Some of the most progressive and exciting breweries in the world are coming together at City Of Industry. Make sure you get acquainted with each one before August...
The Yeastie Boys - Stu McKinlay and Sam Possenniskie - are the dynamic duo of New Zealand's craft beer scene. They burst onto the beer landscape with two trophies for their flagship porter Pot Kettle Black at BrewNZ 2009 and have remained firmly ensconced there ever since. Their latest achievements include a trifecta of major international awards in the last year including:
Champion Beer at The Asia Beer Awards (for Pot Kettle Black)
People's Choice at The Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular (for Gunnamatta)
Morton Coutts Trophy for Innovation at the Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards (for Rex Attitude)
The Yeastie Boys say that they stay ahead of the game by being food and drink lovers first and foremost and postmodern craft beer cult heroes on the side. In fact, the brewing business is a part time gig for both Stu and Sam who have day jobs in unrelated industries...
Cloudwater Brew Co
Manchester's Cloudwater have this to say:
At the heart of our new venture is a deep love for the changing seasons, each bringing with it an invitation to enjoy the scarcity and abundance our natural environment offers. We want to showcase the ebb and flow by using seasonal ingredients at their very best, and taking inspiration from the change of lifestyle each season creates. Along the way there’ll be both old recipes and new experiments, as we use the best of both traditional and cutting edge techniques to create modern seasonal beer.
The UK brewing scene, and the international brewing scene beyond is vibrant and rich. We can’t wait to join in, and make the best contribution to modern beer we possibly can
Edge Brewing was established in Barcelona in 2013 by two Americans, Scott and Alan, who were so eager to bring the American craft beer revolution to Europe that they brought a brewery. Combining finely engineered American brewing equipment, the best ingredients available, and many years of brewing experience, they are now making genuine, American craft beer fresh for the local market from their new brewing home in Barcelona’s suitably edgy Poble Nou district.
We’re explorers. We’ve come for adventure. And we know adventure is made, not found. We hope you come and join us in our exploration of craft beer.
Northern Monk Brew Co
Since the 7th century AD monks across the whole of Europe have produced and sold beer, life-sustaining, thirst quenching beer. In 1086, the Domesday book records the brewing of almost 70,000 gallons of ale by monks, whilst Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire once brewed 60 barrels of strong ale every 10 days.
Like the monks before us, Northern Monk is commited to creating the highest quality beers combining the best of traditional monastic brewing values with a progressive approach to ingredients and techniques. Homed in a Grade II listed mill in the spiritual heart of the industrial revolution, Northern Monk takes thousands of years of brewing heritage and tradition and combines them with the best of both local and internationally sourced ingredients, crafting beers to excite, to savour, to taste and to remember… True North
Our Brewery A home not just to our beer, but also a destination to support and showcase like-minded brands and creatives who share our vision of craftsmanship, quality and our appreciation of timeless design, transcending the stereotypical view of drinking culture. That’s why we are committed to working with charitable organisations, local businesses and anyone who shares our passion for detail, respect for humanity and its natural resources. We regularly collaborate with breweries and businesses from near and far to help strengthen the North for positive change and to continually diversify our own offering.
In The Refectory we aim to bring you the best products of their kind. That’s why you’ll find a carefully curated selection of brews from around the world alongside our own beers. Our bottle shop showcases a wide array of hand-picked drinks for you to either enjoy in or takeaway. Our kitchen, lovingly toiled over by Grub & Grog, sources all its produce locally, using as organically grown ingredients where possible. Just like Fountains or Kirkstall Abbey in Yorkshire of old, all of Northern Monks ale is brewed in house right under our feet. Each of our beers are unique in their taste, colour and origins. Our dedication to our craft means that each person who joins us in The Refectory is given the time they need to find the right drink and the service it deserves.