Located on the edge of the West Pennine moors in Lancashire, Dunscar Brewery started life in 2009 as a small 4.5 brewers’ barrel plant located in the Brewhouse pub in Dunscar Bridge near Egerton. The brewery filled a room at the end of the pub and was separated from the bar by a large glass partition. Customers could watch the beer being made and taste the ales at the same time and this proved very popular with both regulars and visitors travelling just to sample the beers.
We had a simple vision from the outset; to create interesting and exciting full-flavoured hand-crafted ales that our customers enjoyed thoroughly and would drink again and again.
We initially produced a large range of beers which gained early praise from customer and trade organisations alike, including CAMRA (Campaign For Real Ale). This culminated in our first SIBA award for an ale that is now branded as our Dunscar Best Bitter.
In 2012 production was moved 300 metres down the road to our current large 25 brewers’ barrel plant situated in the former Dunscar Bridge bleach works. At current capacity levels the plant is capable of producing 100,000 pints of beer per month!
In 2014 new owners took over the brewery and set about the task of improving both our practices and processes to international standards and improving the taste and consistency of our range of real ales.