Details for the breweries in the Tyneside & Northumberland CAMRA Branch Area.
|Allendale Brew Co Ltd, Allendale, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 9EQ
Telephone 01434 618686
Brewery commenced brewing in February 2006 in a unit on the outskirts of Allendale by father and son team Jim and Tom Hick.
Allendale Best Bitter 3.8%
Curlew’s Return 4.2%
Black Grouse Bitter 4.0%
Golden Plover 4.0%
Allendale Wolf 5.5%
Beers are available locally in The Golden Lion, Allendale and The Carts Bog Inn, Langley and at various outlets around the North East.
See their own website for more details www.allendalebrewco.co.uk
|Almasty Brewing Co
After months of preparation, hassles and hard work, CAMRA Tyneside & Northumberland’s newest brewery is now open for business. Almasty Brewing Co. is up and running!
Mark McGarry, who cut his teeth as a brewer with Mordue and more recently worked as head brewer for Tyne Bank Brewery is the owner of (and brewer at) Almasty Brewing Co.
Almasty – meaning “The Wild One” a name used to describe Siberian or Eastern European mystical Yeti like creatures. The brewery iconography will follow a nature/forestry/outdoorsman theme.
The brewery itself is a 10 barrel plant with 2 conical fermenting vessels. With plenty of room for expansion; It is based in Algernon Industrial estate near the Cobalt business park.
There are 120 casks and 50 kegs ready to go. Unfined and unfiltered bottle conditioned beers will also be produced using modern equipment.
The first 2 beers are currently in the FV’s and both are expected to be ready at the end of July.
1. An American style Brown Ale coming in at around 6% with a rich malt backbone backed up with a Citra dry hopping.
2. A session IPA, made with both light and slightly roasted malt and dry hopped with Mosaic, 4% ABV will make it an easy drinking thirst quencher with a huge citrus aroma and fruit punch flavour.
The next brew will be a Sorachi Saison followed by a yet to be decided launch special.
It’s still early days, so at present there is no core range, but plans are already in place for barrel aging, imperial stouts, sour beers, seasonal and festival specials.
|Whitehouse Farm Centre, Stannington, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 6AW
Website: www.anarchybrewco.com Twitter: @Brew_Star_
CAMRA Brewery Liaison Officer:
Founded in January 2012 by husband and wife Simon and Dawn Miles, Brew Star’s 10 barrel plant at The Whitehouse Farm Centre, near Morpeth, currently produces two regular beers – Blonde St*r and Sinist*r.
The fledgling firm have also brewed a small selection of experimental beers, including a 7% lager brewed with New Zealand and German hops and a Stout, which they have offered for sale through their brewery visitor centre. A second blonde beer, marked up as “Blonde St*r Special” was available at the 36th Newcastle Beer and Cider Festival.
The brewery visitor bar is open 11am to 5.30pm on weekends, then opens every day during the summer from May 5th, with brewery tours available.
Following the threat of legal action from Brewsters brewery they have changed their name to Anarchy Brewing
|Bear Claw Brewery.
Tel - 07919276715
Bear Claw brewery is pro-traditional methods, local produce and recycling.
Wherever possible, they buy local, stay as true to traditional brew methods as their tiny brewery will allow, and donate their used grain to the local pig farmer (happy pigs = tasty bacon, mmm).
|The Keelman, Grange Road, Newburn Tyne & Wear. NE15 8NL.
0191 267 1689
The North East’s longest surviving micro was founded in Newcastle in 1982 in premises previously occupied by undertakers. Its location beside the former site of a local landmark, a 19th century big lamp, gave rise to the name. In 1996 the brewery moved to a renovated Grade II listed Victorian water pumping station in pleasant surroundings by the river Tyne. Opening a pub in the same building to add to their one other tied house.
Keelman (brewery tap), Grange Road, Newburn, (about 5 miles west of city centre) by Tyne Riverside Country Park.
Wheatsheaf (tied pub), Carlisle Street, Felling. By metro station.
Splendid B&B accommodation is available at the Keelman lodge which is situated in Newburn about 100yds from the brewery and Keelman pub. Phone for details.
30 Bondgate Close, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1DG
mob; 075000 18209.
Bondgate Brewery is a 'man-in-shed' craft brewery dedicated to high quality, interesting beer. Based in Hexham, Northumberland.
