beer Factory are proud to be part of the current 'Craft beer revolution' and plan to do their utmost to persuade, convince and just simply tell everyone they meet what they should be drinking.
The Harbour Brewing Co. was founded in February 2012.
Harbour apply a progressive and innovative approach in both beer style and brewing technique, whist honoring traditional and proven methods. Using this approach they produce a range of full flavoured, balanced and creative beers.
They strive to strike a balance between bold flavours and drinkability. Beer is, at the end of the day, something to drink and enjoy, not everything needs to be overly challenging or contemplative.
Harbour decided to base their company in beautiful North Cornwall, mainly because we love the lifestyle that the area allows them, but also because of the purity of the spring water.
They love what they do, and they do what they love.
East Sussex, UK
Burning Sky, a brewers dream. The dream of a long term brewer with a love of both punchy hop forward pales and of the beautiful Belgian beer tradition. A brewers brewery, they are fortunate to be blessed with a talented team.
Whilst industrial units are convenient, they seldom inspire, so they chose to locate themselves within the beautiful and inspirational South Downs, occupying refurbished farm buildings in a slightly quirky village. A true farmhouse brewery.
Mad Hatter Brewing Company
Mad Hatter was set up in 2013 with no money, but lots of crazy ideas.They’re now pretty big for a craft beer microbrewery, and along the way they’ve had a pop up bar, worn rabbit masks, had lots of parties, and made more mad beers then we can count. As of 2018, Mad Hatter arre one of the a small number of breweries run by a woman, and they have a renewed focus on quality that we’re placing alongside the importance of Mad beers.
They’re named after all the mad hatters, sent mad by the mercury they used to make top hats shiny. They like to think that their beers are so crazy good that they send them a bit bonkers too. The logo also references the conjuring up of good beers with interesting ingredients and different styles that they make.
Buxton Brewery’s first ever brew was mashed-in on a cold, dark, January 1st, 2009. The brewhouse was the family garage and the batch size was about 40 litres.
Fast-forward 6 years and the team, which has steadily grown to be 10 strong is now based in a 7000 square foot modern building on Staden Lane, Buxton. Its custom designed and (British) built brewhouse produces around 3500 litres per brew, 3 times per week.
All of the beers the brewery produces are designed to delight the senses and enthral the drinker. Not all beers are created equal, some are big and strong and full of powerful hops and malts, others are lighter, and have subtle nuances of flavour and aroma. All are intended to be enjoyed as a lovingly hand made product, nurtured by a small team of dedicated beer lovers.
Gipsy Hill Brewing Company
Gipsy Hill, SE London
GIPSY HILL focus on big flavour & moreish brews.
They make no nonsense, full flavoured, medium strength beer, so you can keep the conversation going. Gipsy Hill.
Drink it and talk to people.
Arbor Ales have been brewing our beers in the fine city of Bristol since 2007. All of their beers are brewed with the intention of creating something they’ll enjoy drinking themselves and, more importantly, something they’re proud to put their name to.
In a world of endless possibilities, they try to explore as many of them as possible, which is why to date they’ve brewed in excess of three hundred different beers: some of them regulars, the odd few occasionals, and far too many one-offs to remember let alone try to name!
Clouded Minds Brewery
Clouded Minds brewery was established in London 2013 by an Italian brewer and a British engineer who started creating a range of craft beers on a pilot system.
The next step began in May 2014 when they signed a 6 month deal to rent a brewery in the Derbyshire countryside in which time they grew our customer base.
They then brewed our beers at Gipsy Hill brewery in South London whilst finally establishing their own brewery situated on the Oxfordshire/Warwickshire border which is now in operation and the home of Clouded Minds brewery.
Odyssey Brew Co
Odyssey don’t make grand boasts or overblown statements and they never take themselves too seriously.
They don’t sell our beer to supermarkets or to large pub companies: they are independent and they support independent retailers, bars and pubs.
They follow a single, simple mantra – product before profit. Because it's what's inside that counts.
Odyssey refuse to compromise on recipes, ingredients or process but they still try to have fun, because they are doing something they love. Their focus is likewise as simple – truly small batch, truly tasty beer.
All of their beer is packaged alive and is unfined, unfiltered and naturally, beautifully hazy. Why? Odyssey believe it just tastes, smells and feels better that way.
Five Points brew beer that is unfiltered, unpasteurized and full of flavour – the sort of beer they enjoy drinking and they hope you enjoy drinking it too.
Brewing beer on site within a Victorian railway arch underneath Hackney Downs Station, or with their partners at a family brewery in Belgium.
After many months of recipe development and trial brewing, they brewed their first batch of Five Points Pale in their full commercial brewhouse on the 9th of March 2013.
