Castle Rock Brewery
was originally set up as a joint venture with Bramcote Brewery. Bramcote Brewery was wound up and a new company was set up, 50% owned by Tynemill and 50% owned by the previous owners of Bramcote Brewery, on a new site next to Tynemill’s pub, The Vat and Fiddle. The Vat and Fiddle became the ‘Brewery Tap’.
Following slow beginnings Castle Rock Brewery grew slowly but in 2001 Tynemill bought out the other shareholders and Castle Rock Brewery became a wholly owned subsidiary of Tynemill.A new head brewer was recruited – Pete Wooding , and the brewery was expanded with new equipment and new brands. Production has grown over the years from 35 bls. per week in 2003 to 115/120 bls. per week in 2010.
Castle Rock Brewery has been brewing at capacity for over a year and the decision was made in 2009 to build a new brewery in adjoining property, giving Castle Rock Brewery a potential capacity of 300+ bls. per week.
Demand for Castle Rock Brewery beers has been growing rapidly due to the high quality introduced by the current head brewer Adrian Redgrove who joined in December 2004.
The Brewery has been so successful that Tynemill has changed its trading name to Castle Rock Brewery!
Tynemill (now Castle Rock) pubs have also been extremely successful, winning Pub Group of the Year accolade in 2002, 2006 and 2008.
Current regular brews (2007)