|Matthews Brewing Company Ltd|
Matthews Brewing Company was established in May 2005 by Stuart Matthews and Susan Appleby with the aim of brewing high-quality cask conditioned ales. The emphasis throughout our brewing is on the use of traditional techniques and quality ingredients such as floor-malted barley from the nearby Warminster Maltings.
Building work in the brewery started in August 2005 and installation of the five Barrel (820L) brewplant was completed in late October.
The brewery is
situated in Timsbury, about 7 miles south of Bath, on the site of the
erstwhile Hayeswood Colliery. Hayeswood was part of the group of collieries that made up
the North Somerset coalfield (our house is on the site of another of
these old collieries). Hayeswood itself
closed in about 1862, although mining elsewhere in North Somerset
continued into the 1960’s. When Hayeswood
was active, the coal would have been taken away on the Somerset Coal
Canal, starting at Paulton Basin and joining the Kennet & Avon near
Bath at the bottom of
Brassknocker Hill. From whence comes the
name of our first regular beer.
Since July 2006 Matthews Brewing Company have been members of
SIBA, the Society of
Matthews at the GBBF
Brassknocker and 40 Yard, will be available at CAMRA's 30th Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court, London, from 7th to 11th August.
1st August 2007: 40 Yard Goes the Distance ...
Our highly popular seasonal ale 40 Yard is now available as one of our regular beers.
1st July 2007: Celebrate with a Bristol Champion ...
Bristol Champion has been specially brewed to celebrate the Hillgrove Porter Stores being named as Bristol CAMRA's Pub Of The Year 2007.
24th June 2007: I Could Murder a Pint ...
Our Summer Seasonal ale, Midsomer Pale, is now available.