The Brewery

The Brown Cow Brewery, run by Susan and Keith Simpson, was formed in July 1997. Their beers are well respected with real ale drinkers and the beers have won many awards at festivals throughout the country.

A renovated building behind the Simpson’s home (the former Brown Cow Inn) houses the six-barrel plant, currently producing its maximum capacity of 17 barrels a week (612 gallon). Being a ‘cottage industry’ the beers are delivered direct from the brewery, ensuring a quality product and personal service.

First class ingredients are used – the finest quality malt from the well respected Yorkshire maltsters Thomas Fawcett’s, together with carefully selected hops from America, New Zealand, Europe and England.

We brew a complete range of beers from mild to porter and try to have a new pale beer available every couple of weeks. In terms of beer strength our Porter is 5.1% abv, our pale beers are between 4% and 4.5% abv. Our Mild at 4.5% abv is true to style and brewed with complex dark malts and gently hopped.

As our production is only 24 firkins per brew, stock changes on a daily basis and therefore it is best to order in advance, but we will always try to fulfill an order on short notice subject to availability

This brewery is dedicated to creating genuine handcrafted cask beers using traditional methods.