(01669) 621411 - 07528367733
Coquetdale Brewery was established in 2010 and operates from an industrial unit in Rothbury reviving a long lost local industry. The village hosted two breweries in the past, the last of which closed over 100 years ago.
|The brewery is situated in Wallsend, head office in Cullercoats. Established by Bill Scantlebury in November 2011. They brew traditional cask conditioned English ales, using the best English ingredients – malt from Yorkshire, and all English Noble Hops (Goldings and Fuggles).
Phone 0191 2528765 or 07895 692881
Lovely Nelly ABV 3.9% : A superb full-bodied amber bronze session beer- with a biscuit malt flavour balanced with a smooth bitterness from the finest English Fuggles and Golding hops.
Jack the Devil ABV 4.5% : Delicious and rich, a dark chestnut coloured ale made from Maris Otter barley, and the finest English aromatic hops. Perfect balance of malty nuttiness and a fresh hoppy aroma.
On New Years Day, 1861 the Lovely Nelly (a collier brig) ran aground on Whitley Sands in a tumultuous tempest. The Cullercoats fishwives (and probably some horses and men) pulled the lifeboat 2 miles to Whitley Bay, where the lifeboat could be launched in the foul conditions. With waves breaking over half mast high, the lifeboat crew performed a heroic rescue, with all but the poor cabin boy – Thomas Thompson aged 12- being saved. The lifeboat bowman was John Chisholm, whose nickname was Jack the Devil.
The brewery donates 3p per pint to RNLI
|Delavals was founded by David Gilfillan in 2010. David came up with the idea after visiting Seaton Delaval Hall and learning that the Delaval family used to brew their own beer on-site in the 18th century.
Many hours were spent researching and testing before David joined forces with his brother John to bring their first ale to market.
Since then, with kind support of family, friends and the local community, Delavals has grown quickly and today they are keen to expand their range of quality real ales – each with it’s own special link to the past.
Unit 10, Blaydon Business Centre, Cowen Road, Blaydon on Tyne, NE21 5T
0191 447 6543
Firebrick Brewery began operations in Jan 2013 growing its range of beers, themed to reflect the heritage of the Newcastle and Blaydon area.
|George N Porter Brewery
Whitley Bay's little secret microbrewery! Quality ales that cover all tastes! The Twitcher, The Horn and The Full Wood.
|Unit 2, 13b Castle Island Way, North Seaton, Ashington. NE63 0Xl
The brewery is a 10bbl plant ex. Inveralomd brewery. The brewery is called Gundog because of our love for working dogs as we have 12 ourselves. Our ales include
Shotgun IPA 5.0%
Golden Cocker 4.1%
Golden Hunter 4.0%
These are our main ales. We also do monthly ales such as Red Setter 3.9%, Falling Pheasant 4.0%, and Magnificent 7 3.8% named after our litter of seven pups. You can also find us on face book.
|Alnwick Ales Ltd t/a HadrianBorder Brewery, Unit 5, The Preserving Works, Newburn Industrial Estate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 9RT
Created when Border brewery, formed in 1992, re-located from Tweedmouth, Northumberland and took over the premises of Four Rivers brewery which closed. The Hadrian connection arises because Four Rivers brewery was the Hadrian Brewery between 1991-97 and its founder was the former Four Rivers brewer. At the moment the twenty barrel plant produces ten different real ales from the portfolios of both breweries. Around 100 pubs are supplied from Glasgow to North Yorkshire. Beers are often available in Sir John Fitzgerald pubs. In 2010 the brewery moved to larger premises at Newburn with a state of the art new brewery!
|Leafields, Ordley, Hexham, Northumberland. NE46 1SX.
Phone 01434 606577
The brewery was set up in 1992 by the owner of the Dipton Mill Inn and two partners in a redundant farm building. Hexhamshire brewery is still brewing following the break up of the owning partnership. The Dipton Mill Inn serves the full range of Hexhamshire beers. The beers are also available in local pubs, as guests in Fitzgerald’s outlets and further afield through the SIBA supply scheme
Beers brewed at present
Devils Elbow 3.6%
Shire Bitter 3.7%
Devil’s Water 4.1%
Old Humbug 5.5%
|Leazes Lane Brewery
Installed in September 2013 the Leazes Lane Brewery, at the Trent House pub on Leazes Lane in Newcastle, has a one barrel plant and produces ales exclusively for its own bar. Its creation saw the pub’s management receive help and advice from Ouseburn Valley Brewery’s Nigel Mothersole, who used to brew beneath South Gosforth’s Brandling Villa pub, and Wylam Brewery.
|Matfen, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE20 0RG
Tele:01661 886192 Fax:01661 886394
Visit www.highhousefarmbrewery.co.uk for more details.
