Campaign for Real Ale

Brewshine Brewery

Brewshine Brewery

Picture one of teh Brewshine BrewersBrewshine is Bruce Hine and Bill Fisher, otherwise known as the "Brewshine Boys". Both lovers of real ale, they spent years tasting and debating the finer points of different beers and how they would love to brew their own beer and what they would do differently. Inspired by local breweries around Cumbria producing fine ales, they decided to have a go at brewing their own. The name is derived from Bruce Hine (say it quickly) and all the beer names have a "Billy" reference after Billy Fisher.

The Brewery is literally a garage - installed in Bruce's garage in Kendal, the set up is really a pilot plant, in anticipation of building a much larger micro brewery within the next year. Equipment has been sourced from all over the UK, and Europe, and although on a small scale the results are as good as those from many larger breweries.

Another picture of the Brewshine Brewers

Initially, favourable comments from friends and family encouraged the Brewshine Boys to get started. Now that they are up and running, positive feedback from other brewers and real ale enthusiasts over the last few months have had them perfecting their brews and putting themselves on the map.

Through local contacts they have provided beers to a host of beer festivals around the North West this year and the feedback has been extremely positive with many orders from local pubs and clubs.

There are currently four established beers with occasional special beers such as Christmas Ale.

It is thought that brewing is currently suspended.


website : http://www.brewshine.co.uk

facebook : https://www.facebook.com/brewshine

Twitter : https://twitter.com/brewshine

email : not known

telephone : 07817 873 997

tap : None known

The Beers

Billonde 4%

A light citrus fruity flavour and very refreshing. Popular with everyone, even those who never thought real ale would be for them!

Billyonaires Gold 4%

A refreshing light gold coloured beer with plenty of juicy hop character. Very moreish - a fine session ale.

Silly Billy 3.8%

A smooth copper coloured bitter with a well-balanced flavour and a caramel finish. A truly classic all-English bitter, using Maris Otter malt and 3 different types of hops including Bramling Cross. A wonderfully balanced beer encompassing the true essence of the British countryside.

Billy Goat Ale 4%

A lovely balanced bitter, with a rich malty taste and really crisp. Dark amber colour with a nice caramel-chocolate and red fruit bitter finish.

Plus: coming soon Christmas Ale 4%

This has already been successfully piloted and will be available before Christmas for a limited period. A lovely creamy, dark plum-coloured beer - all the flavour of Xmas pudding in a glass without being too rich, making you want to go back for more.