Brewing up a storm since 1997, Marble Brewery is a microbrewery based in the heart of Manchester, UK. They specialise in innovative cask, keg, can and bottled beer, as well as revitalising historic British styles. At the helm is Head Brewer, James Kemp, who is leading the brewery's 20th birthday celebrations, with a series of collaboration projects, new brews and also bringing back a few cult-classic recipes.
Born, bred & brewed to be different.
Sameyness is stupid. That’s why Northern Whisper Brewing Co. take traditional techniques and add in a few modern twists of our own. Keeps things interesting. They love their heritage but are also proud of our new ideas, so by combining these two things they’ve created a truly unique range of beers. Try them. You’ll see what they mean.
Belleville Brewing Co
Wandsworth, SW London
The Belleville Brewing Co. was set up by ten dads, all with children at Belleville primary school, south west London.
They brew a range of U.S. style hand-crafted beers using top quality hops, malts and seasonal ingredients in south west London.
Otley Brewing Company
Otley is a family, they don’t originate from Otley in Yorkshire but a south Wales town called Pontypridd, three brothers, one cousin and one son. An ex fashion photographer, two licensees one ex-builder and a barman from Ibiza. One thing they all shared apart from our name, a passion for great beer!
Their aim is to produce award winning beers the likes of which had not been brewed in Wales before. Their beers are be packed full of hop aromas, thirst quenching bitterness and light, crisp flavours that would keep you coming back for more…
First appeared in 2016, looks like a commissioner of beers for their licensed Restaurants.
When a U.S. beverage manufacturer fell marginally behind on their financial commitments, we stripped their assets faster than you can say "Read the terms and conditions, moron". Their loss, your gain!
We’ve been brewing outstanding beers ever since. Fact.
With offices from Pyongyang to Panama, and fuelled by our own entirely deregulated brewery, ‘Legitimate’ is a byword for business success. Whether it’s a minor political coup, corporate tax advice, or a pet panda for the kids…let’s do Legitimate business.
One Mile End
One Mile End Brewery launched in October 2014 beneath The White Hart Brewpub, Whitechapel, London. They quickly established a core range of excellent craft beers whilst simultaneously filling The White Hart’s taps with experimental one-off specials.
East Sussex, UK
360 Degree Brewing Company was born out of the fact that we are located right next to the Greenwich Meridian in East Sussex, which means we are at zero degrees longitude or 360 degrees longitude, if you look at things from another angle. This also suited our approach to ask drinkers what they want to drink and involving them in creating our beers.
Sometimes planned, sometimes right place, right time but always the constant thirst to explore.
An idea formed on a different journey and ignited by chance, this is the story that led to Almasty Brewing Co.
Unchecked by tradition and with no core range, Almasty has free reign to push boundaries and experiment.
The changing seasons are the compass offering different ingredients and influencing tastes which is reflected in what they create.
Alphabet Brew Co
Alphabet are a small Manchester based craft brewery focussed on making hop forward and original beers. They strive for quality and hope their passion shows through in the beers they produce.
First Chop Brewing Arm was established in 2012 with a passion to make great beer and a borrowed micro brewery.
First Chop is beer for everyone - gluten free and vegan.
There is no place for gluten in any beer so we make sure we remove any last trace - we test to show a gluten content of below 5 PPM (parts per million). This doesn’t make the beer taste any different, it is just testament to the stringent quality procedures. Good quality beer is gluten free, many awards are proof of that. Testing every batch so anyone with a gluten allergy or intolerance has that peace of mind.
Northern Monk Brewing
Like the monks before them, Northern Monk is commited to creating the highest quality beers combining the best of traditional monastic brewing values with a progressive approach to ingredients and techniques. Homed in a Grade II listed mill in the spiritual heart of the industrial revolution, Northern Monk takes thousands of years of brewing heritage and tradition and combines them with the best of both local and internationally sourced ingredients, crafting beers to excite, to savour, to taste and to remember… True North.
Bad Seed Brewery
Bad Seed make handcrafted, full-flavoured beers, using the best ingredients and innovative recipes. Beer that makes you sit up and take notice. Beer that makes you want to sing. Beer that makes you happy to be alive.
All adventures start with a Bad Seed of an idea.
Since August 2014 Big Smoke have been brewing in the former stables at the back of The Angtelope pub in Surbiton.
They brew the kind of beer that they like to drink: Flavourful, seasonal and drinkable. Their current range of beers represents years of tweaking, trialling & tasting.
Bedlam Brewery Ltd
It's a simple straightforward approach: Bedlam aim to brew the best beer that they can, using only the finest natural ingredients.
Based on their farm near Brighton, Bedlam feel passionately about their environment. All of the energy required for brewing comes from solar panels, they've planted and harvest their own hops, and they even supply local farmers with all of our spent grain and hops for FREE, which they then use as feed for their cattle.
