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5th July 2022


Exciting changes at Beartown Brewery with the opening of the newest addition to their Spindle Street site

Congleton based brewery, Beartown Brewery, opens The Den, a taproom in their Spindle Street brewery serving beer brewed on site with brand new, state of the art equipment.

After stopping the brewing process in January of this year due to renovations to evolve the site of the brewery, Beartown is now brewing again and Friday July 1st marks the latest in a series of exciting activations with new products, swish rebranding and now a brand new taproom in the brewery being the biggest and most ambitious evolution of the Beartown Brewery brand since it first started in 1994.

The Den, in the iconic Spindle Street Brewery, is perfectly positioned to watch the team at work with a beer in hand. The beer menu will be ever changing and will be served alongside a selection of wines, spirits and coffee.

An ideal venue for a post work-pint or for functions, The Den is available for private hire for celebrations, community groups, workshops and corporate events. Brewery Tours as well as beer and gin tastings will also be available.

Joseph Manning, managing director of Beartown Brewery said: “We are excited to finally open the doors to The Den, our taproom serving some of our old favourites as well as some new additions, all brewed here in Congleton.”

“The Den has long been a dream of mine, we’re looking forward to welcoming the people of Congleton and beyond. We have space here for up to 70 people and are open 10AM – 10PM Tuesday to Sunday with an ever changing selection of beers on offer.”

The family owned brewery was officially born in 1994, and blossomed in a world of cask beer – the pinnacle of craft brewing and has over the decades added bottles, cans and kegs to the range.

Regardless of beer style or vessel, the one thing that runs through the core of all Beartown Brewery beers, is quality craftsmanship and flavours.

The Beartown Brewery story began in 1632, when Congleton, a town in Cheshire, sold its bible to buy a Bear.  From that day forward Congleton was given a new name, Beartown

The business which is owned by the Manning family, is committed to remaining a sustainable brewery and as they expand the site, the Manning’s are looking at new ways to be as sustainable as possible.

With a passion for brewing quality beer, Beartown blends traditional craft with a modern style, the brewery offers everything from traditional bitter and mild to craft keg and lager.

Key products in the range include the best selling and dessert inspired Creme Bearlee, the flagship pale ale, Kodiak, which is seen constantly flowing in the Beartown tap house and the super pale ale, ‘LIT’, aka Bearly Literate or Literate,

The Taproom is open Tuesday to Sunday 10AM to 10PM and will be serving a selection of Beartown Brewery Beers, snacks and charcuterie. Reservations aren’t necessary.

Press release from Beartown Brewery