Our story began in 2013 when Barnsley’s Oakwell Brewery, who had been brewing for over 120 years, announced their imminent closure. Thomas Gill and Adam Hague couldn’t bare to see the legendary Barnsley Bitter consigned to the history books and so made the decision to purchase the equipment and move it 10 miles down the road to Kelham Island, Sheffield. With access to some of the purest and best water for brewing, straight from the peaks, there’s no wonder Sheffield is the brewing capital of England.
Production commenced in January 2014 with a revival of Oakwell’s historic Barnsley Bitter, which quickly cemented itself as a customer favourite. Since then we have rapidly increased production with a 9-ale strong core range and the creation of regular specials throughout the year.
After building our core range, we decided to dip our toe into the lager market creating a traditional 5% Pilsner. The reception our Pilsner received convinced us to take the plunge and we created the very first Lager to be developed and brewed entirely within Sheffield.
Through this we have been able to cement ourselves as one of the largest producers of beer in Sheffield and have built a strong brewery foundation allowing us the opportunity to open our very own Stancill pubs. Currently standing at 4, our ales can be sampled at The Closed Shop (Commonside), The Horse and Jockey (Hillsborough), The Albion (London Road) or at our latest addition, The Old Grindstone (Crookes).