Cotswold Brew Co
Set up in 2005 by the eccentric and quirky husband and wife team of Rick and Ems in the heart of the Cotswolds in a time where almost all other Microbreweries were brewing ale, they took the bold decision to Brew Lager surprisingly being one of the first to do so in the UK, and not so surpising being the first to do so in the cotswolds.From then they are the longest surviving lager microbrewery under the same ownership and are still 100% independent and family owned.
The main aim of the brewery was to change the perception that everyone had at the time towards the humble yet misrepresented brew, through not adding any additives, preservatives or pasteurising their beer to help preserve that amazing flavour. Another conscious decision inspired by the Bavarian Regional breweries was to only distribute locally! With people only living in The Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, Bath, Bristol, London and a few places in between lucky enough to get their hands on their beer.