CAMPAIGN FOR REAL ALE Peterborough & District Branch
LOCAL BREWERIES

Angles Brewery
Address: Unit 54, Culley Court, Orton Southgate, Peterborough, PE2 6WA
Telephone: 07795 425891
Email: info@angles-ales.uk
Website: http://angles-ales.uk/
Notes: Started brewing in 2016. A highly qualified Microbiologist, and an Exciseman with a passion for real ales and lagers got together to found Angles Ales. Objective: to brew beers and lagers with only natural ingredients in the old fashioned way.
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CAMRA Brewery Liaison Office - Mark Wroe

Bexar County Brewery
Address: 8 Belgic Square, Peterborough, PE1 5XF
Telephone: 07934 722584
Email: bexar.county.brewery@gmail.com
Website: http://www.bexarcountybrewery.com
Notes: Currently brewing on a seven barrel plant brewing American style beers but often with novel and challenging flavours. There is no regular beer list, just a constant stream of new recipes.
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Latest: May 2016: During a recent visit to the brewery, the Bexar County Brewery Liaison Officer was able to sample several beers from the fermenter including Cookie Monster 6% abv American lager and El Sol y La Luna 4.9% abv, a Mexican style lager and also a Dortmunder export lager called I Love To Hate You 5.2% abv all of which were full of taste and flavour.
Also on the go was Papa Steve in a Glenmorangie oak cask which will be going to Cambridge Beer Festival where Bexar County will be sharing a brewery bar with 3 Blind Mice from Ely. Truman Victorian Export Stout is another Bexar County beer that has been put into an oak cask and which was first brewed last year for Melton Mowbray Victorian market. It went into the cask 6.7% abv and should be slightly more lethal when it emerges. This beer will be going to Peterborough Beer Festival.
A beer soon to be available is a collaboration with Alphabet Brewing Co. called Tainted Dove which is a chocolate, coconut and almond PALE beer, you don`t see many pale chocolate beers!
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CAMRA Brewery Liaison Office - David Botton
Telephone: 01733 345475 (h)  
Email: bexar-county-blo@real-ale.org.uk
Address: 13 Shelton Road, Stanground, Peterborough, PE2 8QL,

Blue Bell Brewery
Address: Cranesgate South, Whaplode St Catherine, PE12 6SN
Telephone: 01406 540300
Website: thebluebell.net
Notes: Started brewing in 1998 on a 7 barrel brew plant and changed owners in 2003. It is behind the Blue Bell pub but is operated as a completely separate business.
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Latest: May 2016: The brewery has recently been sold by Emma Bell to John and Jenny, mine hosts at the Blue Bell Inn. The rationale behind the purchase is to secure the brewery and the beers to make it an integral part of the Blue Bell business.
All renovation work is now complete and the first batch of Ingle Dingle was in the fermenters at beginning of May and should be on sale soon. The first batch of what will be the main beer and re-named New Honesty was due to be brewed mid-May. This is a 4.1% abv bitter and has a slight ‘tweak’ in the recipe from the original. It will also be known as “That One” and Ingle Dingle as “The Other One”.
The brewery will concentrate on supplying the pub and for private sales (parties etc.) in the first instance.
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CAMRA Brewery Liaison Office - John Hunt
Telephone: 01406 330453 (h), 07923489917 (m)  
Email: blue-bell-blo@real-ale.org.uk
Address: Wheatfields, Shepeau Stow, Whaplode Drove, Spalding, Lincs, PE12 0TX

Castor Ales
Address: 30 Peterborough Road, Castor, Peterborough, PE5 7AX
Telephone: 01733 380337
Email: duncan@castorales.co.uk
Website: http://www.castorales.co.uk/
Notes: First brewed August 2009 on a three barrel plant.
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Latest: May 2016: Recently they added their own twist to the collaboration merry go round that seems to be all the craze these days. Having tasted Bexar County's collaboration brew with Weird Beard called “A Lemon Tree my Dear Watson” they decided they wanted to try and brew something similar. The polite thing to do would be to arrange a collaboration with Steve Saldana, but no, they merely phoned and bombarded Steve with questions until he effectively gave them the recipe and the process, and then they set about replicating it. (Some may call it stealing!) Thanks Steve!
The final product, Leaping Lemon featured at the Coalheavers beer festival and soon sold out. At the Prince of Wales Feathers beer festival it featured as a blend with Leaping Toad and became Lemondipity. Look out for future variations on this theme.
They were disappointed not to make the Cambridge Beer Festival again this year but it meant uninterrupted supplies for their loyal Peterborough customers. Production of Hopping Toad 4.1% abv continues to increase with the Leaping Toad variation 4.9% abv featuring strongly in the second quarter of the year.
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CAMRA Brewery Liaison Office - Mike Lane
Telephone: 01733 574331 (h), 07850 334203 (m)  
Email: castor-ales-blo@real-ale.org.uk
Address: 44 Chatsfield, Werrington, Peterborough, , PE4 5DL

Digfield Ales
Address: Lilford Lodge Farm, Barnwell, Peterborough, PE8 5SA
Telephone: 01832 273954
Email: brewery@digfield-ales.co.uk
Website: http://www.digfield-ales.co.uk/
Notes: Started brewing in 2006 at North Lodge Farm in Barnwell, Peterborough on a five barrel plant. Moved to current address in 2013 with a 15 barrel plant.
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Latest: September 2015: Another enjoyable Peterborough Beer Festival for Digfield Ales with Mad Monk achieving a Gold Award. This follows two runners-up successes for Mad Monk and Shacklebush at the Northampton Delapre Festival. A special 10th Anniversary brew is planned for later this year.
 
