Old Dairy Brewery continues to churn out the cream of the crop
A traditional microbrewery, located in the weald of Kent and housed in an old milking parlour, Old Dairy Brewery got off the ground just over three years ago. They are proud to boast a young and vibrant workforce made up of nearly as many girls as boys, many of whom call this their local stomping ground, making the beer a truly rural affair.
The vision was to create the perfect pint. They combine passion, skill, traditional brewing techniques and unique recipes, to craft an impressive range of delicious, award-winning bitters, ales and stouts, both diverse in flavour and consistent in quality. Having recently expanded to 40 brewer’s barrels (BBLs), Old Dairy Brewery is already taking the South East by storm and is now setting its sights even higher, increasing production to 100 BBLs per week.
Their fantastic core range of Red Top – Best Bitter 3.8% ABV, Gold Top – Golden Ale 4.3% ABV, Blue Top – India Pale Ale 4.8% ABV, each has a strong following amongst locals and visitors alike. The beers are also proving popular further afield because once you’ve tried one of these, you ‘won’t want any udder.’ Not only keeping the local beer drinkers happy, they now regularly supplies their delicious beers to various watering holes in London and Surrey – also available in bottles in off licenses and farm shops, the listings are ever increasing.
Old Dairy Brewery believes the secret of their success is down to the quality of their ingredients. The pale ale malt, which forms the backbone of all their beers is from Maris Otter barley, the only barley variety specially bred for brewers of cask-conditioned ale. It is quite simply the finest brewing malt in the world. A portion of speciality malts are blended with this to give depth and variety to the flavour of the beer. They use whole leaf hops, only, with several additions made for each brew. A mix of Kentish, Continental and New World hops are used to make traditional ales with a contemporary taste.
Old Dairy Brewery Ltd