The Old Forge’s foundations date back to 1833. Craft has always been at the heart of our site, whether the medium be hot iron or chilled beer – masters of trade have always graced our plot with quality, refined products.
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. Próst!
We like to think that 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 favorite with sessional drinkers out to enjoy a good few hours in the local country pub. A welcoming 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 sources in the UK and from international pastures.
Taste preference and pallet experience differ for all of us. Creating variety and flavour encompasses the artistry and skill set of the brewer. Our range of core beers is eclectic enough for all to enjoy and is complemented throughout the year with our seasonal and guest ales.