About Buxton Brewery
Buxton Brewery’s first ever brew was mashed-in on a cold, dark, January 1st, 2009. The brewhouse was the family garage and the batch size was about 40 litres.
The resulting Pale Ale was a long way off what Geoff and Rich (the founders) had in mind, but nevertheless, was consumed with relish after a tantalising wait for fermentation and bottle-conditioning to run their course. Over the following months, recipes were tweaked, altered, thrown away and revived as they searched out information online and in countless books and picked the brains of generous and far more experienced brewers.
Within 12 months, with positive feedback and enthusiasm, the decision to take brewing to the next level and go ‘commercial’ was made and for a while Buxton ‘cuckoo-brewed’ at another local microbrewery. In January 2010, with Geoff ‘going for it’ full-time, brewing on a second-hand 800 litre plant began in earnest.
Fast-forward 9 years and the team, which has steadily grown to be 11 strong is now based in a 7000 square foot modern building on Staden Lane, Buxton. Its custom designed and (British) built brewhouse produces around 3500 litres per brew, 3 times per week.
The brewery makes upwards of 30 distinct brews of all kinds and has many other special editions both planned and in its back-catalogue. Innovation and super-high quality are the prime goals, along with a nod to tradition and an almost maniacal attention to detail.
All of the beers the brewery produces are designed to delight the senses and enthral the drinker. Not all beers are created equal, some are big and strong and full of powerful hops and malts, others are lighter, and have subtle nuances of flavour and aroma. All are intended to be enjoyed as a lovingly hand made product, nurtured by a small team of dedicated beer lovers.
WEEKENDS AT BUXTON BREWERY
COME AND VISIT US
Come and visit us in The Tasting Room at Buxton Brewery overlooking the brewhouse. With six keg lines and a large selection of bottled beers, The Tasting Room is a comfortable and warm space, built in 2017 above our brewery. Come and enjoy the taste of Buxton Brewery beer just a few meters from where it is made.
Ticket Price includes:
• Entry to the Tasting Room, with viewing platform over the Buxton Brewhouse.
• 2 x 2/3 pints from a selection of freshly kegged beers.
Various dates, 2 sessions per day, ticket only entry.
Free Tickets available for Designated Drivers do not include any drinks.
Please do not turn up without a ticket or on days where we are not open to the public. We are a very small team and do not want to embarrass you by turning you away.
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Tasting Room FAQs
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Absolutely, Its a brewery! You need to be of legal drinking age which is 18 years old. If you're lucky enough to still be, or look that young, please bring valid ID such as a passport or drivers licence and don’t be offended if we ask for it! (We're probably just jealous).
We are very sorry but The Tasting Room is not suitable for under 18's however, the wee ones are very welcome at Buxton Tap House on George Street in the town centre until 9pm.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is limited parking at the brewery. If you don't want to bring a designated driver there are lots of local taxis available from the town centre or call into the Tap House before your visit and one of our lovely team will arrange to get you a taxi booked.
What does my ticket get me?
The ticket price is the price of two, two thirds of a pint of beer of your choice from the keg lines plus exclusive entry to the tasting room. We have ticketed the event to be able to manage numbers at the Tasting Room.
Can we buy more beer once we are at the Tasting Room?
Oh Yes! We have six keg lines! All additional beers are priced at £3 per 2/3rd pt. Beer is available in 2/3 Pint, 1/2 Pint and 1/3 Pint sizes. A selection of bottles will be available to buy for take home or to drink in the Tasting Room too!
What form of payment do you accept?
At The Tasting Room we accept payment by credit or debit card only. We have no facility for cash payments at this time. There is no minimum spend and there are no card fees enforced by us. Your own card issuers may add additional charges per transaction.
Do you serve food in The Tasting Room?
We do not currently serve any food at the tasting room as there are no facilities to offer hot food. Bar snacks are available to purchase and complimentary bread and oil is served with the beers included with the tickets. An excellent, hearty food menu is available at our Tap House in the town centre.
Do you only serve beer at the Tasting Room?
We only serve beer in the tasting room as we are a Brewery Tasting Room. A small selection of seasonal soft drinks are available to purchase. An extensive drinks list, including specially selected wines, sparkling wines and spirits are available at our Tap House in the town centre.
How accessible is The Tasting Room at Buxton Brewery?
There is one flight of stairs to access the Tasting Room meaning it is unfortunately unsuitable for wheelchair users or those who find it difficult to ascend stairs.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes. Please do.
How can I contact the you with any other questions?
Visit our Contact page here
Over 18's Only.
Please be aware there is no wheelchair access to The Tasting Room. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Card payments only.