It’s amazing how many small breweries are to be found in Worcester CAMRA’s area. They make a fantastic contribution to the area’s appeal to visitors and locals alike.
Established in 2012 using a 0.5-barrel plant at the pub on Lowesmoor in the heart of the City. Beers only available at the pub.
Joseph Herbert Smith, Hanley Broadheath
The brewery was established in Staffordshire in 2007 by Jonathan Smith. In 2008 it relocated to barns adjacent to the Fox Inn, near Tenbury Wells. All equipment is gas fired and ingredients are sourced locally where possible.
Lakehouse Brewing Company, Malvern
Small brewery established on the edge of Malvern in 2016. Beers reaching ale-conscious pubs in the area. Also available in bottle – usually stocked in Eversley Stores at Malvern Link Top.
Malvern Hills, Malvern
Founded in 1998 in an old quarrying dynamite store, the brewery’s beers have an established presence in the Three Counties as well as Birmingham and the Black Country. The core brews are supplemented by a rolling programme of monthly specials.
Pershore Brewery, Worcester
A new brewery in Pershore, in an industrial unit near the railway station. Start brewing in late October 2015, delivering cask beer to Eastwards of Worcester. Brewery shop sells bottles.
Pope’s Brewing Company, Worcester
A family run brewery established in late 2012 on a site just to the north of Worcester city, supplying to the local free trade and further afield. The brewery has a 4.5 barrel capacity and brewing is done twice a week. The beer’s names are influenced by the local area. Bottle conditioned beers are available from the brewery shop and there is a bar open Friday afternoon and evening.
St George’s, Callow End
The brewery was established in 1998 in old village bakery premises and acquired in 2006 by Duncan Ironmonger who owns 3 nearby pubs which always stock the beers (Chase, Nag’s Head, and Swan). The brewery supplies local freehouses and wholesalers for a wider distribution. At least two monthly specials are usually available.
The Sociable Beer Company, Worcester
Set up in 2015 the brewery is in Britannia Road. On site bar opens Fridays form 4pm.
Teme Valley, Knightwick
Established in 1997 to brew beer for The Talbot at Knightwick. Only hops grown in Worcestershire are used in brewing the cask and bottle-conditioned beers. Some 30 outlets are supplied throughout the Marches and West Midlands. Seasonal beers including green hopped specials at hop picking time.
The Friday Brewery Co., Malvern
Founded in 2011 primarily producing bottle conditioned premium ales, selling across the Three Counties. Available in cask form in a small number of local pubs. Bottles are sold at the brewery shop (9-5 Mon-Fri), by Link Wines off licence in Malvern Link, Eversley Stores at Malvern Link Top and in local shops and markets.
Three Shires Brewery, Worcester
A small brewery on the edge of the city, brewing cask ale that can be found in pubs around the Three Shires.
Two Dogs, Crowle
A small Micro Brewery brewing under this name since May 2014, offering 3 bottled conditioned beers at local markets.
Unity Brewhouse, Suckley
Based in the Old Chicken Shed on Stocks Farm, this brewery started in 2016 and is open to the public on Thursday, Friday & Saturday – see website for times www.unitybrewhouse.co.uk
Faithful Brewing, Worcester
Small brewery opened in a unit opposite the pub in January 2014 as the Winning Post Brewery.
Worcester Brewing, Worcester
A six barrel brewery in the heart of Worcester, not far from the Paul Pry where its beers can occasionally be found. The brewer is very keen to only use traditional British hops.