The Old Forge of Great Corby has foundations dating back to 1833. Craft has always been at the heart of our site. From blacksmiths to brewers – masters of trade have always graced our plot to produce an end product of the finest quality.
Every beer tells a story. We like to think ours will engage you in a complex tale of tradition & heritage with tangible, contemporary notes thrown in for flavour. An anecdote from the dented pewter tankards of old to the sleek modern pint glass of today. Cheers!
Our beers are far reaching and indiscriminate, but we’ll never forget our roots. The flat-capped farmers, weary hikers, and general grafters of Cumbria – they make up the lifeblood of our humble brewery.
Our beers are well known for their slightly lower ABV, making them an easy favourite with sessional drinkers who enjoy a good few hours in the local, country pub.
We produce a welcoming, familiar brew – many a Corby Blonde has been sunk by a roaring fireplace with man’s best friend snoozing beneath an iron legged, round top.
It’s no secret that the 4 main ingredients of beer are water, barley malt, yeast and hops – simple, right? On paper yes, but we have taken the time to ensure that even the basic ingredients arrive to us from the highest quality, sustainable sources in the UK and further afield.
Taste preference and pallet differs in all of us. Producing variety and flavour showcases the artistry and skill set of our talented brewers. Our range of core beers is eclectic enough for all to enjoy and is complemented throughout the year with our seasonal and guest ales.
The first-ever Great Corby beer is brewed.
The Corby Blonde recipe is perfected a beer that will become synonymous with our brand.
A massive milestone is hit as yield number 1000 is produced.
To keep up with demand, the brewery operation is moved from the Old Forge into larger premises with greater capacity.
The Great Corby bottled beer range is produced.
The Brewery is re-branded and launched as Great Corby Brewhouse.
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