The Birth of a Brewery
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 ..........etc. etc. .
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.