Ironbridge Brewery

Renowned worldwide as the birthplace of industry and the world's first arch bridge made of cast iron, Ironbridge (in Telford) is also home to the award-winning Ironbridge Brewery.

Founder David Goldingay and his brewers use traditional methods and the finest ingredients to produce award winning English ales. Their signature Pale Ale was the winner of the Shropshire Brewers Challenge Trophy in 2010. This beer and many of their recipes utilize an old hopping method called mash hopping. By adding fresh whole leaf hops to the top of the grain bed just prior to sparging they extract additional hop flavors without increasing overall bitterness.

The brewery is located in an brick warehouse on River Severn in Telford, Western England. Their twelve-barrel brewery system was built by good friend Vincent, at Johnson Brewing and Engineering in Rochdale who also built the brewing system for Freewheel.

Dave's support of local manufacturing and sourcing are core tenants of Ironbridge Brewery.

"I'm from an engineering and manufacturing background and I think it most important to support English manufacturing. The Industrial Revolution started right here in Ironbridge so it's logical that we support our home grown industries whenever we can. We're proud to say that our beer is Made In England, from English ingredients using English equipment."

Green Jack Brewing Company

The Green Jack Brewing Company was originally founded in 1993 in Oulton Broad by Real Ale enthusiast Tim Dunford and business manager Lee Dunford. In 2009 Tim and Lee built a larger brewery in Lowestoft, on the North Sea about 125 miles Northeast of London.

The move to large purpose built brewing premises in Lowestoft is the dawn of a new chapter in the Green Jack success story and we hope that we can continue to increase our national presence as one of the finest real ale breweries in the UK.

Green Jack ales are well known for their "hoppy character". With locally malted wheat and barley, the raditional English cone hops are blended with hops from the New World in generous proportions to give the ales floral, citrus and fruity aromas. Green Jack ales are a testament to Tim's taste, skills and commitment to individuality and quality.

Green Jack ales have won numerous CAMRA Beer Festival Awards , but 2012 was a breakout year for the brewery. The Trawlerboys Best Bitter, received Gold in the Bitter category and Silver overall at the Great British Beer Festival making it the second best beer in all of England!

As for the logo, the Green Jack has become identified with the mysterious Green Man depicted in mediaeval church carvings and is widely felt to be an embodiment of natural fertility, a spirit of the primeval greenwood and a trickster.