The brewery was founded in 2003 by Steven Urwin on the family farm of Matfen High House. Located in a converted grain store, the brewery and offices provide a modern and efficient business base with its roots very much grounded in history and tradition.
After the beers initial launch at the 2003 Tyneside Beer Festival, demand and praise for these traditional ales throughout the region has been very strong indeed – proof if ever it were needed, that the true beer enthusiast appreciates quality above all else.
Today, High House Farm Brewery has both the capacity, ability and enthusiasm to take its beers to a wider appreciative audience – Don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss stocking any of our range of fine ales.
Beers are bottled on a small bottling plant and are available in outlets throughout the area
The High House Farm Brewery and Visitor Centre is now under the new management of local couple Heather and Gary Scott.
The visitor centre is now open every day except Wednesday from 10.30 to 5.00pm
Beer Brewed at present.
Auld Hemp, 3.8%
Nels Best, 4.2%
Matfen Magic, 4.8%
|Units D1/D2 Narvick Way, Tyne Tunnel Estate, North Shields Tyne & Wear NE29 7XJ.
Telephone (0191) 2961879
The Brewery was founded in 1995 by Garry & Matt Fawson and the beers launched at the 19th Newcastle Beer Festival where Workie Ticket immediately won the Beer of the Festival award.
Workie Ticket then won Champion Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival, August 1997 at Olympia. This created huge demand for their beers and new premises were soon found.
Following continued growth, a further move to much larger premises was completed in November 2005. A new steam boiler and improvements to the existing plant mean that brewing twice a day is now possible on the twenty barrel plant.
Beers brewed at present
Five Bridge Bitter 3.8%
Workie Ticket 4.5% Beer of the Festival 19th Newcastle Beer Festival and Champion Beer of Britain 1997
Radgie Gadgie 4.8% Beer of the Festival 20th Newcastle Beer Festival
IPA 5.1% Beer of the Festival Newcastle 2003
Various seasonal beers including A'l Wheat Pet and Headmaster’s Christmas Sermon
|Northern F.C. Brewery.
A one barrel plant producing beer for the Rugby Club
|Northumberland Brewery has now moved to a new address:-
Accessory House, Barrington Road Bedlington, Northumberland. NE22 7AR 01670 822 112
After studying at the Brewlab in Sunderland and training at the now closed Longstone Brewery two lads one from Ashington the other from Newbiggin opened their own brewery in 1996 on the Northseaton industrial estate in Ashington with the aim to produce their own real ales based on traditional Northumberland recipes using a newly installed 5 barrel brewplant
Northumberland Brewery opened with a range of four main ales Northumberland Castles 3.8% Northumberland County 4.2% Northumberland Best 4.2% Duke of Northumberland Premium 5.0%
Later the range expanded to include Bomar and Secret Kingdom.
In 1997 the brewery moved to ecologically friendly premises at Earth Balance. In honour of the move a new beer was created named ‘Balance’ at 4.2% which went on sale at the newly opened onsite bar. Other beers were created at this time to tie in with Northumberland’s mining heritage G.N.C (Great Northern Coalfield) and Mainseam.
In April 2002 the Brewery changed hands with Dave Roberts buying the brewery from his uncle.
Due to the changeover the brewery changed the name of ‘Secret Kingdom’ to ‘The Original Northumberland Ale’ but still kept to the popular recipe.
Other new beers have followed such as Reivers and the very popular Strawberry Blonde along with a range of seasonal beers such as Santas Secret. The latest to be added to the range are Holy Island Ale and Golden Lab. The brewery is also the home of the famous Highway Robbery ale. A full list of the currently produced ales is shown in the our ales pages
In January 2007 the Brewery moved into it’s new premises at Accessory House, Barrington Road, Bedlington. NE22 7AP with a new 12 Barrel Brew plant brewing upto 30 barrels a week of a wide range of traditional style ales. The new onsite Tap is named Fuggles after the hop.
Beers brewed at present
See www.northumberlandbrewery.co.uk for full details of all beers brewed and all about Northumberland Brewery
|Ouseburn Valley Brewery|
|Out There Brewing Co.
