AWESOME CRAFT BEER & CIDER
Grasmere Brewery's brews change with the seasons. In the summer, we brew our famous Rhubarb & Red Berries Cider (6.8%).
Our water comes from Thirlmere Reservoir. It is extremely soft water: 1.68 on the clark scale.
Grasmere Brewery's beers are cold-conditioned, & served bright in the usual English way. (Except for our IPA: which has a beautiful hop haze.)
Grasmere Brewery's ciders are brewed with 100% real fruit juice, pressed mechanically from whole fruit here in the brewery. We have an old-fashioned stainless roller press, which is a wonder to behold. Not from concentrate!
All Grasmere Brewery beer & cider - including real ale! - is packaged in kegs or recycled aluminium cans. At our small size, this is more hygienic than cask, & gives us finer control over carbonation.
Grasmere Brewery ciders are 100% vegan & gluten free.
We brew everything by hand, at Lake View Farm, Grasmere. Here is Mr. Ward doing the business!
Are you a pub or hotel, wanting to stock our beer?
If you are a pub or restaurant, wanting to stock Grasmere Brewery beer & cider - read on.
We work with a small number of owners / managers, helping them achieve 75% gross margin on their wet sales, in the central Lake District. We are priced competitively versus national brands. "Craft" should mean local & awesome - not expensive.
As well as making exotic ciders, we also brew some classics: our house Helles Lager (3.8%), for example.
Being small is wonderful. It means we can focus on quality, not scale. Sadly, there are many establishments (still!) in the Lakes where people don't clean the lines, charge rip-off prices, don't have cold storage, & don't train their staff. This isn't our scene.
Our goal is to work only with the best bars in the Lake District, who care about fantastic fresh local beer & cider, sell craft products at a fair price, & work hard to get it right. If that's you, get in touch. For trade enquiries, call Paul on 07840 059561.