We are the home of Award Winning Ale’s and are based up in the North East of England.
It started as a very sad story with the down fall and eventual sad closure of The Jarrow Brewery after many successful years.
But like a phoenix rising out of the flame we intend to carry their unsurpassed knowledge and Brewing History into the 21st Century, With around 10 of their award winning Real Ale recipes having been purchased and now being brewed by ourselves we know we have a winning formula.
From a government export agency:
“Dunston-based brewers, Great North Eastern Brewing Co Ltd has revived previously popular brews and marketed them, using local historical references, with great success to local and UK-wide markets.
Now ready to take their first steps into exporting, the company has been working with Department for International Trade with local contacts helping them to identify Canada as a good starting market for their export journey.
Paul Minninkins, Managing Director commented: “We’ve revived 10 recipes from a previously defunct North East brewery and have recently moved into the bottled beer market after successes with casks and kegs.
“Each of our beers has a story – and we think that quirkiness, combined with the great taste could give us a way in to overseas markets.
“Working with Department for International Trade we have identified Canada as being the first export market to try and are working hand in hand with our local Trade Adviser to make our first contacts and sales there.
“Having access to advice and insight, including the opportunity to meet other businesses which have successfully exported, is invaluable.”
Most famous of the company’s beers is probably Rivet Catcher – named after a particularly difficult and dangerous job in the Tyneside shipyards. Red Ellen commemorates MP Ellen Wlikinson who was instrumental in raising the school leaving age to 14 and who met the Jarrow marchers as they reached London. Victory IPA celebrates Englishness and Venerable Bede is in honour of the custodian of the gospels.”