Brinkburn St Brewery was formed in January 2015 by founder Lee Renforth, we started brewing in September 2015, after a 9 month period of set-up and trial brewing where we obtained valuable help and support from Marble Beers of Manchester, Magic Rock of Huddersfield and Northern Alchemy in Byker, Newcastle.
Over the last 12 months since (to October 2016) we have brewed over 20 different beers that we have tested in over one hundred (100) pubs and clubs in Tyneside and further afield in an attempt to try to identify what real/craft ale drinkers like. Over this period of developmental brewing and market testing, we have now developed a core range of ten (10) beers to meet what we see at present as a largely 3-tier market.
All of our beers include varying degrees of English, ‘US Pacific Northwest Coast’ hops and New Zealand aromatic hops to make traditional types of English ales with varying degrees of hop character. Our present range of beers includes 2 pale ales, a blonde, a session bitter, an amber ale, a brown ale and a porter, along with 3 signature ‘Hop Head’ ales that are US-west coast style, extra hoppy India Pale Ales (IPA’s).
Our marketing department met (over an Al Baik kebab and a couple of pints) and we thought up a ‘saying’ for Brinkburn St Brewery which is “Canny Lush Beer Like!”
We hope that you think our beer is canny lush and that it brings a little taste of the US Pacific Coast and New Zealand sunshine to Tyneside and to you the drinker.