Around twenty years ago there were no breweries in the Cambridge area. Since then we’ve seen new breweries opening on a regular basis, and the branch area now has 12 breweries. Real ale from all these breweries counts as LocAle.
Calverley’s central Cambridge brewery was started in 2013 by Sam Calverley and his brother Tom. The 1-barrel plant is located in an old industrial unit on Hooper Street, close to the city centre. The brewery is open to the public for on and off sales Thursday to Saturday each week – most of the brewery’s output is sold on the premises.
Cambridge Brewing Company
A brew pub, based at the Cambridge Brew House on King Street. The beers are regularly available in the other City Pub Company pubs in Cambridge – the Mill, the Waterman, the Petersfield, the Old Bicycle Shop and the Old Ticket Office.
Originally based at the Carpenter’s Arms in Great Wilbraham, Crafty moved in 2016 to much larger premises in Stetchworth.
Fellows is based in Cottenham, and began production in 2010. The brewer, Mark Burton, is also the brewer at the Cambridge Brewing Company.
Jesus College Brewery
Based at Jesus College, the beers are only available at the college itself.
Lord Conrad’s was established in 2007 and moved to Dry Drayton in 2011.
Milton was founded in 1999, making it the branch’s oldest operating brewery. It started in the village of Milton, but in 2012 it moved to Waterbeach to allow expansion.
Moonshine started in the city in 2004. Since then it has moved out of the city to near Fulbourn to allow expansion.
Established in 2018, Roughacre brewery is at Castle Camps, near the Essex border. Most production is bottled, but occasionally casks are available in pubs.
Turpin’s brewery started out at the Med pub in Cambridge, but quickly outgrew the site. They’re now based in Sawston.