The Carlisle Brewing Company
“We think we’ve got the best job in the world. We spend our days making and selling the kind of beer we enjoy drinking. We love having the freedom to brew beers that please our growing band of customers and of course our own taste buds.” is how Alison and Alain Davies describe their roles within The Carlisle Brewing Company.
Having spent more years than they care to remember drinking real ale of all styles and flavours, this culminated in them buying their own pub, The Spinners Arms in Cummersdale, Carlisle in 2007 – and where naturally they continued their research!
In 2013 they set up a 2.5 barrel microbrewery on site but outgrew this quite quickly and moved to their current premises, opening a bigger plant in October 2015, thanks to finance from Enterprise Answers and a grant from the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership. They still have The Spinners Arms and it’s now their brewery tap with a good range of their beer on the bar at all times!
The heritage and history surrounding brewing in Carlisle is something that really captured their imagination and we’re really pleased to have helped Alain and Alison bring brewing back to the city after a 25 year absence.