Brew By Numbers
Bermondsey, South East London
At Brew By Numbers (BBNo.) they strive to create new, exciting and forward-thinking beers focusing on quality and drinkability.
Whether developing new styles, adapting established ones, or bringing the less well-known styles back into the limelight, they create each beer with the same level of care, attention and respect. The harshest critics of their own work, they only release beers that are of a high standard, balanced and drinkable.
West Yorkshire, UK
International award-winning brewery Saltaire was formed in 2005, it has enjoyed brewing hand crafted ales since 2006. Their beers have won more than 100 trade awards, including two national championship brews and two international gold medals for our Triple Chocoholic Stout.
We think life’s too short not to enjoy what you do, so Good Chemistry decided to brew. First and foremost they brew beer for you to enjoy. But they also think the art and science of brewing is fascinating so they’re going to share that with you.
Good Chemistry are interested in creating good chemistry in its broadest sense – not just in the quality of the beer they brew, but using that to allow them to celebrate community and relationships across science, the arts, music, food, and social experiences, as well as beer & brewing. They might be biased, but they think Bristol is one of the best cities in the UK, and we’ll shout about that as much as we can.
At Hawkshead Brewery they make the sort of beer we like to drink. They brew distinctive, flavourful, modern beers. Hawkshead is one of the most successful of the new wave of independent breweries which have ignited public excitement about beer and furthered the renaissance of British brewing. Thei beer is full of flavour, handmade, crafted, bold, personal and made by people who LOVE BEER for people who love beer.
The brewer’s tradition was brought back to the Yorkshire spa town of Ilkley after a 100 year hiatus in 2009, and like its predecessor the new Brewery built its reputation on the quality of the ingredients and skill of the brewing team.
The brewery is an important part of the community; providing jobs and working with local business and producers, as well as being an ambassador for Ilkley and Yorkshire having won national plaudits and awards. They brew the beer in the same manner in which it should be drunk; with passion, patience and most importantly, in a happy and hoppy state of mind!
North Brewing Co
Since launching in 2015, North Brewing Co has quickly established itself amongst the leading breweries in the country.
Our core range and seasonal specials epitomise what we look for in beer: big juicy flavours with tonnes of hops; fun, playful and interesting flavour combinations; classics that demonstrate an uncompromising approach to quality.
Who knew… apples from Somerset Orchards make the best tasting cider. Following this happy discovery Orchard Pig arrived out of a shared thirst for great cider, great food and Old Spots, the original Orchard Pigs.
Partizan relish diversity. They delight in the cultural richness of their surroundings in London, with its myriad ethnicities, languages and traditions. A city, fueled by passionate, creative and enterprising people, drawing on a wealth of strands of history and identity, filled with excitement to create anew. They consider themselves very much in the bosom of a modern Babylon where inspiration and individual flair combine to breed innovation. Hence the name 'Partizan' - a strong belief in the preservation of identity and knowledge of the great strength and beauty that lies in the juxtaposed co-existence of differing ideas and ideals.
Pilot was born when Matt Johnson and Patrick Jones met while studying for masters degrees in Brewing & Distilling at Heriot-Watt University in 2012, and it’s still just the two of them. A shared view that there was something different to be done in brewing – not traditional real ales, but not just another U.S. craft beer clone either – led to home-brewing together, which eventually led to buying a second-hand brewhouse and moving to the heart of cosmopolitan Leith, commencing brewing right at the end of 2013.
Tottenham, North London
In the Summer of 2012 inspired by the likes of The Kernel, Redemption, Buxton Brewery and Magic Rock Pressure Drop started brewing, on a 50 litre pilot kit, in Graham’s garden shed with the intention of starting our own brewery. At that time they had very little idea of what that would entail so we wanted to start small and build from there. They brewed a lot with mixed results, and through continual trial and occasional error we began to build a solid core of recipes.
In 2017 they realised a long standing plan to expand both their brewery and the Pressure Drop team. They’ve built a custom 20BBL facility in Tottenham, joining the likes of Beavertown, One Mile End and Redemption who all operate close by.
Roaring Four Brewing Co began in London when four friends decided to take their passion for brewing to the next level.
Multiple trips around the world in search of great beer have taken them from the lambic lands of Belgium through the lagers and weizens of Germany to the pilsners of the Czech Republic and the hop-forward explosion in the US. These experiences, along with their own brewing and experimentation, have given them a respect for the strength of the four main ingredients that make up all good beers around the globe. As the Roaring Four, they brew in homage to these.
Inspired by the endless potential of water, malt, hops & yeast, they’re dedicated to creating great and interesting beers that push the boundaries of bold flavour. They really enjoy making them, and they think you’ll enjoy drinking them just as much.
