• Brewing Since 2007
    Well from 2007 commercially that is, but
    founders of Ashover Brewery Kim Beresford
    and Roy Shorrock started with their passion
    for brewing and drinking quality ales as far
    back as the 70's.
    Inspired by Dave Line's book "Brewing Beers
    Like Those You Buy", Kim recalls that
    the first proper beer he brewed was Dave's
    take on Gibbs Mew - Bishop's Tipple.....
    Remember that?
  • With Malt, hops & Passion
    It's all about the beer and the beer is all
    about the ingredients.
    We never settle for anything less that the
    best, always brewing to a quality, never to
    a price.
    Although the most important ingredient is
    one that money cannot buy........

    Our passion!!
  • The Sweet Wort Cometh
    We started with a dream in the 70's and
    brewed from 2007 for eight years at
    Ashover, behind the Old Poets' Corner.

    In 2015, the passion still drives us on
    with Roy's daughter Janine heading
    the brewing team at our bigger brewery
    just up the road at Clay Cross. So you
    see the sweet wort still cometh........

    But now there's much more of it!

Welcome to Ashover Brewery

We have been brewing beers with Malt, Hops & Passion since 2007 from our great little brewery in the old stable block behind the Old Poets' Corner at Ashover.

2015 marks the expansion of Ashover Brewery into the former Brown ales site at Clay Cross. After eight years of brewing award winning ales on our 4bbl brewery we felt that it was time to stop keeping it all to ourselves. With 20bbl per week extra capacity we can at last lift the lid on Derbyshire's best kept secret.

Latest News

July 01, 2015

The Deal is Done

This was the day that we officially took over at the Clay Cross site. It marks a significant step forward for Ashover Brewery in a commercial sense and paves the way for us to enter into the brewing industry marketplace as a serious contender.

Sept 03, 2015

Brewing at Clay X Commences

Quite a few things needed to happen before we were ready to brew at Clay Cross. Modifications to the mash tun, replacement gas fired copper, HLT automation, renewed pipework and so on...... When we eventually brewed there were a myriad of new issues that raised their head which now also needed resolving.......Aaahg more expense, but we will overcome!!

October, 2015

Wholesale Deal

A deal with Lincoln's Small Beer is due to kick off this month. Hopefully the first of many. Also our first venture with E-Casks.