20 YEARS IN THE BREWING BUSINESS

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When a long held dream becomes a reality. 

From the early 70’s when Ged Slater first saw a small brew pub in Lancashire he knew it was something he always wanted to do.

Fast forward to 1995 and the realisation of that dream.  From our 10 barrel plant shoehorned into out buildings at The George to todays 30 barrel plant at our Stafford site the dream Ged had of brewing his own high quality beer using the best ingredients remains the same. The plant might be bigger, the pubs we deliver to may be further away, but the principles of using the best ingredients we can and brewing to the best that we can will always remain true. 

Whilst the brewery has grown our principles have remained, we have used the same suppliers since we started.

Over the years we’ve won numerous awards awarded to us from CAMRA, SIBA and the National Honey Awards. Whilst we don’t brew to win awards the ones we do win are always special, its always nice to be recognised for the beers we produce. 

The first beer produced was Premium a staple of the core range to this day, a 4.4% English malt, English hopped beer this is a traditional malty beer that is ruby red and has a sweetness to it that makes it incredibly moreish. Quiz fact on this beer it was the first beer produced, the last beer brewed at the Eccleshall plant and the first beer brewed on the Stafford plant.