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CAMRA Brewery Liaison Office - David Waller
Telephone: 01733 705542 (h)  
Email: digfield-ales-blo@real-ale.org.uk

Elgood & Sons Ltd
Address: North Brink Brewery, Wisbech, PE13 1LW
Telephone: 01945 583160
Email: info@elgoods-brewery.co.uk
Website: http://www.elgoods-brewery.co.uk/
Notes: Has been brewing on this site since 1795. It is still very much a traditional family brewery.
The brewery has about 30 tied pubs.
Also well known for a large garden on the same site which can be visited.
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Latest: May 2016: Double Swan is the current seasonal and will be replaced next month (June) with 'They Think It’s Ale Over' to celebrate the UEFA Euro 2016 and 50 years since England’s World Cup win.
The brewery will again be hosting the SIBA East Beer Competition and Beer Festival from Thursday 29th September to Saturday 1st October.
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CAMRA Brewery Liaison Office - John Hunt
Telephone: 01406 330453 (h), 07923489917 (m)  
Email: elgoods-blo@real-ale.org.uk
Address: Wheatfields, Shepeau Stow, Whaplode Drove, Spalding, Lincs, PE12 0TX

Hopshackle Brewery Ltd
Address: Unit F, Bentley Business Park, Blenheim Way, Northfields Industrial Estate, Market Deeping, PE6 8LD
Telephone: 01778 348542
Email: sales@hopshacklebrewery.co.uk
Website: http://www.hopshacklebrewery.co.uk/
Notes: Established in 2006 using a five barrel plant.
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Latest: May 1016: Dark, a 3.8% abv mild has been brewed for May and June. It is a very dark ruby colour and uses the traditional English hop, East Kent Goldings and the malts used are pale, chocolate, crystal and black. The yeast used has been a ‘borrowed’ yeast from another brewery which is more suitable for mild than the normal ‘house’ yeast.
Black Mule 5.6% abv and Hopnosis 5.2% abv and Dark are all available in casks.
Hopshackle Beers will be at The 42nd Cambridge Beer Festival, May 23rd -28th and The Rutland Beer Festival, June 23rd -26th.
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CAMRA Brewery Liaison Office - Noel Ryland
Telephone: 01733 311453 (h), 07944 869656 (m)  
Email: hopshackle-blo@real-ale.org.uk
Address: 22 Ascot Drive, Peterborough, PE1 4EA, ,

King's Cliffe Brewery
Address: Unit 10, Kingsmead, Station Road, King's Cliffe, Peterborough, PE8 6YH
Telephone: 07843 288088
Email: jez@kcbales.co.uk
Website: http://www.kcbales.co.uk/
Notes: Started in 2014 on a five barrel plant.
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Latest: March 2016: KCB have been brewing a ‘one off’ beer with Simon the manager of the Ostrich, North Street, Peterborough. It is an amber ale of around 4.2 % abv and should be on sale for Easter. Brewer, Jez, continues to do ‘one off’ brews for the Cross Keys at Kings Cliffe and the Crown at Elton.
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CAMRA Brewery Liaison Office - Mike Blakesley
Telephone: 01733 390828 (h), 07747 617527 (m)  
Email: kings-cliffe-blo@real-ale.org.uk

Melbourn Brothers Brewery
Address: All Saints Brewery, 22 All Saints Street, Stamford, PE9 2PA
Telephone: 01780 752186
Website: http://www.allsaintsbrewery.co.uk
Notes: Brewery opened in 1825 and stopped brewing in 1974 when taken over by Samuel Smiths. Started brewing fruit beers in 1998. These are sold in bottles only.
 
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CAMRA Brewery Liaison Office - Don Rudd
Telephone: 01733 323133 (h)  
Email: melbourn-blo@real-ale.org.uk
Address: 14 Tarrant, Werrington, Peterborough, PE4 5EF,

Mile Tree Brewery
Address: Secret Garden Park, Miletree Lane, Wisbech, PE13 4TR
Email: info@miletreebrewery.co.uk
Website: http://www.miletreebrewery.co.uk
Notes: Started in October 2012 on a five barrel plant.
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Latest: May 2016: Richard has now recovered from his hip replacement operation in February and is now busy brewing albeit with help from neighbour Trevor Parke - a real top bloke and damn fine brewery assistant!
Ely Eel Festival held over the Early Spring Bank holiday was once again a great success. Mile Tree Brewery along with Watergull Orchards ran the bar over the three day event with record numbers of people attending this year. Many thanks to all who helped out!
Mile Tree are very pleased to have their beers once again at Cambridge Beer Festival. This year they have Dark Secret 3.8% abv and Woodrush 4.7% abv. The annual Mid-summer Food and Craft Fair takes place on Saturday 25th June at The Secret Garden Touring Park where Mile Tree Brewery will be once again running the beer tent.
Mile Tree Brewery and Watergull Orchards will be running the Beer and Cider tent at the Hilgay Vintage & Country Festival on the weekend of 6th- 7th August.
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CAMRA Brewery Liaison Office - Steve Williams
Telephone: 07756 066503 (m)  
Email: mile-tree-blo@real-ale.org.uk

