It was back in 1849 when a young Joseph Holt started brewing ales in the backstreets of Manchester. Over 170 years later and we remain a proud independent family brewer now on our sixth generation. We’ve been in our Empire Street brewery since 1860 where we use the finest ingredients alongside time-honoured brewing traditions and the latest technology to make sure all our beers are consistently top quality.
Our bottle range features the full spectrum of ale options from the golden goodness of Maple Gold and Humdinger to the tempting dark notes of Manchester Brown Ale and Sixex, our 6.0% strong ale which has been brewed to the same recipe for over 100 years. We also have our world-class lagers of Crystal and Diamond – our two-time gold medallist at the International Brewing Awards – for you to try.
Please note, all purchases are made through Best of British, Joseph Holt’s online partner.