Ennerdale Craft Brewery


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Our Barrel Run Is Quickly Approaching!

We know, it is the event that you’ve all been waiting for (us too)! If you don’t know what our barrel run is, then let us educate you…

Every year, we host a fun day in which teams of two people run a scenic 2.5 mile route from our very own Brewery to the Fox and Hounds pub in Ennerdale, carrying (yes you guessed it) an empty 9 gallon barrel! Fancy dress is also a must!

Run Forrest, run!

This year’s event will take place on Saturday 21st September and the subscription will begin at 10:30 am before the race kicks off at 12 pm. It is £10 entry per team and all money raised this year will go towards getting a defibrillator for Rowrah.

Defibrillators are crucial when it comes to saving lives. Cardiac arrests can happen to anyone of any age and fatality is a huge risk for the victims, if not treated soon enough. With every minute that passes without treatment, the chances of survival are decreased by 10%! Defibrillators are life-saving and are therefore vital to have in the local community. Involvement in this event will help us to make this possible, so please help to support us in raising money for Rowrah’s defibrillator!

Some important facts about how defibrillators benefit comminities.

On completion, each participant is given a free pint of Ennerdale Ale at the Fox and Hounds, before being transported back to the Ennerdale Brewery for sandwiches and chips, live music, entertainment, and more beer!

It is always an incredibly fun day for all of the family. We have a bouncy castle for children to enjoy, lots of brilliant raffle prizes to be won and we will be joined by the amazing Vortigern, a local Celtic Rock band! They have a great atmosphere and will happily play until their fingers get sore. They will begin performing at 5 pm, ready to give everyone an evening full of bangers!

Vortigern – they will rock your barrels!

If you can’t join the event but you would still like to help support our cause, then raffle tickets can be bought from the Brewery Tap from the start of September and any raffle prize donations would be hugely appreciated.

Get your tickets soon!

It is a fantastic opportunity to raise money for an excellent cause, as well as have a laugh with all of your family and friends! Get your troops together and form your teams, because this year will be one to remember. Call us on 01946 862977 or email us at [email protected] to enter.

We hope to see you all there to help us raise money for a wonderful cause – thank you all for your continued support.


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An Audience with Henry Priestman

On Saturday 3rd of August, we were joined by Henry Priestman!

One of our lovely Ennerdale Brewery members, Brian, held his 60th birthday party with us on Saturday where the guests were entertained by the one and only, Henry Priestman.

Henry Priestman: The man, the myth, the legend!

Henry Priestman is a former member of the popular Liverpool band, The Christians, who are well known for some fantastic singles such as Ideal World and Hooverville (released back in 1987)!

The duo played some banging tunes such as Grey Is The New Blonde, which even got Barrie and Doreen dancing…now that sounds like a real party!

Entertaining the guests!

It was another fantastic night down at the Brewery Tap. Everyone had a great time and it was full of music, laughter and of course, beer!

We hope you had an excellent night too, Brian, and a massive Happy 60th Birthday from all of us here at the Brewery. We hope to see you again soon for another shindig to be remembered!


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July Customer of the Month: Gosforth Village Store

The Gosforth Store serves fresh, local produce to customers in the village and beyond.

The Hungry Parrot Eatery which is situated on the first floor of the store serves delicious food to meet all dietary requirements. All of their products are locally sourced – including their ales!

They take a number of our ales in cases each week, especially during the thirsty summer months. You can find the full range of our beers on their shelves. So what are you waiting for?

Reece and all of the team, to thank you for your continued support, you can expect your free case of Ennerdale Ale with your next order. Cheers!

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We walked with Beth and Steve Pipe on the “Brewers Loop” as they write their new book

The Lake District scenery and our famous Cumbrian beers are the dream combination. Is it any wonder Beth Pipe and her husband Steve are writing a book about them?

The couple set off on the 23rd of June on their 18 day 138 mile hike, visiting as many breweries and microbreweries around Cumbria as possible- and carrying with them an empty cask!

Jodi and Emily helping the pair with their cask

Beth is the author of the best selling book “Gin, Cake and Rucksacks” which involved her sampling various gins and distillaries as they walked around the lakes.

This time, it’s beer! Which is where we came in. Our directors Emily and Jodi walked with the pair from Whitehaven to St Bees on Saturday as they talked about all things brewing and beer business.

After they finished walking the 7 miles from Whitehaven Harbour to St Bees (in the scorching sunshine) they came back to The Brewery Tap for a well deserved break and a beer.

The couple are raising money for the Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association (LDSAMRA). They chose the charity as they’re very often out in the hills and even though they don’t personally expect to need their help, they know how quickly and easily things can go wrong for people when walking and climbing.

Steve and Beth with our very own Emily and Jodi

We loved chatting with Beth and Steve and learning about their latest book and all the money that they’ve raised for the charity so far. We wish them all the luck in the world getting to the end of their adventure- not long to go!

We wish the best of luck to the pair for the last couple of days of their beautiful beery adventure!

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June Customer of the Month: The Tavern, Whitehaven

What’s not to love about The Tavern?

Located on Tangier street in Whitehaven, this quirky, friendly and traditional pub in Whitehaven will make you feel like you’ve walked into your home.

A pub for pool players and nighttime drinkers: They have a great selection of spirits and shots and their choice of beers is brilliant. The Tavern almost always serve our Blonde on tap and will very often take three casks at a time.

There is lots of seating upstairs, the staff are very fun and friendly and the music is great. They even have an old school style juke box so you can choose your favourite music throughout the night.

Simon and family, to say thank you for being great customers you will receive your free case of Ennerdale bottles with your next order. Cheers!