Business partners resurrect brewery

15 June, 2007

A pair of entrepreneurs have resurrected a historic north eastern IPA, over 50 years since it was last brewed.

Ian Linsley has been rebuilding the Alnwick Rum brand since 2003, and has now teamed up with Ian Richardson to set up the Alnwick Brewing Company and launch Alnwick IPA, which dates back to the 1800s and was last brewed in 1950 at the Alnwick Brewery. The brewery closed in 1986 and is now a supermarket carpark.

The pair hope to recreate several traditional brews, and also plan to set up a brewery in Alnwick.

Richardson said: "We hope that the new Alnwick Brewery will help resurrect the traditional arts of brewing in this area, such as malting and coopering, providing jobs for local people and using local products such as barley. We're intending to include a museum and education centre where people can learn about the history of brewing in the area, and of course taste the brews as they used to be produced."

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