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The name behind the beer…Saxon Gold.

There was a mint in Shrewsbury during the 10th Century producing coins for the Saxon kings but this had closed by the time of the Norman invasion.  During the reign of Henry I, there were several mints throughout Britain but the quality of the coins produced began to deteriorate as the silver content was reduced.  At the Assize of Winchester on Christmas Day 1124, all the mint masters were punished by having their right hands cut off. Not surprisingly, this produces a temporary improvement in the quality of the coinage. By 1158, Henry II was concerned that English coinage was not only poor in quality but there were many variants. Nobles had produced their own coins during the civil war of Stephen’s reign and these were still in circulation. He thus declared that coinage was a royal monopoly and introduced the distinctive “long cross” coinage. Following on from this, he changed the administrative structure of the English mints and in 1180 introduced the “short cross” coinage. Shrewsbury mint had reopened in 1158 due to Henry II’s monetary reform but closed again in 1162 after minting only the first issues of the long cross... read more


After months of research and trials we are delighted to announce the launch of 1066 – a beer with a battle date that can be recognised by most people as the date of the Battle of Hastings. 1066 is an amber ale with a rich malty backbone and a mild yet satisfying hoppy finish. Ask for it in your local pub... read more

Introducing Shropshire & Cheshire Lagers

After months of product development and fine tuning our recipe we are delighted to announce the launch of our first two craft lager products, Shropshire Lager and Cheshire Lager. The revolution being enjoyed by ale drinkers is now starting to be enjoyed by lager drinkers. Often ignored by craft brewers in the UK, the discerning lager drinker has found the market dominated by brands from Italy and Spain with no great British product to rival them, until now! Our products are pale Munich style lagers, full flavoured with a great hop character and a sweet bitter balance. Available in keg and bottles, we hope you enjoy drinking them as much as we enjoy brewing... read more

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