There are three breweries currently operating regularly in the Huntingdonshire branch area:
Beers are available from a number of local shops, pubs and at beer festivals or direct from the brewery by prior arrangement
A range of eight different beers are currently offered, mostly in cask, but also as bottled real ale. Cask beers are regularly available in local pubs and at beer festivals, whilst bottled beers can be found in local a number of local outlets (e.g. The Smiling Grape in St Neots).
Beer is currently supplied on a wholesale basis only, although it is planned to obtain a licence for direct sales from the brewery early in 2018.
The core range of cask beer includes English Ale, Muck Cat Mild, Golden Shower and Beer Sting Bitter. These beers (and occasional specials) are available in the pub and at local beer festivals.
Two other breweries were operating until recently, but unfortunately have now closed:
Red Brewery in Great Staughton (brewery sold to Rocket Ales who are now brewing on the site; more details coming soon)
TinShed Brewery in Kimbolton (brew kit has been sold outside the branch area)
If you have any news about breweries operating in or near to our branch area, please send details to ku.gro.armac.stnuh@swen
Outside of the branch area, there are also numerous independent local breweries in other parts of Cambridgeshire, together with Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire. Their beers are widely available in the pubs in the branch area, especially in 'true' free houses, and often feature at our own 'Booze on the Ouse' Beer festivals. Also significant is the major regional independent brewer, Charles Wells, who supplies many of the pubs in the area, but has recently sold most of its brands to Marstons.
This is a list of some of the breweries based in nearby CAMRA branch areas:
Angles Ales, Peterborough
Bexar County, Peterborough
Cambridge Brew House, Cambridge
Crafty Beers, Great Wilbraham, Cambridge
Digfield, Barnwell, Northamptonshire
Elgoods, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Fellows, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire
J. Church, Northampton
King's Cliffe, Northamptonshire
Lord Conrad's, Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
Mile Tree, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Milton, Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire
Nene Valley, Oundle, Northamptonshire
Nobby's, Thrapston, Northamptonshire
Potbelly, Kettering, Northamptonshire
Three Blind Mice, Little Downham, Cambridgeshire
Turpin's, Sawston, Cambridgeshire
Tydd Steam, Cambridgeshire
Wells (Charles Wells), Bedfordshire
Xtreme Ales, Whittlesey, Cambridegshire