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HAWKSHEAD BREWERY

Discover the Elements

WHO WE ARE?

Brewers of bold, innovative beers since 2002, based in the heart of the English Lake District
Our beer range is an eclectic mix inspired both by the flavoursome hops of the new world and classic European styles and flavours with a range of core beers available in cask, keg, bottle or can. At Hawkshead Brewery we make the sort of beer we like to drink – think distinctive, full of flavour, handmade, and perfectly crafted by our trained brewers.
Big hopped Pale Ales - Classic British styles - Juicy IPAs - Crisp Lagers - Stouts and Porter - Sours
We use local Lake District water that falls on the hills and is filtered through mineral rocks which are great for brewing. The fresh water is rich in minerals which enhance the unique and refreshing flavour of our beers today.

WHAT WE DO!

Every day we handle, taste and smell our raw materials – soft Cumbrian water, malt and hops and our own unique strain of Brewers Yeast
Flookburgh 40bbl- a state of the art, £3 million turnkey Krones brew kit, capable of brewing 650BBL+ per week. That’s 187,000 pints. Staveley 20 barrel small batch specialist, limited edition beers, sour and barrel aging projects. At Hawkshead Brewery we make distinctive, full-flavoured, handmade and perfectly crafted beer. We never design beer by cost.

OUR HISTORY!

Hawkshead Brewery began in 2002, in a barn just outside the village of Hawkshead in the English Lake District.One of the new wave craft brewers, creating highly hopped, which was rarely seen in cask beers. In 2006 relocated to the Mill Yard, beside the River Kent at Staveley, brewing on a new 20 barrel Brewhouse and built a brewery tap - The Beer Hall. In 2018 commissioned a new state of the art Krones Brewkit and began work on our new Brewery in Flookburgh which was fully functional later that year in September!

WHERE ARE WE NOW?

65% of what we produce is “real ale” which is cask conditioned beer, a peculiarly British speciality - it is Britain's craft. We think this is the best way to appreciate low gravity session ale and we know that the best way to serve our cask conditioned beer is in the northern manner, through a tight sparkler to create a creamy head! We also produce a wide range of keg beers…a choice for everyone!

TRADE

We deliver our beers in cask, keg, can and bottle to pubs, bars, restaurants, hotels and independent specialist beer shops. We deliver directly and regularly in our own vans throughout the whole of the North West. If you would like to order beer for your bar please call our sales team on 01539 822644. Hawkshead beer can also be ordered throughout the UK through selected wholesalers.

AWARDS

2019
SIBA’s Independent Beer Awards:
  • Solar Sour – GOLD
  • Windermere Pale – SILVER
  • Session IPA – BRONZE
  • Red – BRONZE
2018
SIBA’s North West Beer Awards:
  • Red – BRONZE
  • Lager – GOLD
  • Windermere Pale – SILVER
CAMRA Beer of Britain Finalist:
  • Red