The Brewery

Where the magic happens!


The oldest brewery in Durham, and a pioneer of the light-hoppy style of bitters, we have consistently grown our portfolio of delicious beers. From light bitter to dark stout, wheat beer to Bavarian lagerbier we lead the way in quality and diversity. It would be true to say that we have a beer for everyone. Steve, our head brewer, ensures that all styles are made authentically, cutting no corners and constantly renewing plant and machinery for the highest quality.

Despite all our years, this family owned brewery is still small, preferring to concentrate on perfecting beers rather than manufacturing volume. Great care is taken to let the beer mature as it must. Cask-conditioning is as it says, not tank-conditioning, all bottles are bottle-conditioned – and never filtered, lagerbier can be allowed a full three months to mature naturally. The results speak volumes – we have local, national and international awards.

The great diversity of beer and services are provided by just five people.

Co-founder. Makes recipes, created Brewcon, responsible for beer quality and general technical aspects.

Co-founder. Office duties and sales. Original branding and financial development.

Sales and marketing. New branding including pumpclips and bottle labels. Masterminding exports.

Brewing and brewery management. Makes the beer and ensures that the brewery runs smoothly.

Deliveries and cask washing. Face-to-face with customers ensuring good relations. 


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