2012 we started with a Sheffield pub the Fox & Duck in Broomhill and followed this in 2014 with the Doctor’s Orders on Glossop Rd. We’ve always had a love for cask across the pubs and whilst on holiday having the odd shandy came up with the brilliant idea of opening a microbrewery and serving our own quality ales.
So first things first we started home brewing, buying little packets of hop, grain and yeast goodness, getting the kettle on and learning the ropes on a small scale. Wow this brewing is addictive. An odd splurge of wort here, trip over the dog with the mash on the way to the bin there. We were soon knocking out some pretty tasty brews but the kitchen needed a break. Plan in hand off to the bank then.
Late 2015 we found a unit in the Kelham area where we knew the water was good and immediately felt at home. Cold Room built, drainage plinth sorted, Dave Porter supplied and fitted the kit – we started our adventures in brewing beer.
As per plan within a short period of time we took on an experienced brewer. This was followed by us taking on a full time sales and delivery person. We’ve continued to grow the business with new processes, new kit, more people, new recipes and now have a stable 10BBL plant with a great team.
With over 20 great folk working for us across the pubs and brewery we continue to learn everyday. We’re passionate about making beer and try to retain the home brew spirit of experimentation and fun. We really appreciate the feedback we’re getting from our growing customer base and looking forward to further growth over 2018.