Unit 4, Foundry Lane Ind. Estate, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE6 1LH
Tel: 07946 579 534
Twitter - @outtherebrewco
Facebook - /outtherebrewco
Small batch craft brewers based in the Ouseburn Valley.
|The Olde Potting Shed.
Tel: 01207 545577
Collingdon Buildings, Collingdon Rd, High Spen, Rowlands Gill, Tyne And Wear, NE39 2EQ
The Olde Potting Shed Brewery is based at the Collingdon Buildings on Collingdon Road in High Spen, Gateshead. They started brewing brewing in October 2013 and have a 5 barrel plant.
|Rail Ale Brewery
Rail Ale brewing is the first micro brewery in Gateshead, which is located in the Schooner Pub.
We currently brew an Amber Ale which is our main product, but will be brewing a Blonde and Ruby Ale.
|Tavern Ales Brewery
Housed on the ground floor of the pub and in full view our 2 hectolitre micro brewery is fully operational.
We brew in association with Wylam Brewery the regions leading craft brewer. Our in house brewer mashes daily creating bespoke 360 pint batches of
cask and keg ale - when it's gone it's gone!
|The Ship Inn, Low Newton-By-The-Sea, Northumberland.
Ship Inn Brewery
In March 2008, after 9 months of garage conversion the Ship Inn Brewery was opened. The services of head brewer Michael Hegarty were secured and the initial brews of Ship Hop Ale, Sandcastles at Dawn and Dolly Day Dream went well.
The brewery now produces 14 well acclaimed beers ranging from Dolly Daydream, a premium bitter, to Sea Coal, a dark wheat beer.
From December 10th 2010 they began to bottle all of their beers and they are available exclusively from The Ship Inn.
|About Three Kings:
We hope you enjoy drinking our beer as much as I have enjoyed making them. Three Kings commitment to quality will always remain the same. Premium ingredients and time-honored brewing techniques make our ales exceedingly good beers. Enjoy!
Contact info: M: +44(0)758 000 4565
Beer Type: Golden Bitter
Beer Name: Billy Mill Ale
Classic session bitter. A dash of Crystal malts and two additions of First Gold hops makes this light quaffable ale a delight to drink.
Beer Type: American Pale Ale
Beer Name: Ring Of Fire
An American Pale Ale named after the Pacific Ring of Fire - a range of volcanoes that include the Cascade mountains in America. Golden pale ale single hopped with lots of Cascade hops.
Beer Type: Pale Ale
Beer Name: Silver Darling
A strong Pale Ale hopped with lots of Challenger & Cascade hops. Long lasting bitterness with a spicy, pine, citrus aroma.
Beer Type: American Pale Ale
Beer Name: Apache
A golden APA hopped with a blend of 3 types of American hops. Chinook, Amarillo & Centennial. Well rounded bitterness with a fresh citrus finish.
|Tyne Bank Brewery Ltd.
Unit 11, Hawick Crescent
St. Lawrence Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
0191 265 28 28
Close to the the Quayside of the river Tyne. Bonded by the enterprising spirit synonymous with Tyneside, our new brewery fuses traditional brewing processes and the highest quality ingredients with a modern dynamic ethos to create a genuinely exciting range of high quality cask conditioned beers.
01665 570268, 07545885352, 07873538015
Address: Unit E, Hawkhill Industrial Estate, Lesbury, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3PG.
The VIP Brewery is a microbrewery which has the capacity to brew up to 5 barrels.
Our brewers are extremely passionate about real ales and are accredited with a world renowned practical brewing certificate.
It is situated just outside the town of Alnwick. We also pride ourselves on being the only brewery around its picturesque area.
Here at the VIP Brewery we work tirelessly to provide a fantastic service and to create a brilliant range of real ales.
|South Houghton, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland, NE15 0EZ
Tele 01661 853377
Wylam Brewery was established in 2000by John Boyle and Robin Leighton on a farm at Heddon on the Wall. The brewery has grown from strength to strength winning awards for quality and flavour from festivals around the UK. In August 2006 capacity was tripled with the installation of a new 20 barrel plant in new premises at the farm. Only the finest malted barley, hops, water, and yeast in the beer production. No additives, sugars, extracts etc. The water is is treated to give it the mineral characteristics of Burton on Trent water which produces the highest quality ales.
Wylam ales are available in many pubs in the region. Bottled beers are also available
Beers brewed at present
Wylam Bitter 3.8%
Gold Tankard 4.0%
Whistle Stops 4.4%
Silver Ghost 5.0%
See website for full details of beers brewed