North Yorkshire, UK
Hatched in 1993, at a time when most ales on the market were brown, Rooster’s Brewing Co. fast developed a reputation for brewing ground-breaking, hop-forward pale ales that showcase exciting new hops from the USA.
Fast forward nearly twenty-five years and they’re still crazy about hops and the flavours they impart on beer – their hop store is crammed full of varieties from all over the world; from Australia and New Zealand to Slovenia and North America. But that’s not to say they don’t enjoy playing around with other flavours and styles of beer along the way.
Salopian Brewery was founded as Snowdonia Brewery in 1994 by Brewer Martin Barry at his Pub in North Wales. In 1995 he relocated to Shrewsbury and renamed it Salopian (meaning of Shrewsbury). At that time it was the smallest commercial brewery in the country (not attached to a Pub) with a 2 barrel brewlength.
In 2008 Jake Douglas was recruited as our first salesman, and after a short period he began to influence the production of the brewery as well. A change was made from the traditional to a more modern hop led style. This transition has proved very successful, with sales nearly trebling since 2008 and recognition of the brewery’s prowess at every level of competition. A new 30 barrel brewery was installed in 2010 to cope with demand and when this was overwhelmed the brewery relocated in 2014 to a purpose built 50 barrel plant.
Siren Craft Brewery
Great beer is such a diverse landscape, whether it is encapsulating the best a pale ale or light refreshing pilsner can be, or experimenting with high alcohol flavours trying to capture something new, balanced and drinkable, there is something for everyone, every mood, every day.
Siren's desire is to constantly discover ways to excite curiosity and share their knowledge of their craft. In so doing they believe that beer can be enjoyed in the same way as wine drinkers enjoy the finest wines.
Unity brewing Co
Launched in late 2016 by head brewer Jimmy Hatherley, Unity is a Southampton brewery, committed to making flavourful, sophisticated and innovative beer.
Their approach is founded on a creative ethos and a passion for Belgian-influenced beers. Their brewing methods combine traditional and modern techniques with a focus on elevating humble ingredients. Unfiltered, unfined and unpasteurised; their beers are natural, flavourful and vegan friendly.
Weird Beard Brew Co
Brentford, West London
Born kicking, screaming and moshing into the London beer scene in early 2013, Weird Beard Brew Co don't believe in being stereotyped.
They love upfront, in-your-face, hop-focused beers, along with classic styles. They want their beer to satisfy, enthuse and be enjoyed by whoever the drinker, especially ourselves. Proudly experimental and happily non-conformist, their varied full flavoured range of core and occasional beer is supplemented with a large number of specials and one-offs that allow them to push their creative boundaries.
From the beginning at Thornbridge they knew that excellence and quality of process and product would be paramount to their success and delighting drinkers. Their vision was to create beers that would make them one of the leading new breweries in the UK. The adoption of the Innovation, Passion and Knowledge strap line for the brewery was a statement of the brewery’s culture about how they would approach our day to day business.
Summer Wine Brewery
Yorkshire largely has a traditional ethos when it comes to beer, one which no doubt has it's place.
However, Summer Wine's ethos is different: they plan to put Yorkshire beer on the map in a different way, by brewing avante garde beers that make people think twice about what they have accepted as the standard when it comes to beer.
They plan to tear up the rule book & brew beers that demand you sit up & take note by shaking up your senses and thus redefining how Yorkshire beer is percieved.
They believe creativity is a gift that should be explored, this means tradition isn't always right & that things evolve including beer... They're in for the long haul & plan lots of unusual stops along the way.
Yorkshire beer is slumbering & Summer Wine are the triple espresso for this lumbering giant...
Yorkshire beer is about to become very lucid.
Moor Beer was reborn in 2007 when Californian Justin Hawke purchased the defunct business and created what has become one of the world’s top rated breweries. Named from the Levels and Moors area of Somerset where the brewery originated, Moor Beer moved to central Bristol behind Temple Meads Rail Station in 2014 where it now showcases a Tap Room, shop and tours.
Their inspiration comes from living around the world and working with different beer styles and techniques. They take the German, naturally hazy philosophy, combine it with the American flavour-forward approach to brewing and the British secondary refermentation tradition to create what they call Modern Real Ale.
Beer is about flavour, drinkability and enjoyment. Stemming from their California roots, Moor's beers are full flavoured, frequently hop-forward, but always balanced and drinkable. This comes from their use of British floor malted barley from one of the last remaining floor maltings in the UK, Tucker's Malthings of Devon, their use of select hops from around the world and a laser focus on quality at their in-house laboratory.
Mad Squirrel's core aims are to produce the best beer possible, and to share them with the most drinkers possible. They are keen educators and love to spread knowledge and passion for beer. They are always striving to be more consistent, more innovative and the best brewers they can be.