Ennerdale Craft Brewery

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Our beers are on their holidays

Fans of Ennerdale Bottled beers have been sharing photos of our ales on their holidays…

Ennerdale Blonde - Cumbrian real ale refreshing sunny DevonRecently spotted in Devon defending the coast, before doing its final duty being enjoyed at a bbq!

As the real ale is refreshing more distant corners of the country (it’s been photographed in Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Devon, and of course closer to home in Lancashire and around the Lake District) we are now building an online shop. This is a really exciting development for the brewery and we hope to have this up and running by the end of September.

Three Hot Blondes from Ennerdale - real ale doesn't get much better!

Ging Real Ale Trail review Ennerdale Brewery Bottled BeerThere are lots of plans on the go at Ennerdale Brewery with an open day planned to coincide with the annual barrel run, and we’ll let everyone know what’s going on in the next few days!

This is being run in memory of Phil Callery, who was our head brewer who was a big part of our early success.

Here at Ennerdale Brewery we love the fact that people take the time to share and send us their photos from around the country. As a small microbrewery we don’t expect our reach to go much further than Cumbria- but the reach is growing! This comes from those who holiday in the Lake District and fall in love with our cask and bottled ale (and of course locals who take a case of beer with them to enjoy on a sunny evening around the UK!)

This is also a moment to say a big thank you to the increasing number of outlets who are stocking our ale and to those who spread the word through reviews. Your support is very much appreciated!

Ennerdale Brewery goes wild with new real ale!

Cumbrian microbrewery launches a real ale in support of The Wild Ennerdale Partnership

Wild Ennerdale real ale from Ennerdale microbrewery Cumbria“Wild Ennerdale” has recently hit the pubs, and we’re donating 5p per pint from the first 100 casks to support the Wild Ennerdale Partnership’s excellent environmental work in the Ennerdale valley. We’re delighted that the first reactions from those supping a pint are fabulous! We’re very excited to add another ale to our core range- and of course we continue to brew seasonal ales and some for special occasions.

Brewed with water drawn from our own spring, Wild Ennerdale is a golden amber colour (derived from the finest quality English grown malting barley and hops). 4.2ABV, with a wonderful hop aroma and a well rounded bitterness.

Barrie Roberts, the brewery director, said “It is a fantastic milestone for us to brew a real ale in association with Wild Ennerdale in time for their 10th anniversary. To have the opportunity to work with them more closely, and donate towards improving the spectacular landscape in Ennerdale is important to us”.

Here at the brewery, we’re already heavily involved in the Ennerdale Hub which runs the Fox and Hounds and has plans to open a village shop and visitor’s centre.

It’s a big step forward to increase our environmental support. We hope to remain involved with partnership for many years to come, whether through donations or getting our wellies on and helping out in the work they do around us.

The Wild Ennerdale Partnership is one of the UK’s longest running wild land projects, allowing ecosystems throughout the valley to evolve with greater freedom. Its experience in managing land through minimal human intervention is already widely acclaimed and shared by others.

Project Officer for Wild Ennerdale, Rachel Oakley, said “It’s great to see the Wild Ennerdale brand supporting a local business, and fantastic that Ennerdale Brewery is contributing to work in the valley through sales of the beer”. 

We’re excited about working with Wild Ennerdale and are busy making sure there is plenty of “Wild” beer around Cumbria for everyone to enjoy. We’ll also be at the Cockermouth Food Market on Saturday 4th May, so do come along and sample our real ale & have a chat!

To read the full press release click here.


Ennerdale Brewery is part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas, and the project is delivered with Defra as the Managing Authority.

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