Nene Valley Brewery Limited
Address: Oundle Wharf, Station Road, Oundle, Peterborough, PE8 4DE
Telephone: 01832 272776
Email: info@nenevalleybrewery.com
Website: http://www.nenevalleybrewery.com/
Notes: Started in 2011 on a 2.5 barrel plant. Now uses a 15 barrel plant.
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Latest: May 2016: Nene Valley were invited to supply their dark beers, Dark Horse 3.8% abv and Bible Black 6.5% abv, to the Cambridge Beer Festival at the end of May.
Big Bang Theory 5.3% abv, Release the Chimps 4.4% abv and Supersonic 6.0% abv will be part of Nene Valley's next canning run in three weeks. All of these beers have proved popular in this format.
The team are “within sight” of moving in to their expanded premises with one of the fermentation tanks being delivered next week. The brewery's original 2.5 barrel plant has been sold to a concern in Letchworth where it will be employed in a brewpub.
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CAMRA Brewery Liaison Office - Bob Melville
Telephone: 01733561263 (h), 07941246693 (m)  
Email: nene-valley-blo@real-ale.org.uk
Address: 7 Grange Avenue, Dogsthorpe, Peterborough, Cambs, PE1 4HH

Oakham Ales
Address: 2 Maxwell Road, Woodston, Peterborough, PE2 7JB
Telephone: 01733 370500
Email: info@oakhamales.com
Website: http://www.oakhamales.com
Notes: The brewery was started in Oakham in Rutland (hence the name) in 1993 and moved to the Brewery Tap in Peterborough in 1998/1999. The current 75 barrel brew house was opened in 2006. The Brewery Tap plant was sold to Green Jack and a new six barrel plant installed at the Tap in 2007.
Oakham Ales have won numerous awards including Supreme Champion Beer of Britain with JHB and Supreme Champion Winter Beer of Britain with Attila.
Their bottled beers can now be found in 20 countries outside of the UK.
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Latest: May 2016: The brewery were recently presented with Champion Beer of the Festival 2015 Award for Green Devil by Milton Keynes Branch. The June Oakadamy offering is Enough Rope an amber ale at 4.3% abv with a trio of new world hops Mosaic, Simcoe and Chinook.
Another amber favourite Oblivion 5.7% abv made a return during May as part of the vintage range called so after the krausening process then six months in the cellar. Should be good.
Work continues at the brewery to further the expansion and new brewing vessels should be ready for installation shortly. The bottled beer market abroad continues to grow with such far flung places as Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and South Korea taking shipments of Oakham beers.
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CAMRA Brewery Liaison Office - Dave Allett
Telephone: 01733 314533 (h), 07966 344417 (m)  
Email: oakham-ales-blo@real-ale.org.uk
Address: 50 All Saints Road, Peterborough, PE1 2QU, ,

Rocket Ales
 
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CAMRA Brewery Liaison Office -

Tydd Steam Brewery
Address: Manor Barn, Kirkgate, Tydd Saint Giles, Wisbech, PE13 5NE
Telephone: 01945 871020
Email: info@tyddsteam.co.uk
Website: http://www.tyddsteam.co.uk/
Notes: Opened in 2007 on a 5 barrel plant and has been operating on a 15 barrel plant since 2011.
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Latest: May 2016: Golden Kiwi has been the latest occasional beer and will be replaced by the second appearance of Artic Fox’s Polar Beer. Armageddon will also make an appearance shortly.
It has been a busy time at the brewery with beers going to events at Sandringham and to several beer festivals including Cambridge, plus the first Spalding Beer and Music Festival.
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CAMRA Brewery Liaison Office - John Hunt
Telephone: 01406 330453 (h), 07923489917 (m)  
Email: tydd-steam-blo@real-ale.org.uk
Address: Wheatfields, Shepeau Stow, Whaplode Drove, Spalding, Lincs, PE12 0TX

Xtreme Ales
Address: 67 Red Barn, Turves, ,Peterborough, PE7 2DZ
Telephone: 07427 661839
Email: xtremeales@gmail.com
Notes: Father and son brewery that started in 2013 on a one barrel plant.
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Latest: May 2016: Beer sales continue to be bouyant with Pigeon Ale and Mild Stout being brewed on a weekly basis. Specials continue to be requested with a beer called Route 701 being brewed for Fenland Bus Festival.
Lack of space continues to be a problem and so finally the decision has been made to move. A unit has been found, but it does mean that they will move away from their Turves/Whittlesey roots! The move will hopefully take place by the end of June, but this could change as unit is currently being re-roofed.
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CAMRA Brewery Liaison Office - Katie Barrett
Jun 2017
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