HOW IT ALL STARTED
With his grandparents in the pub/beer trade industry and his parents involved in the wine business – brewery owner, Ben Cleary, always knew he wanted to follow in their footstep. Having run the successful Pip Stop store for a couple of years, it felt like a natural transition to move from grape-to-grain.
Starting out with a small 1-hectolitre brewhouse at Lanchester Wines Co. with the help of current Head Brewer, Alex, they soon started to work towards the goal of joining ever-growing and popular the North East microbrewery scene.
After having visited the popular Crooked Can Brewery, he loved the idea of Tap Room and Brewery sharing the same space within a modern yet rustic setting.
From that inspiration they looked to create their own venue that captures the hearts, minds and most importantly, tastebuds of the local community, as well as creating a destination for people travelling from far and wide.
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