When Phil Bennett began planning for the Beowulf Brewing Company in 1996 there was no brewing going on in Birmingham. The original site of the brewery was in Yardley, where independent beer production started in the city in 1997. Beowulf began in a disused ex Co-op shop. Our original “signature” beer, Heroes Bitter, is still popular and sits at the head of an capacious list of regular and occasional beers. Now on the shore of Chasewater near Brownhills, Staffordshire the brewery is awash with Regional and National awards. Beowulf’s dark beers attract particular praise, devotion and accolades. The brewery celebrated its first twenty years last year and in 2018 we will finally get it together to have a beautiful website… turns out the internet is not a flash in the pan! Please come back and see it. All our cask and bottled beers will be listed along with some other interesting stuff.


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The craft units at Chasewater Country Park were designed for artisan manufacturing and built in green oak with walls infilled with a modern daub and wattle. They are in a medieval style. The original idea was to use techniques and materials from the age. However, as they were constructed during the Foot & Mouth crisis the animal hair that should have been used wasn’t. Not really sure what the substitute was! Several years ago one of the units suffered a fire. The green oak beams needed no more than a jet wash after the conflagration. The offices and visitor centre are topped with a living roof of sedums which is a bit nice. There is a café on site and a heritage railway along with lots of opportunities to get wet – have a look at the links to the sailing and the water skiing clubs and the wake boarding. A gentle walk around the lake takes about an hour.


We don’t have a shop. Say hello if you’re passing, it’s always nice to say hello, but please be aware that this is a working brewery.




Initially The Beowulf Brewing Company occupied an ex-Co-op shop on Waterloo Road in Yardley, Birmingham. It was an unusual venue for a microbrewery that’s for sure. When we began brewing our beers were the only real ale (or any kind of beer) being brewed in The Second City. The hold on Birmingham’s pubs by the big brewers and chains at that time meant that sales locally were hard to win and few and far between. Notable exceptions were The Old Joint Stock whose only non-Fullers beers, for many years, were ours and The Black Eagle in Hockley.


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The Beowulf Brewing Company

Forest of Mercia,
Chasewater Country Park,
Pool Lane, Brownhills,
Staffordshire, WS8 7NL


Telephone: 01543 454 067