Speyside may be best known for its whisky, but this brewery uses the best hops and Scottish malts money can buy to make distinctive beers. And its website is pretty entertaining!
Address: Isla Bank Mills, Keith AB55 5DD
Phone: 01542 488006
Derek Moore established the company in 2001, having helped to set up Houston Brewery in 1997 and form the Renfrewshire branch of CAMRA in 1981. Kelburn beers have won more than 50 industry awards. (19-07-15)
Address: 10 Muriel Lane, Barehead, East Renfrewshire G78 1QB
Phone: 0141 881 2138
Kelham Island Brewery
Kelham Island Brewery was established at the Fat Cat pub in Sheffield in 1990, using plant from the Oxford Brewery and Bakehouse, and went on to become one of Britain’s great microbrewing success stories. At the time it was the first new independent brewery in the city for 100 years. The brewery moved to new premises close by in 1999, to cope with the expansion of the business. The original brewery is now a visitor centre. Established by lecturer and beer enthusiast Dave Wickett, the brewery kept growing and growing with extra plant added as demand for the beers soared. Sadly, Dave died before his time in 2012, after a long illness. The family traditional continues, though, with his son, Edward, taking the reins.
Address: Kelham Island Brewery Ltd, 23 Alma Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 8SA
Phone: 01142 494804
Established in the Cornish village of Tregony, the brewery closed but sprung up again in Lostwithiel in 1998. It closed again in 2005 and returned to its original owner Stuart Heath who moved the operation to Redruth, where it continues today. The plant there includes a state-of-the-art bottling line.
Address: Candela House, Cardrew Way, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 1SS
Phone: 01209 313620
Kennet and Avon Brewery
A range of ales, stouts and porters that take their names from the Kennet and Avon Canal. The beers are brewed at Wessex Brewery using spare capacity.
Address: 34 Old Broughton Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 8BX
Phone: 01225 707111
Kent has been synonymous with hop growing for centuries. The bines still grow there, but in nowhere near the quantity they once did. Kent Brewery,established in 2010, aims to change this by showcasing the hop in its beers and using locally grown crops where possible. It is working with local producers to encourage the planting of more hops and more varieties.
Address: Birling Place Farm, Stangate Road, Birling, West Malling, Kent ME19 5JN
Phone: 01634 780037
The Kernel Brewery
The Kernel Brewery has been at the forefront of the explosion of exciting new microbreweries in London in the past few years. Minimalist branding makes the beer stand out, and the recipes are exciting concoctions that are always fascinating. The range extends from old school porters and stouts to fresh and invigorating golden ales bursting with hop flavour. New brewery plant was installed in 2012 to help keep up with demand.
Address: Arch 11, Dockley Road Industrial Estate, London SE16 3SF
Phone: 0207 231 4516
A small brewery, established in 2006, with quality and environmentl issues at its heart.
Address: The Old Brewery, Brewery Lane, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5BY
Phone: 01768 780700
Creating “craft beers that are familiar yet new; accessible yet full of character. Beers that complement modern menus and tastes.”
Phone: 01225 864839
A young brewery set up by former Weird Beard brewer David Scott and his wife Rachel. Making small-batch beers, unfiltered and unfined.
Address: 477 Upper Richmond Road West, London SW14 7PU
Phone: 0208 878 9415
This Wiltshire brewery prides itself on its eco credentials. Local and sustainable are its watchwords, with low food miles and a solar-heating system installed in the brewery.
Address: The Old Carpenters Workshop, Berwick St Leonard, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP3 5SN
Phone: 01747 820426
Killer Cat Brewery
The brewery was established in 2013, using kit previously owned by Bath Ales, then Bristol Beer Factory. An off-shoot of the more traditional Malmesbury Brewery. (19-07-15)
An independent nanobrewery established in 2014, brewing just two beers at the moment. (19-07-15)
Address: 4 Alexandra Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 0EW
Phone: 07800 556729
The King family’s involvement in brewing in Horsham dates back to the 1860s and mergers and acquisitions led to the setting up of the famous King & Barnes Brewery in 1906. Bill King was the last family member to run the business, and when it was taken over in 2000 he decided to set up his own microbrewery. Read much more about the firm and history of brewing in Horsham on the brewery website. The business was purchased by chief executive Nigel Lambe and head brewer Ian Burgess in 2010.
Address: 3-5 Jubilee Estate, Foundry Lane, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 5UE
Phone: 01403 272102
King’s Cliffe Brewery
A five-barrel microbrewery owned by Jez O’Neill, with beer available in bottles, mini-casks, pins and firkins. Visitors are encouraged.
Address: 10 Kingsmead, Station Road, King’s Cliffe, Peterborough PE8 6YH
Phone: 07843 288088
Kings Clipstone Brewery
A microbrewery in the heart of Sherwood Forest.
Address: The Keeper’s Bothy, Main Road, Kings Clipstone, Nottinghamshire NG21 9BT
Phone: 01623 823589
Kirkby Lonsdale Brewing Co
A microbrewery established in 2009 by four local lads, producing a wide range of ales in different styles.
Phone: 01524 272221
Kirkstall Brewing Co
An eight-barrel brewery opened in 2011, inspired by the original Kirkstall Abbey brewery set up by the Cistercian monks. This new venture is the work of brewing entrepreneur Steve Holt.
Address: Kirkstall Brewery Company, 6 Canal Wharf, Wyther Lane, Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3BT
Phone: 0113 322 0510
Inspired by the modern age and by historic styles, Kissingate employs the techniques of cottage brewing, from the middle ages to the 1800s. The brewery was laucnhed in 201o and has already moved once due to lack of space.
Address: Pole Barn, Church Lane Farm Estate, Church Lane, Lower Beeding, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 6LU
Phone: 01403 891335
Modern beers from Belfast that draw on the city’s rich boxing heritage.
Address: 10-11 Alanbrooke Park Industrial Estate, Belfast BT6 9HB
Phone: 07460 775104
Knops Brewing Co
A brewery producing modern interpretations of traditional beer styles. The beers have old or alternative names for styles.
Address: Archerfield Brewery, Archerfield Walled Garden, Dirleton, East Lothian EH39 5HQ
Phone: 01620 388588 / 07949 879147