Ennerdale Brewery finds a new home at Rowrah

Report by Rachael Grealish

Make mine a swift pint! The family run Ennerdale Brewery opens it’s doors to their new home in Rowrah. -Photo by Robert Haile

Make mine a swift pint! The family run Ennerdale Brewery opens it’s doors to their new home in Rowrah. -Photo by Robert Haile

ENNERDALE Brewery, which once call itself home at Croasdale, has now taken up new residence in Rowrah.

The family run business found it didn’t have enough room for the business to grow so they went in search for a place of their own.

Robert Barrie, a majority shareholder, said: “We didn’t own the premises at Croasdale, so last year we started looking for somewhere.

We wanted somewhere unique, like Croasdale, but we didn’t want to be far away from Ennerdale.”

On the new premises the brewery has a larger bar area and a cafe that are run by Barrie’s wife and daughters.

With the new expansions Barrie wants to see the company grow and get SALSA (Safe and Local Supplier Approval) – at which point he would then like to see it make it on to shelves and in pubs all over the UK.

“I’m really proud of everything we’ve all done so far over the past few years.” Barrie said. “It’s been a lot of hard work but we’ve pulled it together.”

In the summer months the company plans to bring out a new pale ale in the in the summer months and are toying with the idea of a pilsner larger and fruit ciders.

Barrie said: “We’re hoping it’s going to be a really exciting year.”