Around twenty years ago there were no breweries in the Cambridge area. Since then we’ve seen new breweries opening on a regular basis. Some of those have since closed, or moved slightly outside our area. The branch area now has ten breweries. Real ale from all these breweries counts as LocAle.
Based in Harston, BrewBoard started brewing in the summer of 2017. Their beers are supplied in kegs and cans. Cans can be ordered from their online shop for delivery locally and across mainland UK. The brewery is open for off-sales of cans, bottles, growlers and merchandise Monday to Friday, 10-3 and Saturday, 10-2. They have a taproom that is open on Friday, 5-10 and Saturday, 2-7.
Burwell Brewery was started by two friends in one of their back gardens, initially as a hobby and from 2019 commercially. Their beers are available in casks and bottles. Bottles can be ordered from their online shop.
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. Their beers are in casks, kegs, bottles and cans. Bottles, cans and growlers can be ordered from their online shop. Free, next-day delivery to CB1, 2, 3, 4, & 5. Other postcodes can take two days. Calverley's Brewery Tap is open to the public for on and off sales Tuesday to Friday, 5-10 and Saturday, 12-10. Most of the brewery’s output is sold on the premises. They also started running Engineer's House in October 2022.
Cambridge Brewing Company
The brewery is located in the Cambridge Brew House on King Street. The beers, cask and keg, are also regularly available in our branch’s other City Pub Company pubs – the Mill, the Waterman, the Petersfield, the Old Bicycle Shop and the Old Ticket Office in Cambridge and the Red Lion in Histon.
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. Their beers are available in casks, polypins and kegs. They are also available in the brewery’s three pubs – the Devonshire Arms, the Haymakers and the Queen Edith. In 2021 they opened the Milton Brewery Tap outside the brewery.
Pastore Brewing and Blending started in 2019, based in Waterbeach. They produce mixed fermentation beers, both fresh and aged. Beers can be ordered in cans and bottles from their brewery shop for delivery across mainland UK. Orders placed by click & collect can be collected from the brewery when it is open for off-sales on Saturdays, 12-3. Occasional Saturday Taproom. See Twitter.
Turpin’s brewery started out at the Med pub in Cambridge in 2014. They quickly outgrew the site and moved to Pampisford. Their beers are available in casks, kegs and cans. Cans can be ordered from their online shop for nationwide delivery. Free delivery within 5 miles of Cambridge city centre plus Sawston postcodes. In early 2022 they relocated to Burwell, although brewing has not yet restarted as of March 2023.
Wylde Sky is based in Linton. Started in 2018, the brewery’s beers are available in cans and keg / KeyKeg formats and also in freshly filled bottles and growlers. Cans, minkegs and growlers can be ordered from their online shop with free local delivery (minimum order £10) on Wednesday, Friday & Saturday to an area ranging from Haverhill to Histon. Cans and minikegs available for delivery to UK mainland with free delivery for orders of £50 or more. Wylde Sky Taproom is open on Friday, 4-10 and Saturday, 2-10.