Church End Brewery started life in an old coffin workshop behind the Griffin Inn, Shustoke, Warwickshire. Its goal was to be a 'hands on' craft brewery making a wide range of cask conditioned beers . The Brewery philosophy only allows the use of good quality raw materials , such as floor malted barley and whole hops; definitely no processed sugars!
M-Reg was the first brew on August 1st 1994 followed by What The Fox's Hat and M-Reg Gti .We now have a range of over forty distinct products including Fruit Beers made with real fruit , Herb beers made with fresh Herbs , Wheat beers made with a high proportion of malted wheat, black beers with chocolate malt , Honey beers made with real Honey .
The plant was constructed from mainly second hand stainless steel equipment, with an output capacity of four brewer's barrels per brew (36 gallons is a brewer's barrel). At that time an average of five brews a week were made,and everything that was brewed was sold.
Today, Church End Brewery is housed in a refurbished social club.
During 2008 we upgraded our brewing plant to 20 Barrels per brew. Most of the brewing kit was sourced in the U. K. - Doncaster no less. During the installation new greener refrigeration and gas burners were installed, and this has already led to a 25% reduction in the consumption of both.
Church End bought its first free of tie pub in 2011, called The George and Dragon, situated in Stoke Golding.
To find out more about the brewery, head on over to the website: Church End Brewery.