West Berkshire Branch of CAMRA

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We have four breweries and several local cider producers in our branch area. They are (in alphabetical order):

Breweries

Butts Brewery Ltd.
Northfield Farm
Wantage Road
Great Shefford
Berkshire
RG17 7BY
Tel: 01488 648133 sales@buttsbrewery.com

Set up in converted farm buildings in 1994 with plant acquired from Butcombe, Butts now supplies 80 outlets, mainly in Berkshire, but also in Oxfordshire, Hampshire & Wiltshire.

Barbus Barbus, Golden Brown and Blackguard Porter are now available as bottle-conditioned beers.

Indigenous Brewery
Indigenous Brewery Ltd
Peacock Cottage
Main Street
Chaddleworth
Newbury
Berkshire
RG20 7EH
Tel: 01488 505060
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Locally hand crafted ales for the discerning beer drinker.

Following years of intense and hedonistic imbibing and brewing in pursuit of delicious ales, Head Brewer Kevin Brady invites you to share the indigenous experience.

Kevin has been brewing since 2011 and having successfully showcased some of his beers at local village events, he has now set up his own Micro Brewery in the village of Chaddleworth, West Berkshire.

The focus is on producing hand crafted ales on a relatively small scale that offer something a little different.

Two Cocks Brewery
Christmas Farm
Church Lane
Enborne
Berkshire
RG20 0HB
Tel: 01635 47351
info@twococksbrewery.com

Started in 2009, The Two Cocks Farm and Brewery is set in 40 idyllic acres of Berkshire countryside. The original Two Cocks, Michael and Phil, built a stunning architecturally designned home which features on Kevin’s McCloud Grand Designs. In 2017 Caroline and Les took over to continue their passion of brewing great beer and producing delicious, sustainable food.

Water for the brewery comes from the farm's very own bore hole and the beers are flavoured with wild hops found growing in the farm's hedgerows. Beers are named after the English Civil War as the site of the farm was involved during the battles of Newbury.

West Berkshire Brewery
The Old Bakery
Yattendon
Berkshire
RG18 0UE
Tel: 01635 202968
info@wbbrew.co.uk

Brewery established in 1995 in converted farm buildings in the grounds of The Pot Kiln pub, although the businesses are separate. Began as a five-barrel plant, but has since added a 12-barrel fermentation vessel.

In 2000 a second, larger plant was installed in the neighbouring village of Yattendon.

Following the demise of Morrell's Brewery in Oxford, West Berks Brewery is producing one of the area's few milds.

Cider Producers

Ciderniks,
Kintbury
Berkshire
Tel: 07885 296789
nick@ciderniks.com
Nick started cider making in 2003, using mainly local fruit growing in the Kintbury/Inkpen area, as well as importing some Yarlington Mill apples from Herefordshire. His Yellowleg cider takes its name from the old nickname for Inkpen clay workers.
The Lambourn Valley Cider Company
The Malt House
Great Shefford
Berkshire
RG17 7ED
Tel: 01488 648441
contact@lambournvalleycider.co.uk
Formed in 1995 to make traditional cider from local culinary apples. Produced several different ciders, which won awards in 1998 and 1999, and also a perry from two ancient local trees. In January 2001 the company planted an orchard of perry pear and cider apple trees at
Shefford Woodlands. In 2007 it was decided to cease cider production; concentrate on producing perry, which will mostly be bottle-fermented in champagne bottles.

Tutts Clump Cider,
Bishops Road
Tutts Clump
Bradfield
Berkshire
RG7 6LB
Tel: 0118 9744649
sales@tuttsclumpcider.co.uk
Tim founded Tutts Clump Cider in 2008 in the hamlet of Tutts Clump. Their flagship product, Traditional Farmhouse Cider, can be found in pubs throughout the West Berkshire area.

 

Wyatt's Cider,
Cold Ash
Thatcham
Berkshire
Tel: 07775 711356.
wyattscider@hotmail.co.uk
Rick made his first batch of cider in 2006, and it went down very well at Reading Beer and Cider Festival in May 2007. He is currently using fruit from some of the orchards to the east of Newbury formerly used by Lambourn Valley Cider, including the cider trees at Douai Abbey.

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