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Winster Valley Brewery

Winster Valley Brewery

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The Winster Valley brewery was started in 2010 at the Brown Horse Inn at Winster. The initial brew was Old School Bitter, and the range has expanded as the beers have been well received.

Bottled Beers are available.

As of late 2016, brewing has been suspended and the brewing equipment has been removed. It is not known yet whether new premises will be found and whether brewing will re-commence. The regular beers are currently brewed by Bowness Bay Brewery.


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email : craig@winstervalleybrewery.co.uk

address : Brown Horse Inn, Winster, Windermere, LA23 3NR

telephone :  015394 43443

tap : Brown Horse, Winster

Main beers: for tasting notes click here

Old School (3.9%) : The brewery's inaugural brew, a pale ale with floral aromas on the finish.

Best Bitter (3.7%) : A good honest traditional best bitter. Made from English Hops with a roasted malt flavour and a hint of caramel.

Chaser (4.1%) : A chestnut red ale with caramel and toffee notes and a sweet bitter finish.

Hurdler (3.5%) : A golden ale with a hint of sweetness on the nose tilted towards the hops and soft malty flavour.