In their own words:
“The classiest brewery in the UK” is how Pete Brown – top beer writer and all round good fellow – described us and we’re unlikely to argue with that. Our first beers were brewed in February 2005 in a 10 barrel brewery, housed in the grounds of Thornbridge Hall, Ashford-in-the-Water near Bakewell, Derbyshire. Based on the innovation, passion and knowledge of the band of brewers who have worked at Thornbridge we have amassed over 200 industry and consumer awards in regional, national and international competitions – so we’ve made a good start.
In September 2009 we opened a new state of the art 30 barrel brewery at Bakewell with the aim of continuing to brew high quality cask, keg and bottled beers and develop new ones through innovation in process and use of ingredients. Our original Hall Brewery continues to operate in developing new, seasonal and speciality beers.
Obviously we are delighted to be involved in the 1st Indy Man Fest as all festivals have been a great way to showcase our beers and the awards won at these have been significant to our growth. The Port St guys share our passion for all things beer and so we know the Fest will be very, very good. What more can anyone ask…”
Indeed, what more can we ask for?! We can’t wait to see what Thornbridge bring to IMBC!
Brodies was started in 2008 by brother and sister Jamie and Lizzie Brodie, who restored an abandoned brew kit in East London and then started brewing on the five barrel kit, using home brew recipes first brewed in Jamie’s bath. Initially, they supplied their brewery tap, the King William IV in Leyton, which is next to the brewery, and eventually, two other pubs in London, The Old Coffee House and The Cross Keys, as well as many other fine establishments in London and further afield.
The King William IV also features guest rooms—in case you’ve tasted just little too much. Four years on, Brodie’s have produced more than a hundred different beers and can frequently be found far beyond the confines of the capital, including Manchester. Hosting various festivals, including the Bunny Basher at Easter, has become a staple, as well as anniversary events. Brodie’s also keep the price of a pint down to a ver low price, though their strongest offerings aren’t sold as pints.
We’re very curious to see what Brodie’s have planned for IMBC!