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Braybrooke Beer Co.

Braybrooke Beer Co. in Braybooke near Market Harborough is a specialist lager brewer, named GFC’s Drink Producer of the Year 2020/21.

Co-founders Luke Wilson, Nick Trower and Cameron Emirali decided to set up a brewery on Luke’s family farm after an inspirational meeting with German brewing legend, Stephan Michel, owner of Mahr’s Bräu of Bamberg, Germany (founded 1670). Today, Stephan remains Braybrooke Beer Co’s consultant and mentor, working with the Northamptonshire brewer’s talented head brewer Mario Canestrelli.

In 2018, the trio transformed a grain store into a brewery, adding state-of-the-art lager-brewing kit from Hungary.

The difference between lager-making and ale-brewing is temperature – with lager, the fermentation & conditioning happen at cooler temperatures. The Braybrooke system is glycol-cooled and fully insulated, which makes a big difference to the quality and authenticity of the final product. Its beers are also naturally carbonated.

We’ve tried several types of Braybrooke lager and they are outstandingly crisp, pure and flavoursome. You can buy them off the shelf at several local shops such as Duncan Murray Wines and Farndon Fields. And you can also now order via the Braybrooke Beer Co website.

Useful info
Braybrooke Farm, Harborough Road, Braybrooke, Northamptonshire, LE16 8LJ
07399 560907

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