Thornbridge branded beers were first brewed in early 2005 after the establishment of a 10 barrel brewery in the grounds of Thornbridge Hall.
The initial focus was on a range of cask beers that used traditional recipes, yet that provided a modern twist created through the use of a wide range of hops, malts and, most importantly, the innovation & passion of the brewing team.
After winning a succession of awards from September 2005 onwards (they have now won over 200 national and international awards) a new 30 barrel, state of the art, brewery and bottling line was built at Bakewell in September 2009 to meet with demand and increase the product range.
From the beginning at Thornbridge they knew that excellence and quality of process and product would be paramount to our success and delighting drinkers. The vision was to create products that would make them of the leading new breweries in the UK. The adoption of the Innovation, Passion and Knowledge strap line for the brewery was no hollow promotional stunt but a cultural statement of how through our many activities they would go about our day to day business.
Like so many real ale breweries, they gave grown - so much so that Thornbridge now operates from two brewery sites. Our original Hall brewery highlights the traditional infusion mash ale system whereas the contemporary Riverside brewery highlights an ability to innovate through technology. The Hall is about experimentation and barrel-aging and creation including premium bottled products. Riverside is innovation, allowing us to attain perfection through fantastic brewing, quality control and packaging of the beer in cask, keg and bottle.
They enjoy making their beers and have a lot of fun doing so. They do hope that people enjoy drinking them - and, strangely enough, most people do!
Below are details of the ale from Thornbridge that has been sold, to date, at The Bake and Alehouse.
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