Phill Leyland and David Reece met at school and have been firm friends for over 20 years (Do they argue? Certainly, but only about beer!). As fans of real and craft ale, the Beer Brothers started making experimental brews using a simple pot and pan set-up on a cooker top at home – as you do! After tweaking their first brew and conducting intensive taste trials (many friends volunteered for this stage of the creative process!), they realised they had made something special. This small batch became Beer Brothers signature ‘Altbier’ – now metamorphosed into Simply Red.
Later in 2015, with other beers added to the range, it was time to start brewing on a larger scale so a real-life-high-tech-slightly-bigger-than-a-kitchen micro-brewery was created in what can only be described as a chicken shed on an old egg farm. The response to the beers from actual customers was staggering with many cask beers selling out within a couple of hours of being on the pump and bottled beers flying off the shelves (not literally… that would be dangerous!). Our customers loved the beers, demand increased and Beer Brothers outgrew both the original brewing space and brewing equipment. We needed to brew more beer!
In April 2017, with investment secured, the search commenced for a new bigger, better, brewery premises. Beer Brothers was on the move.
We created a new brewery, the brewing capacity increased, the range of products expanded… what else could we do… how about a bar? Of course! So, we created The Bar, a quirky bar with an industrial feel, which is perfect for drinks, events and more importantly… the study and appreciation of beer!
In spring of 2019 we started working with Age Concern (Lancashire) to support their campaign to tackle loneliness and isolation and provide Dementia care and support across Lancashire.
We created ‘What the Flock’ Session IPA for the campaign and for every can sold 20p goes direct to Age Concern (Lancashire) #WTFLancs. You can enjoy this beer responsibly and at the same you will be supporting a worthwhile charity #WTFLancs.
2020 saw us grow from strength to strength (pardon the pun)! We collaborated with the 2017 World's Strongest Man, Eddie 'The Beast' Hall, to create his own craft lager.
Being a lover of craft beer, Eddie wanted a part! After several meetings and many recipe alterations, we finally hit the nail on the head and in May 2020 'The Beast Lager' was born.
"I love a good beer and being a true connoisseur of the craft I thought why not make my own blend and enjoy what I think makes a good beer"
Eddie 'The Beast' Hall
Worlds Strongest Man '17
Selling out almost instantly, we decided we needed more 'Beast'. From that moment, 'The Beast Lager' became a permanent addition to our ever-growing range.
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