We are a small, family run business. These are a few of the funny looking faces you will encounter if you come and visit us!
Barrie is a founder member of The Ennerdale Brewery along with his wife Doreen, daughters Jodi and Emily and son in law Paul. He first moved to Cumbria from Teesside in 1998 to work at Sellafield, starting life as a Mechanical Inspector, then Engineer and has recently left his role on site as Project Manager. Barrie originally started Home Brewing on the side as a way to make ends meet, but this lead to bigger things in 2008 when he finally opened The Ennerdale Brewery. Barrie dreams of winning a major award for one of The Ennerdale Brewery’s Ales- Then he might finally retire!
Favourite Ennerdale Ale: Pale Ale
Being the oldest daughter means great responsibility. As soon as she hit the legal drinking age, Jodi was nominated as guinea pig for Barrie’s home brewed beers, which resulted in some good and some not so good experiences! Mum of two – or three if you count Letti the Boxer- Jodi is director of all things brewing and beer. She places orders, manages accounts and invoices, organises Brewery Tours and helps out in The Brewery Tap on busy weekends. She is our general wonder woman!
Favourite Ennerdale Ale: Wild Ennerdale
Emily is daughter numero 2- She was also raised on Barries home brew and can vouch that the tastes have improved considerably since the 90s! Despite working full time at a local firm as a senior buyer, Emily has also been director at The Brewery for five years. Her role involves setting up events and helping at The Tap whenever she is needed (including quality control of food and beer!) She is wife to Paul and mum to the bossiest little Brewery Tap member, Sofia. Her claim to Ennerdale Brewery Fame was meeting Greg James and Rowan Atkinson who both visited The Brewery for their TV/radio projects. On the odd occasion she’s not working you can expect Emily to be doing Pilates sessions with Sophie of Soulbox, spending time with her family or fell walking with her pooch!
Favourite Ennerdale Ale: Jasmine Gold
Russell: Sales Manager
Russell is our sales manager and master mind. He started at The Ennerdale Brewery in 2017 after previously working in and managing a number of successful bars. He knows what the people want and he is always on the road visiting our loyal customers, as well as potential beer buyers, to give out samples and get feedback. Russ is the brain power behind our ales getting on the shelves in Morrisons! We don’t know what we would do without him.
Favourite Ennerdale Ale: Seven Bridges
Tyler began at The Brewery as a Sales Apprentice in 2016 and has been with us ever since. She builds up great relationships with our customers and, if she didn’t have to answer the other lines, would happily chat to them all day long! She is currently on maternity leave (big congratulations Tyler) but she will be returning in Spring 2020.
Favourite Ennerdale Ale: England’s Pride IPA
Charlie: Sales and Marketing
Charlie began working at The Brewery in March 2019. Her role involves calling up customers to place orders and listen to feedback, updating the website and company blog, organising events, creating promotional material, writing press releases, playing around on Social Media and, of course, redirecting irritating cold calls to Barrie. When she’s not working you can find Charlie volunteering/planning events for the charity Siiboo UK or visiting different countries- especially Bordeaux in France where she used to live!
Favourite Ennerdale Ale: Honeycomb Beer
Dave: The Brewer
Dave is the designer, the inventor, the maker, the creator and the producer! He is our chief (and only) brewer so without him there would be no Ennerdale Ales (gasp). He is responsible for creating the new recipes for our seasonal specials and his beer knowledge is second to none- ask him any brewery related question and he will tell you the answer! When he is not brewing Dave can also be found giving Brewery Tours.
Favourite Ennerdale Ale: Ennerdale Reserve
Steve: The Driver
Steve moved to Cumbria from Nottingham in 1999 and started working at The Brewery in summer 2016. He drives the van all around Cumbria and Lancashire on Wednesdays and Thursdays delivering our beer to our lovely customers. He is a friendly and familiar face for The Brewery and he will chat to you for as long as you let him!
Favourite Ennerdale Ale: Darkest Bitter
George: Brewery Hand
George has been part of The Ennerdale Team for a very long time. He does everything in The Brewery that Dave can’t (or won’t!) do. From racking and cask washing to deep cleaning the brew house, he is a vital member of the team to ensure that the brewing process runs smoothly.
Favourite Ennerdale Ale: Ennerdale Blonde
Letti: General Dogsbody
The laziest Boxer you will ever meet! Letti joins us in the office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to assist the sales team…
Brewery Tap Opening Hours
|Monday||9:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Tuesday||9:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Wednesday||9:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Thursday||9:00 am - 10:00 pm|
|Friday||9:00 am - 10:00 pm|
|Saturday||9:00 am - 10:00 pm|
|Sunday||9:00 am - 4:30 pm|