Spotlight Brewery: The Brew Foundation

The Brew Foundation is a father and son team obsessed with creating the most drinkable beers on the planet. What started as an idea (after many years researching) soon became a reality when the opportunity to cuckoo brew out of a great existing microbrewery in Wincle.

With James living in Sheffield and Robert living in Cheshire the location of the brewery allows them to distribute their craft beer throughout Sheffield, Cheshire, Manchester and Leeds. Here at Best of British Beer, we’ve taken it one step further. We pride ourselves on being able to take brilliant independent breweries, such as The Brew Foundation, from being purely local to supplying the length and breadth of the UK.

Both Father and Son share a love for pale and interesting beers, whether it be a craft session IPA or a tradition golden ale. When you try their beers, you can see that this love has been at the very forefront of their minds whilst brewing. Let’s take a closer look at what these guys are producing.

“Hop and Glory” is a punchy IPA which is crammed full of hops. Lots of flavour and more aroma than the average beer, but still the great balanced taste you’d expect from a Brew Foundation beer. This brew has more flavour hops (Magnum), with double the amount of aroma hops (Cascade) and double the amount of dry hopping (Rakau). It really is all about the hops!

Despite the bold flavour, the brewers still wanted to make it a great session beer, so it’s just a touch below the 5% mark at 4.9% ABV. The tropical fruit flavours and aromas from the Rakau really come into their own in this one. Combine this with the floral, citrus aromas from the Cascade and you get a clean, fresh IPA that’s incredibly moreish.

“Little Bitter That” is made from five English hops: Target, Challenger, Progress, East Kent Goldings and Bramling Cross to give it a satisfying fruity hop taste and aroma, balanced against a strong malt backbone.

The guys at The Brew Foundation have been toying with the idea of doing a session strength copper coloured ale for a while now so when the guys at the Little Tap in Tarporley got in touch wanting a 3.8% bitter for their new bar they just couldn’t resist!

We love these two brews especially, but the full range of bottled beers The Brew Foundation offer are all brilliant. Not only do they all taste great, the bottles also look fantastic too. Proud members of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) they’re championing the ethos of the independent brewer.

You can find the full range of The Brew Foundation beers on our website, including a mixed case if you can’t decide which you want to try first. Check out their page under the “Beers by Brewery” tab for more.

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