Like many of the growing number of micro-breweries, The Black Country Ales Brewery has been established through a genuine love of traditional ales.
As true ale-men, they only brew their selection of beers using the finest ingredients to the highest possible standards.
Brewing started on the site right back in around 1834 by Edward Guest (a butcher by trade) as a side line for his local customers. The Guest family brewed for many years before passing the business on to Eli Bradley in 1870. The Bradleys carried on the tradition of producing hand-crafted real ales of quality for six generations but this finally ceased just after World War II and the brewery was moth balled.
Robin Shields is their master brewer, and has a long and varied career in the industry. Highly qualified and having worked at senior levels in large organisations, Robin is now keen to make his own mark in a more individual organisation offering quality real ale products. Having now created a superb brewing environment in limited space, and having refined the 'classics', he is turning his mind to visions of the future, and would welcome any feedback and suggestions from our customers.
As with many of the leading breweries in the land, today much of the original equipment remains on view alongside all new micro brewery plant, and so, once again, this gem of West Midlands brewing heritage is serving up the finest hand crafted Black Country Ales to discerning drinkers all over the county.
Below are details of the beer from Black Country Ales that has been sold, to date, at The Bake and Alehouse.
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As well as a short description of the ale, if you click anywhere on the line will take you to the Bake & Alehouse's page about this ale.