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.
Faithful Brewing, Worcester (not currently brewing)
Small brewery opened in a unit opposite the Winning Post pub, Pope Iron Road, in January 2014 as the Winning Post Brewery. Not currently brewing and future status unknown.
Established in 2012 using a 0.5-barrel plant at the pub on Lowesmoor in the heart of the City. Brewing is on a sporadic basis and beers are only available at the pub.
Hop Shed Brewery, Suckley
This brewery started in 2016 as the Unity Brewhouse and is based on a hop farm, hence the change of name. Open to the public on Friday & Saturday – see website for times – www.thehopshed.co.uk
Joseph Herbert Smith, Hanley Broadheath (not currently brewing)
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. The brewery ceased brewing in 2018 – future plans are unclear.
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.
Loyal City Brewing, Worcester
Brewery set up in 2017. Currently based at the Shire Business Park, Worcester. Brewing status unknown at present.
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
The only brewery now in Pershore, in an industrial unit near the railway station. Started brewing in late October 2015, delivering to the local free trade. Regular brews are Summertime 3.8% golden, Croft 4.2% IPA, Pershore Pale 4.5% IPA and Black Moon 5% porter. Beers available in bottles too. Check website for occasional events.
Pope’s Brewing Company, Worcester (not currently brewing)
A family run brewery established in late 2012 on a site just to the north of Worcester city. Following a fire at their brewery that site is closed and up for let. They are not currently brewing but focussing on running their pub the Paul Pry in Worcester. Beers with Pope’s name are brewed at the Teme Valley brewery for sale in the Paul Pry.
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 from 4pm – own beers and guest craft ales are available and music events are popular.
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.
Two Dogs, Crowle
A small Micro Brewery brewing under this name since May 2014, offering 3 bottled conditioned beers at local markets.
Wintrip Brew Co., Worcester
Formerly the Three Shires brewery. Now situated at the Oil Basin Brew House at 7, Copenhagen Street, Worcester.
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.