Let me tell you a bit about myself & what we do.
My name is Adrian Corke, I am the MD of Staffordshire Brewery Ltd.
In the heart of the Staffordshire Moorlands, Adrian Corke and Sue Carline began brewing hand-crafted beers. First made in 2002 in our garden shed, with 2 fermenters and a 4 barrel plant, and bottled the ales in the kitchen!
As sales grew, we moved to a 1000 sq ft unit in Cheddleton, enabling a 6 barrel plant to be set up. The beers were sold mostly at local farmers’ markets.
In 2010, Nigel Cope joined the company as a shareholder and director, involving a considerable personal investment. Six new recipes were formulated and over 12 months, the plant expanded to 20 barrels. All our bottled beers are triple cold filtered and carbonated giving them the characteristic sparkle and taste in the bottle. A high speed bottling line has been installed for the company’s own use, but which also offers contract bottling to other specialist breweries.
In 2017 we installed a new 35 bbl brewery, a new 3000 bottles per hour filler, and lots of associated equipment. This gives us an extremely efficient system of bottling your beers, and allows us to pass on some cost savings.